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The Witches by Roald Dahl

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This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.” -The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Witches

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!-Amazon

Did you know (according to Mr. Dahl via his grandmother) that witches could be anyone in disguise? Anyone at all.

“REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS.”

How do you spot a witch? Rumor has it they wear wigs and gloves as a disguise, have a purple tint to their eyes, square feet, have a keen sense of smell and hate children (so much in fact, they would love to rid the world of them!)

The beloved Roald Dahl spins a tale that will send shivers up your spines and make everyone truly terrified these creatures…..but we love that!

The Witches plans are to rid the world of children through chocolate. Little did they know that it could be used on them as well. Never knowing when we might run into a witch, I’ve uncovered their secret chocolate ball recipe which can turn anyone who eats them into a mouse! I won’t disclose my sources, but all said we’ve had lots of success with these fantastically magical chocolate balls.

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Click the link below to download your FREE download for Mouse-Turning-Chocolate-Balls recipe!  

The Witches by Roald Dahl

These are so easy to make and often the first recipe my children do on their own. But be careful who you feed them to! (squeak*squeak*!)

DIY Witches Costumes

Witches try to hide themselves with disguises involving hats and gloves, but how about some fun for those of us who want to dress like a witch!

DIY Witch Hat

 And all good witches need a “mode of transportation”...5 minute witches broom tutorial- great for a prop or Halloween costume

DIY Witch broom

 And don’t forget the witches brew! It might come in handy if you meet a thirsty witch who needs something to wash her down Mouse-Turning-Chocolate-Balls !

witches brew

 

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