How to Make a Pitchfork for Halloween

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Make a pitchfork to accessorize your child's devil costume.
Make a pitchfork to accessorize your child's devil costume. (Image: Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

Halloween is a fun time of year for children and adults alike. Whether you are preparing for a Halloween party or getting your child ready to trick-or-treat, the perfect Halloween costume is necessary, and so are the accessories that go with it. If you or your child plans to dress as a devil or even a ghostly farmer, you will need to purchase or make a pitchfork for their costume. A creepy pitchfork accessory for your child's Halloween costume can easily be made from common household items.

Things You'll Need

  • Broomstick
  • Red ribbon
  • Red spray paint
  • 3 wooden dowel rods
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Cardboard box
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Tape

Pitchfork Made with Dowel Rods

Remove the brush end of the broom from the broomstick.

Wrap the broomstick tightly with red ribbon until you have completely covered the entire area. Another option is to spray the broomstick with red paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before completing the pitchfork.

Tie red ribbon around the three wooden dowels or paint them with red paint and allow the dowels to dry completely. Choose dowel rods that are slightly smaller than size of the broom handle.

Measure approximately 12 inches from the top of the broomstick. Nail one dowel perpendicular across the broomstick, forming a cross-like shape.

Nail the remaining two wooden dowels to the ends of the perpendicular dowel, making sure they are parallel to the broomstick.

Pitchfork Made With Cardboard

Wrap your broom handle with red ribbon or spray it with red spray paint.

Draw out a pitchfork pattern on the cardboard box.

Attach the cardboard forks to the broomstick using tape or glue.

Spray the cardboard forks and tape with red paint.

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