With Halloween less than 24 hours away, have you stocked up and candy and treats to give out? Don’t be one of those houses that runs out of candy too early and either doesn’t answer the door or gives out pennies! If you are stocked and ready to go here are some fun trick or treat ideas to hand out to the treaters at your door that are sure to make the night more fun and your candy is evenly distributed!
From Craftbits, you can create a simple pumpkin bag out of some orange felt and ribbon. To make a pumpkin bag you will need:
Orange Fabric, felt or crepe paper
Black card stock or felt
Cut your fabric based on the quantity you need to bundle up. You can measure this by placing the sweets into a pile and measuring the fabric. For a handful of sweets you need a 30 cm x 30 cm square of fabric, felt or crepe paper. Place the sweets into the center of the fabric and bunch it up.
Using a rubber band secure the bundle and finish it off with some ribbon, make big loops to act as handles if you wish. Using small triangles make a face for the pumpkin or you can draw them on with a black sharpie.
Another neat idea is to make Pumpkin Poop. This idea from Raising Lemons sounds gross but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Even easier to make than the pumpkin bags, all it takes is cellophane baggies (sandwich baggies work well too), some ribbon and orange treats like circus peanuts, orange m&ms, candy corn or orange caramel pumpkins. Raising Lemons has a free printable that you can use to make the Pumpkin Poop label that you can find here. Attach the label with ribbons and you’re all done.
Ghosts are definitely bound to be abundant on Halloween, so Mars candy has decided to take the ghost theme and create ghost trick or treats. To make these ghosts courtesy of La Jolla Mom, all the supplies you need are probably already around you house so don’t worry about having to spend any more money or an excessive amount of time. For the ghosts you will need:
Bag of Minis Mix or any Mars Mini Candy
Box of tissues (you’ll need 2 tissues per ghost)
Paper for tags
Black pen for eyes/mouth
Place three mini candies in the center of two tissues. Form a ball around the candy and tie just under the ball to create the ghost. Secure the tag while tying. Using a black pen, make a face on the ghost.
Another ghost idea comes from Motherhood Rocks but this time involves tulle and Smarties. To create a tulle Smarties ghost to hand out you will need to make 30 ghosts:
30 cotton balls
30 strips of ribbon (3 inches long each)
White and purple tulle
90 googly eyes
Cut 90 pieces of the tulle about 12 inches in length. Layer three pieces together in a star like shape. Place a cotton ball in the middle of the tulle layers to create the head. Twist the ends of the Smarties wrapper with the tulle to hold the candy in place. Tie a ribbon around the tulle that is twisted around the Smarties end. Glue on eyes, draw on a mouth and snip off any excess ribbon.
If you happen to have the Mega Smarties on hand take a tip from Crazy About My Baybah and make mummies instead. These Yummy Mummies use pretty much the same items as the Smarties Ghosts except you’ll use cheesecloth instead of tulle. Add some brown ink to age the mummy and you’re done. For complete directions just head on over to Crazy About My BayBah by clicking here.
The last trick or treat idea comes from browsing through Martha Stewart online and finding her Skull Treat Boxes. Instead of using egg shaped pressed paper boxes and crepe paper though use left over Easter eggs. They’re all ready the shape you want and since you probably have a bunch floating around put them to good use for Halloween! Take some black, white, purple or even orange acrylic paint and paint the eggs to match the season (If you happen to have orange and purple Easter eggs, lucky you!). With a sharpie draw on a face to resemble a ghost, a pumpkin or a skeleton. Fill with candy, close and you’re all done!
Do you just hand out candy for Halloween by the handful or do you get creative with your trick or treats? If you have a unique idea leave a comment below and let’s discuss!