You guys ready for the cutest little Halloween craft eva?
I made these Halloween candy poppers (for lack of a better word because they don’t actually pop!?) with Tilly who is the goodie bag giving queen — she loves putting together little treats to give her friends whether there is a reason or not and I fully support it. Makes my heart melt! Plus I think we could all benefit from spreading a little extra love and fun with everything going on in the world.
Here’s how we made them…
- t.p. rolls (or poster board cut to size)*
- craft paint
- paint brushes
- cellophane wrap (found by the gift wrap)
- tape (scotch or washi)
- scissors (if you have pinking shears they’re fun to trim the cellophane ends with!)
- candy and halloween knick-knacks
I do realize not everyone hoards t.p. rolls like I do (the kids’ classrooms often need them), but you could substitute by cutting up a paper towel roll or pieces of poster board.
- Prep a workspace and paint a solid color over the t.p. rolls. The lighter colors worked best for step 2. Let dry. (I did this part before getting any kids involved)
- Paint designs as desired over dried paint. Let dry.
- Fill with candy and little toys.
- Cut cellophane pieces big enough to wrap around t.p. rolls a couple times and wide enough to gather at the ends.
- Wrap cut cellophane around t.p. rolls and tape in place. Use twine to gather on each side. Trim ends and you’re done!
I found most of the goodies at Target, but the pencils were too long to fit it :(
The kids think these are pretty great and are lobbying to make enough for all of their classmates (3 classrooms = a butt load of candy “poppers” to make). Just not sure I have the patience to manage the painting, stuffing and wrapping. LOL.
Who would you (and your kids) give some to?