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Candy Jars, Easy, Quick, Thrifty Halloween Treats

These jars are so simple to put together, and with a few supplies from the the one spot at Target, they are a thrifty way to go!  Everything I got here was $1, except for the candy corn!

You will need

Small glass jars or containers

Clear stickers

Small candies

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Ok, are you ready for this super complicated tutorial?  Ok, not really.  It is really so simple.  All you have to do is pick your clear stickers to add to the side of your jars and then fill them with candy.  So easy!

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As easy as this crafty project is, you could buy several jars and one set of stickers (the pack came with a lot!), a bag of candy corn and still spend very little!  Great idea for church friends, bus drivers, hair dressers, even teachers!  The possibilities are endless!

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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack

These little skeletons are so cute, you may not want to eat them!  Using candy coating and pretzels, you can make these fun, Halloween goodies perfect for your little goblins!

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You will need

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

Now you have a great, inexpensive snack for your kids, a Halloween party, maybe even a school party if you are going to take them yourself.  Not sure how they would hold up in the care of a rambunctious grade schooler!

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Witch Feet Cupcakes ~ Quick, Easy, Halloween Treats

Paper straws are big right now.  You can find all kinds of them all over right now.  When I saw these black and orange ones, I thought they looked like tights and came up with this idea.

You will need:

  • Cupcakes that are baked and iced
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Striped paper straws
  • Small witches feet cut outs (I cut mine out with my Silhouette machine, but you could find some by searching for them online and printing them off.  Mine were about an inch each)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

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Begin by cutting your straws into 3 sections.  Don’t stress too much if they aren’t perfectly even, you can push them down a little further into the cupcake.  You can then attach the shoes to the straw sections using hot glue.  Let them cool and make sure you remove any glue strings that may be hanging before putting them into the cupcake.

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I used some fall leaf sprinkles, maybe my witches were jumping into piles of leaves!  There you have a super simple party food that people will love and think is cute!  I served them at a family get together and the kids thought they were great!

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Jack O’ Lantern Oranges – Healthy Halloween Treats

Kids get way too much sugar, especially at Halloween, right?  While these oranges are still sweet, they are a healthier alternative to a candy bar!  With the cute jack o’ lantern faces,kids will be excited to grab one, and you can feel better knowing they made one healthier choice!

You will need

Mandarin oranges

black sharpie marker

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As far as crafts, and food decorating goes, this is probably the easiest one you will ever do!  All you are going to do is draw a face on the top of your cup of mandarin oranges with your black sharpie. That is it!

This is also a great idea for a school Halloween party.  I know at my kids’ school they aren’t allowed to have anything homemade.  Kind of a bummer sometimes.  Not with these though!  You can still decorate them and make them cute so they are still festive for Halloween!  Why not let your child decorate the orange cups for their class party?  This could be some great craft time for you and your kiddos.

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Halloween Jack O’ Lantern Votive Holders

These cute, little, illuminating jack o’ lanterns are much simpler than carving an actual jack  o’ lantern without the mess!  These are so great for the kids to decorate themselves, and then watch for their surprise when you stick a battery operated candle inside.  These are the perfect addition to your holiday party, line your walk with them for the trick or treaters or just make them for a fun family craft!  I am all for a jack o’ lantern that doesn’t make a mess, or get moldy way too soon!

You will need:

Orange plastic disposable cups

black sharpie markers

battery operated votives

I am pretty sure no directions are needed, with your cup upside down, you simply use a sharpie to put a face on your jack o’ lantern and then stick a battery operated votive in the opening.  If you are going to stick these outside, I would suggest sticking a small rock or something on top to prevent them from blowing away.

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Look how great they turn out in the dark!  My kids had a blast with these and can’t wait to make more!

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