Here are some super simple pumpkin and ghost Halloween treats kids can make.
These cuties are a fun idea to hand out to trick or treaters and they’d also make quick and easy DIY Halloween party favours too.
We like to use them for reverse trick or treating though.
Note: We originally created these treats last year, but with COVID around please take proper precautions by wearing a mask, gloves and using tongs when making them. Alternatively, fill with pre-wrapped sweets (Hershy kisses might work).
I’m one of those people who love homemade goodies, especially treats!
Unfortunately I don’t have a flair for baking, rather a flair for burning things and failed baking instead, haha.
Good thing these handmade pumpkin and ghost treat bundles don’t require any baking at all. They’re as easy to make as they look, and you can individualise them and add your own creative touch by designing different spooky faces to glue onto the front.
Here’s how to make some at home…
How to make pumpkin and ghost Halloween treats
You will need:
- Tissue paper in white and orange, cut into squares approx 25-30cm (it doesn’t need to be exact)
- Pipe cleaners
- White paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
Place a pile of marshmallows in the centre of your tissue paper square. I make the bundle 2 sheets thick.
Wrap it into a bundle and twist a pipe cleaner around the top. Curl the pipe cleaner around your finger or a pencil to turn it into a spring.
Next, on a scrap of white paper, draw two eyes and a mouth. For the ghost, make them spooky and for the pumpkin make them look like Jack-o-lantern features.
Cut the features out and glue onto the front of the bundle with a glue stick.
Make some more…
Now it’s time to give your friends and neighbours a spooky surprise – BOO!
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More fun and easy Halloween ideas
- Kids will love making a paper pumpkin treat basket
- These pom pom spiders were meant to look scary but turned out adorable instead
- Have fun with your own spooky ghost pom pom popper (a cool STEM craft idea)
- Check out our printable Halloween paper craft collection