Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Disguises for Trick-or-Treat Candy

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!!  I don't know why...but I doI thought I would post some fun ideas that you could use as teacher gifts or classroom gifts or just for those "Special" trick -or- treaters that come to your door! Better homes and Gardens has some great ideas!  Here are just a few...

Make a Halloween Candy Box with Fangs

This fanged box may look scary, but it holds a sweet box of candy.

   What You'll Need
  • Tracing paper
  • Patterns
  • Candy box
  • Red or pink card stock or construction paper
  • Scorer
  • Crafts knife
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • White card stock and construction paper
  • Red dimensional paper
  • Scissors
How to Make It
  1. Draw a rectangle on tracing paper, using the diagram as a guide and your candy box for measurements.
  2. Cut the shape from red (or pink) card stock (or construction paper).
  3. Transfer the dashed lines from your pattern to the right side of the paper.
  4. Lightly score the lines with a crafts knife. Fold along the scored lines. Hot-glue the shape to the candy box at the front, bottom, and back.
  5. If desired, cover the top and short sides of the box with a piece of red paper; glue in place.
  6. Cut teeth from white card stock (or construction paper) and glue to the rectangle ends.
  7. Add blood to the fangs with red dimensional paint.
  8. Finished size: Our boxed candy measures 3 3/4 (W) x 3/4 (H) x 1 3/4 (D) inches. Adapt the design to your boxed candy, enlarging or reducing the teeth pattern to fit.

My Eye Is on You

Spookify a classic lollipop for Halloween by making this easy eyeball disguise.

What You'll Need
  • White tissue paper
  • White floral wire
  • Colored paper
  • Black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Red dimensional paint
  • Narrow red ribbon
  • Iris pattern

How to Make It
  1. Cut two or three 6-inch squares of white tissue paper.
  2. Layer the squares and then wrap them around the candy.
  3. Wrap and secure around the base with white floral wire.
  4. Cut the iris pattern from colored paper and the pupil from black.
  5. Clip into the iris as shown.
  6. Hot-glue the iris to the top of the candy. Add the pupil.
  7. Use red dimensional paint to make the eyeball bloodshot. Let dry.
  8. Wrap narrow red ribbon around the wire and tie in a bow.

Tombstone Territory

Candy gets a spooky place to rest in this easy craft. Cut two tombstones from gray card stock or construction paper. Cut a narrow strip of gray to fit around the outside of the candy box, piecing the strip if necessary. On the front tombstone, add "RIP" at the top and the word "open" with an arrow pointing to the bottom. See the next slide for further instructions.

Use dark gray pencils to shade the tombstone and letters. Add a silver gemstone, if desired, to the icon at the top and the middle of the arrow at the bottom. Hot-glue the gray strip around the outside of the candy box. Adhere tombstones to the front and back of the candy box, then stand up your masterpiece. The finished tombstone measures 3 1/4 x 6 inches.
Download tombstone pattern

 Happy Halloween!

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