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How do you set out your Halloween treats? Do you place the goodies outside and hope no one takes off with the entire bowl, or do you greet the cutie tricksters at the door with every ‘trick or treat’ shout?
Every year I’m shocked that, in our super quiet (aka: dull) corner of the neighborhood, our bowl of candy is so quickly emptied when we literally get almost no trick-or-treaters!
So instead of the large bowl, why not make smaller individual treat bowls instead? Pluck those tin cans from your recycling bin and after a good scrubbing, turn them into some ghoulishly easy Halloween tin can treat holders…
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How to Make DIY Halloween Tin Can Treat Holders
This project is a “scream” to put together. Gather your little goblins to help and hope they don’t eat all the spook-tacular snacks!
Clean the tin cans and remove the label. Let dry.
how to turn (clean) tin cans into halloween treat buckets
Use craft acrylics to paint Halloween themed designs onto the cans, like the iconic candy corn.
With the base coat of paint applied, time to add those frighteningly cute details, like a jack o’lantern face.
Glue (or tape) some pipe cleaners to the inside of the can and add googly eyes to make a creepy tin can spider.
easy re-purpose tin cans for halloween treats and goodies
Fill these hallowed tin cans with a small piece of black or orange tissue paper and some yummy non-candy goodies like Rice Krispie® Treats – the classic marshmallow snack that has been around for generations; Pringles Snack Stacks – crispy single-serve tubs that’s just enough; and Cheez-It Variety Packs – the cheesy flavor cracker with the hole in the middle!
As a [frazzled] mom of three, I love that these non-candy Halloween snacks are portable for our on-the-go busy life, whether its school, sports or carpool.
For More Halloween Ideas:
- DIY fleece pumpkin pillow cover
- Use a large men’s t-shirt to make a black witch cape
- Easy kids pirate boot covers using felt and good doubloons
- Use fabric scraps to make easy sew colorful fabric pumpkins
- Mesh pumpkin wreath in 5 easy steps