I received an email from the Kindergarten “Classroom” Mom the other day. She explained we would be having a Halloween party in the class and that it was against school policy to bring candy in as a Halloween treat. “Halloween treat?” I asked myself, “Do I need to bring in a treat?” “Really?” Generally, I avoid and boycott these things, but every now and then I get an idea and the repetitive nature of crafting helps me to stop thinking about how boring and uneventful my life is. Plus, we’re broke so I can’t, and have no desire to, spend a huge sum of money on junkie toys for my children’s classmates.
How to make a Classroom Halloween Treat – for about 61 cents each.
I use these little Solo clear plastic portion cups for my kids’ lunches, I fill them with peanut butter, dipping sauces or pub cheese. I purchased them at Costco. You can also find them on Amazon, Smart and Final or Bj’s. They’re about 51 cents each depending on where you buy them.
The bag of Candy corn cost $2.50; I made 26 treats, a little less than .10 cents each to fill.
* Use a black Sharpie pen to draw a “Jack O Lantern” face on the cup.
* On green card stock or paper, print up a “Happy Halloween” message and cut these out in the shape of a stem.
* Use a hot glue gun to adhere to the top of the Solo Cup.
As an alternative, you could use green ribbon; tie a small bow and glue this to the top.
* Fill with Candy Corn, Goldfish or M&M’s.
You could use Marshmallow’s and make a ghost face… Really, the possibilities are endless.