One of the many things I love about Halloween is all of the candy from trick or treating. Okay, my waistline doesn’t like it a single bit, but when you have children who don’t really like candy and are very particular with what candy they will consume, then guess who gets to enjoy most of it during late night snacking? That’s right, me.
However, in an attempt to help my waistline out just a little, without the need to join the gym, because anybody who knows me well knows how much I hate working out, I decided to get a little creative with some of our leftover Halloween candy.
This project is great for kids to help out with too.
What you need:
- Halloween candy
- Baking cup
- Googly eyes
- Orange paper or card
- Black tape
- Scissors and glue
My daughter insisted that we start by filling the jar, and as you can see we had plenty of Whoppers.
This is a great task for younger kids.
Take the lid off the jar and lay the baking cup across the top. Press it into place and then replace the lid. Tie a couple of pieces of cord underneath the baking cup.
Cut a triangle nose out of the orange paper and attach with glue along with the googly eyes.
Cut strips of tape to make the scarecrow mouth. The reason I use tape is the candy inside the jar was so dark, but the white edge of the tape helps to define the mouth.
These scarecrow treat jars using leftover Halloween candy make great Thanksgiving gifts for neighbors, friends, family and teachers.