Halloween is one of my kids favorite times of the year. For months in advance, they plan out what they will be wearing on not just this night but on all of the other festivities that we attend in the fall. The Monster Mash held at their school, Trunk or Treat (a rockin’ event put on by our MOMS Club), and of course, Halloween. G especially searches through costume magazines over and over and over again until hours later he finds the perfect costume. C is much easier. Hers is decided on in a matter of minutes generally. And H, he is 2 so he doesn’t have a choice. He will be a train conductor because we already have overalls and a hat:)
This year we received a big box ‘o candy from Hershey’s and the kids were SO excited! York Peppermint Patties (my fav), Kit-Kats, Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses (NEW for the season…YUM!), and of course some Hershey bars.
One night we were sitting around and we decided that we just HAD to store the candy in a festive dish, one that we could use to hand candy out on Halloween night. So…we got our craft on and spent about 10 minutes creating this adorable Mummiffic Candy Jar!
A large glass jar with a lid (we have had this one laying around for years)
Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Roll of Gauze
Candy (we used Hershey’s
1. Warm up your hot glue gun.
2. Start from the bottom up wrap your gauze around the jar. Use a dot of glue at the start to secure the gauze and then every turn or so place another dot of glue on the jar.
3. When you get to the top, secure the gauze with another dot of glue or two. Take the two biggest googly eyes you can find and glue them on too!
4. Fill up your candy jar and ENJOY the deliciousness that is inside. Then put it on your counter and use it as a decoration and then for Halloween night:)
A quick side not about Hershey’s candy and peanut allergies. As a mother of a small child with a peanut allergy, I appreciate that Hershey’s takes this seriously. If you go to their Nutrition Allergen Information Page, you will see that they CLEARLY label their products and that INCLUDES when a product is produced in the same facility or on the same equipment that contains nuts. This is so very much appreciated. That said, I know we will be stocking up on some allergy friendly choices for those that come here on Halloween night!
*Disclosure: This post is SPONSORED by Global Influence with PRODUCT provided by Hershey’s. All thoughts and opinions of Hershey’s and craft ideas in this post are my own.