This sweet Halloween project is all treats, no tricks! Use these DIY pumpkin surprise treat bags for party favors, classroom snacks, or for “BOO-ing” the neighbors.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SURPRISE TREAT BAGS
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Orange tissue paper (plain or printed)
Green curling ribbon
Googly eyes (optional but awesome)
Wrapped and unwrapped candy—rounded shapes without hard edges will make the plumpest pumpkins and keep your tissue paper from tearing (this is a great chance to use candy corn, candy pumpkins, or other non-wrapped treats that aren’t typically given to trick-or-treaters!)
Smooth out two sheets of tissue paper (one on top of the other) and use scissors to cut into approximately 12″ squares. Each square will eventually be a pumpkin treat, so the edges don’t have to be perfect.
Tear off a sheet of plastic wrap a little bit smaller than the tissue paper, and place it over one of your double-layered squares. This is the lining—it’ll help you make a nice pumpkin shape and keep the candy from poking through the tissue.
To make things super easy, dump all your candy in one giant bowl. Use a mug or measuring cup to scoop it out—that’ll keep your portions even and help you avoid touching the candy.
Scoop about a cup of candy onto the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic around the goodies and shape it into a squatty ball for your pumpkin.
Then, one at a time, bring the corners of the tissue paper square up to meet in the middle. Smooth the tissue around the plastic-wrapped ball, allowing the paper to fall into vertical folds to resemble the lines in a pumpkin.
Twist the tissue paper at the top gently to tighten the pumpkin surprise treat bag and secure the stem. Cut the top off the tissue paper to make a flat stem.
Then wind your green tape around the stem. Finish it off with a piece of green tape over the top of the stem.
Next, tie a piece of curling ribbon at the base of the stem, and use your scissors to curl it into cute, little pumpkin vines.
Now, all that’s left is our optional step: googly eyes! Use them for an extra dash of cuteness, or get creative and make a five-eyed pumpkin, a cyclops…you do you.
Look at that cute, little pumpkin surprise treat you just made. Have fun delighting your friends, kids, or neighbors with this creative Halloween treat! And share your pics, obviously—just tag us at Think.Make.Share on Instagram.