“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat,
Trick for Treat for Halloween!
Better give a treat
that’s good to eat
if you want to keep life serene!”
I loved that Disney song as a little girl, it always made me look forward to Halloween. All the fun activities, like apple picking, decorating and pumpkin carving. There’s the excitement of making your own costume, hayrides, corn mazes and of course, the candy–lots and lots of candy. There’s so much excitement, kids can hardly wait. Well, why not make the waiting fun with a Halloween Candy Corn Countdown.
Hi, Alison here, and I’ve created an easy 13-day countdown to Halloween with one of my favorite candies, candy corn. This can be a family tradition that your kids or grandkids will look forward to each year.
What You Will Need:
- Small white favor paper bags
- Yellow, Orange and White felt
- Black craft paper
- Number stickers
From the base of the bags, fold each side inward on an angle.
Using the folded bag as a template, trace out the white, orange and yellow sections of felt that create the candy corn. They don’t have to be perfect. You can eye it, then, once glued on, trim off excess felt.
Fringe each section of felt.
With a hot glue gun, glue on each section starting with the yellow. Place a dab of glue along the top edge of the felt, and attach it to the front of the bag. Each felt piece will overlap the one below. Repeat for all 13 bags.
With either a cutting machine or a circle cutter, cut out thirteen 1 ½ inch circles. If using a cutting machine you can cut out the circles and numbers all in one step.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, a circle cutter works well. You can add number stickers to your paper or even hand-letter the numbers with a chalk pen. Once your circles with numbers are done, hot glue to center of bags.
Finally you can fill the bag with whatever goodies you’d like. Not only did I use candies but also a little surprise activity that you and your kids will enjoy as they countdown to Halloween.
Here are some fun activities:
- Go Apple Picking
- Carve Pumpkins
- Go On A Nature Walk
- Watch A Halloween Movie
- Make A Halloween Treat
- Go On A Hayride
- Make A Fall Craft
- Decorate The Front Door
- Visit A Corn Maze
- Treat Your Neighbor To Halloween Goodies
- Decorate A Candy Bag
- Pick Out Costumes
Feel free to get really creative. For instance, when I do our Christmas countdown, not only do the kids get candy and activities but they also have to answer questions or sing a song for it. Depending on the child’s age, you could come up with some fun Halloween trivia questions, jokes or songs.
I used an old chalkboard to display the bags on with Bakers twine and mini clothespins. You can use just about anywhere to display your countdown, fireplace mantel, an inside door or even arranged in a basket.
Hope you enjoyed this candy corn countdown! Happy Halloween!