Candy Corn Countdown

“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.

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

What You Will Need:

  • Small white favor paper bags
  • Yellow, Orange and White felt
  • Black craft paper
  • Number stickers

Step 1:

From the base of the bags, fold each side inward on an angle.

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Step 2:

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.

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Step 3:

Fringe each section of felt.

Step 4:

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

Step 5:

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

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.

Step 6:

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

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

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

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.

Halloween Candy Corn Countdown

Hope you enjoyed this candy corn countdown!  Happy Halloween!



Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This is a great activity for fall, so well done and thought out. I absolutely love it and I am sure many families will have an imroved fall because of it. Well done..

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