Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Goodies

It's that time of year when we begin to start collecting candies and goodies for our children's classroom parties and for the trick or treaters that show up on Halloween.

And we can take the easy way out by just filling some generic treat bags


we can take the CUTE way out and make those treats special!

Today we're going to show you how to make some really cute "Sour Cream Containers" using your leftover scraps of papers, stickers, ribbon . . . .whatever you have on hand.

To begin, cut a scrap of paper into a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" strip.

Using a good, strong adhesive, run a strip down 1 long side and 1 short side of the back of your paper.

Next, roll the paper into a long tube shape and secure . . .

Then pinch the short end shut so that it's flat . . .

Put the flattened end into a paper crimper and crimp about an inch and a half up.

Then fill the paper tube with your fave treat . . . we like Peanut M&M's!

Turn the tube sideways, add more adhesive, pinch the other end closed, and run through the paper crimper again . . .

All that's left is to add a matching ribbon and a tag!

Here's a few more ways to dress up your sweets with leftover scraps . . . .

And don't forget to wrap up those plain candy bars!

We've got a few more ideas up our sleeves for decorating this season, so check back soon!

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