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DIY Halloween treat containers

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and have some do-it-yourself fun with your kid! Along with crafting a unique costume, you can encourage your children to create their own candy treat containers with a variety of items that you already have at home and can find at your local Goodwill. Here are three easy DIY candy treat container projects for some inspiration:

Bucket and Paint

Items needed:

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Old bucket

Painting skills aside, this is an easy one for kids of any age to accomplish. Encourage them to get creative and paint whatever pops into their head or print off a photo of something seasonal for inspiration. Make sure to let the paint dry before taking it out trick-or-treating.

Pillowcase and Glitter Fabric Paint

Items needed:

  • Glitter fabric paint
  • Piece of cardboard or paper bag
  • Pillowcase (white works best)

This is another simple one that doesn’t require sewing. Start by putting the pillowcase on a flat surface and place the cardboard or paper bag inside the pillowcase. From here, get creative! Add a saying or draw on some patterns. Make sure to let the glitter paint dry overnight before use.

Graphic Tee and Shoelace

Items needed:

  • Graphic tee
  • Shoelace
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie or permanent marker

Goodwill’s racks are filled with fun graphic tees for a great price! Grab a shoelace — new or old, scissors and a Sharpie and you’re good to go.

Start by turning the tee inside out and marking the collar and arms where you will cut the shirt into handles for your candy treat container. Cut the collar and arms off along that dotted line. Mark where you will cut a small hole on the bottom hem of the shirt to feed the shoelace through. From here, you will feed the shoelace through the bottom of the hem and finish the project by cinching the bottom hem and tying the bottom of the bag shut with the shoestring. Turn the bad right side out, and you’re ready to trick-or-treat!

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