October is a month that’s full of fun activities; kids can have unlimited candies; adults need a shower of ideas on trickery costumes and food; some wants to turn the house into a creepy and horror place on the earth…. it is the best month to show off your creativity!!!
Every year around this time, I need to crack my head to think of some interesting crafts to make for the Halloween trick or treat.
I am lucky this year, I found 2 great Halloween theme socks that can turn into Halloween Candy Holders… Frankenstein and Mummy Candy Dispenser. They are made from milk plastic bottle that covered by the socks, filled up with candies. I also used the top part of the plastic bottle to make the googly eyes lollipops holder.
By far, they are one of the quickest and easiest crafts I have ever created for Halloween. Kids can make too with a little help from an adult to cut the bottle if they are too young to do it by themselves.
If you are looking for quick and easy Halloween crafts to make with the kids, these Halloween Candy Holders could be your choice. If you can’t find decent socks to cover, you can always paint the bottle with acrylic paint. Feel free to follow the design of the socks 😉
You can also make the Halloween Candy Holders as gifts to friends and visitors, just wrap the candies into a plastic bag before stuffing it into the bottle. Your friend can just cut the plastic wrapper at the mouth area of the candy holder to dispense the candies.
BOO!!! Wish you all a Happy Halloween and enjoy the best out of the festive!!!
Easy Halloween Candy Holders
Time: 15 minutes excluding painting and drying time
Materials & Tools:
1. Plastic bottle (bottle from milk or drinking water, about 2.5″ to 3″ diameter)
2. Halloween theme ankle socks (Buy it: Frankenstein and Mummy)
2. Black acrylic paint
3. Googly eyes (a pack of various sizes)
4. Candies and lollipop candies
5. Craft knife
6. Marker pen (I used Sharpie)
8. Quick dry adhesive (I used UHU)
Note: You plastic bottle can be round or square. Remove all labels and wash the bottle clean and dry it.
Frankenstein & Mummy Candy Dispenser
Gather all the materials and tools as listed above.
Measure about 5 1/4″ from the bottom of the plastic bottle. Mark it with a line across.
This milk plastic bottle is about 3″ wide, if you are using a bigger bottle, you will need to reduce the height a little.
Carefully and slowly cut the bottle apart.
Adult, please help the kid to cut.
Don’t worry if the edges are not smooth.
We are going to use the bottom part of the bottle to make Frankenstein and Mummy candy dispenser, whilst the top part is going to be the Googly-Eyed Holder.
Mark an oval-shaped opening at the lower bottom of the bottle.
Cut out the opening. Try to trim the edges as smooth as possible.
If the edges are rough and sharp after the cut, you may smooth it out by applying heat to that area. Simply heat up your iron to the medium temperature, glide the rough edges on the iron to smooth out all the sharp edges. If the iron is not hot enough for your plastic bottle, increase the heat a little at a time. Please do this at the well-ventilated room.
You may also do this at the opening if possible.
Wear the Halloween theme sock on the bottle.
Adjust the sock so that it fits properly on the bottle. The ankle is now the mouth of the Frankenstein for this tutorial.
Fill the candies into the holder from the mouth opening.
Done! You can make this with Frankenstein sock and Mummy sock. or other similar Halloween theme sock.
Googly Eyes Candy Holder
This is the top part of the bottle where we are going to make the Googly eyed holder.
Cut away the neck of the bottle. Glide both edges to the warm iron to smooth out the roughness.
Paint black acrylic paint on the bottle. Set it aside to let dry and apply the second layer.
This is the bottle after 2 layers of black acrylic paint.
The googly eyes of various sizes.
Glue the googly eyes randomly on the bottle. It depends on how much and how closely you want to glue them on.
Stuff some tissue paper inside the bottle, the tissue paper will help to grip the sticks of the lollipop candies.
Place the lollipop candies into the bottle to complete the craft.
Tadaaa… The Monster Trio Halloween Candy Holders are completed!!! Keep the socks, let the kid wear the socks after the candies have finished off.