Anna here! Kit is all ready for Halloween night with a trick-or-treat bowl filled to the top with candy. She is expecting a lot of doll sized trick-or-treaters this year.
This decorative Halloween bowl is eye catching and looks fancy but it is surprisingly easy to make!
Let’s take a look at what we’ll need.
- halloween rings
- cupcake pick (or a toothpick and paper to make your own)
- cupcake liners
- clear plastic (candy wrappers)
- canning lid
- canning ring
- black and silver paint (not pictured)
Let’s get started! A canning lid and ring are the base of our trick-or-treat container. Glue the lid to the ring.
Choose the Halloween shape you want to use and cut the ring off of it.
Glue the shapes around the outside of the canning ring.
Next we are going to paint it to give it a cool finish. I’m going to finish it similar to the spooky fence we made a few weeks ago. Paint it black and the rub it with silver paint.
For the “bowl” to hold the trick-or-treat candy we are going to use 2 cupcake liners. Gently turn one liner inside out and stack the liners together. To hold the liners in place, dab glue between the two bottom layers.
Place the cupcake liners into the base we made.
We are going to fill our trick-or-treat bowl with a mound of candy! We want the bowl to look filled with individually wrapped pieces. To give it the look without all the work we will fill the bottom with cotton and just place the candy in a layer on top.
Fill the liners with batting. Cut a felt circle a little larger than the top of the bowl. Glue and press down the felt circle over the batting.
Now for the candy! We are continuing our illusion that this bowl is full of individually wrapped candy. Glue on a layer of beads. Place a piece of thin clear plastic over the beads. I am using the clear plastic candy wrappers. Place glue around the outside edge of the beads. Push the edges of the clear plastic down into the glue. Try to keep the plastic close to the beads.
When it is finished all of the beads will be covered in plastic.
Let’s wrap a few “candies” individually. Cut rectangles of clear plastic. I had to just cut the candy wrappers I was using in half and they were a good size. Glue a bead to the middle of the long side of the plastic. Roll the bead up in the plastic and twist the ends. Trim the ends shorter if they are too long.
Sprinkle a few on top to make it look like the whole mound is candy through and through. Another bonus is that now these individually wrapped candies on top can be handed out to any doll sized trick-or-treaters that may come by the dollhouse this year!
To finish off the trick-or treat bowl I added a cupcake pick that came with some cupcake liners. If you don’t have a cupcake pick you can make your own with a toothpick and paper. Write “trick-or-treat”, draw a pumpkin, or use Halloween stickers and glue it to the end of the tooth pick. Poke the toothpick though the layer of plastic and into the felt. Remove it and place a dab of glue on the end of the pick. Reinsert it into the hole and hold it into place until the glue sets up.
Kit’s ready and waiting for her doll friends to stop by!
There are treats for all!
Just in case you are interested here is a little more about today’s post!
- Doll– Kit Kittredge, AG historical character
- Outfit– Halloween dress information is here.
Enjoy a little creating and playing today!