With all the Halloween crafts for kids (and summer crafts for tweens) that we have shared over the years – this collection is one of the most creative. The pillow cases are full of candy. Bowl after bowl is overflowing with candy. Let’s face it, most kids lose interest in Halloween candy after a day or two. Inevitably, mom and dad end up eating most of the Halloween candy. Which is not cool.
I don’t need to eat buckets of candy…my hips don’t need me to eat buckets of candy. Even if the candies are small, they still pack a high-calorie punch. So, what can we do with all that Halloween candy? And more importantly, what can we do with all those Halloween candy wrappers? We are all about finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle…which is why getting creative with Halloween candy wrapper crafts is such a fun green living idea.
What to do with Candy Wrappers
Store your pens and pencils in a candy wrapper pencil case like Punkin Patterns created.
Remember making these when you were a kid? Love this traditional Starburst candy wrapper bracelet from SoCraftastic.
For those bigger candy bar wrappers, Biblio Bags transformed wrappers into hair bands.
What tween wouldn’t want to wear these candy wrapper earrings from Creative Itch.
If you have to wear a belt (for fashion or function), why not make a candy wrapper belt like Plum Pudding.
Love all the origami that can be made with candy wrappers at Origami Resource Centre – what a creative way to use those wrappers with candy wrapper origami.
Candy wrapper coasters are a fun craft to make, from Re-Creation Projects
Parade shares how to transform all of those lollipop wrappers into a bowl.
Wow! These candy wrapper flowers, from Sugar Bee Crafts, could be used for all kinds of cool craft projects
How do you deal with the leftover Halloween candy? Do you make any candy wrapper crafts with your kids? What do you guys make? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Bake up a delicious batch of cookies using those Halloween chocolate bars