Like everyone’s kids, my boys each come home from trick or treating with a ginormous bag of candy. Even after the parental candy tax, they still end up with more candy than they could ever possibly eat. Despite all that candy, every year I insist on getting them each a little sweet treat of my own. I give it to them on Halloween morning and it’s always just been a fun little way to get them excited about trick or treating that night – especially when Halloween falls on a school night. It’s something that my mom always did for my brother, sister and me and we were kids and I have always made sure to carry on the tradition.
These Jack O’Lantern Treat Buckets are inexpensive, really easy to make and make a perfect little treat to give to your kids, neighbors, friends or even send in with your kids to school to give to their classmates.
Jack O’Lantern Treat Buckets
Here’s what you need:
- 3pk small white metal buckets (Dollar Tree)
- Green metallic ribbon
- Black and orange craft paint
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
Here’s what you do:
1. Squirt a small amount of your black and orange paint onto your paper plate.
2. Use your paint brush to paint your buckets with two coats of orange paint and let dry.
3. No rinse off your paintbrush and use it to paint Jack-O-Lantern faces onto the front of the orange buckets (be creative, no two buckets have to look the same) and let them dry completely.
4. Now cut an 8 inch piece of ribbon, carefully curl the ribbon with your scissors, and tie one to the side of each bucket.
5. Once your buckets are dry, fill them up with your favorite candy.
Super easy and aren’t they cute?
Who would you give one to?