Countdown to Thanksgiving Using Your Halloween Candy

🎃 Great Tip for Halloween

By Julie Follansbee, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Johnstown/Laurel Highlands/Altoona, PA November 1, 2018

It's over. The annual haul. Candy. Everywhere.

My child is very moderate in his candy consumption. Me, on the other hand? I have to disguise it so that I can't see it. This year I wanted to get a little more creative, so I came up with this idea to deal with the excess and decorate for Thanksgiving to boot!

What You Need:

  • Halloween Candy
  • Paper cups (Make sure that your candy fits inside the cups.)
  • Crepe paper or tissue paper in fall colors
  • Glue
  • Marking pen or number stickers
  • Small pieces of foam for turkey

What You Do:

This is super simple. Put a piece of candy in the cup. Cut the tissue paper into a square big enough to cover the cup. Glue around the rim of the cup and adhere the paper. Let dry and carefully write numbers on with a marker or use stickers.

You can make Thanksgiving Day into a turkey by adding a foam face, hat, tail, and wattle using craft sticks, crepe paper or foam. "Use what you have to make what you need" is my motto.

I'll display them as holiday decoration on a cake stand and break into a cup each day by puncturing the tissue paper and then savoring the treat.