Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Turn Halloween treats into Christmas party favors with craft supplies you probably already have on hand.
This year we had way more candy than trick or treaters. Having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve made towards my healthy living goals.
This simple craft that will take that candy from Trick or Treat goody to Christmas party favor.
Supplies Needed To Make these Fun Christmas Party Favors:
- Paper tubes (empty toilet paper rolls work great)
- Scraps of Christmas wrapping paper approximately 6 ½” X 6½” (16.5 cm X 16.5 cm)
- Glue stick
- Leftover Halloween Candy
To make the party favors:
Begin by cutting scraps of Christmas wrapping paper into 6 ½” squares.
Apply glue to the back of the paper and along all four sides using a glue stick.
Wrap the paper around the tube.
It will extend over the end of the tube by about an inch (2.5 cm) on either end.
Make several cuts in the edge of the wrapping paper and fold down inside. Repeat for the other end.
Cover several tubes with wrapping paper.
Fold the bottom of the tube in half and staple closed.
Place a candy inside.
Fold the top of the tube in the opposite direction that you folded the bottom and staple closed.
Continue to staple, fill, staple until you run out of candy or paper wrapped tubes.
Now the Christmas Party Favors away until December!
When it comes time for your Christmas Party put them in a pretty basket and pass them around to guests.
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Note: This post was originally published on Super Mom – No Cape in November 2015. It has been updated with new photos and text.
KateNovember 5, 2018 10:40 am
Sue, I’m in the process of making a bunch of these for neighbour gifts for Christmas in our condo complex – I need 40. 🙂 The biggest challenge has been finding wrapped candy to use since I didn’t want to use Halloween treats. Fortunately at the grocery store this past weekend my fella spotted some wrapped mini candy canes that are perfect. Thanks for the idea.
Amber HarropNovember 7, 2017 12:26 pm
I wish we had leftovers but I love this idea
Carol S.November 3, 2017 9:36 am
Such a cute idea to use up that candy. We had three kids come to our door, so there’s a bit of candy left. Thanks for the idea!
KateNovember 1, 2017 11:09 am
A very timely post and great idea – thank you.
Celtic Thistle StitchesNovember 5, 2015 2:12 pm
There is never any such thing as left over sweets in this house! We bought in bags of chocolates just in case, but didn’t have any visitors on Halloween so we are steadily working our way through them instead 🙂
CarolNovember 5, 2015 12:52 pm
These are so cute and a perfect gift for neighbors…love them!
Mary AnneNovember 4, 2015 7:39 pm
Great idea, but I strongly suspect that they wouldn’t last until Christmas (at least not in my house!!). The only way I could do it would be if I were to put Mars Bars in there – I hate them, so wouldn’t be tempted.
RachelNovember 4, 2015 6:30 am
I get the impression that in some households, it would be the “hiding away” that would be the tricky bit!
shezNovember 4, 2015 2:43 am
what a great idea ,thankyou for sharing xx
MaryNovember 3, 2015 10:32 pm
Those are so cute…..and yummy too.
SusanNovember 3, 2015 10:30 pm
That’s a great idea! You’d have to be faster than that, though. I already ATE the leftovers! LOL Still, there’s more where that came from, right?
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