It’s officially Halloween week so it’s time to start thinking about tricks and treats if you aren’t already! With the surplus of candy soon to be filling pillowcases everywhere, why not consider taking the candy-less route this year? Not that any house wants to be the downer on the block passing out boring fruit, but let’s face it – a little less sugar won’t hurt any trick-or-treater! In a quest to make candy-free Halloween treats that are cool enough to still have you deemed the best trick-or-treat house on the block, I’ve rounded up 10 fun DIY ideas. Think great packaging and a few unexpected surprises … click through for 10 DIY candy-less Halloween treats!
10 DIY Candy-less Halloween Treats 1 of 11
These Halloween treats will have all the kids thinking yours is the coolest house on the block!
Spooky Apples 2 of 11
A bit of cool packaging (cellophane bags, baker's twine and little plastic spider rings from the dollar store) and suddenly Halloween fruit is awesome!
Photo from Studio DIY
DIY Halloween Treat Boxes 3 of 11
DIY Halloween Bead Kits 4 of 11
Hand out a creativity rush instead of a sugar rush with these cute little bead craft kits! Kids can go home and whip up their own Halloween necklace or keychain.
Get the how-to at Seeking Shade
DIY Glitter Jack O’Lantern Treat Bags 5 of 11
Basic drawstring bags dressed up with glittery jack O'lanterns are perfect for stashing Halloween treats-- think snacks like pretzels or temporary Halloween tattoos!
Get the how-to at Crafts by Amanda
DIY Halloween Pencil Treats 6 of 11
A little trio of dollar store Halloween-themed pencils get all tricked out with DIY sleeves crafted from scrapbook papers. Any little kid would love to get one of these!
Get the how-to at My Paper Paradise
DIY Halloween Popcorn Cups 7 of 11
Draw a jack O'lantern grin on orange cups with black marker, fill 'em up with popcorn and tuck them inside a cellophane bag and you've got an awesome Halloween treat that's totally candy-free!
Get the how-to at Glorious Treats
Bucket of Halloween Toys 8 of 11
A bucket full of spooky toys and glow-in-the-dark snakes is the perfect alternative to candy this Halloween! Kids will love having the chance to pick out their own toy to tote home.
Get the details at 100 Days of Real Food
DIY Pumpkin Mandarin Oranges 9 of 11
A pretty brilliant idea that I kind of want to steal myself, skip the candy and dress up little fruit cups of mandarin oranges by drawing on jack O'lantern faces.
Get the how-to at Serving Pink Lemonade
Printable Halloween Treats Bags 10 of 11
Funky glasses, googly eyes, plastic spiders and faux mustaches make really fun treats - especially when they're dressed up in these festive printable treat bags!
Get the details at Cool Mom Picks
DIY Gold Lettered Treat Bags 11 of 11
Another great (and easy) way to package up your candy-less Halloween treats, I love these simple bags. You just need black paper bags and a gold paint pen!
Get the how-to at A Bubbly Life
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