I love October. The weather finally starts to cool a bit, pumpkins are everywhere, and people are feeling festive but don’t have the holiday crazies yet. It’s a great time to hit Pinterest to find some Halloween crafts to help ring in my favorite month.
My husband and daughter both love candy corn, so I decided to use these colorful little candies in my projects. Think there isn’t much to do with candy corn? Prepare to be amazed! Here are some ways to use it.
- Make a fluffer-nutter-corn sandwich. Spread peanut butter on bread. Top with mini marshmallows and the striped triangles of goodness. Leave open faced and cut into diagonal corners to serve.
- Amp them up by making an entirely new candy with them. Make a bark by melting white chocolate (either on the stove top or in the microwave). Stir in the candy and crushed pretzels for a fun treat that is both salty and sweet. Spread the concoction in a thin layer on parchment paper and chill. Break into small pieces to serve.
- Layer a clear vase with different colors of candy corn.
- Fill clear jars and bowls with the goodies, then stick candles inside.
- Make a wreath to hang on your door. Cover a Styrofoam wreath with black duct tape (or spray paint it black), then cover it with the candy using a hot glue gun.
- Glue the candies on to a cheap picture frame. Find some spooky images online and print them out to put in the frames.
- Put out a bowl of candy corn. Have your kids use them to measure the table, favorite toys, and small household items. This great for preschool, home school, or just to reinforce math while having fun.
- Get scientific. Fill two bowls with water: one with ice water, the other with hot water. Time how long it takes corns to dissolve at each temperature.
- Glue it on a headband or in the middle of a hair bow.
- String it on to thread using a sharp needle to make a candy corn necklace or bracelet.
Most of these Halloween crafts, recipes and activities can be done very inexpensively and don’t require a lot of “craftiness.”
Do you have any other ideas for the seasonal treat?