Each year before Halloween I make a fun gift with the kids that they can hand out to friends in their classrooms at school.
This year I am a contributor for Celebrate with HERSHEY'S and was asked to create a Halloween craft. Of course I wanted our craft to be inspired by HERSHEY'S candy, and it had to be easy enough for kids to help with. After all, they are going to be handing it out so it's important for them to be a part of the creative process.
This year they will be handing out these homemade bat treat boxes:
Aren't they adorable? Not scary at all, and perfect for small kids.
Things You'll Need
- Black pillow boxes
- Sturdy black cardstock (not completely stiff; you want to be able to fold it in half)
- Pencil or marker (for writing on the black cardstock)
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
- Your favorite HERSHEY’S candy (pillow boxes are the perfect size for snack sized candy)
How to Make
To assemble your bats, first fold the black cardstock in half. Place the pillow box on the black cardstock at the crease, half on and half off. Draw a bat wing on the cardstock.
Cut the bat wing out. You can use this as your template for all other bat wings required. Trace each one and cut them out.
Apply craft glue down the center crease of each bat wing and attach it to the back of each pillow box.
Glue googly eyes onto each bat. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, fill with your favorite HERSHEY'S snack-size candy, or like I did, with REESE'S PIECES candy.
I think the kids are going to love our little bat treat boxes