Halloween is a magical time of year. Kids dress up and patrol the neighborhood in search of candy and frights. While you’re likely used to handing out sweet treats to young trick-or-treaters, we all know that too much sugar is never a good thing. Rather than passing out candy this year, consider making trick-or-treat gift bags for your neighborhood goblins and ghouls.
Give Useful Items
Since school is still in session, Halloween-themed school supplies can help kids keep the season alive for a bit longer. Look for orange and black pencils and decorative erasers to include in your goody bag.
Stickers are Fun
Everyone, even adults, enjoys stickers. Grab a pack of Halloween or fall-themed stickers at your local party supply store. To make the most of your pack, cut the sheets into small sticker squares and include a couple in each bag. That way, each sheet can contribute to multiple bags.
Give the gift of a home-based pumpkin patch! Save the pumpkin seeds you scoop out of your carving pumpkins, rinse them, and let them dry. Pack a few seeds in each bag with a note to help kids plant their own pumpkins! If they successfully start the plant, they may be able to carve a pumpkin they harvest from their backyard next year!
Make Halloween Bookmarks
Pick up a pack of construction paper at your local arts and crafts store and encourage your kids to help you create jack-o’-lantern bookmarks! Cut out orange pumpkin shapes and black triangles for eyes. Let your kids help you glue the pieces together and draw on a toothy smile for the perfect spooky bookmark!
Get your kids involved in making your goody bags by having them help you make bracelets! Use bright orange, black, and glow-in-the-dark pony beads on an elastic string. Let them decide on the pattern, whether they want to alternate colors, or string them in a random order. Err on the larger side for sizing. After all, kids of all ages enjoy Halloween and your kids will love helping you create a personalized, sugar-free goody bag for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters!
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