If you’re like me, you scramble at the last minute to come up with a clever, unique, and inexpensive craft or snack idea for your kids. This special Halloween treat is one that is inspired by my mom. She used to make these for my class when I was in grade school, and it makes a great dollar store craft. It’s simple enough that the kids can help to assemble them, and everyone will think you’re so creative!
First, gather your supplies.
You will need:
clear, thin disposable gloves (found near cleaning supplies – NOT latex)
- candy corn
- popcorn (prepopped or pop your own, any flavor)
- spooky Halloween rings
- M&Ms or other small candy
I was able to find everything very easily at Dollar Tree. The quantity you will need to buy will depend on how many you’re wanting to make. I only needed to make a few, so I just got a single package of each thing. Okay, except for the popcorn. I like to have options. 🙂
Once you bring home your supplies, assembly is quick and simple.
1. Begin by getting out a glove and your candy corn.
2. Fill the fingertips of the glove with a candy corn pointed outward. This makes it look like fancy fingernails on the final product.
3. Begin filling the glove with the popcorn of your choice. Be sure to cram it down into each finger hole.
4. When your glove is about halfway full, it’s a good time to sprinkle in some M&Ms. I went ahead and put a full fun-sized package in each glove.
5. Fill up the rest of the way with more popcorn and pinch off the end of the glove to close it.
6. Tie with a small piece of ribbon. I double knotted it, for sure.
7. Add as many cute, plastic rings as you want to decorate the fingers and give your hand a silly, spooky touch that the kids will love!
You can easily mix this up if you want. Sometimes, my mom would use little rolls of Smarties for the fingers. You could also make this as a fun favor for any party by substituting the spooky rings for other fun rings that you can find in the party supply section of the dollar store. Use your favorite small candy as filler, as well. You could even use dried cereal instead of popcorn.