Halloween Candy Dispensers

Hello Friends!  I am so excited to share this fun Halloween kids craft with you all!  I don’t do scary Halloween decor at our house, but I do like to have some kid-friendly decorations…

Halloween Candy Dispensers-What a fun craft to make with kiddos! OneKriegerChick.com My boys and I had a ball creating these candy dispensers with items we already had laying around the house…


Here’s what you’ll need…

Postal mailing tubes

Round ball ornaments

Embellishments: festive scrapbook  paper, washi tape, ribbon, etc.

Adhesives: glue gun and a liquid adhesive or glue stick

A good child-size helper

A little patience


Let’s get started…

First, decide what topper you would like to create…a pumpkin, ghost, Frankenstein, bat, witch, etc.  My son chose a witch, bat and jack-o-lantern.  I prepped all supplies and had them ready to go when my son and I started crafting…There is a bit of drying time if you create these exactly the way I did.  I’ll share a few shortcuts to save you some of these extra steps!

Prep work:  I cut the mailing tube(s) to a desired length using a serrated knife {because it was handy.}  I recommend purchasing/using colored Ball ornaments in the colors you desire, but I could not find the correct colors or sizes.  If you have the same problem or want to use what you already have on hand:  I painted Christmas ornaments I already had with a coat of spray primer followed with a coat or two of your color of choice.  I used spray paint for the witch and black and orange acrylic paint from Poppy Seed Projects for the bat and jack-o-lantern.  You could have all the paper cut and embellishments ready too.  I find it helpful so my boys don’t burn out on the project too quickly.


Measure and cut the paper to fit all the way around the mailing tube.  Embellish as desired.  My boys love washi tape and this project was no exception! I cut the paper below the ornament in a fringe and adhered to the inside of the tube using a glue gun.

Candy dispensers 2


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Once that was dry, it was time to add personality!  This is what we did, but the fun of this project is that you can personalize these however you like!


Witch: Paper stars for eyes, hole punched dot for wart, folded piece of paper for nose, paper smile for mouth. Hat is a piece of paper rolled to resemble a hat with an orange pom-pom glued to the top.

Witch Halloween Candy Dispenser

Bat: Eyes cut from white cardstock with a hole punched circle. glitter paint squiggle for a mouth, wings cut from black cardstock and hot glued in place.

Bat Halloween Candy Dispenser

Jack-o-lantern: Facial shapes cut from black cardstock, stem a cone twisted out of black cardstock and hot glued in place with a piece of ribbon as the vine.

Jack-o-lantern Halloween Candy Dispenser

Fill with candy for an extra special treat!

Halloween Candy dispensers...Yum!

Make them to keep at home or to share with friends.  Either way, they are so stinkin’ cute…and FUN to make!

This post was previously shared  for the Fall Crafts For Kids Challenge in the So You Think You’re Crafty Competition.

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    Hello cute lady! This looks so stinkin cute. Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls