Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I'm a gal who actually LOVES being scared! I enjoy all of the costumes, candy and eeriness that surround this holiday and look forward to sharing these things with my daughter this year.
We both love to do crafts and of course, we love delicious chocolaty treats too! This year, I've found a way to combine those two loves into one neat Halloween paper crafts project. Keep reading for a full tutorial on how to make a Black Cat Candy Holder using paper plates and Hershey's candy!
Create Halloween Paper Crafts with Hershey's
Making Halloween crafts with the kiddos is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your children and make lifelong memories. Bringing delicious candies from Hershey's into the mix while you're crafting away makes those memories even sweeter! If you're looking for a fun, easy and inexpensive way to decorate your home for the Halloween season, then check out my tutorial for creating a Black Cat Candy Holder.
The great thing about Halloween paper crafts, is that usually you have 90% of what's needed for them around your home already. The only supply I had to purchase for this craft was the black paper plates. If you happen to have black tempera paint, you could easily use white paper plates and paint them black for this project.
This craft can be made more difficult for older children by letting them do all of the steps required completely by themselves, or scaffolded for younger children, based on their ability. For instance, my 3-year old needed me to draw and cut out the shapes, but I allowed her to glue the pieces on and push the stapler and hole puncher down once I lined the plates up. She found great joy in this and as our creation started to resemble a black cat more and more, you could see her excitement grow!
Just remember that the whole purpose of Halloween paper crafts is to make everyone feel more festive and have FUN! Don't worry about the mess or if the craft doesn't come out just right. You'll be making sweet memories with your children that they'll look back on fondly for the rest of their lives.
Disclosure: I received a promotional item from Hershey's in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!