Friday, October 8, 2010

eyeballs and spiders and worms..oh my!

Here's the post I did for Kelli at Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM..
in case you missed it.

I don't know about you but I LOVE Halloween.  Having 2 little ones really pushed me into "Halloween crazy town".  This year, my son began preschool (& loves it) so he wanted to invite his entire class to our Halloween party.  I decided that this year's theme would be 'Halloween Carnival' complete with games (sack races, eyeball toss, pumpkin bowling etc) and lots of treats (candy, candy and candy).  
I wanted something a little extra but I didn't want to spend too much extra moola.  
Candy skewers are what I really wanted for the carnival..and even though they are SO cute, it doesn't really fit in my budget when I need 25+.  

So I made my own!  And here's how you can too.  
So easy (and so versatile). 

Start with your supplies.  Candy (preferably gummy candy) & skewers 
(I intended on using the 10" ones but went with the 6" skewers).

I wanted to do a 'creepy' candy skewer and a 'gross' one.  
I bought gummy worms, bugs, spiders, body parts and sour gummy dots.  

Then it's time to get to work.  Slide your gummies onto the skewer.  
*I will tell you that the gummy worms were the easiest to slide.*
Here's a shot of the 10" skewer...

I realized that a longer skewer meant MUCH more candy..
I switched to the shorter one...
Here are the shorter ones with eyes, a finger and worms

I am really happy with how they turned out.  
If you were giving them as 'takeaways', 
put them in a clear cello bag & tie with a cute ribbon.  
If you want to display them..stick them in a floral foam brick covered with candy.

I tested these out on the kids...I passed with flying colors.  
Looks like I'll be making more :)

Thank you for letting me share these creepy/gross little treats with all of you.  
BIG Thanks to Kelli for trusting me with her SUPER blog!!
Your bouquet of eyeballs, spiders and worms is on the way :)

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Sandy said...

Those are so cute! I think my girls would love to make them.

polwig said...

These are so fun, I saw different lollypops like that in the store but it is much more fun to make one yourself.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Yep, still totally lovin' those!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

This is cute/gross...and I mean "gross" lovingly because I know that since it's for Halloween, "gross" is the name of the game. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I know the guys in Natalie's preschool class would flip for those. Fun fun fun. :) Thanks for linking up this week. :)

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

these are great! I can think of a million ways to use them, Halloween and beyond.

He & Me + 3 said...

I saw this on Kelli's blog. FUN

Red Couch Recipes said...

We made these as a family and then the little girls who come from my church twice a month made them -- very fun and festive. I like your interpretation. Joni

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

LOVE LOVE THESE!!!! You are so good at this!!! very creative! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

CUTE! My son would love these! The other night he was trying to talk me into buying gummy body parts. haha

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