With Ella in co-op, I'm excited that I finally have that chance! Ok, so basically she only has 4 other kids in her class, but there are other classes filled with kids. For Halloween, all the kids are gonna dress up and go trick-or-treating during the work day!
So as "her contribution", I wanted to do something fun. I thought it was lame to do a mini favor bag with fun size candy, so I thought, why not decorate a bigger yummy treat?
My little Cookie Monster loves wafers, especially chocolate ones like Loacker. So we grabbed a bunch from Price Busters ( they were 50 cents each... A little pricey, but since there aren't too many kids, I didn't mind) and I went to brainstorming.
I knew I wanted to make little Halloween themed treats, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a base to add the decorations. Basically it's an open ended box to fit the wafer (2" x 3" x .75"), the template was a rectangle with perforated lines to ease folding.
I also cut out some random shapes and grabbed a baggie of googley eyes.
This past weekend, I made a craft night out of it, and Ella was so excited to help out. I started by making one of each character and let her try to match what I did. Here's Ella hard at work making Frankenstein's monster:
The clear tacky glue was a bit messy and sometimes didn't hold up too well. I would recommend glue dots or similar adhesive if you have it.
She was so proud that she could do it by herself!
Here's the finished set - a ghost, a jack-o-lantern, spider, vampire, and Frankenstein's monster:
We made a total of 28 little favors, and Ella actually pieced together 21 of them! Not bad for the attention span of a 2.5 year old. I packaged each favor into a clear, self-sealing sleeve (in case the pieces started to fall off) and added a little choking hazard sticker to be safe. All the kids are under 5, so I'm sure most of the parents will help them sort through the goodies, too.