Thursday, November 1, 2012

Operation use up Halloween candy and make someones day

I have been thinking about ways to do service during Halloween for what feels like a few months now. Halloween isn't really known for serving others like Thanksgiving and Christmas is. However it will now be my warm holiday to get the creative service juices flowing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a fun craft to do with kids, my 6 year old love it! The mini candy bar posters were a hit with the kiddos too. If you didn't see the post Marquette wrote on a neat Halloween tradition she grew up with check it out! So three posts in all on Halloween service, not to bad. Oh...I did one last year too but it's a little late to do it now but a good one to pin for next year.

The finished product...
 We made it for my hubs to take to work and put on his desk. I choose the most, and well my only masculine washi tape, glad I had at least one. It took the whole roll to do this. I was going to modge podge it with something but choose to just use the washi tape, which was super simple and I like the results.

My 6 year old is learning to read and write and loved writing notes to her daddy. He may have to decipher them but she came up with all of them herself about 12 in all, which really surprised me. This made it a lot of fun. My 3 year old on the other hand told me a few reasons why he loved his dad but was mostly destruto boy cutting pieces of yarn and scattering them all over the floor.  I wrote my notes to my hubs after the kids went to play I couldn't get into the mood or writing them with all their happy noise.

The back side...

Each piece of candy has a note tied to it with yarn. Now every time he has a sweet tooth and reaches for a piece of candy he will also get a sweet note to read. His job can be really stressful and intense so I am hoping they act as mini stress relievers. Of course doing this would be great anytime of the year but doing it now has the added bonus of getting rid of all the Halloween candy faster.

 Before we went Trunk-Or-Treating at the church we went to the only old folks home in town to let the kids Trick-Or-Treat and this lady killed me she had a bowl of candy but took two pieces of candy out of my sons bag and then put one back in his and one in my daughters bag. He was very confused and said "you can't take my candy" in a very soft and hurt voice. It was hilarious, I think she may have been trying to conserve her candy for the other kids? Oh...and my husband is dressed up too as a "rich lawyer" haha.

Well hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

The winner of last weeks giveaway a $35 Amazon gift card is Jamie.
Thank you everyone who participated!


  1. That's a great idea for someone who has an office desk to put that on.
    That picture is so great.

  2. This is a good idea! I need to make one of these for my husband. He has a stressful job too. That's pretty funny about the lady at the nursing home :)

  3. What a great idea! I especially love the notes.


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