Halloween crafts are a fun part of the fall. Combing crafts with food and creating edible halloween crafts is a super special way to make kids smile. You can turn Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding cups into monsters, spiders, and more with a little bit of paper (or stiffened felt), glue, and a few googley eyes. These are the perfect after school snacks put at eye level in the fridge as a fun surprise or to tuck into a lunch box (with some of your favorite printable Halloween jokes).
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Hershey’s Ready to Eat pudding comes in convenient packs of four. I purchased Chocolate and S’Mores flavors and saved a little bit of money with the $0.55/1 Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding coupon found in the September/October edition of All You (I love all the inspiration in that magazine – and the coupons are a fantastic bonus). These puddings are found in the dairy section at Walmart, which is easy to remember if milk is always on your shopping list (like it is ours).
These pudding cups were the base of today’s craft. Pudding is incredibly handy to have in the fridge when someone in your house needs a quick snack or yummy dessert. Busy moms need quick after school snacks for when their kids get home from school or sports. Hershey’s Pudding is rich, creamy pudding made with real Hershey’s cocoa.
Oh the things you can make with some pudding cups!
To create monster pudding cups get creative with card stock (or construction paper), googley eyes, and ink. I used my Cat’s Eye ink pad from my scrapbooking days to edge the eye shaped card stock to make it pop a little.
Using different sizes of googley eyes gives these pudding cup monsters a different personality – and you have to have more than two eyes per monster. Don’t forget to give your monster some scaryish teeth to complete his look!
Creating a pudding cup spider is super simple and only requires pipe cleaners (AKA chenille stems), scissors, googley eyes, and hot glue. This would be perfect to accompany nursery rhymes (the Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Miss Muffet) and scientific school lessons. To make the legs for this spider fold your pipe cleaner in fourths and cut. Then pinch each small stem in half and glue to the pudding cup. Adding eyes completes this spider.
Of course some kids like witches for Halloween (like my younger daughter) and a kitty cat pudding cup would make them the most happy. Use used leftover stiffened felt for this little guy since I was curious the difference would be between card stock and stiffened felt. The answer, not much at all. They both work extremely well. Most of us will not have stiffened felt on hand and that is just fine!
When making a kitty you will need to cut out triangle ears, thin rectangle whiskers, a triangle nose, and a mouth. A pipe cleaner makes the perfect tail to complete this project. I liked the look of the Hershey’s S’mores Ready to Eat pudding for this cat, but if you wanted a “black” cat for Halloween you could use the plain Hershey’s Chocolate Ready to Eat pudding instead.
Cutting out two black bat wings and two white triangle teeth and adding some googley eyes is the perfect way to make a bat.
Be sure to check out more delicious topping ideas and fun crafts at Kraft.com. I’d love to hear your favorite!
If you are looking for more Halloween inspiration, but not necessarily edible Halloween projects, check out the following posts:
Candy Corn Door Wreath – one of my all time favorites!