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Non-Edible Crafty Treats for Halloween

Easy, fun craft ideas to share in place of sugary treats

Easy, fun craft ideas to share in place of sugary treats

Halloween can be a scary time of year for many kids, but many kids live in fear all year due to food allergies or sensitivities. The most common, and most deadly, food allergy is a peanut allergy. However, many kids can’t have gluten or dairy, food dyes or sugar. 

Why not do something crafty instead? Whether you make it yourself or create an experience for kids to create later is up to you. But the idea is for kids to feel safe and included in the fun. Here are some crafty fun ideas you can share with your kid’s classroom and avoid the fear of food allergies.  

Mark the occasion

Craft an adorable Halloween themed book mark like this bat bookmark. It’s easy to make and fun to use!

Bigger isn’t better

Make a mini pinata filled with small trinkets like a glow stick, spider rings, stickers or tattoos. These mini Halloween piñatas are super cute!

Get in the game

It just doesn’t get any easier than hand drawing a master tic-tac-toe board onto orange paper to make a dozen copies with and include a handful of plastic spiders. This will take you less than five minutes to make for an entire classroom! Get the full instructions here.

Make them laugh

Relive the fun of those paper fortune tellers you made as a kid. Instead of telling your future tell some funny jokes with these printable joke tellers.

Keep it simple

Nothing buys a few minutes of quiet time like coloring. Print off a Halloween coloring page, fold into a square and tie a small packet of crayons to it with a string. Boom! You can even wait until the witching hour the night before the class party.

These are also great to hand out to trick-or-treators as an alternative to sugary candy. Place your craft of choice inside a teal pumpkin and add a free printable sign from The Teal Pumpkin Project for the little ghosts and ghouls in your neighborhood.

What non-edible treat ideas do your kids love?

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