Classroom Halloween Treats for under $1.00 each

I received an email from the Kindergarten “Classroom” Mom the other day. She explained we would be having a Halloween party in the class and that it was against school policy to bring candy in as a Halloween treat. “Halloween treat?” I asked myself, “Do I need to bring in a treat?” “Really?” Generally, I avoid and boycott these things, but every now and then I get an idea and the repetitive nature of crafting helps me to stop thinking about how boring and uneventful my life is. Plus, we’re broke so I can’t, and have no desire to, spend a huge sum of money on junkie toys for my children’s classmates.

How to make a Classroom Halloween Treat – for about 61 cents each.

I use these little Solo clear plastic portion cups for my kids’ lunches, I fill them with peanut butter, dipping sauces or pub cheese. I purchased them at Costco. You can also find them on Amazon, Smart and Final or Bj’s. They’re about 51 cents each depending on where you buy them.

The bag of Candy corn cost $2.50; I made 26 treats, a little less than .10 cents each to fill.

* Use a black Sharpie pen to draw a “Jack O Lantern” face on the cup.

* On green card stock or paper, print up a “Happy Halloween” message and cut these out in the shape of a stem.

* Use a hot glue gun to adhere to the top of the Solo Cup.

As an alternative, you could use green ribbon; tie a small bow and glue this to the top.

* Fill with Candy Corn, Goldfish or M&M’s.

You could use Marshmallow’s and make a ghost face… Really, the possibilities are endless.

Happy Halloween!

About Lisa

Mother of three children under 9, including a set of twins, and wife of US Navy Diver. I love to run, write, and laugh. Yes, I have a slightly raunchy and dark sense of can be so funny.. it's how I deal with it all. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. LOVE this! So creative and easy enough for uncrafty me to make :) thank you for the idea!

    • Thank you Kris! my husband was home today (rare happening) , which motivated me to do something in addition to running. Every now and again I feel like one of those neat “crafty” Mom’s. The other 90% of the time I am “that” non-conformist Mom. Notice that I made the treat with candy, when I was told not too. What’s wrong with me? How you feeling post marathon? So proud to know you, you’re amazing! xoxo ;) sorry for the novel here.

  2. WOW!!! These are great iedas! My daughter has a party coming up and I want to participate, but I get so tired of forking out money that we just don’t have!! I love this idea with goldfish (as we were told no candy also!)

    • Molly,
      I know exactly how you feel. We spend a good chunk on parties as well. I will end up filling these with Goldfish, as the room mom told me NOT to bring candy. I’s a rebel. Thank you for your comments! xoxo

  3. Cute!!

  4. Great idea! I will be putting this in my ideas pile. I don’t *think* we are supposed to bring anything, but that could certainly change! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Anne! I know how you feel, you never know when they might spring something on you. This morning I was told by my kids that they need to bring white T-shirts in. Huh? white T-Shirt’s? I wonder what this is for. Thank you for your comment! Have a great day.

  5. You are so flippin’ creative…never would have thunk of that in a million years! And not a doily in sight, you’re the best!!!

  6. Very, very cool. I particularly love that you decided to do the candy thing anyway! I hope they all got a massive sugar rush ;-)

    • Yes, I just can’t bring myself to do as I am told. Thank you for stopping by Kate. I really enjoyed reading through your blog last night, I love to discover good blogs, plus you’re hilarious, I always need a good laugh. Have a wonderful day!

  7. So cute!!! I’m pinning this for sure!!!

  8. So cute! I really admire anyone with a talent for crafts–that gene skipped me altogether. Are you for hire??

  9. Super cute! As I was looking at the pics I thought to myself “didn’t she say they weren’t suppose to have candy but those clearly have candy corn”. Too funny. I think they are great and could be used for holiday and valentines day treats too!

  10. these are such a cute idea! I love it! (:

  11. Can I have one? ;)

    These are super cute!

  12. So cute, Lisa! I’m definitely saving this idea for future reference!

  13. What a wonderful idea!! You are awesome :)

  14. That’s a really great idea! I may have to steal this when baby girl gets a bit older.

  15. OMGOSH
    thank you!!!

  16. I love this!!! I know last year they canceled the Halloween parties for the school in favor of the after school Fall Festival but I tend to break the rules as well. I throw my own!!! As long as there is a book to tie in the festivities, I get to bring treats, etc.. This would be totally doable!!

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