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Halloween Treat Pails Kids Can Make in Minutes!

Learn an easy way to transform some old sand toys into cute candy collectors! These Halloween treat pails can be made in just a few minutes.

Halloween Treat Pails Kids Can Make in Minutes!

Are you looking for a cute way to hold your Halloween candy this year? Do you like to reuse items? Well, you’re in luck! Hi! This is Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. My preschool son and I just adore Halloween, and Halloween kids crafts. Love, love, love it!

So today’s post is a DIY Halloween themed one. I’m going to show you an easy way to transform some old sand toys into cute treat containers!

Halloween Treat Pails

Here are the materials that you’ll need:

  • Duct Tape
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Sand Bucket
  • Cutting Mat

Let’s make ourselves some Halloween buckets!

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Step 1:
Wash and dry your bucket. (We went to the beach a lot this summer, so ours were completely encased in sand. Ick!)

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Step 2:
Sketch out your designs for your bucket. (As you can tell from the photo, my 4-year-old was heavily involved in the process. He wanted something scary with teeth, and I wanted a happy face. Good thing we have two buckets.)

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Step 3:
Once you’ve chosen a design, draw out your pattern pieces and then cut them out.

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Step 4:

Now it’s time to transfer your pattern pieces to duct tape. Cut off a piece of duct tape. Stick it to your cutting mat. Then, use your craft knife to trace around your pattern pieces.

Learn an easy way to transform some old sand toys into cute treat containers! These DIY Halloween buckets can be made in just a few minutes.

Step 5:
Stick your duct tape pieces onto your buckets. If you don’t like the designs, simply peel them off and adjust them. Then, voila! Soon you’ll have some cute, personalized treat buckets!

Learn an easy way to transform some old sand toys into cute treat containers! These DIY Halloween buckets can be made in just a few minutes.

These containers are great for handing out candy to the kids. Or, take them out trick-or-treating and show off your designs! Once you’re done, simply peel off your designs and your buckets are once again ready for next summer’s beach adventures.


If you liked these fun Halloween treat pails, check out these other fun craft ideas for the holiday and with duct tape. Happy making, friends!