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How to Make a Candy Bucket

How to Make a Candy Bucket

When ghastly ghouls, menacing monsters and crazy clowns come knocking at your door, that’s when you know Halloween has arrived. After all the thought and effort you put into your child’s Halloween costume, why spoilt it with a shop bought ‘trick or treat’ basket? Don’t just stop at the costume – step up your game and give your little monster a handmade candy basket for trick or treating!

Method 1 Equipment:

  • Black Bucket
  • Old White Sheets
  • White Paint or String
  • White and Black Foam or Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Method 2 Equipment:

  • Bucket
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Masking Tape
  • FrogTape Painter’s Masking Tape
  • Black Marker Pen

METHOD: Mummy Halloween Candy Bucket

  1. Make the eyes of your mummy by drawing around a mug on white foam or felt, creating two circles. Then, draw two circles around a bottle lid on black foam or felt, creating two small black circles. Cut the circles out.
  2. Glue the two white eyes to the top part the bucket and stick a small black circle on each of the whites to make eyes with pupils.
  3. Find old white sheets, bandages or cloths and cut them up into strips. Wrap the strips around the bucket, but leave the eyes uncovered and a space for a mouth.
  4. Glue the cloth strips to the bucket. Paint on a mouth in the gap, or cut up string and glue it down to make a mouth. You could even overlay string to make a stitched mouth!

METHOD: Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

  1. Prepare an area ready to get messy. Lay an old sheet on the ground and cover the handle and inside of your bucket with tape – you don’t want these areas painted.
  2. Spray over the basket with orange spray paint and leave to dry. Repeat this process with 2 to 3 more coats of paint.
  3. After the paint has completely dried, copy a spooky pumpkin face from a template or draw out your own on paper. Cut it out and draw around the paper onto the bucket, then fill in the mouth, eyes, nose, and any other features with a black marker pen.
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