Easy to Make DIY Halloween Treats for Kids

Looking for Halloween snacks for kids that are fun and easy? Chocolate milk makes it simple and delicious to scare up some yummy (or mummy) Halloween treats for kids or let them get creative with spooky DIY Halloween crafts. From Halloween desserts to decor, these recipes and projects can help your family connect to celebrate this fun fall holiday.

Not only does chocolate milk have nine essential nutrients kids need, including 8 grams of high-quality protein, it adds flavor and a new twist to fall favorites, like pumpkin oatmeal and pancakes. And the milk cartons and jugs scream "reuse me!" for jack-o'-lantern projects to light up your night. Get going on fall fun with these creative snacks and crafts using the official drink of Halloween — chocolate milk!

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MILK JUG-O'-LANTERNS

Freaky faces aren't just for pumpkins anymore. Upcycle your chocolate milk jugs so you and your kids can create more lanterns to light the way to the Halloween festivities.

Materials

  • Empty chocolate milk gallon jugs
  • Orange paint (acrylic)
  • Black marker
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Orange LED flameless tea lights
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green foam craft sheet for leaves or vines

Directions

Pour about 1/4 cup of the paint into the milk jug and shake, with lid on, to cover the inside of the jug. Allow to dry.

Use the black marker to fashion a fun, scary or creepy face on the side of the milk jug. For inspiration, check out Pinterest for ideas and templates.

Carefully cut out a square opposite the face on the milk jug.

Cut leaf shapes or vines from the green foam. Affix with glue.

Place the flameless LED light inside the Jug-o-Lantern to display at night.

MILK CARTON HALLOWEEN LANTERNS

When you want a Halloween glow, these DIY paper lanterns will scare up a fun or frightful mood. The milk carton serves as the frame and your choice of paper determines how the light diffuses.

Materials

  • Half-gallon chocolate milk carton or half-pint chocolate milk carton
  • Lightweight paper (tissue paper, paper napkins, wax paper, white copy paper, parchment paper or vellum)
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Black paint (chalkboard, spray or acrylic paint)
  • Battery-powered candle

Directions

Wash the chocolate milk carton; set aside to dry completely.

Open the carton top and use a box cutter or scissors to cut according to the fold lines on the top and trim off the bottom of the container.

Use a ruler to measure a rectangle on the carton that is ½ inch on the right and left sides and 1 inch from the top and bottom.

Glue the new bottom of the lantern shut with a hot glue gun. Use a scrap of the milk carton to cover the screw top if needed.

Use several coats to paint both the inside and outside of the milk carton black and allow to dry.

Cut four pieces of paper that are ½ inch wider and taller than the side openings.

Spread a thin layer of glue around the inside of the side milk carton openings.

Lightly press the paper into the glue inside the lantern with the design faces out.

Allow glue to dry completely.

MUMMY MILK

Pour a few glasses of delicious chocolate milk before the party starts and you can stir up some fun when you make this yummy milk mummy.

Materials

  • Bubble chewing gum tape or adhesive gauze tape
  • Self-adhesive craft "googly eyes"
  • Tall clear glass
  • Decorative paper straw

Directions

Remove backing from google eyes and adhere them to the side of the glass.

Take a long strip of bubble gum or gauze and wrap the glass with the bandage. Make sure the eyes peek out from behind the "dressing."

Pour chocolate milk in the glass and add a decorative straw.