Have fun with your kids and make a fun Halloween Craft! This spooky Mummy Bucket is so easy to make and can be filled with your favorite Halloween candies!
When I was a kid my favorite two hours of the entire year happened on the evening of October 31st. Growing up in suburbia had it's share of fun, but nothing was more fun than spending an evening dressed in a homemade costume racing from house to house begging for candy. Arriving at home after two full hours of running I was exhausted but filled with anticipation. I would pour my pillow case filled with treasures onto the kitchen table and sit in utter amazement. All of these delectable sweets were mine. The trading would begin immediately as my brothers and sister and I would swap candies for our favorites, being sure to create a pile of Mounds and Almond Joy bars for my mom. There aren't too many candies that I don't enjoy, but of course I have my favorites. I love Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Tootsie Rolls and Reese's Cups. I gave away anything sour and was more than glad to swap out bags of chips for a candy bar. I treasured my candy bars and had a special place in my heart for those households that passed out full size bars. There was one house in the neighborhood that could not be missed and often we stopped by more than once in an evening. The man of the house worked for Hostess and they always had a Hostess character in their yard to greet us. Every year we would meet a new character and get a different product. I'll never forget the year they passed out tiny loaves of Wonder Bread. I went back three times. We had so much fun making cute little sandwiches on that bread.
Now many years later our house is the place to be on Beggars' Night. Our house is always decorated and we pass out really fun candy like Pez, Halloween Peeps, or Nerds Ropes. Someday an adult will think back on Beggars' Night and fondly remember the lady on the block that always passed out the coolest candy and that lady they will be remembering will be me.
Last year we hosted our kid's Halloween party and many of the neighborhood kids attended. They all created a mummy bucket to use on Beggars' Night. It was so fun to see them come to my door and shout "Trick or Treat" while holding out their crafty pail to receive their treat.
This project is so simple that with a little guidance even very young kids can create their own bucket. If you decide to do this project this Halloween, try to buy your buckets at the end of the summer. They go on clearance then and you will have a lot of pails to choose from.
1 beach pail (any color)
1 roll of gauze (3" x 4.5')*
2 wiggly eyes
glue (or double stick tape)
*I purchased these short rolls of gauze at the dollar store.
Squeeze glue out in three lines down one side of your bucket (or put one or two strips of double stick tape down one side of your bucket). Stick one end of gauze over glue and begin to wrap gauze around the bucket.
Wrap the gauze up and around the bucket gently pressing it into the glue. The end of the gauze will most likely not end up over the glue or tape, so glue or tape it down. Pull two layers of gauze apart a few inches down from the top of the bucket.
Glue or tape two wiggly eyes onto the bucket. I like to use two different size eyes to make the mummy look a little silly. Each of these mummy buckets will cost about $2.
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I have two favorites, Reeses Peanut Butter cups and Almond Joys.
What a super giveaway.
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My favorite candy is Twix.
My favorite beggar's night memory is my mom would suprize me with my costume. I would give her a short list of what I wanted to dress up as and she would pick one and make the costume and suprize me right before it was time to go out.
I follow you on google friend. My favorite candy is Jelly Belly jelly beans..the margarita flavor.
I love Swedish Fish the most!
When we were little we didn't get candy very often except holidays. Halloween was the best time when I was younger. I love Almond Joys and Skor bars.
favorite candy- nerds, jawbreakers, junior mints, milky way
Beggar's night memory: the man that lived next door to us was a dentist, and every year he gave out toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with FULL SIZED Hershey bars!
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Without question, my favorite candy is Reese's Pieces. Sometimes my husband will surprise me and bring home a bag, and I just find them irresistable!
I love Chico Stix!
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I LOVE the fact that my chocolate truffles are your favorite candies. My friend gave me some red currents this week and I made truffles using their juice. Yum! I have extras if you'd like some:) I also love creative costumes. I never wore a store bought costume as a child. Of course back then store bought costumes consisted of a plastic mask and a plastic cape.
Beth, I love your creative genius! I guess you might call it "Sweet Inspiration." (Hey, that could be the title of your next book!)
Now, it's going to look like I'm trying to kiss something, but my favority candy is your chocolate truffles. They are awesome. If I have to choose a favorite of a more commercial nature it'd be heath bars...or butterfingers...or sugar babies. Pretty much anything that sticks to you teeth with the exception of tootsie rolls.
A good Beggar's Night memory:
We didn't have much money and buying a costume was out of the question. I always liked something that looked different. So I got an old t-shirt and sewed a skinny two-sided pouch down the back, and added another three sided pouch to the back of a pair of jeans. Then I got the handle to a mop my mom threw out, and nailed a laundry basket upside down on one end. I drew a BIG crazy face on a bed sheet, threw it over the laundry basket and stuck the mop handle into the pouches. I had a costume that was about nine feet tall, easy to wear, and was fairly different. Got lots of candy that night!
Your quesadilla recipe sounded good, but I didn't try it. We went to the opening night instead of having an eclipse party. But I like the idea: change the image to suit the occasion.
My favorite memory is winning a radio contest when I was a kid. To encourage kids to be home by a certain time they would hold drawing after 10 pm and I won a Dr. Pepper prize pack!
My favorite candy is Reese's PB cups or Butterfingers...must be the pb and choco combo. 🙂
My favorite candy is heath bars. Once I took my little sister trick-or-treating,she is 12 years younger than me. This boy around the block, knew I was taking her trick or treating, and wanted to pull a prank on me. He rigged a body to come out of the tree when we walked by. It scared my sister so much she wet her pants. He felt really bad about it and gave her a bunch of candy.
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and favorite candy would have to be peanut butter cups!
OMG! What a great idea! thanks Beth...love it!