Reuse Candy Wrappers
It’s okay if you’ve just eaten an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups- you can recycle the wrappers into cute Halloween decorations. It’s incredibly simple: All you need to do after noshing your candy is grab a pair of handy scissors. Use the pictures as a a fun and crafty guide to reuse candy wrappers.
Kids will love this activity. Plus, while you complete this project, you’ll burn at least a few of 500+ calories you consumed eating a bag of candy!
The wrappers are a little tricky to work with because they are small. Just try and keep a good grip on them while you cut out the desired shape and refold as you see fit. It takes a little creativity, and presto! You create silly ghouls and ghosts, bats, crows, and our personal favorite- spiders!
A little extra white or colored construction paper will add details such as eyes or mouths on ghosts, and the beak on crows, but a metallic pen works fine too.
Bonus: Part 1 of How to Make Recycled Halloween Decorations covered the best kind of paint to use when reusing cereal boxes and Styrofoam, plus why recycling milk jugs really adds up. Go check out Part 1.
If Halloween decor isn’t your thing, or if your willpower keeps candy munching in check until Halloween night itself, try these easy-to-make flowers. Just cut out a circle roughly the size of the round center of the candy wrapper and place it inside. The colors yellow and orange work best, but anything works. Best of all, these shapes don’t have to be perfect- anything a little rough around the edges gives it that handmade charm.
You’ll be surprised at the other ways to recycle candy wrappers. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!