DIY Pumpkin Treat Holder
This post is sponsored by Michaels as part of the Michaels Makers program. All photos and opinions are my own.
The meaning behind a teal pumpkin on a porch is that the house is offering allergy-free treats. This provides children with food allergies a chance to trick or treat without the threat of allergic reactions. We have a several food allergies in our family, including some of the major allergens like wheat and peanuts. We only recently discovered these over the summer. This has made a big difference in our home and moving forward I would like to share more about what we’re doing to make holidays as traditional as possible.
Teal Pumpkin Project Ideas
To make this Halloween pumpkin project you will need a teal pumpkin, carving tool, paint and vinyl for the eyes. Michaels has partner with the FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to provide ready-to-use blue pumpkins for your Halloween porch. The teal is such a pretty color, and perfect for using as-is or decorating with any imaginative creation you can think of. To help support, be sure to pick up a teal pumpkin at Michaels and put it out front to let Moms know their kids have safe options!
I’m calling this project a candy holder, but you can definitely fill it with non-candy options, too. I’m adding a list below of non-candy Halloween ideas for allergy-friendly trick or treaters. If you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments below! I would love to hear how your family celebrates Halloween with allergy-free options.
- TEAL Pumpkin
- Black paint
- X-acto knife
- Halloween Hat (part of a headband in the costume section)
Allergy-free ideas for Halloween
- Eyeball and spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Glow sticks
- Bubble wands
- Mini notebooks
- Halloween pencils
- Slime containers (carefully read labels for possible allergens)
How to make a Pumpkin Candy Holder
- Begin by outlining your pumpkin design. A pencil or pen works great for drawing the mouth. We kept ours simple with a smile, but feel free to get creative with teeth.
- Carve out the design using an x-acto knife or pumpkin knife.
- Paint the inside of the pumpkin with black paint.
- Cut triangles out of black vinyl to create eyes. Another option is to cut the eyes out just as you would with a real pumpkin.
- Apply eyes to the pumpkin like stickers.
- Remove hat from headband and hot glut to the top of the pumpkin.
- Fill your pumpkin with allergy-free candy or non-candy options.