How to make a teal Pumpkin Treat Holder. This easy DIY will show you how to create an allergy-friendly candy or non-candy holder for Halloween.
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.