As a child growing up in Australia, I didn’t celebrate Halloween.
(Not true. We went Trick or Treating once. I’ve since learned that my mum pre-loaded all the neighbours with lollies for when we came knocking. What a lady!)
Halloween was something that happened in American movies.
Over the last few years though, the winds be a-changing.
Yesterday at the supermarket I spied some carving pumpkins.
(I’d totally have to Youtube that biz, because I’d have no clue what to do on the Jack o’Lantern front.)
Apparently now in Australia we do celebrate Halloween.
This week I’ve been celebrating the 80s with the rad ladies of Barley and Birch, Art Camp LA, Raising Kinley and Mom Collaborative.
(Because why should October just be about the pumpkins and ghouls?)
I may (a little bit alot) have gone overboard with free printable posters inspired by the 80s.
One of which was inspired by the Ghostbusters.
Which in turn inspired this Halloween Candy Favours idea.
Complete with bubblegum that reminds me of my 80s childhood.
And now it appears that I do celebrate Halloween.
What you will need:
On the inside of your folded paper, lay your template and trace your ghost. Be sure that the head is touching the fold- this is how your ghost will stay together.
Cut out your ghost, making sure you don’t cut along the fold. Otherwise you will have a detached ghost.
Use your black marker to draw an expression on the ghost’s faces.
Use washi tape to stick your candy in place.
Cut out the Ghostbuster gift tag and tape to the front of your ghost. (They come with 4 different coloured backgrounds. Take your pick!)
We painted our paper to get the colours we desired. You could always print the template straight onto coloured paper. Then you just fold it in half and cut out your ghosts.
Halloween candy favours- done! Who ya gonna call?