Fun Halloween Decorating With Kids

October 4th, 2010 by Rebecca Lee

Recently I gathered a few of my neighbor’s children to create a couple of the projects found in some of Wilton’s fantastic Halloween kits. I had a 2nd, 4th and 5th graders in my kitchen enjoying cookie decorating and candy necklace making.

We started out with the Pre-Baked Spooky Pops Cookie Kit. I rolled out waxed paper on my countertop and taped it down – this was essential to minimizing a mess!

Halloween Cookie Pops Decorating

I prepared the included icings in order of white, then green, then black, so I did not have to completely wash my mixer elements each time. I had stations set up for each of the kids with the icing and candies. It took us a few tries to see how much icing we needed to fill our cookies with in order for them to stick together with the pop stick in the middle!

Halloween Cookie Pops Decorating

Each of the three kids started out with the intention to follow the sample photos on the package. Once they realized they had creative freedom, we ended up with 3-eyed monsters and layers of icing and candies! The kids all agreed that it was a lot of fun to be allowed to get a little messy and they would love to do it at home again and share the finished product with their family and friends.

Halloween Cookie Pops Decorating

Another terrific thing to note about this kit is that all of the elements are supplied in perfect amounts and therefore the cleanup is very easy. You simply have to toss the disposable bags and packaging, wipe down your work surface and you’re done!

While the cookies were drying, we moved on to create our Pumpkin Candy Necklaces. The kit comes with a cute pumpkin charm, candy beads and the elastic string to make the necklaces. Each is individually packaged. This easy project was completed relatively quickly and the kids thought that it would be a great project to do in their school or at a home-based Halloween party. Once again they used their creative freedom to make different patterns with their candy beads. And, they said the candies tasted good too!

Kids' Halloween Candy Necklaces

I’ll be buying the candy necklace kits for my own son’s classroom Halloween party. I hope you can “carve out” a little time this season to help some kids express their creativity with fun crafts they can eat.

Rebecca Lee Rebecca is a Regional Account Manager for the International Sales team at Wilton. She feels blessed to be working in an industry she loves. A born crafter, her favorites include the sugar arts and paper crafting. She is honored to bake and decorate cakes for family and friends’ celebrations. Rebecca and her husband live in the Chicago suburbs with their two toddler sons. A third baby is due winter 2011!

6 Replies

  1. MARIA DE JESUS says:

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR IDEAS, I LIKE SO MUCH, AND I WILL SEND TO MY FRIENDS, AND FAMILIE, THANK’ S

  2. doris coloma says:

    Hellow my name is Doris I live in Ecuador but I was born in Chile, I`m living here since 10 years due to my husband work, I lerned all about Wilton method, here especifically in Guayaquil, and I would like to advised me about to be a Wilton instructor, because I¨m leaving Guayaquil the next year, and I would like to work like a Wilton instructor in Chile.-
    Thanks in advances
    Doris Coloma N.

  3. KAYALE GRACE says:

    how can i join the family & we decorate together?

  4. carol ekundayo says:

    Hello,i’m delighted to be a part of this site,please how can be connected to wilton instructor here in Nigeria,i’m married with a baby boy

  5. Maria P. de Notaristefano says:

    Hi Doris, I would like to get in contact with you regarding the Wilton Instructor classes in Chile. Please email me at air@airinteractive.net
    Thank you

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