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Pumpkin Favor Treat Holders for a Fall Shindig

These pumpkin favor treat holders are an easy kids’ fall or Halloween craft – and the best part is adding the surprise inside once you are done!

Easy kids' fall craft: pumpkin treat holders

I’m a fool for fall. It’s become my favorite season, and for so many reasons. The cool weather, the pumpkin treats . . . the Halloween holiday. I also like acorns. And deer. And brown and orange.

And pretty much any sort of symbol that would remind someone of fall.

If it’s autumn related, I love it. Any other fall lovers out there?

I had some pumpkin treat containers sitting in my stash from last year, and I decided it was about time to Mod Podge them. As I was thinking about what I wanted to do, I realized I had an easy kids’ fall craft right in front of me.

These are perfect for party favors or giving as gifts – who wouldn’t want a pumpkin filled with candy? And one that sparkles? Here’s how these treat containers were made.

Fall Party Favors

Gather These Supplies

  • Paper mache pumpkin treat containers
  • Mod Podge Washout for Kids
  • Mod Podge Sparkle (optional)
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – Pumpkin or Black (for the face details), White
  • Tissue paper – Orange and green
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

These were the treat containers I started with. I believe they were from the Martha Stewart Halloween line last year. Luckily there are always fun Halloween shapes at the craft store this time of year.


Paint your pumpkin treat containers with White. I did both the inside and outside and then let it dry.


Cut the tissue paper up into lots of small squares – both the orange and the green. Begin to cover each pumpkin with tissue paper. Paint a medium layer of the Mod Podge Washout on the pumpkin, add tissue paper and then Mod Podge over the top.


Keep adding tissue paper until the entire pumpkin is covered (using green for the stem). Let dry. There’s no need to Mod Podge the inside of your containers (and you wouldn’t want to if you are putting unwrapped candy in there).


Paint the details on the pumpkin face with either Pumpkin or Black paint, depending on how authentic you want your jack o’ lantern to look. I didn’t want to get too crazy . . . just a little subtle.  Optional step: add Mod Podge Sparkle over the top for some Halloween bling!

Easy kids fall craft - pumpkin treat holders

And that’s it! Do you see how quick that was? You blinked and I was done. One thing I did notice is that my stems faded a little bit from their original green . . . but the color in the picture is fine too.

I think I used OLD tissue paper. But hey, I love who they turned out. I want to make these for my own fall party (that I haven’t even started organizing yet).

Want another fun idea with Halloween pumpkins? Walter made these magnets and they are awesome (kids will love them too).

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Sunday 6th of October 2013

So cute Amy, and love the styling for you pictures!

Thanks for linking up ! I featured your post in my wrap up

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Sunday 6th of October 2013

Thank you so much Cheryl! Pinned! xo

Walter Silva

Thursday 3rd of October 2013

I am going to make this with my Nice and nephew.

Emily @ Not So Idle Hands

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Those are way cute! Perfect for a school party craft :)