Our DIY Halloween Candy Corn Trees

I gave my husband a hard time when he told me that he would be making candy corn trees with the kids this year.  He is the King of gingerbread houses, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  When he picked out some pictures from the Woman's Day magazine that featured them, then began gathering supplies, I knew the kids were in for a treat!  Here is how he assembled these beauties.. and with candy corn still in stock at your local Walmart, it's not too late to make a few with your kids, too!

1.  Use an empty toilet paper roll insert for the base of the tree.  Glue it onto a base made out of cardboard or construction paper, and then paint or color them for flair.
2.  Make a fringe ring around the base of the tree with construction paper.  You can see here that it will extend the TP roll to make it taller, and it adds more area for the kids to glue candy!
3.  Now you get into the real fun!  Glue all kinds of candy pumpkins and candy corns to the base and the holder.  Get extra snazzy with some glitter glue!
4.  Find a small branch in the yard for the tree.  Stick it into the holder, and use extra candies to hold the tree snugly into the base.
5.  Glue a few candy corns to the branches of the tree with hot glue.  (We also had a strange berry tree on hand for a little variety.  The kids call it the "poison berry tree.")

These turned out really well.  We used glue guns for the best results, but you'll want to help the little ones with this part.

I also made a funky spider picture using Glitter Glue, a Marshallow painted with a black Sharpie marker, and some ribbon cuttings for legs.  It's geeky!

What kind of fun Halloween goodies can your family put together?  Do you use pantry items, too?

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