Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron

multicolored bulbs formed to imitate bubbles flowing from the cauldron base. There are two cauldrons, one large, one small. Two decorated brooms are in the background, outside on a porch


Make these striking witches cauldrons for Halloween this year! This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch’s cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.

Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron

This was an idea that I have had simmering in the back of my mind ever since we made the Bubbly New Year’s Eve Table Décor craft. I figured if those bulbs made great bubbles from a champagne glass, why not for a Halloween cauldron?

I made the Easy DIY Halloween Glitter Witch’s Broomstick craft years ago. I gave one to my mother and kept the other two. They are on display in my front hall throughout October (I really dress up that hall), but thought they could use “more.” After all, Halloween is all about over-the-top!

multicolored bulbs formed to imitate bubbles flowing from the cauldron base. There are two cauldrons, one large, one small. Two decorated brooms are in the background, outside on a porch


So, why not a cauldron?

I bugged my niece to put this on our craft list, and then I started buying the supplies. I knew what I wanted, but did not have any idea how many bulbs these crafts would use, or how much I should buy. I thought I really over-bought (see supply table photo below) but I didn’t. I purchased two matching cauldrons, one open kettle cauldron, and then my niece got a fantastic Halloween wreath we are going to bubble too. After everything was made, the bulbs were almost all used up!!

This homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron is basically a shatterproof piece of holiday-art. There is no real manual-skill needed to make this, but you need to have a vision – your vision – to make one of these.

This craft is all about the notes. There are few steps once you get the base down, but there are many, many tips on how to go about making this visually stunning.

This is not an inexpensive craft to make. I’d suggest you purchase the bulbs with coupons at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby if you can. Or, wait until after Halloween or Christmas and get the bulbs on clearance. Some other ideas are garage sales, the dollar stores, or Goodwill or Salvation Army.

The smaller your cauldron the less cost prohibitive this craft. That large cauldron is in a 16″ bucket and the cost of the craft was in excess of $200 with the specialty bulbs. If you want a large cauldron, leaving out the specialty bulbs could save you quite a lot (maybe one large eyeball for effect?)

Another way to go on this craft is instead of colorful bulbs, monochromatic say in purple and black bulbs in various shades and textures would be stunning with lights and fog!

multicolored bulbs formed to imitate bubbles flowing from the cauldron base. Two decorated broom are in the background, outside on a porch


Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron Notes:

• If this is an outdoor display, drill several holes into the bottom of your cauldron before beginning. That way, any rain water will be able to seep out.

• If this is to be an outdoor display, weigh down the bottom of your caldron with a few red bricks (which you can buy at Home Depot if you have none at your house) as this craft does not weigh very much at all and the wind will take it away! Make sure not to cover the seep holes.

• If you want a fog machine to put inside this craft, make sure to leave lots of holes via the bulbs, and check the fog machine directions so that an obstructed pathway is not an issue. I have seen small ones that might fit, but did not add one to either of these. You are on your own with that. Hubby insists these need a fog machine which we are going to put behind these two and we will be using a larger one.

Make certain the bulbs you purchase are shatterproof!!!

• This craft is about textures and sizes as well as colors. You will want to make sure to buy different textured bulbs such as sparkly, matte, shiny, dimpled, etc. Purchase different sized bulbs as you will start large, and end up small. You are not just matching or complimenting colors, you are matching and complimenting textures, colors, and sizes.

• The top portion of this craft comes together very quickly. The draping of the bulbs down the side of the caudron and waiting for the hot glue to dry is what takes time.

multicolored bulbs formed to imitate bubbles flowing from the cauldron base. There are two cauldrons, one large, one small. Two decorated broom are in the background, indoors on a tan rug


• Make sure you take a step back from your cauldron while adding bulbs. This craft is time consuming. The smaller one (this medium sized cauldron) was done in 90 minutes with the added spill. Without the spill, it is about an hour. However, the large cauldron? That look over four hours! Walking away from the entire craft for an hour, overnight, or a few days can help you decide where the next batch of bulb-bubbles should be built, and what colors and textures look best together. Do not be afraid to allow this to live on your craft table for a week while you complete it.

• When polishing your craft (say the last 10-15%), you may have to decide not to add much to a particular area. All the little decisions matter at the end. Take that step back and put it aside. You need to decide where you want negative space (either though a hole or black bulbs). While this is an excessive craft (to say the least!!), those dark spaces in a Halloween cauldron do matter. There is a natural bubble aeration, large and small, dark and light, and this is what you are trying to mimic.

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• We used these spider lights and I highly recommend them to work with. They are rubbery-plastic and they can be easily hot glued in place. There are eight settings and they work great. You do not have to add lights to these, but it does look cool at night.

• The spider light can also be used to cover up the ornament cap when you cannot turn it down.

• With the specialty bulbs (eyeballs, spiders, ghosts) they may not be able to be turned upside down to look “right”. That is where the spider-light-hiding can come in very handy.

• A big savings tip is to use a box to take up space in the cauldron instead of packing it using only floral foam.

• Hot glue strings are not bad on this craft!! A high-temp glue gun was used. It worked great, but watch so you do not burn your fingers.

• Can Goop work? I’d say yes, but it will be more time consuming. While we did not use it, if you plan on having an outdoor cauldron Marine Goop + hot glue might be a better choice than hot glue alone. To use, a dot of Goop, then hot glue, place bulb, hold to set. The hot glue will set up fast, the Goop taking longer to dry, but this way you will not have to wait for the Goop to dry before going on to the next bulb.

• If you want spider webbing on this craft, apply it at the end over the top of the cauldron. Spider web does not hold up very well and so you will probably want to replace it yearly. Building it into a cauldron would make that difficult.

• How many bulbs will you use? The honest answer is, “I don’t know.” It will depend on how large your cauldron is, how many large bulbs you use, how many medium, etc. To give you an idea:
* 16″ Cauldron: 6- 4″ bulbs + 16 3″ bulbs were used. After that, everything was 2.5″ or smaller.
* 12″ Cauldron: 2- 4″ bulbs + 6- 3″ bulbs we used. After that, everything was 2.5″ or smaller.

There is just a lot less space on that medium sized cauldron. That was not all good… there were a LOT of spiders for that smaller (12″) space. However, the 12″ cauldron ended up with a different vibe from than the 16″ cauldron because the lights are a much bigger part of the 12″ cauldron’s impact. Both these cauldrons have an 80s-feel going for them with the vibrant colors.

I am going to link to everything I bought (which was a lot, but I got 3 cauldrons and one wreath out of it). If I were to make a cost cutting decision, I would keep the eyeballs and spider lights before any of the other specialty items. You may not like the eyeballs, but they really are a great touch of whimsy.

And, as I said, the 12″ cauldren was a lot less costly (even with the spill) than the 16″ cauldron – less than half the price. It just used smaller bulbs.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron Materials:

12″ Cauldron
16″ Cauldron
• Pice of Cardboard
• Cardboard Box
Dry Floral Foam
50ct Vibrantly Colored Shatterproof Shiny and Matte Christmas Ball Ornaments 1.5″-2″
Spider Lights
Eyeball Ornaments

Other Bulbs Items Purchased:

Glitter Ornaments (5 Assorted Sets) – this was a fabulous set, but it was not cheap
4″ Bulbs – purchased black, orange, green, purple
3.2″ bulbs – purchased purple and green
2.5″ bulbs – purchase purple, ornage, green, and black
2.3″ Bronze
1.5″ bulbls – purchased blue and green
3 cm Ornaments – purchased green, orange, purple, and black

Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron Tools:

• Hot Glue
• Hot Glue Gun
• Scissors

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Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron Directions:

• If outside, see the notes above about weep-holes and weighing down the cauldron.
• Place a small cardboard box inside the cauldron, hot glue in place.
• Insert foam to wedge the box in place (wet floral foam will wedge nicely without cutting, if using dry foam you will need to cut to fit). Add more foam to fill any gaping holes (dry floral foam is fine).
• Add floral foam to the top of the box, and then add another floral foam on top of that. Make certain there is some sloping as that will help you build your base and the direction your eye will take when you bubbles “overflow”. Hot glue in place.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• If you are creating a spill, cut out some cardboard to mimic a flow, and hot glue to the bottom of the cauldron.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Begin placing several 4″ bulbs on top of the floral foam to build the top. Place downward so the cap is facing the floral foam. Pin and hot glue in place.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Add some 3″ bulbs. Hot glue in place (pin if you can). There is no such thing as too much hot glue or securing on this craft.
Note: if you ornaments have strings, take them off.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Once the first layer is complete, add a layer of spider lights.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• If using a smaller cauldron you will need to “bury” about 10 inside the cauldron if you have a spill. This works well for a glow. If you decided against a spill, you will either need to bury a few more spiders inside the cauldron, or hot glue more to the sides at the end. For the 16″ cauldron, there is no need to bury any spiders. Make sure the battery box is on the outside of the cauldron, and contains batteries. Always turn on your lights when working on a craft project as it gives you a better idea of what the finished project will look like when finished, with batteries on and lights glowing.
Note: once you are no longer pinning the ornaments to the foam you can remove the caps if you like.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Make certain you are turning your cauldron as you are adding bulbs and light, especially if this is to be a 360° display.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Be aware of texture, size and colors as you begin to add smaller bulbs to the next level. You may decide to add more large bulbs as you build.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Continue to add bulbs and hot glue the spiders in place as you build higher. The wires will need to be hidden if you can. Against the black bulbs, we didn’t hide the wires as they blended.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Once the top of your cauldron is built you will want to add some bulbs to drape down the side of your pot mimicking an overflow. If you have a spill, you will want to work on that before completing the top of your cauldron. The line on the side of your cauldron is a great guide throughout this process on where your overflow is being built, and how the height of your cauldron bubbles mesh with that flow.
• Continue adding bulbs and affixing the lights until you are satisfied with the way your cauldron looks.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Even though you have been turning your cauldron to make sure you have looked for any errant hole, clashing colors, lack of flow, as well as looking from above, before you clean up, give everything another look or two “just to be sure”. Make sure all your bulbs are securely fastened, and secure any that may have come loose.

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these adorable witches cauldrons for Halloween this year. This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.


• Display as desired.

multicolored bulbs formed to imitate bubbles flowing from the cauldron base. There are two cauldrons, one large, one small. Two decorated broom are in the background, outside on a porch


Yield: 1

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron

Homemade Halloween Witch's Cauldron. Make these striking witches cauldrons for Halloween this year! This homemade cauldron packs a real visual punch. Beautiful to look at, creepy without being scary, this homemade Halloween witch's cauldron is great for Halloween décor, delight trick-or-treaters, or as a fabulous Halloween party prop.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 100.00

Materials

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. If outside, see the notes on the blog about weep-holes and weighing down the cauldron.
  2. Place a small cardboard box inside the cauldron, hot glue in place.
  3. Insert foam to wedge the box in place (wet floral foam will wedge nicely without cutting, if using dry foam you will need to cut to fit). Add more foam to fill any gaping holes (dry floral foam is fine).
  4. Add floral foam to the top of the box, and then add another floral foam on top of that. Make certain there is some sloping as that will help you build your base and the direction your eye will take when you bubbles "overflow". Hot glue in place.
  5. If you are creating a spill, cut out some cardboard to mimic a flow, and hot glue to the bottom of the cauldron.
  6. Begin placing several 4" bulbs on top of the floral foam to build the top. Place downward so the cap is facing the floral foam. Pin and hot glue in place.
  7. Add some 3" bulbs. Hot glue in place (pin if you can). There is no such thing as too much hot glue or securing on this craft.
    Note: if you ornaments have strings, take them off.
  8. Once the first layer is complete, add a layer of spider lights. If using a smaller cauldron you will need to "bury" about 10 inside the cauldron if you have a spill. This works well for a glow. If you decided against a spill, you will either need to bury a few more spiders inside the cauldron, or hot glue more to the sides at the end. For the 16" cauldron, there is no need to bury any spiders. Make sure the battery box is on the outside of the cauldron, and contains batteries. Always turn on your lights when working on a craft project as it gives you a better idea of what the finished project will look like when finished, with batteries on and lights glowing.
    Note: once you are no longer pinning the ornaments to the foam you can remove the caps if you like.
  9. Make certain you are turning your cauldron as you are adding bulbs and light, especially if this is to be a 360° display.
  10. Be aware of texture, size and colors as you begin to add smaller bulbs to the next level. You may decide to add more large bulbs as you build.
  11. Continue to add bulbs and hot glue the spiders in place as you build higher. The wires will need to be hidden if you can. Against the black bulbs, we didn't hide the wires as they blended.
  12. Once the top of your cauldron is built you will want to add some bulbs to drape down the side of your pot mimicking an overflow. If you have a spill, you will want to work on that before completing the top of your cauldron. The line on the side of your cauldron is a great guide throughout this process on where your overflow is being built, and how the height of your cauldron bubbles mesh with that flow.
  13. Continue adding bulbs and affixing the lights until you are satisfied with the way your cauldron looks.
  14. Even though you have been turning your cauldron to make sure you have looked for any errant hole, clashing colors, lack of flow, as well as looking from above, before you clean up, give everything another look or two "just to be sure". Make sure all your bulbs are securly fastened, and secure any that may have come loose.
  15. Display as desired.

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Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

5 jack o'lantern halloween treats made with crispy rice cereal on a dark tray


These adorable Jack O’Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.

Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

How about these awesome Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats! Halloween themed food for October is huge in the lunchbox – kids and adults alike! Oh come on, you know you make special Halloween food recipes to take into work – either for yourself or to share with the office. And, these easy to make Jack O’Lantern treats are a fun food treat everyone will enjoy.

Whether destined for the lunchbox, served as an after school (or after work) snack, bringing them to share at a Halloween party, or just because, you and your kids will love these fabulous Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats this Halloween season.

If you would like these rice crispy as a seasonal fall treat, just do not paint on a face! Make them as cute little pumpkin treats.

If you are curious where the name Jack O’Lantern comes from, this Celtic Thunder post gives the lowdown on a very bad man called Stingy Jack, and his interactions with Satan. It is an interesting folktale!

5 jack o'lantern halloween treats made with crispy rice cereal on a dark tray


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Notes:

• Rice Krispies Treats™ is a registered trademark, so I try not to use it for the recipe title when making treats with crispy rice cereals.

• Rice Krispies® Cereal was used in the making of these Jack O’Lanterns. However, you can use any crispy rice cereal you like.

• This recipe may be doubled.

• If you are sending these into school, a boy or girl scout troop meeting, etc, you may want to wrap them individually with plastic wrap, or an apple wrapper.

• Rolo Minis are used to make the stem. If you prefer Reeses Minis, they work too.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Ingredients:

• 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
• 4 TBSP Butter
• 2 drops Red Liquid Food Coloring
• 8 drops Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
• 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
• 8 Rolo Minis, unwrapped
• ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
• Green Icing Pen

Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Mise en Place:

• Cooking Spray
• Large, Microwave Safe, Bowl
• Spatula
• Mini Bundt Cake or Fluted Pan or Ice Cream Scoop
• Spoon
• Baggie (or Piping Bag and Tip)

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe Instructions:

1. Spray a large, microwave-safe, bowl with cooking spray.
2. Place 10 ounces of marshmallows and 4 tablespoons of butter in the greased bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
3. Mix well with a greased spatula.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


4. Add the 2 drops of red liquid food coloring and 8 drops of yellow liquid food coloring to the marshmallow mixture; mix well. You might need to add more red or yellow to get your desired shade of orange.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


5. Add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal to the orange marshmallow mixture, and mix well until all the crispy rice cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


6. Generously grease a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan. Using a greased spoon, fill each cup with the orange crispy rice mixture, pressing firmly into the pan. Let it cool for 30 minutes.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


7. Take the cooled crispy rice out of the mold and press two treats together to make the pumpkin shape, denting the top.
8. Alternatively, if you do not have a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan, use a large greased ice-cream scoop and make crispy rice balls. You can then mold it into a pumpkin shape.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


9. Gently press a Mini Rolo on the top of each pumpkin for the stem.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


10. Melt the ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in the microwave and put it in a plastic baggie. Snip a corner of the baggie and make the eyes and mouth of the jack-o’-lantern on the crispy rice pumpkins.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


11. Use the green icing pen to make the squiggly vines near the ‘stem’.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


12. Serve the Jack O’Lantern Rice Crispy Treats immediately or store it in an airtight container.

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.


Yield: 8

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats Recipe. These adorable Jack O'Lantern rice crispy treats are an easy to make snack. They are great for the Halloween season without being too spooky for small children. Your little ghosts and goblins will devour these tasty, fun treats.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 TBSP Butter
  • 2 drops Red Liquid Food Coloring
  • 8 drops Yellow Liquid Food Coloring
  • 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 8 Rolo Minis, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Green Icing Pen

Instructions

  1. Spray a large, microwave safe, bowl with cooking spray.
  2. Place 10 ounces of marshmallows and 4 tablespoons of butter in the greased bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
  3. Mix well with a greased spatula.
  4. Add the 2 drops of red liquid food coloring and 8 drops of yellow liquid food coloring to the marshmallow mixture; mix well. You might need to add more red or yellow to get your desired shade of orange.
  5. Add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal to the orange marshmallow mixture, and mix well until all the crispy rice cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  6. Generously grease a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan. Using a greased spoon, fill each cup with the orange crispy rice mixture, pressing firmly into the pan. Let it cool for 30 minutes.
  7. Take the cooled crispy rice out of the mold and press two treats together to make the pumpkin shape, denting the top.
  8. Alternatively, if you do not have a mini Bundt cake or fluted pan, use a large greased ice-cream scoop and make crispy rice balls. You can then, mold it into a pumpkin shape.
  9. Gently press a Mini Rolo on the top of each pumpkin for the stem.
  10. Melt the ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in the microwave and put it in a plastic baggie. Snip a corner of the baggie and make the eyes and mouth of the jack-o'-lantern on the crispy rice pumpkins.
  11. Use the green icing pen to make the squiggly vines near the 'stem'.
  12. Serve the Jack O'Lantern Rice Crispy Treats immediately or store it in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 205mg Carbohydrates: 57g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietician. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

Need more fun Halloween treats? Try one of these:

Easy Halloween Bats Candy Treats – These spooky little bats are made with only 4-ingredients and wow do they taste great! Easy to make, these delicious candy bats are perfect for the lunchbox, afternoon snack, or a Halloween party. Your little ghosts and goblins will love these tasty Halloween treats.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe – These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little – and big – witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!

Monster Eye Cookies Recipe – Need a Halloween treat idea? These Monster Eye Cookies are just what you are looking for! These terrific tasting crinkle cookies are easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties, Monster parties, or an after school snack! These not-so-spooky monster cookies are fun, festive, and super cute.


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Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

multicolored wreath with a Dr. Seuss theme hung diagonally on a dark-colored front door


This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child’s room, or your front door!

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

This diagonal shaped Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is crooked and askew. If you are a Dr. Seuss fan you know that little was straight; his artwork did not lend to straight lines, and it was not flat.

This is a great project to do while you are watching TV. Once the lengths are cut, it is tie, tie, tie. There is a pattern, but it isn’t difficult. And, because this wreath is supposed to be wonky, mistakes are a plus!

multicolored wreath with a Dr. Seuss theme hung diagonally on a brown front door with a window


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Notes:

• You want this wreath frame to be a tad beat-up if possible. Buy the most dented one on the shelf. You can also bend the wires on the frame a bit, but be careful not to break the tines.

• You want your wreath nice and full. If you skimp, you cannot hide it.

• The pipe cleaners are added for more depth, again Dr. Seuss is not flat. You could also add ribbons for a little extra crazy – red, black, or white works for this wreath.

• This is hung as a diagonal, not as a square.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Colors:

When picking colors for this wonky Dr. Seuss wreath, match them to a book color theme, especially if giving this as a teacher’s gift, to someone passing their teaching boards, or for a baby shower.

All Dr. Seuss branded fabrics are busy. Dr. Seuss is busy, so that fits. To not overwhelm your wreath (or your eyesight) pick a cooler and warmer color to compliment the wreath. Choose your pipe colors to match the main colors of the color scheme, and do it all in threes. You can add a fourth or fifth color for more depth and contrast.

While Dr. Seuss is not very sparkly, some sparkly green mesh was used on this wreath to add some depth and contrast. Consider that when you choose your colors and material for your wreath.

For this wreath the three most comon Dr. Seuss colors were choosen:

Cat in the Hat, Grinch, Mulbury Street
White
Red (but not cherry or fire engine red, a deeper red color)
Black

Other color choice schemes that work very well for Dr. Seuss:

Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle, Hoton Hatches the Egg
Black/ White/ Turquoise Blue

Oh, the Places you Will Go, the Lorax, Butter Battle Book
Orange/Yellow/Blue – but muted colors

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Materials:

• ¾ yard of each of the two Dr. Seuss branded fabric you are using
• 15 Pipe Cleaners – 3 of each color were used on this wreath: red, black, blue, green, white – you can use more if you like
• 3 Tulle Rolls – colors used red, white, black (the green was added sparingly when the wreath was finished)
14″ Square Wire Wreath Frame

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Tools:

• Scissors
• Ruler (if you do not have one built into your cutting matt)
Cutting Matt
• Pencil

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath Directions:

1. These strips are thicker than normal knot wreath strips. Fold your fabric so you have to cut less! Cut fabric into 6″ long strips, 2″ thick strips.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


2. Cut the tulle into 2″ widths strips

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


3. Tie your fabric around the wreath frame wire. The pattern is:
2 Tulle (Black)
2 Fabric (one type, yellow for this wreath)
2 Tulle (Red)
2 Fabric (other type, blue for this wreath)
2 Tille (White)

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


4. Repeat until the wreath is finished
Note: the green tulle was added sparingly when the wreath was completely knotted. You do not have to add another color. This wreath looked a little flat, so even though Dr. Seuss is not really sparkly, a touch was added to make the wreath pop. YMMV of course!

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


5. When the wreath is finished, tie on some pipe cleaners in various bold colors that compliment your fabrics.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


6. Curl each end of the pipe clean around a pencil. Remove the pencil and allow the twisted pipe cleaner to remain.

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!


7. Hang as a diagonal, not a square.
Note that I did not bother with a hanger. You definitely could if you wanted one. This is fairly light so it could be as simple as a pipe cleaner twisted on the back of the wreath and then twisted tight to form a hanger.

Yield: 1 wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath

Wonky Dr. Seuss Inspired Wreath. This easy to make, wonky Dr. Seuss inspired wreath is great for all fans of Dr. Seuss literature and artwork. Fully customizable using these step-by-step instructions to reflect your favorite Dr. Seuss story, this wreath makes a wonderful gift for teachers, baby showers, a child's room, or your front door!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 25.00

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. These strips are thicker than normal knot wreath strips. Fold your fabric so you have to cut less! Cut fabric into 6" long strips, 2" thick strips.
  2. Cut the tulle into 2" widths strips
  3. Tie your fabric around the wreath frame wire. The pattern is:
    2 Tulle (Black)
    2 Fabric (one type, yellow for this wreath)
    2 Tulle (Red)
    2 Fabric (other type, blue for this wreath)
    2 Tulle (White)
  4. Repeat until wreath is finished
    Note: the green tulle was added sparingly when the wreath was completely knotted. You do not have to add another color. This wreath looked a little flat, so even though Dr. Seuss is not really sparkly, a touch was added to make the wreath pop. YMMV of course!
  5. When the wreath is finished, tie on some pipe cleaners in various bold colors that compliment your fabrics.
  6. Curl each end of the pipe clean around a pencil. Remove the pencil and allow the twisted pipe cleaner to remain.
  7. Hang as a diagonal, not a square.
    Note that I did not bother with a hanger. You definitely could if you wanted one. This is fairly light so it could be as simple as a pipe cleaner twisted on the back of the wreath and then twisted tight to form a hanger.

If you like making your own wreaths, you’ll love these easy to make wreath crafts:

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial – A beautiful How the Grinch Stole Christmas inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!

Easy Unicorn Wreath DIY – This simple to make sparkly unicorn rag wreath is an adorable and whimsical take on a unicorn wreath. Follow the step-by-step instructions of this detailed tutorial to make this fun homemade wreath. From the multicolored mane, sparkly white coat, and fanciful ears and cone, this delightful unicorn wreath is a playful take on the great mythical creature.

Sunflower Knot Wreath – This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


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