5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Recipe #MonstersU

Halloween is approaching fast and when time is short you can make my 5 minute Monsters Halloween treats in a hurry.  Today I am celebrating the release of the new Monsters University movie on Blu Ray combo pack October 29th.  We are huge Monsters fans around here so I am thrilled to be able to bring you this post.  Plus quick Halloween treats are sort of my specialty.  You can find over 20 no baking required Halloween treats on my blog.  Lets get started on these little Monsters for now though.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Ingredients:

  • Sandwich cookies (any that you like)
  • candy melts (I used blue and green for my treats.)
  • lollipop sticks
  • candy eyes
  • bakers twine in black and orange
  • small treat bags

 

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Instructions:

Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.  Cover the sandwich cookie on both sides.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Dip lollipop stick into candy coating as well and lay cookie on top of stick.  Place eyes on each monster while the candy coating is still wet.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Repeat with additional colors and eyes as desired.  I used one eye for the green and two eyes for the blue to mimic Mike and Sully.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Place the treats into your plastic treat bags and use baker’s twine to secure.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Fill a container with these for your child’s classroom this Halloween.  My 5 minute Monsters Halloween treat recipe is sure to be the hit of any Halloween party.  Plus they will only take you minutes to make.  That is a win win y’all.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Be sure to pre-order the Monsters University Blu-ray combo pack so you get yours as soon as it is released on October 29th.  You can also follow those crazy Monsters on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for even more fun.  You can also check out other great Monsters University posts below.  Have a monstrously good Halloween! 

 
 

This post was sponsored by Disney Pixar and Monsters University. All opinions and projects are my own.
 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath

Halloween is TWO weeks away y’all!  If you don’t have your front porch ready for those ghosts and goblins, my trick or treat Halloween wreath might just be for you.  Grab a few supplies and make this candy corn themed wreath to adorn your front door this holiday.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I wanted to post it here in case y’all missed it.  Supplies for this one were provided by Consumer Crafts.  

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.
 
 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Instructions:
Wrap the wreath form with raffia, securing any loose ends with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn.  I free handed the paint onto my pieces.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance.  Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments.  Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue.  Add buttons to the center of your flower.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door.  It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks.  This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn.  I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it?  Give me the details!

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

20+ Halloween Treats NO BAKING REQUIRED!

I have gather up over 20 Halloween treats where no baking is required.  I know I always want to send something cute with the kids to school but just don’t have a ton of time.  These easy no bake Halloween treat recipes are perfect.  Get your cute Halloween treats done and still have time to spend with the kids.

 

Over 20 Halloween Treat Recipes with no baking required -- a collection of no bake Halloween recipes that kids will love!

 

 

 

Halloween Cootie Catcher — a free printable! Plus more Halloween crafts!

I have been on a Halloween kick around here as of late and today’s Halloween cootie catcher free printable is no exception.  I love offering up free printable cootie catchers here cause y’all seem to love them so much.  Plus they are a quick and easy craft for the kids to enjoy for a few hours.  Who can’t use the kids being occupied for a few hours?  Yea…..I know you can!  The trick or treat version of my cootie catcher will have you walking like a zombie and making scary faces.

Halloween Cootie Catcher -- a free Halloween printable for some trick or treat fun!

 

To print your own Halloween cootie catcher, click on the image below or open up the google document.  For this version of the cootie catcher, the kids pick a word (trick, treat, eek, or boo) then move it back and forth while spelling the word.  Then pick a number and again go back and forth but this time while counting.  Pick another number and lift the flap to read what is inside.  Then you have some Halloween fun right in the comfort of your own home.

There are folding instructions on the bottom but if you have trouble there is also a great description over on wikipedia (yes cootie catchers are even on wikipedia).
Halloween Cootie Catcher -- a free Halloween printable for some trick or treat fun!
Will you be telling ghost stories?  Collecting treats?  Walking like a zombie?  Or any of the other great fortunes that this Halloween fortune teller provides?  Print your own free printable Halloween cootie catcher and let the fun begin.

Halloween Cootie Catcher -- a free Halloween printable for some trick or treat fun!

Now I promised y’all some more Halloween crafts.  Visit the links below to visit my friends as we are sharing great Halloween crafts all week long. 

 

Witch’s Fingers Halloween Recipe and a Popcorn Box Hop

Today I am going to share a super spooky Halloween treat with my witch’s fingers Halloween recipe.  Plus I have a popcorn box blog hop for y’all to click around and see some other great Halloween ideas.  A group of designers were all sent the same popcorn box and we were all encouraged to add our own spin to it.  My idea is below then you can hop around at the bottom of this post to see even more creative Halloween ideas.  Oh and a $100 gift card giveaway….don’t want y’all to miss that!

Make your own witch's fingers treats and add them to a DIY decorative Halloween box.  A fun idea for any Halloween party!

I am going to start with how I decorated the box then we will get to the recipe in a second.  I started with my popcorn box, some Americana paint, black and white baker’s twine, buttons, google eyes, and a letter “B” sticker.

Make your own witch's fingers treats and add them to a DIY decorative Halloween box.  A fun idea for any Halloween party!

I actually painted my box to get it white.  I painted the outside only so food is still okay on the inside.  I used about 4 light coats to get coverage.  Then just stick on the “B” sticker, add on buttons and google eyes with hot glue, and tie on some fun baker’s twine.  Super simple and a slightly elegant touch to your Halloween party.

Make your own witch's fingers treats and add them to a DIY decorative Halloween box.  A fun idea for any Halloween party!

Now lets make those ugly witch’s fingers.  Just grab some green candy melts in the crafty food section of your store.  Then coat your pretzel rods with the melted candy and add a sliced almond finger nail.  Perfectly easy, gross, and spooky…..that is the perfect Halloween treat!

Make your own witch's fingers treats and add them to a DIY decorative Halloween box.  A fun idea for any Halloween party!

The witch’s fingers stand perfectly in the popcorn box for a freakishly fun display at your Halloween party.  I hope you will try my witch’s fingers Halloween recipe for yourself.

Make your own witch's fingers treats and add them to a DIY decorative Halloween box.  A fun idea for any Halloween party!

Now it is time for some Halloween hop fun.  If you get lost along the hop, you can always head on over to Laura Kelly Designs for the main hop page.  Now start visiting all of the great designers below and their fun popcorn box makeovers.

I also promised y’all a giveaway.  Enter below to win a $100 Disney gift card!  See the widget below for all terms and conditions.  Prize is being furnished and shipped by Laura Kelly Designs.  Be sure to come back here to see the winner in the widget below once the contest ends.
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Good luck y’all!  Laura Kelly Designs did provide me with materials for this blog hop but all opinions and projects are my own.
 

 

BOO Halloween Shirt — paint your own shirt!

I am wrapping up Craft Lightning today with a quick and easy BOO Halloween shirt that you can make in just minutes for yourself or your kids.  I am using a double stencil method to get a cool and unique shirt that you will love.  If you have missed any of the Craft Lightning fun this week be sure to check out the features from day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5 for lots of quick craft inspiration.  Now lets get painting on a shirt.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

You will need a plain white tee shirt, orange and black fabric paints, and stencils.  My fabric paints and stencils are all from DecoArt.  You will need one letter stencil and one stencil with a pattern you like.

 

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Start with just the letter stencil and center your BOO on the front of your shirt.  Use tape to tape off any stencil areas you are not using.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Remove your stencil while the paint is still wet and use a small brush to touch up the “stencil” areas so that your B and Os are complete.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Do one letter at a time until you have something that resembles the image below.   Allow that to dry.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Now for my double stencil method.  Lay down your letter stencil again and line it up with you previously made letter.  Then layer your pattern stencil on top of that.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Paint through BOTH stencils in black to get the effect shown on the shirt below.  Repeat for all three letters and you are done.

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

Be sure to follow all of the instructions on the fabric paint you are using for dry times, etc.  Then force your teen to wear a mask and take embarrassing pictures for your blog.  Cause you know…that is how I roll. 

BOO Halloween Shirt -- wear this shirt anytime in October to show you Halloween spirit.  A quick and easy double stencil method to make a one of a kind shirt.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial for my BOO Halloween shirt.  Be sure to stay tuned as I have one more post today of Halloween quick craft features.  Then this weekend I will round up all of the Craft Lightning fun for you!  Y’all stay tuned!
DecoArt compensated me for portions of this post as part of my core blogger agreement.  All projects and opinions are my own.

 

Spooky Eye Cake Pops — in 5 minutes!

You see those complicated recipes for cake pops on Pinterest but my spooky eye cake pops are the simplest thing ever.  Grab some donut holes and make these goodies in 5 minutes flat.  I will show you how in this edition of Craft Lightning.  What is Craft Lightning?  Every morning this week I will post an original craft tutorial that you can make in under 15 minutes.  Then every afternoon I will do a round up from around the web of even more quick and easy Halloween crafts.  Sound like fun?  Be sure to link up to the Craft Lightning linky party for a chance to be featured and catch up with all of the fun from day 1, day 2day 3day 4, and day 5. Now lets get to (not!) baking.

Spooky Eye Cake Pops for Halloween -- a quick and easy dessert in 5 minutes or less!  Use donut holes and make these spooky eyes in no time flat!


Spooky Eye Cake Pop Ingredients

  • donut holes (yep just from the bakery)
  • frosting (your choice of flavors but needs to be white for the eyes)
  • red paste food coloring
  • toothpicks
  • sucker sticks or popsicle sticks
  • candy eyeballs
  • mason jar or other method to stand cake pops
Spooky Eye Cake Pops for Halloween -- a quick and easy dessert in 5 minutes or less!  Use donut holes and make these spooky eyes in no time flat!

Spooky Eye Cake Pop Instructions

Remove lid and foil wrap from canned icing.  Microwave icing for 20 seconds and stir.  Put stick inside of one donut hole and dip into the icing until covered.  Add candy eyeball by pressing into icing.  Use toothpick dipped in red paste food coloring to add “blood” around eye.

Spooky Eye Cake Pops for Halloween -- a quick and easy dessert in 5 minutes or less!  Use donut holes and make these spooky eyes in no time flat!

Stand up in mason jar or by other means to allow to harden.  I used tissue paper in my mason jar to make sure the pops did not touch.  Serve immediately or after the icing has hardened.  See you have made quick and easy spooky eye cake pops in 5 minutes.  The best part?  No one will ever know you didn’t slave in the kitchen all day. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Spooky Eye Cake Pops for Halloween -- a quick and easy dessert in 5 minutes or less!  Use donut holes and make these spooky eyes in no time flat!

Stay tuned for the rest of Craft Lightning this week and don’t miss any of the quick Halloween crafts.
 

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off

I am back with another quick and easy Halloween craft with my bone hand vase that is actually a Pottery Barn knock off.  Can a Pottery Barn knock off be quick and easy?  I think so!  This is part of the Craft Lightning series this week.  All week long I am posting crafts in the morning that take 15 minutes or less to complete (excluding dry time).  Every afternoon I am posting Halloween quick craft features from around the web.  If you want a chance to be featured, be sure to link up your own easy crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party.  And if you have missed any of the fun this week head on over and check out the features from day 1day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.  Now let me show you how quick and easy this fun vase is to make.  

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

I was inspired by this original Pottery Barn vase but $99 was not happening y’all.  So I grabbed a $1.99 container from Goodwill, a $1 skeleton from The Dollar Tree, and some Americana gloss enamels for glass in white.  

 

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

I painted my container with the white paint.  It actually took 3 coats to get really good coverage.  I allowed the vase to dry well in between coats.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

After the container had dried, I cut the hand off of my skeleton with a pair or scissors and used hot glue to put it on the front of my vase.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

Yes that is it.  A $1 skeleton hand on a painted Goodwill vase.  Looks pretty darn good right?  I put it with a few other Halloween crafts that I have made over the years.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

The Macbeth Halloween decor pictured is one of my favorite Halloween crafts of all time.  You too can make those jars, the witch’s spell, and the cauldron.  Just head over to see how.  

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

For now I will be admiring my cute (and affordable) bone hand vase.  Grab a skeleton at your local dollar store to make your own Pottery Barn knock off this Halloween.  You will love the results.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

Stay tuned for even more Halloween quick craft fun all week as Craft Lightning continues.  You don’t want to miss it!
For another version of this Pottery Barn bone hand vase be sure to visit my friend Viv!  
I am a compensated core blogger for Decoart and this post is part of that program.  All opinions and projects are my own however.  
 

Bradded Pumpkins — a 5 minute way to decorate pumpkins!

I have a quick and easy 5 minute craft today with my bradded pumpkins.  If you are looking for something even the smallest of kids can do….this craft is for you!  All week long around here we are doing quick and easy crafts for Halloween with the Craft Lightning super spooky edition.  If you missed any of the fun, be sure to check out the features from day 1day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.  Also if you want a chance to be featured this week, be sure to link up your quick Halloween craft to our Craft Lightning linky party.  Now get ready for the simplest pumpkin decorating tutorial you have possibly ever seen.

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

You will need some brads.  I grabbed some from my stash along with some really fun ones from Buttons Galore and More as part of my designer status with them.   

 

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

Then literally you just push them into the pumpkin.  If you don’t know what a brad is you can see that it has a nail like appearance in the photograph above.  However brads are not sharp and can be used when crafting with kids.  So they are perfect!  I pressed them into fake pumpkins here but they will work on real ones as well.  They are so easy to push in it is almost not like a craft at all!  No glue is even required y’all.

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

You can spell fall with these antique ABC brads like the picture above.  Or grab some fabric and glitter covered brads for some pumpkins like the picture below.

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

Maybe you don’t like the brads all in a line?  Just used them as dots all around your pumpkin.  Below I used a combination of tiny jewel rounds and jewel flowers.

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

You can even get a little funky with your brads and use them to create a fun pumpkin face.  What a fun way to “carve” a pumpkin without ever getting out a knife.  The best part?  I created all of these in less than 15 minutes.  Such a quick and easy craft that there is no reason NOT to do it!

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

I am displaying mine in a bowl along with my baker’s twine pumpkins.  What a fun addition to your fall decor and all in just a few minutes time.

Bradded Pumpkins -- a 5 minute way to update fake or real pumpkins.  Just insert brads by pushing!  So simple!  Click to see a variety of ways to decorate pumpkins with brads.

I hope you have enjoyed my bradded pumpkins and will come back all week for even more quick Halloween craft inspiration.  Every morning I will have a quick craft for you and every afternoon I will have a set of features from around the web.  Fun right?  Don’t miss it!
I am a member of the Buttons Galore and More design team where I am compensated for my use of their products.  All projects and opinions are my own however.
 

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with Duck Tape

Are you ready for my super quick way to make DIY Halloween treat bags with Duck Tape?  These are a fun way to give your kids a special treat bag this year.  Or let the kids make a collection of these to give to their friends.  This is Craft Lightning week y’all so all week I will be posting crafts that take 15 minutes or less to complete.  My partner for this series Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will also have an original tutorial for you each morning.  Then each afternoon we will be posting features from our friends around the web so you can get tons of spooky Halloween craft inspiration all week.  Would you like a chance to be featured?  Link up your quick and easy Halloween craft to our Craft Lightning link party.  Also check out the features from day 1day 2day 3, day 4, and day 5.  Right now lets get crafty.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.
 
 

For these DIY Halloween treat bags, all you need is Duck Tape, ziploc bags, scissors, and google eyes if desired.  
 
DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

Start by applying your Duct Tape in rows across one side of the bag.  Be sure to start at the “zippered” end and do NOT tape closed that end.  

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

The very bottom row should be folded over the bottom of the bag as shown in the picture below.  Then use your scissors to trim to the size of the bag.  Do not cut the bag!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

Now apply your Duck Tape in rows on the other side of your bag.  Again start at the top where the zipper is and DO NOT tape that end closed.  I ended by overlapping that last row that was folded over in the picture above.  Trim those strips to the size of your bag with scissors.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

To finish off your bag, use a strip of Duck Tape down each side of your bag.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

Now use black Duck Tape and cut out various mouth, eyes, and nose shapes.  Let your kids apply them in anyway they choose.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

For my blue monster, I also used google eyes to make him a little bit goofy.  This is optional….but fun!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.
 
Your bag will still open and close just like a ziploc bag and you can stuff them with candy, presents, or any other “treat”.  
 
DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

Have fun giving these to the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween.  These would make a really fun special gift for your own kids.  Or a fun project for you to work on with them for their friends.  Whoever you choose to give them to….be sure to make my DIY Halloween treat bags this year!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags -- make your own treat bags in less than 15 minutes using Duck Tape and ziploc bags.  A fun craft project that the kids will love.

Have you linked up to the Craft Lightning linky party?  Be sure to head over and link up your quick crafts for a chance to be featured.  Plus stay tuned all week for all of our super spooky Halloween quick crafts.