This year we've created our own Sparkle Story Treat for Halloween!
It makes for an easy Halloween surprise for friends or a treat to hand out on Halloween night. The printables feature a scannable QR code that unlocks a free hour of stories.
If you're hesitating to give candy this year, consider giving a little Sparkle! An introduction to Sparkle Stories is a lovely goody to give your friends, particularly as we get into the colder, darker months of the year.
Just click the links below to download!
You can simply print them up on paper and hand them out, or you can print them on labels! Our Halloween treats are made to fit Avery 3 x 3.75 inch, print-to-the-edge, rectangular labels (#22823). Pick up a pack at your local copy store, print them out as stickers, and try out a few of these fun ideas.
Here are ten suggestions for how to dress them up:
Stick Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" on a pretty piece of patterned cardstock and mix them in with candy in your trick-or-treat bowl.
This is a great non-food option to have on hand if you're concerned about allergies or don't like to have too much extra candy around the house.
Tuck Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" into a goodie bag.
Whether you're making goodie bags full of candy or you're handing out non-food treats — like stickers and mini-dinosaurs — a Sparkle Halloween treat tucks into a small goodie bag just perfectly.
Attach Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" directly to other treats.
No goodie bags? No problem! Take your printed stickers and attach them directly to larger treats like cheddar bunnies or granola bars.
Add fun pencils or pens to a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable."
Here, I attached a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" to a piece of cardstock — it's about four inches by six inches — then punched holes in the other side to poke some fun pencils through.
Pair up a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" with stickers or temporary tattoos.
Again, attach the Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" sticker to a piece of cardstock, then use washi tape to add stickers or temporary tattoos.
Attach Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" to a glider plane.
While I usually dislike plastic “kid junk” that quickly ends up in the trash, glider planes are a definite exception. My kids love putting them together and will play with one for days. Stick a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" to the outer packaging so kiddos can listen while they fly.
Stick Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" to a box of crayons.
Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" fit almost perfectly on the back of a standard sized box of crayons. Everybody loves fresh crayons.
Tuck a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" onto the back of a handmade mini-notebook.
These little notebooks are a snap to make. Just fold a piece of cardstock in half, cut a few pieces of blank paper to fit inside, and use your sewing machine to quickly stitch a spine. Stick a Sparkle Halloween treat to the back as an extra surprise.
Tie a few glow sticks to a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable."
With daylight savings time about to start, there will be ample opportunity for glow sticks. We love them as nightlights and for special “rock-and-glow” baths. Attach a Sparkle Halloween treat for a story to go with the lights-out fun.
Put a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" on the outside of an envelope with a small craft project inside.
A friend of mine and her daughter have begun a practice of listening to a Sparkle Story each Sunday morning while she knits and her daughter makes art. Put a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" on an envelope with materials for simple craft project — like a pipe-cleaner-and-beads bracelet — to follow my friend's model and enjoy this sweet ritual.
Add a Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" to a mini-pumpkin as a decoration that will last through Thanksgiving.
The wonderful thing about pumpkins is that they are still seasonal for Thanksgiving. Tie a Sparkle Halloween treat to the stem of a mini-pumpkin for a little gift that will span both holiday seasons.
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About the Authors
The Sparkle Kitchen Series is created by Meryl Carver-Allmond.
Meryl lives in a hundred year old house near the prairie with her sweet husband, two pre-schoolers, one puppy, one gecko, and about ten chickens. While she's been writing since she could pick up a pen, in recent years she's discovered the joy of photography, too. She feels lucky to be able to combine those skills, along with a third passion--showing people that cooking for themselves can be healthy and fun--in her weekly Sparkle Kitchen posts.
When Meryl isn't writing for Sparkle Kitchen, you can find her on her personal blog, My Bit of Earth, where she writes about chickens, babies, knitting, gardening, food, photography, and whatever else tickles her fancy on any given day.
Jenny Barandich is the graphic designer who brings color and magic to all of Sparkle’s graphics.
With more than 20 years of experience, Jenny works with clients both locally and worldwide. She believes in unique yet practical designs that suit her clients’ needs, covering a wide range of industries including publishing, high-tech, nonprofit, medical, communications, and marketing. Jenny received a B.A. in Visual Communication from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.