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.
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You can simply print them up on paper and hand them out, or you can print them on sticker labels! Our Halloween treats are made to fit 8.5 x 11 in sticker paper. Pick up a pack at your local copy store, print & cut them out, 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 or masking tape to add stickers or temporary tattoos.
Attach Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables" to a glider plane.
Halloween can be overwhelming for some children. The costumes, the excitement, and the sugar rush can lead to moments of anxiety. To help them stay calm and centered, we've got a fun solution – themed stress balls! These squeezable toys aren't just enjoyable to play with; they can also provide a sense of relaxation and relief. Tie a "Halloween Trick-or-Treatable" to the ball for extra comfort via stories.
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 mini-notebook.
If you can't find a bundle, 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. Attach a Sparkle Halloween treat with string 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 string-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 preschoolers, 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 Sparkle Kitchen posts.
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.