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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! It’s also a great time to show your friends and neighbors you care with a fun surprise, BOO them! Making a BOO kit is easy, especially when you can use Mars® Candy to fill your kit with tasty treats. For our BOO kit I wanted a witch theme, complete with witch legs sticking out! After all, who wouldn’t want to dive into a cauldron full of candy?
I found an amazing assortment of Mars candy and fun monster themed sodas at Walmart to use in my BOO kit. I picked up a few other goodies while I was there to add in too. Everything was easy to find in the candy and soda isles.
To make the witch legs you will need stuffing, an orange piece of felt, a black piece of felt, embroidery floss and an embroidery needle, and scissors. Cut the orange piece of felt into fourths, you can get four legs out of one piece this way. Fold each piece over and blanket stitch around the edge leaving a hole at one end for stuffing. I used black floss for the orange stitching to make a cute contrast. If you don’t know how to make a blanket stitch, this is a nice video showing how.
Next draw a witch shoe on a piece of paper, this will become your pattern for cutting on the black felt. Fold the felt in half and line the heel of your shoe on the fold so you won’t be cutting or stitching on the heel.
Blanket stitch around the shoe, leaving the top part open so you can put part of the leg in when you attach them together. I used orange floss for the black shoe for contrast, but you can always match the floss to the felt if you prefer that. Once they are both attached, you can add any embellishments that you want, or leave them plain. I used black glitter glue to create the look of striped socks.
Now that we have our legs done, let’s put together out BOO’ing kit! I picked a cauldron to hold our goodies and started by adding two of the monster themed soda cans at the bottom. I then filled around them with some Mars Mixed Minis, and adding fun sized bars in as well. Add the legs, and any other goodies in before you reach the middle point so the candy can help hold them up. We added some glow sticks and Halloween colored silly straws to our kit in addition to the treats.
BOO kit instructions:
- Cut out the “We’ve been BOO’d sign.
- Fold the “You’ve been BOO’d” greeting card (page 2) and tape openings together.
- Include the card and sign when gifting BOO bundles.
Be sure to print out the BOO’ing card and instructions so your recipient knows what is going on. You can find the printable here. It’s actually in color, so if you have a color printer that will be extra fun (our printer is black and white, but that’s fine since Halloween has a lot of black). A sign for them to hang on their window is also included, that way if another person comes to BOO they will know this house has already been treated.
And next comes the fun part! Leaving your BOO kit on someone’s porch. Try to be secretive about it if you can, it’s fun not to get caught. We are going to make a few smaller kits to help spread the BOO’ing fun too. The more the scarier right?