One thing I love to do for parties and is have a little gift to send home with guests as a little "thank you" for coming to the party, especially for kids. I decided to make Halloween "surprise" balls to offer the kids this year for the party. Instead of a little goodie bag, it's a bunch of fun little trinkets and candy wrapped in crepe paper.
My kids love these! They open them slowly to savor the fun and treats. These are super easy to make, and you can find all the supplies at the dollar store -- which I love! I filled ours with candy, bubbles, stretchy bugs, and little skeleton noise makers.
Halloween Surprise Balls
- 1 roll of stream paper/crepe paper per ball
- clear Scotch tape or packing tape
2. Begin rolling up your first trinket. I usually begin with one of the larger toys or a small container of bubbles (like these eyeballs!) and start wrapping.
3. Continue wrapping and add in candy and trinkets every 8-10 rolls.
4. Keep wrapping and wrapping, make sure to tug tightly on the paper to keep it tight and firm after adding each candy or trinket.
5. Once you've added all the toys, keep wrapping and wrapping to form a big ball.
6. Once you are down to about 3 feet of crepe paper left, cut off a 2-foot section for later. Wrap the last food tightly and use a piece of tape to seal it closed.
7. Take the 2-foot piece from a different color of crepe paper and cut it in half the entire length of the piece, so you'll end up with 2 skinny pieces for wrapping. Take one and wrap it tightly lengthwise of the ball. Take the second and wrap it width wise around the ball. Finish off with a small piece of tape and a cute Halloween themed sticker.
Then, give a ball to each child, and let the fun begin!
I hope you have as much fun with this craft and I did making it and letting my kids unravel the surprises!