This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
Halloween is such a fun time of year for kids! From dressing up in costumes, to trick or treating, to celebrating with a kids’ party, children and adults alike love to get in the holiday spirit. An essential part of hosting a kids’ Halloween party at home or in school is the snacks! Get creative and decorate your Monster Halloween Treats with Welch’s Fruit Snacks, check out how we made our monster goodies come to life with the shapes and colors of Welch’s Fruit Snacks!
Monster Halloween Treats
For waiting rooms at the doctor, sitting during church, or in our after-school bin in the car, you can often find a package of fruit snacks. Welch’s is our favorite brand because they do have fruit as the first ingredient and contain 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C and 25% of the daily value of Vitamins A & E. Plus, they are tasty.
To make these Monster Halloween Treats, you will need:
- crispy rice treats (homemade or store-bought)
- food coloring (we like to opt for the natural ones)
- Welch’s Fruit Snacks
- candy eyeballs
- Halloween shaped cookie cutters (optional)
What to do:
Cut the crispy rice treats into rectangles (if using store-bought, simply unwrap) and place on a tray or a plate. One of the fun aspects of this yummy monster treat is that kids can make them on their own.
Giving kids creative control and fun decorations can really give them a boost of self-confidence and empowerment as they create their yummy treat. Kids love to look at the finished product after putting in some hard work and thought, and, bonus points if the finished product is yummy!
Use natural food coloring to color bowls of frosting, giving even more choice and control to the kids.
Sort the fruit snacks!
Did you know Welch’s Fruit Snacks can be a fun learning tool?
The next time you open up a package of Welch’s Fruit Snacks, take a look and feel around. Think about all of the descriptor words you can use to build your child’s vocabulary! Bumpy, rough, smooth, semi-circle, colorful, bright, orange, purple…the list goes on.
We sorted our fruit snacks by color, and then observed the different texture of each of them, thinking about how each texture and color could contribute to a monster.
We observed that the bumpy, purple grape flavored snack would be excellent as monster hair, while the orange, semi-circles were perfect for creating a jack-o-lantern face!
Bonus, you can grab a coupon to buy your Welch’s Fruit Snacks here to save on your Halloween party planning!
Make a Monster!
Use Halloween shaped cookie cutters for kids to turn their rectangle treat into a fun, festive shape. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the treat to act as the glue, and decorate!
We made Frankenstein and a jack-o-lantern, and also just some fun monster faces.
The addition of candy eyeballs with the fruit snacks make these look really fun, and are tasty to eat.
They would make for a really great Halloween party treat at home or in the classroom, and additionally, could make a cute class gift or party favor.
You will be the hit of the party with this fun creative and tasty station. It is so fun to see just what each child will create and come up with! Have fun creating and learning with Welch’s Fruit Snacks, and enjoy your Monster Halloween Treats!