I know Halloween is all about the candy, but there is only so much candy a kid can eat right? I like giving out healthy Halloween treats (yes, I am the house that gives out pretzels, toys, and toothbrushes). This year for my daughter’s school, she needs to bring in treats for Halloween. I decided to use oranges and wrap them in tissue paper to make them look like pumpkins. This was so fun and turned out so well. Originally I wanted to use small “Cuties” but they are out of season, so I just used Valencia Oranges that I purchased from the farmers market. The oranges are organic so they aren’t colored bright orange like the supermarket oranges, so the orange tissue paper really makes it look like a pumpkin. Don’t be fooled by the color though, these are the sweetest, juiciest oranges I have ever had! Even sweeter than candy, in my opinion.
Supplies needed to make your own healthy Halloween treats:
- Orange Tissue Paper (1 sheet will make 6 oranges)
- Green Pipe Cleaners (One for each orange)
- Black Vinyl
Cut the tissue paper into a square that will wrap around the entire orange. Mine was cut 8×8 for an orange about 3 inches in diameter.
Using a pipe cleaner, cinch the base of the orange where the tissue paper is gathered, then twist around the tissue paper tail until you reach the top. Then twist back down to the bottom of the stem of the “pumpkin”. Leave a little room on the pipe cleaner for the next step.
What are your favorite Halloween treats to hand out?