When your child goes Trick-or-Treating, they may use a Halloween bag, tote, or bucket to store their treats in. For one reason or another, you may not be able to buy a regular Halloween bucket for your child, or maybe you are not satisfied with the selection. But with a little imagination and arts and crafts, your child’s Halloween bucket can stand out and represent them.
You can take any small bucket and turn it into a Halloween bucket for your child to use when Trick or Treating. Here are the materials and directions for this fun Halloween bucket craft.
Note: Since this craft may involve the use of scissors, it is important that an adult help and supervise any children participating in this Halloween bucket craft.
Small bucket (Halloween, beach, or regular bucket).
Magazines with Halloween pictures (alternative: print outs from the internet).
Crayons or colored pencils.
1. First you will need to get a bucket to use for Trick-or-Treating, which you may find at The Dollar Tree or similar stores. This can be a regular bucket, a beach bucket, or even a Halloween bucket that you are going to further decorate. Be sure the bucket is big enough to hold candy, but small enough for children to easily carry.
2. Gather together the supplies you wish to use for decorating. This can include Halloween stickers, Halloween photos cut out from a magazine or printed from the internet, or even Halloween pictures drawn and cut out from construction paper.
3. You or your child can begin to decorate your bucket as you would wish. Place the stickers on it or tape the photos on. You can even use the stickers to tape the photos on by placing on in each corner. You can even write and cut out your child’s name using the construction paper, to personalize the bucket. Halloween phases, such as “Happy Halloween” or “Trick-or-Treat” can be attached to the bucket in the same way.
4. When your little one is done decorating their Halloween bucket, they can show it off and use it to collect their treats on Halloween!
This Halloween bucket craft will help you and your little one create a Trick-or-Treating bucket that is unique and stands out from the crowd. The decorations can represent your child’s favorite things about Halloween (such as candy and pumpkins), making the Halloween bucket more personal.
Once you have thought up ideas and gathered the supplies for this Halloween bucket craft, you and child can get started on the decorating! Have fun Trick-or-Treating with your child’s new bucket and Happy Halloween!