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Topic: Vampire Suckers - Just in time for Halloween  (Read 23548 times)
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« on: October 04, 2008 09:04:47 PM »

Hello Vampire Suckers

I think these bad boys are pretty functional.  They are a Halloween decoration and edible!

Kids will love 'em (I hope) and these days, traditional homemade treats such as caramel apples are not so popular with cautious parents.
However, decorating store-bought candy is an easy way to give something special to your trick-or-treaters.

To create youll need:

Paper bag, which comes with the groceries! - Free!  (Although you should really use a canvas bag when shopping for groceries)
Vampire Faces made with with white paper (I ask the checker for two sheets of white paper from her register, she's such a sweetheart!) - Free
Tootsie Pops (hello, edible portion of the project) - $2.50 for a bag of about 22 pops.
Black marker - fine point tip - $1.75
Red marker - fine point tip - $1.75
Black marker - thick point - $2.98
Scissor and glue gun (which I think we can use from home, yes?)

My total - 8.98 plus tax = $9.30 for 22 Vampire Suckers.

You'll need one vampire face and one vest for each sucker.  I created a Vampire Face with the thick and thin black marker.  (I decided to scan that bad boy in here, so you too can make these puppies, just print the pdf here:  http://www.macaroniandglitter.com/VampireVests.pdf

Make your vampire fearless with a dab of red marker on the fangs; want a friendlier look forget the marker. 

To make one sucker:

First, ball up the brown bag to make a it all "crinkly" and then color with the thick black marker, be sure to color the front and the back side. 
Cut a rectangular piece measuring 3 inches by 8 inches long.

Apply glue to the sucker wrapper and fold paper over sucker.

Apply glue to the vest cut out and attach it to the middle of the sucker.

Apply glue to the top two corners of the paper and wrap around to cover the top portion of the vest, forming a collar.

Apply glue to the bottom back portion of the face cut out and attach it to the top portion of the sucker.

Allow to dry and repeat process with remaining candy.


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008 09:16:01 PM »

Those are adorable!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008 09:19:07 PM »

Very cute idea! It would make my day to get something like this in my halloween goody bag (if I were young enough to trick or treat)!  It is good too since it is still in it's original wrapper and parents will know that it hasn't been poisoned or anything... Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008 09:24:57 PM »

AWESOME!! I was thinking about having a Twilight type party soon and these would be perfect! And how awesome are the details of the vest?

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008 09:27:10 PM »

what a great idea! My kids have a party to go to and this would be such a great treat!
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008 09:33:30 PM »

Oh, now that is a cute idea... Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008 09:45:41 PM »

very cute ..... think I'll have to try these to send in with my daughter to school..... thanks for thinking of it

« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008 02:49:53 AM »

Cute!  Perfect for Halloween party favors!

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008 01:39:48 AM »

ahh oh man im making those for my daughters halloween party!!!

great job

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008 11:48:52 AM »

This is great! Thank you SO MUCH for posting the PDF!

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