Halloween is almost here and once again I find myself responsible for the craft for the second grade class party. It has to be easy and fast so that it doesn’t cut into the Halloween costume parade or more importantly, eating all the yummy snacks. Who knew such small children could consume such incredible quantities of candy? In an effort to stay within the time and snack guidelines (please don’t decorate cookies, begged the teacher, I find dried frosting on the chairs for a week!) I decided to make the ever-popular and simple skeleton hands. The kids love them and they really are fun. Best of all, the supplies are limited; you need only 4 items
- Surgical Gloves – easily purchased at any medical supply store
- Popcorn – assume you will need about 3 cups per glove
- Candy Corn – 5 pieces per glove
- Rubber bands – they are the easiest way to tie off the gloves
Making the skeleton hands is a snap! To start
- Give each child a glove, popcorn and 5 pieces of candy corn
- Place a piece of candy corn at the end of each finger of the glove
These are the fingernails
- Fill the glove completely with popcorn.
- Seal the glove off with a rubber band.
Adults may want to help with this part so the popcorn doesn’t fall out and end up all over the floor.