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Creature Candy Dishes

These bewitching characters are not as innocent as they seem. If you're not careful, they'll eat all the candy themselves.





  1. Step 1

    Print images and cut out pieces, trimming along edge of bird or cat and fence, if desired.

  2. Step 2

    To make bodies, cut a foot-long piece of bumpy black or orange pipe cleaner in half. Bend one piece in half to make legs; twist at top to form a tiny loop.

  3. Step 3

    Stick other pipe-cleaner piece through loop for arms; twist arms around loop three times so they are shorter than legs. Glue heads to top of loop.

  4. Step 4

    For candy dish, fold fence pieces (a three-sided section and a taller back section) along dotted lines; form into a box, and glue fence tabs to stabilize. Add candies, and pose sentries.

Halloween 2004, Volume 2004 Special Issue 2004



Reviews (1)

  • EWjunk 10 Oct, 2008

    These are adorable. Our craft stores were devoid of bump chenille - all I could find was black and green, so I used black for the cat and green for the pumpkin, but you could use black for both. Also, I printed the templates and glued them to colored paper before cutting them out so they would have a colored back. These will be sitting on a table and I didn't want a plain white back showing. I think a bunch of these strung together as a garland would be cute, too.