Paper Plate Halloween Candy Holder

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SweeTARTS. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love helping in my daughter’s classroom every year for Halloween. This year I am in charge of helping the students create a Halloween kids craft and I could not be more excited about making this adorable paper plate Halloween candy holder with my daughter’s classmates. The Halloween candy holders are a great craft for kids to make at a Halloween party or get together. After making them, kids can store any candy, treats or goodies they receive while playing fun party games.

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How to Make a Paper Plate Halloween Candy Holder

Using paper plates to make this Halloween candy holder makes this kids craft super simple to create. The bat character is perfect for a Halloween theme too. Go grab your supplies and some of your favorite Halloween candy and get ready for a fun time making this cute candy holder.


  • SweeTARTS Ropes and SweeTARTS Skulls and Bones
  • heavy duty paper plates
  • black paint
  • paintbrush
  • black ribbon
  • large googly eyes
  • white chalk marker (or white crayon)
  • white adhesive foam sheet
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • orange tissue paper (optional)


1. Begin by painting the bottom of two heavy duty paper plates with black paint. Let the paint dry completely.

2. When the black paint is finished drying, stack the two plates together and cut off the top one-quarter section of the paper plates. Set aside the pieces you cut off the paper plates.

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3. Take the two sections you set aside to create the bat wings. Cut off a small section from the end of each piece. Then cut out a triangle along the straight edge of the piece. Save the triangle pieces to use for bat ears.

4. Place the two paper plates together with the black painted sections facing out. Place one of the wings in between the two paper plates. Add a staple at the top and bottom of the wing along the rim of the paper plates.

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5. Staple the second bat wing onto the opposite side of the paper plates. Now place a staple every 1-2 inches along the rim of the paper plates to seal the Halloween candy holder together. Leave the sections above the wings unstapled.

6. Glue the two triangles you set aside onto the front of the Halloween candy holder for bat ears.

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7. Cut a piece of black ribbon about 24-inches long. Place one end of the ribbon in between the paper plates above the bat wing. Add staples on the rim of the paper plate over the ribbon to secure it to the Halloween candy holder. Repeat this step with the opposite end of the ribbon and paper plates.

8. Glue large googly eyes onto your paper plate bat candy holder. Now use a white chalk marker (or crayon) to draw a smile on your bat.

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9. Cut out two triangle teeth from a white adhesive foam sheet. Peel off the sticker backing from the teeth and place them onto the bat mouth.

10. (optional) Fold a piece of orange tissue paper and place it inside the Halloween candy holder.

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Your paper plate Halloween candy holder is complete!

Now it’s time to fill your cute bat with your favorite Halloween candies like SweeTARTS Ropes and SweeTARTS Skulls and Bones. They are among my children’s favorite candies during the Halloween season.

The SweeTARTS ropes are soft and chewy with a delicious cherry-punch filling. My kids all agree they are the perfect combination of both sweet and tart.

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The shapes of SweeTARTS Skulls and Bones are perfect for Halloween. They offer a sweet and sour taste that kids love. I especially adore how both of the candies contain no artificial flavors.

The way the candies are individually packaged makes them great to have as treats or prizes for a Halloween party at home or school. They are also fabulous for handing out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

You can find both of these SweeTARTS products at major retailers nationwide, or learn more by visiting SweeTARTS website.

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