DIY Smarties Halloween Ghosts

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Halloween is such a fun time of year, for kids and adults alike. Kids get to dress up in a fun costume and go trick-or-treating. Parents get to umm…raid the kids’ hard-earned Halloween candy. Admit it – you do this!

This will be the first year that we take the diva trick-or-treating. Although we did dress her up for her first two Halloweens, this is the first year she is old enough to eat candy. Sure, we could’ve reaped the candy rewards of her cuteness by taking her out in her little bumble bee costume at 2 months (isn’t she cute!) and explaining that she was really small for her age. As soon as she flashed that gummy-toothed smile though, the gig would’ve been up! Besides, we worked hard for our reputation as the noisy neighbors and would hate for that to change to the “use their daughter to get free stuff” neighbors. I digress.Anyway, we decided to let the diva choose her costume this year. When we went shopping for her costume, we weren’t exactly sure what she would pick. Of course, she immediately grabbed a cute Minnie Mouse getup and that was that! She’s going to look so cute (as usual) and I’m so excited to take her trick-or-treating this year. Since she’s so young, we plan to only go around the block before spending the rest of the night passing out candy and checking out the costumes of the little trick-or-treaters who stop by!

Usually, we just get a big mix of candy and pass that out, but now that the diva is 2, we thought we’d make it a little funner by making some Halloween treats to pass out. As a kid, one of my favorite Halloween candies was Smarties. As an adult, I still indulge in this treat every now and then, and I especially love it for Halloween since it’s a one-size-fits-all candy. Smarties are gluten free, vegan, low calorie, free of top allergens, fat free and they’re inexpensive to boot! Plus you can buy them anywhere, including Walmart, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General and Target! How can you not love them?!

So if you’ve guessed by now that my treat would include this fun, colorful candy, you would be right! I wanted to create something that the diva could easily help with, yet something spooktacular that the trick-or-treaters would love, too! I came up with these adorable Smarties Halloween Ghosts! The diva loves them and I’m sure the neighbor kids will as well!

Check out the tutorial below! And feel free to follow Smarties on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. While you’re at it, check out #IAmASmartie on Twittter!

Plus Smarties has so kindly offered to giveaway a Smarties Prize Pack to one lucky reader (use the rafflecopter form below to enter)! Here’s what you’ll get (sorry, giveaway is over).:

  • 1 Theater box Smarties
  • 1 small bag Original Smarties
  • 1 small bag Tropical Smarties
  • 1 small bag X-Treme Sour Smarties
  • 1 small bag Smarties in a Pouch
  • 1 small bag Seasonal Smarties


For 30 ghosts, you will need 30 Smarties, 30 cotton balls, a sharpie, 30 strips of ribbon about 3 inches in length each, glue, tulle (we have white and purple) and a pack of 90 googly eyes

smarties halloween ghosts Cut 90 pieces of tulle about 12 inches in length

smarties halloween ghosts Layer 3 pieces of tulle in a star-like shape

Place a cotton ball in the middle of the layers of tulle for the ghost head

smarties halloween ghosts Twist the end of the wrapper with the tulle to hold the candy on

smarties halloween ghosts Tie a ribbon around the tulle that is twisted with the wrapper

smarties halloween ghosts Glue the eyes on, color one black for the mouth, and snip any extra ribbon off. There you have it – a Smarties Halloween Ghost!

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  1. Adorable idea. Really creative. I entered your contest too!

  2. That is so stinking cute!!! My boys have been having fun making smarties Lightsabers! lol. But I think this would be super fun for Halloween! A cute ghost to hand out! Love it!!

  3. Very cool idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. These are so cute! I love little ideas like this for Halloween!

  5. So cute! I’ve made ghosts with lollipops before but never Smarties! And Smarties are one of my favorite Halloween candy options!

  6. What a really cute idea. I really like it.

  7. I love it! Such a cute idea! I haven’t bought candy yet…I could see the local kids loving this!

  8. Very cute and creative idea. I hope you and your daughter have a great time going out on Halloween!

  9. Great idea, and that costume you showed us, how stinking CUTE!

  10. these are so cute!! im going to try this with my boys =]

  11. cute idea

  12. These ghosts are adorable! What a creative treat. You are going to have some lucky trick or treaters on your hands!

  13. This is a super cute idea…. think we just might have to try this out!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. That is so cute! I love it!

  15. So cute and creative!

  16. What a cute little bee!
    Love your Smarties ghosts. So clever!

  17. Those are truly adorable! What a great idea!

  18. I din’t know tat smarties were gluten free, vegan, etc.

  19. I love those! Very cute and they look fun to make.

  20. This is so cute!

  21. These are so cute and I’m impressed with your crafting skills! My son has recently fallen in love with Smarties, so he would love these!

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