These are quick, easy, inexpensive, and CUTE. We used to make these with tissue paper, but I had the thought to try coffee filters and they are perfect! It’s nice to get an original idea (at least original to me) that works from time-to-time.
We made a little assembly line and whipped out about 30 of these in no time. All you need is:
Standard-size coffee filters (usually $2 or less for about 100 filters- they are also amazing for making paper snowflakes)
Baker’s twine, ribbon, or string
Simply place the Dum-Dum sucker on the center of the coffee filter, fold the coffee filter around the sucker, and tie a string around it. I started out using Blo-Pops, but they are actually too big. Coffee filters make the perfect “skirt” for the Dum-Dums, and they can even stand up on their own.
I let Ella go crazy coloring the ghosts with magic markers, and then we upcycled a mayonaisse jar to create a cute, portable, unbreakable means of transporting them to her preschool. A little paint, a cute haunted house sticker, wrapped it with baker’s twine and voila. Perfect. We are giving these out to trick-or-treaters this year too.