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Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating

If you’re like me, I’m always looking for activities for my kids to do, especially around the holidays.

Halloween Activities for Kids

Granted, you can make candy apples any time of the year, but there’s just something special about whipping them up in the Fall.

Get ready to get sticky…

Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating

 Let’s face it.  Creating candy apples isn’t rocket science.  However, giving you the idea is what I’m here for. 🙂

Halloween Activities for Kids

Items Needed:

• Apples {we used small apples, for our little kiddos, but huge apples can be FUN}

• Caramel candies

• Baking Candies, Sprinkles, Candy

• Water for melting caramel

• Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks

• Wax paper

• Camera, to capture the memories. 😉

Halloween Activities for Kids

Crazy me, I bought a HUGE bag of apples and a couple of bags of caramel candies, for the candy decorating event.  If we were making a ton to hand out to neighbors, or family/friends… this would have been perfect.  But if you’re just making a few for your household, an apple a person will do.  🙂

Halloween Activities for Kids

Next, pull out your baking supplies that you have on hand.  If you’ve been on my pantry tour, you’ll see I try to keep it all together in a basket, so I was able to just pull it all out, and then we let the kids go to town.  We also dug in to our ever so “overflowed,” candy drawer, and let them use candies to decorate.

Halloween Activities for Kids

We have a mighty collection of sprinkles, candy eyes, mini marshmallows, baking candies, etc., so we were able to empty out the “close to expired,” goodies.

Next, have your kiddos help you unwrap the candies.  This is part of the entertainment.  🙂

Halloween Activities for Kids

Melt your caramel candies according to the directions on the back of the bag.  Mine said to add a little bit of water to the unwrapped candies, and microwave, stopping every 30 seconds to stir until desired melted consistency.

Halloween Activities for Kids

While you’re melting the caramels, stick a wooden skewer {or lollipop stick} in to each apple.

Have your kiddo dip their apple in to the caramel, letting them hold it above the bowl, allowing the excess caramel to drip off.

Place the caramel covered apple, on to a piece of waxed paper, and let the kids go to town with decorating… not waiting too long, or the caramel will harden and dry.

But be prepared… it’s hard to keep your kiddos from eating the candies. 🙂

Halloween Activities for Kids

Mommy and Daddy got in on the action too, and we created our very own candy apples:

Daddy Apple:

Halloween Activities for Kids

Mommy Apple:

Halloween Activities for Kids

Toddler Apple:

Halloween Activities for Kids

Baby Apple:

Halloween Activities for Kids

So there you have it.  An afternoon of kids activities:

Preparing… Decorating… & Eating.

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Halloween Activities for Kids

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