Bring the Pumpkin Patch to Your Party With DIY Halloween Favors

Turn simple balloons into jack-o'-lantern favors with this easy craft! Will you make yours silly or scary? This fun DIY is great for young kids and make perfect favors for school carnivals or a kid-friendly Halloween party. All it takes are a few party supplies and some creativity, and you’ll be ready to invite guests to pick a candy-filled pumpkin from the patch!


1 pack orange 9-inch balloons

Hand pump

Green curling ribbon

Green & Brown Tissue Paper Garland

Black permanent marker

Candy or small treats

Green grass runner (optional)

Step 1

Gently stretch an orange 9” balloon and stuff with candy or other small favors. Each balloon will fit 3-4 small treats. 

Step 2

Use a balloon pump to inflate the balloon with treats inside and tie the end.

Step 3

Using a permanent marker, create a jack-o'-lantern face for your balloon pumpkin—these can be cute or scary!

Step 4

Finish by tying a piece of green and brown garland onto the end of your balloon using green curling ribbon. With treats inside, these balloons should stand up all on their own. Now make enough to fill your pumpkin patch!

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