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Deployment DIY: Candy Corn Brooms

It's Halloween care package time, and there are only so many ways you can repackage the same kind of candy so it seems like a treat. So if your service member is missing Halloween this year, try this little trick: make witches' brooms out of paper bags to hold the candy corn! A great trick-or-treat, no matter where you are.

You'll need:

Two brown paper lunch bags

Scissors

Tape

Ribbon

Candy corn (about a hand full for one broom)

A small stick, about 6"

let's make a witches' broom with candy corn and paper bags! perfect for a military halloween care package!

Step One: Ready the broom bottom

Cut slits into the bottom 3/4 of one of your brown paper bags. This is going to make the broom bottom, so don't worry about being perfect. When you're done, shake the bag open.

let's make a witches' broom with candy corn and paper bags! perfect for a military halloween care package!

Step Two: Insert the candy

Fill the other brown bag with a hand full of candy corn or other treat.

let's make a witches' broom with candy corn and paper bags! perfect for a military halloween care package!

Insert the candy bag into the broom-bottom bag. Twist the bags closed.

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Step Three: Affix the handle

Put your stick inside the two bags, and twist them around the stalk.

let's make a witches' broom with candy corn and paper bags! perfect for a military halloween care package!

You can secure them with tape so they don't move, but don't worry if the stick moves a little... no one's going to ride it! Cover the tape with some ribbon and... ta-da!  A stuffed witches broom!

let's make a witches' broom with candy corn and paper bags! perfect for a military halloween care package!

This would be super cute not just as a treat for your service member, but also for friends, children, teachers, and neighbors. It's also a fun activity to do with little ones. Safety scissors welcome! Show Full Article

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