1. Spruce up green gelatin cups to look like Frankenstein (and change orange into a jack-o'-lantern).
2. Wrap a juice box with masking tape and add some googly eyes to create a mummy. Or cut plain or colored paper to fit your juice box. Wrap it around and tape the ends, then decorate. Don’t forget to remove the straw before you wrap. Re-tape to the back when you are done.
3. Use a variety of seasonal flavors and colors to make your own snack mix. Think fall-flavored M&M’s and other candies, pumpkin or apple flavored chips, etc. I love using the icing decorator bags for treats like this.
4. Peel a clementine and stick a tiny piece of celery or green gummy in the middle and it looks just like a teeny tiny pumpkin. Or, simply draw a jack-o'-lantern face on an unpeeled clementine.
5. Decorate a sandwich bag or icing decorator bag with a jack-o'-lantern face and fill with Goldfish crackers. I taped the corners of the sandwich bag to the back of it to try to give it a more rounded shape.
6. For more jack-o'-lanterns, draw faces on your fruit cups (I used diced peaches and mandarin oranges).
7. Transform your string cheese into ghosts.
8. Put kid-sized fake teeth into the hole of the donut and use a dab of frosting to add chocolate chips for eyes.
9. Search through your stash of plastic Easter eggs for some plain, light-colored ones, then transform them into eyeballs. Fill with raisins, crackers, cereal, or mini marshmallows.
10. Wrap a tissue around a lollipop, tie with a ribbon, and add a face to create a ghost.
11. Use orange, green, or purple icing to adhere a Hershey's Kiss to a fudge-striped cookie. I use the small reusable containers with lids for the lunchbox so they don't get messed up.
12. Make a s'more on a stick with graham crackers, chocolate frosting or chocolate-hazelnut spread, and Peeps® marshmallow ghosts.
13. Add a little bit of food coloring to your usual crispy rice recipe and shape into little pumpkins. Top with a green gummy candy for the stem.