Looking for a cute treat to send with your kids to Halloween parties or to hand out to the neighborhood kids during Trick-or-Treating? These Halloween Hot Cocoa Party Favors are not only cute, but they are fun to make as well.
Here in Ohio, October can be downright cold. So why not give the kids a treat that will warm them up? Each of these hot chocolate party favors is embossed with stars and decorated with a bewitchingly cute owl. Isn’t he just adorable?
Each of these hot cocoa sliders holds one single serve packet of hot chocolate mix. You just pull up on the knot and the hot chocolate packet slides right out. My kids are partial to hot cocoa when the weather turns cold, but hot apple cider drink mix packets would also work well in these if that is your preference.
Here are all the supplies and tools you will need to make these Halloween Hot Chocolate Party Favors.
Update: July 2016 – I used a Stampin Up stamp and die set when I originally posted this tutorial. However, the stamp/die set was retired at the end of last year. However, there are some other cute Halloween stamp and die sets that would be super cute to make these hot cocoa sliders. Here are some of my faves…
Lawn Fawn Trick Or Treat Stamp/Die SetHero Arts Witch Feet Stamp & DieLawn Fawn Happy Haunting Stamps and DiesEcho Park Spooky Halloween Die/Stamp SetLawn Fawn Booyah Stamps and DiesHampton Art Coffin Stamp & Die
In addition to a Halloween stamp and die set, you will also need
xcut Universal A6 Embossing Folder, 3D StarsEK Tools Paper Punch Set, Mini, Heart and StarHeavy Duty Stainless Steel Badge Slot Punch does Larger Hole in PVC CardsNestle Hot Cocoa Mix, Rich Chocolate, 50 Count, 0.71 Ounce Packets
You will also need the following supplies and tools that you may already have on hand.
- Paper Trimmer
- Black, White, and Orange Cardstock
- Halloween print patterned paper
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
- Corner Rounder
- Die cut machine or Cuttlebug
- Foam adhesive squares
- 1/2 inch ribbon
Halloween Hot Cocoa Party Favors Tutorial
Cut all of your paper. You will need a piece of black cardstock cut to 7 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. You will also need a piece of patterned paper cut to 8.5″ x 2″. I used an orange patterned paper from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper Pack but any Halloween patterned paper will work.
Score the black paper at 7 1/4″ and 3 5/8″ and then fold along those score lines. Use a bone folder to get crisp folds.
Add a strong adhesive (like Fast Fuse or Tombow Xtreme) to the 1/2 inch flap. I use Fast Fuse because it is stronger than most tape runner-style adhesives and will hold up well to the kids pulling the hot cocoa in and out of the pouch.
Fold flap over to form the pouch and press securely to seal.
Use a Stars embossing folder to run the pouch through your die cut machine and give it texture.
Use a corner rounder to round all the edges on your pouch.
Use Fast Fuse or Tombow Xtreme adhesive to adhere the strip of patterned paper as a band around the pouch. It will overlap in the back.
Use a badge punch to cut the slit for the ribbon in the top center of the pouch.
Stamp your images. Use brown ink for the owl, purple for the witches hat, and gold for the wand. (Update 2016: These stamps were part of the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set which is now retired. See the beginning of this post for some cute alternatives which are currently available.)
Use the Boo to You Framelits die set to make quick work of cutting out the stamped images.
Use foam adhesive squares to adhere the owl and accessories to the front of the pouch. Using foam adhesive will give some dimension to your die cuts.
Tip: The paper backings on the foam adhesive can be a pain to remove. I use a Paper Piercing tool to make quick work of it.
Use a mini star punch to cut 4 star shapes from orange cardstock. Use Tombow glue to stick the stars down to your pouch. (I stuck them right over the top of some of the embossed stars to give them dimension.)
Cut a 20 inch length of your ribbon and insert it into both the ribbon holes.
Insert the hot cocoa packet into your pouch, making sure the ribbon goes under the bottom of it. This ribbon will help hold it into place and will also act as a way to easily pull the hot cocoa back out of the pouch.
After the hot cocoa packet is all the way into the pouch, tie the ribbon in a knot close to the top. Trim the ends.
To remove the hot cocoa packet, simply pull up on the knot and it will come slide right out.
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If you make these Halloween Hot Cocoa Party Favors, be sure to come back here and leave me a comment. I would love to hear how they turned out. So tell me… Have you done any Halloween crafting yet? What have you been making?