Fall has set it in and harvest parties are coming. I have a great Halloween snack idea – satsuma jack-o-lanterns. We made these for my daughter’s harvest carnival at school last year, and they were a big hit. What I, as a parent, loved is that it was a healthy alternative to a day normally filled with a lot of refined sugar treats. Don’t get me wrong, I think treats in moderation are fine. However, when you walk into a Harvest party, and you see cupcakes, candy, cookies, and sugared drinks everywhere, you kind of hope that someone has added something with a bit of nutritional value. If you need more harvest party ideas, please click the link to discover my other collection of ideas. Also, stay tuned because I have another group of harvest party ideas that will be posted in the next couple of days.
Making these cute jack-0-lantern snacks is really easy. The materials needed are minimal too. It’s nice to provide something for a party that isn’t super labor intensive. Your kids could have a lot of fun making these too.
Materials Needed to Make Jack-0-Lantern Satsumas
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- Black Paint (a paint marker would work great for this too)
- Paint Brush
- Google Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun
Simply paint on the jack-o-lantern faces and allow to dry. Once dry, glue on the google eyes. I did a variety of mouth shapes to add personality to each little snack.
You may be wondering if you could just draw these little faces on the satsuma with a Sharpie. The answer is…yes, you can. I do it sometimes for lunches with my fun fruit faces. That said, I found that after just doing a couple, the Sharpie barely worked. It seemed like the waxy nature of the satsuma was impacting the effectiveness of the Sharpie. I went through a few Sharpies before I decided paint was a better solution for this amount of satsumas. Also, I do like the bold look of the paint vs. the Sharpie.