DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe

by jessicaturner on October 17, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe
Since being introduced to Aladdin plastic mason jars earlier this year, I have found so many uses for them, but these pumpkin snack jars might be my family’s new favorite! When Aladdin contacted me about doing a sponsored Halloween post, this idea instantly popped in my head. It is easy to execute and your kids will love it.

I made them as a special surprise for the kids for when we went to the pumpkin patch, and we have used them every day since.

Adeline calls the jars her pumpkin snacks and every day after school she loves having a snack in the car out of her pumpkin jar. (Yesterday I forgot her pumpkin jar and it was an epic meltdown for the first half of the ride home!)

DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe
To make them, simply spray paint your Aladdin mason jars and caps orange. I used these plastic 12 ounce jars and orange Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint. Once they dry, use black craft paint to add a jack-o-lantern face.

DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe
If your kids are older, get them involved and let them paint a face on the jar. Elias painted the face on his and was so proud of it.

Once the jars are dry, fill them with some Halloween trail mix. I mixed chocolate chex, teddy grahams, raisins and candy corn for the perfect Halloween treat.

DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix RecipeWhen we got to the pumpkin patch, the kids were so excited to take a break and enjoy their snacks. It was an easy way to make the trip extra memorable.

DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix RecipeAs we go into the weekend, I encourage you to try this simple craft and recipe. It comes together super quickly (my kind of DIY) and your family will love it!
Pumpkin jars

For more Halloween and mason jar inspiration, check out Aladdin on Pinterest.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aladdin, but all crafting and trail mixing was my own!



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Pamela October 30, 2014 at 6:39 pm

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I can think of a thousand things I want to do with these jars. Gonna have to get my hands on some.

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