We love putting together non-candy Halloween treat ideas for our readers who want to to offset the all the candy, have options that will delight trick-or-treaters with food allergies, or just have something fun for Halloween party goodie bags.

So I’ve updated our 2015 list of super fun non-candy Halloween treats to include both store-bought and DIY treat ideas that I hope will delight even the most discerning mini Wonder Woman,¬†astronaut, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Related: 15 of the best free printables for Halloween. 

Halloween Slime to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Alien slime at our affiliate Amazon

With its little plastic alien visitor hiding inside each colorful slime-filled vial in the Alien Slime test tube we found on Amazon, this is one tricky treat that kids will love to receive. Reviews mention that the tube itself is a little hard to open, but we think this is a good thing: No one wants slime on their candy, right?


Non-candy Halloween treats for kids: Star Wars slime | Little Bins for Little Hands

If you’ve let your kids play with slime before, you know there’s about a 75% chance it’ll end up in someone’s mouth. So check out our 5 natural, safe slime tutorials, like this very Halloween-ish¬†psyllium husk homemade slime recipe¬†from Kids Playbox. Or take it up a notch with this amazing Star Wars glow-in-the-dark-slime¬†for your little Yoda or Rey.


Fun Halloween crayons to buy:


Non-candy Halloween treats: Jack-o-lantern crayons | D'Craft Boutique

I’m especially fond of Halloween treats that kids will use after the holiday is over, and these¬†Halloween jack-o-lantern crayons from D’Craft Boutique on Etsy are just that.


Non-candy Halloween Treats: Homemade crayons from Live Simply

With a silicone pumpkin mold, you can recycle your own crayon bits into little DIY pumpkin crayons as shown at Live Simply. Along with a link to the mold itself, the website also provides a free printable bag topper so that you can close up a baggie nice and tight. Cool.

Lip Balms for Halloween to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Halloween lip balms | Personalized by DJ

These Halloween lip balms from Personalized by DJ definitely aren’t candy, but they do come in autumn-optimized flavors like caramel and green apple. And they’re super affordable!



Non-candy Halloween Treats: Halloween lip balm labels from Thirty Handmade Days

You can also turn a bunch of store-bought lip balms into Halloween treats with the free printable Halloween lip balm labels at Thirty Handmade Days. She even offers a larger printable card on which to affix the lip balms if you want to use this as a party favor or classroom treat.


Creepy Eye Patches for Halloween to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Zombie eyepatches | Oriental Trading Co.

Zombies are always on trend, so I’m guessing older trick-or-treaters will go crazy for these scary zombie eye patches from Oriental Trading Co. At just $5.99 for 48, you can afford to create an entire post-apocalyptic army.


Non-candy Halloween treats: Printable eye patches from Lil Luna

¬†I also love¬†Lil Luna‚Äôs DIY eye patches printables,¬†which come in four colorful designs that you can attach to a slightly sinister card with the message, ‚ÄúI‚Äôll be watching you!‚ÄĚ You could also purchase the pre-made ones above and attach them to these cards for a ‚Äúbuy/DIY‚ÄĚ mashup.

Spooky Halloween Pencils to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Halloween Smencils at Stubby Pencil Studio

There are loads of Halloween pencils for sale this time of the year, though we have a fondness for the smelly kind made by Smencils. These recycled newspaper-made Halloween pencils come in yummy scents like Pumpkin Panic and Goblin Grape. And, wow, the smell lasts a really long time so kids can remember those happy days of trick or treating for many months to come.

To DIY:Non-candy Halloween treats: Friendly Monster Toppers | Handmade Charlotte

It doesn’t get much easier than these adorable friendly monster pencil toppers. No hot glue gun or adult supervision required; just grab the free printable from Handmade Charlotte and pop on your nearest plain pencil!

Halloween bath toys to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats for kids: Eyeball Rubber Duckies | Oriental Trading Co.

If you have a hard time persuading your kids to take a bath after an exciting night like Halloween, these might be for you. My son’s not old enough to eat candy for Halloween yet, but he adores bath time. So I was instantly drawn to these creepy eyeball rubber duckies¬†found at Oriental Trading Co.


Non-candy Halloween treats for kids: Monster Bath Bombs | Girl Loves Glam

If you’re up for a fun craft project, I’m loving the look of these natural DIY monster bath bombs from Girl Loves Glam. Made with coconut oil and epsom salts, I wouldn’t mind throwing them in my bubble own bath, either.

Halloween LEGO treats to buy:

Non-candy Halloween Treats: LEGO Monster Minifigures

¬†The scariest thing about the¬†Monster Minifigures¬†from LEGO¬†is the price now that they’re collectible! But you can look up Minifigures in Bulk on eBay and there are plenty of options, or see what the LEGO Shop or even your neighborhood toy store (shop local!) have available.


Non-candy Halloween treats: LEGO pumpkins from Repeat Crafter Me

Repeat Crafter Me has a tutorial for adorable DIY orange pumpkin treat bags that are so simple, yet so perfect for Halloween. Great for those of us who have tons and tons of LEGO bricks and can easily sort out a bunch of orange bricks. Or check out the LEGO Pick-a-Brick site to special order the one color you need.


Monster Buttons to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: John W. Golden Halloween buttons on Etsy

Illustrated by John W. Golden, whose cool posters we’ve featured before, his monstrous Halloween buttons on his Etsy shop are wee bits of art to hand out to the ghosts, goblins, and Minions who ring your doorbell. And, boy, wouldn’t it be cool to get one of these on Halloween!

Related: 8 healthy-ish Halloween recipes for lunch boxes. 


Non-candy Halloween treats: Monster buttons on Darice craft site

With some craft-store supplies, you can create your own spooky, or not-so-spooky, homemade monster buttons that show off your own original artwork. Created by Alexis of Persia Lou for the craft site Darice, this would also be a fun craft to do at a Halloween party where kids can make their own googly eyed monsters to take home.

Halloween play dough to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Store-bought play dough idea from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

My older kids still love finding a little tub of trick-or-treat sized Play-Doh in their bags ‚Äď it really is fun to play with at any age. If you want to dress up these store-bought tubs for Halloween too check out how¬†Less-than-perfect Life of Bliss¬†turns them into Play-Doh mini monster non-candy Halloween treats.


 Non-candy Halloween treats: Pumpkin Spice Play Dough | While He was Napping

If you prefer to make your own dough, check out this basic, but totally delightful tutorial for¬†DIY pumpkin spice play dough¬†at While He Was Napping. Yes, it does smell like pumpkin spice, and yes, it’s safe — but don’t eat it because it will taste terrible.Grab some pumpkin cookie cutters or let kids come up with their own designs. Because as a PSL obsessed parent myself, I know that pumpkin spice comes in many forms.¬†¬†

Halloween coloring pages to buy:
Non-candy Halloween treats: Draw together Halloween set | Caravan Shoppe

If the children you’re treating (and subtly guiding away from Skittles) are the ones in your own house, check out this huge draw together Halloween set from Caravan Shoppe. It comes with this awesome mantel wall printable, plus colorable artwork for candy bar wrappers and plastic bag toppers. You can even buy these early and then use them as decorations once they’re filled in.


Non-candy Halloween treats: Halloween coloring pages | Mr. Printables

Mr. Printables is always a favorite here at CMP, and their charming, slightly spooky Halloween coloring pages are no exception. The coolest part? Download the 10 free sheets and then post them side by side to make this giant haunted house that can keep kids scribbling for hours.

We’ve also got a whole list of fun, free printable Halloween coloring pages from sugar skulls to pumpkin mandalas. Tie each one with an orange ribbon and add a crayon if you want!

Related: Clever ideas for fun, non-candy Halloween classroom treats


Temporary Halloween Tattoos to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Graveyard set | Tattly

Though you can find Halloween-themed temporary tattoos everywhere, we’ve long loved the illustrations from independent illustrations on Tattly tattoos, and their Halloween tattoos are perfect for a gaggle of hard-to-impress tweens who may come to your door. With everything a giant black beetle to a friendly ghost, the set has got you covered (heh).


Non-candy Halloween treats: Persia Lou printable tattoos

You can even DIY tattoos with these gorgeous, I mean scary, watercolor-style printable Halloween tattoos from Persia Lou. You’ll need to get tattoo paper for printing, which we found for just $6 for 5 sheets at Amazon. The finished result is just perfect for kids and grownups alike.


Paper masks for Halloween to buy:

Non-candy Halloween treats: Coloring Halloween masks from Oriental Trading

Oriental Trading has an affordable set of color-your-own Halloween masks that gives kids something to do when they get home other than beg their parents for just one more fun-sized candy bar. If you’re feeling extra-generous, just affix a little box of crayon to the back before you hand them out.


Non-candy Halloween treats: Mr Printables' Halloween masks to color

With just some paper and scissors, you can make a set of cool-looking printable paper Halloween masks from Mr. Printables. Either print them in color as shown above, or print out the black and white version and hand it out with a few crayons so kids can decorate them any way they’d like.