For the past year couple years of trick or treating, my daughter has carried old Easter baskets for trick or treating. Like the past years, I never managed to get around to buying a trick or treating bucket. Since Miss E and I have been bitten by the crafting bug, we made a trick or treat monster pail to coordinate with her monster costume . Mama Peapod has some cute monsters made with boxes if you don't have a pail handy.
I gave her an assortment of left over supplies used to create her costume, scissors, a jars filled with scraps, and home made glue. We used one of our sand buckets for the pail.
She selected different materials, and glued them onto the pail. I find home made glue works better to stick bigger objects onto non paper surfaces. Hot glue would probably work better for longevity, but I wanted Miss E to have more opportunity to assemble her monster pail.
The pail is ready for trick or treating! I am not sure if it will return home with all it's body parts in place when put through the rigors of running from house to house demanding candy, but I don't expect kid created crafts to last forever.