Craft cute Halloween treat bags with your kids out of meterials you already own!
Spark some excitement early with these kid-friendly craft projects. The easiest ones can be made safely even by young children. Visiting trick-or-treaters will go away with unique sacks of sweets, and your children will have bags to fill with loot. You'll need only a few supplies and an afternoon to spend together.
Decorate plain paper bags with these clever designs or dream up your own spooky motif.
• Brown paper bags
• Patterned scrapbook paper
• Paper-edger scissors
• Colored dot stickers
• Cat template (below)
• Craft glue • Black glitter
• B, O and exclamation point stamps
• Ink pad
• Black tulle
1. Decorate one side of bag with designs, stickers or letters: Use paper-edger scissors to give paper strips a rough edge.
Trace cat template, fill in outline with glue, add small piece of orange paper for collar and cover with glitter; let dry
and do other side.
2. Cut out a handle or jagged edge at top of bag, if desired.
3. Put a handful of candy into each bag. Fasten bags with sticker or tulle.
Draw a large spiderweb on the pillowcase with puffy fabric paint. When it's dry, glue on some plastic spiders. You can also hand-stitch the spiders in place to make sure they don't come off.
Create the look of a jack-o'-lantern by using orange acrylic paint and a triangular stamp carved out of a raw potato. Cut slits in the top of the pillowcase every few inches and thread a ribbon through the openings as a drawstring.
Create a festive felt bag perfect for holding Halloween sweets.
Get inventive with stickers. Turn an orange circle into a jack-o'-lantern―just draw a face on it. For a spider, use a black dot and draw eight legs from it.
Give your kids personalized pillowcases to fill with treats.
If you're using brand-new pillowcases, launder them before decorating to get the best results from fabric paint and glue applications.