It is that time of year again where the kids will be having their Halloween parties or going trick-or-treating. You have agreed to help with the party and you want to pass out “goodies” to the little ghosts and goblins. However, you do not want the price tag that goes with making up treat bags. So, what can you do? You can just make your own treat bags. As an added bonus, the kids will gladly help you make the treat bags because they will be getting to spend time with you and hand out their creations at school. Get out the craft boxes and have a “spooky” good time making these treat bags.
Gravestone Treat Bags
These gravestones are the perfect addition to any spooky classroom. Set up the “gravestones” on a big table with “fog” (shredded quilt batting) for an extra eerie effect.
Paper sacks (like the lunch bags)
Something Round to trace with (a drinking glass will do)
Blank Mailing Labels
1. Paint the paper sacks black on both sides. Then set aside to let dry. (around 15 minutes per side)
2. Place the round object about 3 inches down from the top of the bag. With the pencil trace the round object enough to where it forms a semi-circle. From the edge of the semi-circle draw a straight line to the ends of the bag (top edge). Cut along this line. This will form the “gravestone”.
3. Using the marker, write on the blank mailing labels “RIP” and the date of the kids Halloween party. Example: October 27, 2010. Now adhere the label about 3 inches down from the top of the “gravestone”.
4. Add the white tissue inside the bag and fill it with your favorite treats or novelty items. Now each one of the students has a unique “gravestone” treat bag filled with goodies.
Funny Face Halloween Bags
These whimsical bags are good for those Halloween fillers (besides candy). Kids will enjoy drawing silly, scary or funny faces on them.
Clear Cellophane Bags
White, Orange, Green Tissue
Black ribbon or yarn
1. Draw spooky, silly, or funny faces onto the cellophane bags. Have the kids draw a Frankenstein face, a ghost face or a pumpkin face. Let the marker dry on the bags before doing anything else.
2. Place party favors inside the tissue (www.orientaltrading.com). Gather up the corners and fold them toward the center. It will look like a lumpy balloon.
3. Place the entire tissue bundle inside the face drawn cellophane bag. One pouch per bag.
4. Tie the bag closed with the black ribbon or yarn. Then your done.
It doesn’t take much to make a treat bag. You can even make a treat box. Simply find a Fortune cookie box and get some construction paper and get creative. The above mentioned crafts for treat bags are just a couple of the millions that can be done. Give the kids a Halloween treat bag that they will want to show off. Happy Halloween!