This post was first shared over at Making the World Cuter last Halloween… I’m a contributor over there. If you’re interested you can see my other posts here.
One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner! As an October baby, I have always had a special place in my heart for Halloween. It could also be because my parents went out of their way to make it fun for me and my siblings…
So here’s a quick and easy craft to help you and your little ones get into the spirit of Halloween!
A Jack-o-Lantern treat bag!!!
DIY Halloween Treat Bag
- Felt – I used a sheet of orange and just a little bit of green (for the stem)
- Clear plastic wrap
- Glue gun and a stick of glue
First, you want to trace your pumpkin shape onto the orange felt. I just folded my sheet in half and traced on one side, then cut out my shape to have two sides of the pumpkin. You’ll also want two pieces of green for the stem. (I just cut two rectangles.)
Next, you’ll want to draw on your Jack ‘o Lantern face. (The kiddos can help with this one, unless you’re making it as a Halloween surprise!) And cut it out with the scissors. You only want the face on one side…
Because the other side needs a slit in the back so you can stuff goodies inside later on…
Now, cut a sheet of the clear plastic wrap, I doubled mine over for extra strength and hot glue it to the inside of the jack ‘o lantern side. This makes it so you can see through the face at the goodies in the treat bag! Trim any excess.
Make sure the ‘stem’ is on the inside and hot glue your two pumpkin sides together, front to back. Glue shut all the way around.
While you’re waiting for the hot glue to dry well, take three strands of yarn and braid a strip for your ‘handle’.
Hot glue your braided handle to the back of your pumpkin.
Now you can stuff your Felt Jack ‘O Lantern Halloween treat bag full of treats! Candy is always nice… but glow sticks, spider rings, and other small toys would be fun too!
For a fun new Halloween tradition, hang your treat bag on the kiddo’s bedroom door for them to find and enjoy! If you have a little doggie to guard the goodies until the kiddos find it… even better!
Your turn: Do you have any fun Halloween traditions that you do with your kids or family??
Happy Fall pretties!!! And Happy Halloween!
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