Get carried away on Halloween night with homemade bags that are hauntingly easy and stylish-in a spooky sort of way! Put your plastic pumpkins away and let your pillow cases R.I.P. this year. With a little hocus pocus, you can cast a spell on an ordinary bag and take it from simple to scary. No full moons required!
Tree-mendous Halloween Bag – Spray paint a twig and break it into smaller pieces after it dries and glue them to a bag. Orange and Black pompons and colored shredded paper are glued on to finish this festive tree.
Spider Web Sack – Draw a web with glue and cover it with yarn. Make a spider using pompon balls, pipe cleaner legs, and googly eyes. Glue spider to web.
Halloween Bunting Bag – Make the bunting by cutting cone shaped clear treat bags and fill them with pompon balls and colored shredded paper. Staple them shut at the top and punch three holes through the bags at the top (avoiding staples) so you can string on ribbon or rick rack before gluing to a bag.
Dem Bones Bag – Pull some pasta out of your pantry and paint it white with tempera paint. To form a skeleton, you will need the following types of pasta – macaroni, ditalini (small tube), ziti (large tube), wagon wheel, spaghetti, small shells, and rotini (spiral shape). Don’t forget dried lima beans for hip bones and googly eyes. After the pasta is dry, arrange it into a skeleton and glue it down to construction paper before attaching it to a bag.
Night Owl Halloween Bag – Cut two semi-circles out of a small plate and glue them to the back of another small plate to form wings. Mini cupcake liners with googly eyes and a candy corn beak complete the face before gluing on feathers.
Halloween Banner Bag – Cut triangles out of card stock and punch two holes on each one. Add a letter sticker to each triangle to spell your phrase of choice. Use ribbon or thin rope to string through the holes on the triangles to make a banner before gluing to a bag.
Pumpkin Patch Halloween Bag – Purchase a small wooden fence from the craft store or make one out of popsicle sticks. Add foam pumpkin shapes, full moon card stock circle, bat sticker, spray painted twigs for a tree and an owl sticker. Colorful shredded paper is glued to the bottom of the bag.
So gather up your little goblins and grab your glue for a frightening good time making these Halloween bags. After brewing up some spooky ideas, take off on your broom and head to your local craft stores for supplies and bags so you can work your magic. Whether it’s totes for the toddlers or bags for the big kids, these candy cauldrons are sure to scare up some fun in your neighborhood this year. With these tricks, you are sure to get lots of treats!
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