Kid DIY – Halloween Candy Treat Bags
I’ve noticed one thing about kids… they often like to do things themselves. And who can blame them when it comes to crafty fun? So I was thinking about Halloween treat bags and cute ways to do ’em up when I thought about a treat bag station. Wouldn’t that be fun?
You could have everything out and ready for kids to make up their own treat bag. maybe they want their bag to look like a monster, perhaps they want to draw a picture of a haunted house or draw their name in a bazillion colors but no matter what, they’ll surely have fun doing it. Then you could have an awesome set up of candies and favors and toys and I figure you could go one of two ways here… The kids can turn in their bags and pick them up all filled and ready to go before heading home OR they can buffet it up and choose what they want in their bags.
I went to the craft store and looked through the different possibilities for crafty supplies that would work well and I found:
- craft foam
- liquid glitter (like glue with glitter in it)
- googly eyes
- pom poms
- pipe cleaners
And, super big bonus, all of this stuff is cheap making this a great idea for your upcoming Halloween party. Perhaps you haven’t had time to get the bags together in which case this idea might be just what you’re needing!
To make the bags seen in the pics here you’ll need:
- bags in Halloween colors
- craft foam
- double sided tape
These bags may be a bit bigger than you’re wanting to go, but I found them 3/$1 in the gift card section at Wal-Mart. Purple would have worked well also, but they were sold out!
Fold the top of the bags over twice before starting. Either cut out some Halloween-y shapes or just let the kids have at it.
Anything glued onto the flap won’t be getting in the way because of the way we folded the bag… When open, the hat sits on the backside with no problems.
I used rubber cement to seal my bags up but that’s only because I ran out of double-sided tape.
You may want to make a few bags and have them out as inspiration, or for the kids who may not be in a great mood and don’t want to make their own. Witches, jack-o’lanterns, bats and Frankensteins are all super easy to whip up quickly!
I hope that this little kid’s DIY can help you out and keep you from decorating a gazillion treat bags the night before a big party!