Oh, I’m so enjoying all the crafts on the run up to our little Halloween tea party this year. Since we don’t go out trick or treating I thought I would put together party bags for them instead. I hate the idea of them missing out on anything and what better way to spoil them than letting them design their own spooky friend bag to hold all their tasty treats in.
This is one of those very simple and low mess crafts, perfect for all ages (me included) and endless possibilities to the creations you can make.
It was really lovely to see how creative the kids were. First of all, they brainstormed all of the spooky characters they could think of. (Mostly inspired by their beloved TV show Super Monsters.) Then they drew pictures of their favourite characters and together we set about outlining, cutting and sticking. We had so much fun that we spent hours on the floor in our own creative worlds, occasionally connecting with one another over our treasured pieces of art and bonding silently throughout the afternoon. We were submerged so long that my bottom needed a serious waking up when I finally peeled myself off the ground. The curse of the homeschool life…backache and numb bums. He He!!
So, without further ado, I will share how we put our cute little party bags together.
What you will need:
- Paper gift bags
- Selection of coloured, black and white card
- Glue stick
- Sharpie pen (optional for details)
To make your bags, simply design your spooky friend or be inspired by one of our designs. Pencil out your characters. Cut and glue your card pieces into place and fill your bags up with your chosen healthy goodies. We are going to be sharing some healthy Halloween goodie bag treat recipes in the upcoming days towards Halloween…watch this space! If you can’t wait that long then have a look at some of the yummy food we ate last Halloween!
I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this craft as we did. We’d love to see your creations. Tag us into your photos on social media and show us your lovely versions of this awesome craft.
As with all the craft ideas we share with you, we ask you to make sure that children are only given age-appropriate craft materials and are never left alone with sharp or dangerous items.
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