Halloween treat bags for children to carry through the neighborhood to collect their candy and goodies in on Halloween night are being sold in pretty much every store imaginable, but why spend money on treat bags that will only be used for a few hours out of the entire year? It can be just as much fun for children to decorate their own treat bags as it will be for them to collect candy in them Halloween night.
Start with a plain brown paper bag. Use a hole puncher and some simple twine or ribbon as a bow, you can fold over the top of the bag, punch it with a few holes, then weave the twine through the holes to seal the bag. Gather some simple arts and crafts supplies your child can use to decorate their bag. If you’re looking for some great non-toxic, eco-friendly craft supplies for your little one, check out:
- SunWorks recyclable construction paper (300 sheets for $8.99)
- Westcott Kids KleenEarth recycled scissors ($4.20)
- Clementine Art natural craft glue ($5.54)
- Miss Brittany’s eco-tree colored pencils (set of 10 for $7.95)
- Miss Brittany’s eco stars recycled crayons (set of 20 for $8.95)
- Ecolorgy markers (set of 8 for $3.99)
- Clementine Art natural paint (set of 6 for $14.99)
- Stockmar watercolor paints (set of 6 for $49.95)
Put the Pillsbury doughboy on your pumpkin this year. For some fun, festive and much easier pumpkin carving, download the doughboy template, print it out, cut along the dotted lines and use it to trace the design on your pumpkin.