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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween treat bags have never been so cool. These homemade bags light up your kiddos artwork!

So, not only will your kiddos go trick-or-treating sporting a bag they made themselves, they'll be easy to keep an eye on as they run from house to house, and they'll be able to see inside their bag to find out what kind of candy they score at each stop!

I'm so excited about how this project turned out, hope you love it, too!

Take a peek below for the easy how-to.

How to Make these DIY Halloween Treat Bags

diy halloween treat bags

You'll Need:

  • Paper gift bag (ours were 10 1/2" x 13")
  • Printed Halloween silhouette image (more info below)
  • Contact paper
  • Different shades of tissue paper, torn into pieces
  • Four glow sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Letter stickers (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)

Crafting the Bags

Steps for the Parents

There's a tiny bit of prep work that you'll have to do to get this project ready for the kiddos, but I promise, it's simple!

Here's what you have to do to get started:

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

  • First, you'll need to choose an image that you'd like to use on your bag. It's best to choose a solid, silhoutte image so you get a "shadow" effect with the light behind it. You are free to use my image (get it here), or simply do a Google search for Halloween silhouettes and choose your favorite. Print the image to the desired size. Note: If you want to add words with stickers, be sure to reduce your image size a bit to allow room to add the words later.
  • Once you have your image at the desired size, trace the outline of the paper onto the bag. I used an inkpen and could see the outline fine for cutting (image 1).
  • Cut out your "window" (image 2).
  • Using your printed image as a guide, cut out 2 pieces of contact paper, allowing an extra 1/2" on all sides (image 3). If you want to add sticker words, be sure to allow some extra space for that, as well.
  • Cut out the silhouette of your image, then place it face-down where you'd like it onto one sheet of contact paper (image 4).

Steps for the Kiddos

Now the fun begins! This is so incredibly easy, and the best part? No mess!

The contact paper is sticky so the tissue paper stays all by itself. Love it!

Here's how the kiddos create their masterpieces:

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

The kiddos simply stick the tissue paper onto the contact paper to "color" their image.

That's all they need to do!!! Told you it was easy! :)

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Now simply place the second piece of contact paper onto the back of the image to secure the tissue paper, then tape to the inside of the bag to create the "window."

If you choose to add words or ribbon to your bags, just stick them right on at this point.

When you're ready to light up your bag, just activate the glow sticks, tape one stick to each inside corner of the bag, then go rock the neighborhood with your fabulous homemade Halloween treat bag!

Light up Halloween Treat Bags

Extra Halloween Goodies

I just want to send a special shout-out and thank you to my sweet friends Nikki, of Nikki, in Stitches, and Heather, of The Sewing Loft.

My niece is positively adorable, but Nikki and Heather made her look even sweeter with the adorable headband and witch applique that they provided me with for this shoot.

So super cute, right?

Be sure to pay my friends a visit and see all of the cool things they have to offer. You're gonna love them! :)

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