Kim shares her passion for crafting, baking and fun party ideas here on Snackpicks with the hope of inspiring you for your next celebration or gathering no matter how big or small. Kim lives in Ohio with her husband and two boys and is also the creative director and owner of The Celebration Shoppe.
Halloween is almost here and I’m getting excited. I love to craft and bake with my two boys, and holidays give me a specific reason to pull them into the kitchen or the craft room. I also like to volunteer in their classrooms. These simple, economical and creative Halloween trick-or-treat bags will be perfect for their class Halloween parties this year.
I whipped up four ideas using colorful lunch bags: a Monster, an Owl, a Spider Web and a Cat. To decorate each, I used craft paper, cupcake liners, crepe paper, scissors, a few circle craft punches, a permanent marker and glue.
This idea works for all occasions, whether you’re a teacher, host of a Halloween block party, or a mom looking to have some fun with her kids. If you want this to be an activity for the kids to make, I find it best to craft a few bags as examples, set them in the center of the table, and then let their creativity fly!
To fill the Halloween goodie bags, I suggest pre-packaged snacks, like Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites, Keebler Gripz and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats. They’re easy, you know the quality is great, and teachers can clearly read ingredients. Many children have food allergies, like my youngest son, and pre-packaged treats make it very easy for the teacher to determine whether or not the child can have it.
First, trim the tops of your paper bags off about 3”. The reason I did this was so that the bags were more balanced once crafted. You don’t want them to get top-heavy. I do a lot of crafting, so I have a desktop paper cutter that I used. But, basic scissors work just as well.
And just remember, no craft has to be perfect as long as it’s fun! Happy crafting and Happy Halloween from Snackpicks! Be sure to check out more of our creative Halloween tips and ideas.