Arts & Crafts

DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

By: Edna Harrington
A pile of candy and a homemade jack-o-lantern treat bag made from washcloths and felt fabric.
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Ages 3+
Critical Thinking
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For the kids who can’t get enough Halloween crafts, try this cute DIY jack-o’-lantern trick-or-treat bag. You can make a Halloween candy bag with your kids this year, and it will last to hold Halloween treats for years to come. 


What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. Thread the yarn through the large-eye needle and sew the two washcloths together along three sides.

  2. Cut out a nose, mouth and eyes from the felt. Glue them to the bag.

  3. Tie a ribbon to the stitching near the top of the bag to make a handle.

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: If your child isn’t ready to sew the whole bag themselves, ask them to help you get started or to finish up. It might take more time than you’re used to, but when you can make this bag together, they’ll be especially proud to use it.  

Older kids: Turn this bag into a guessing game: How many pieces of candy will fit in the bag? Ask your child to make a prediction. Talk about whether that number would change if the candies were all big or all small. Then have your child test their guess by filling the bag with candy or other similarly-sized items (like granola bars or small boxes of raisins).   

Tote treats and treasures for Halloween with this spook-tacular tote bag, featuring glow-in-the-dark ink that shines day or night. Plus, it’s made from 100% cotton so it gentle on skin while being sturdy and comfortable for carrying from door to door!

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By: Edna Harrington