Take it away, Herchel!
I don’t know about you but my kids rarely use the orange paper that comes in multi-colored construction paper packs. Seeing all the leftover orange gave me an idea of how to use them for a Halloween craft. These simple “treat bags” are an easy halloween craft that helps young children practice fine motor skills.
They make great party favors and are a fun way to distribute little treats. Pea loves giving gifts. Hidden in these handmade Halloween cards are a little surprise for her friends.
Since I can’t draw to save my life, I printed a coloring page to use as a template and cut the pumpkin shapes out of two piece of orange construction paper.
Then I took the pumpkin shapes and punched holes all the way around the jack o’lanterns.
I cut triangles for the eyes and nose out of yellow and black construction paper. I also cut a mouth shape.
My daughter glued the pieces onto the pumpkin.
Next we picked the “treats.” I figured the children would be getting enough candy so we opted for cute candy corn erasers and bat whistles. We also have some bouncy eyeballs, the ubiquitous spider rings, and a few other little dollar spot toys.
We threaded a plastic yarn needle with some gold scrap yarn that I had on hand. (It was the closest yarn nearby and I was too lazy to rummage for green yarn.)
I always start the stitching. The beginning can be tricky for little hands.
After getting about halfway around the pumpkin, we insert the toys.
Then we finish stitching the treat bag closed and I tie it in a bow.
The kids think it is funny that their friends will have to unlace the yarn tie to get to the toy and predicted that there would be a lot of ripped up pumpkins in class on Halloween. Their friends will think it’s fun!
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