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Homemade Trick or Treat Pumpkin Bag

Pumpkin
Pumpkin

For all of you moms out there freaking out that you don’t have a trick or treat bag for your little one, have no fear. This homemade pumpkin bag is perfect for little ones to collect a little bit of candy and they have something fun to do before they get all dress up. I hope that this helps everyone, You could always use other colors and shapes to create other characters! Enjoy!!

Material
1 brown paper lunch bag
orange and black construction paper
glue
stapler
of course goodies to put in it ;)

  1. You or your little one cut out shapes for your pumpkins eyes, nose, mouth and a strip for a handle.
  2. Glue your face on the bag.
  3. Staple the handle on and now you have a cute pumpkin trick or treat bag.
Pumpkin

All these pumpkins have great character, I’d love to see how yours turn out!

Pumpkin

Candy Corn Child Craft

Candy Corn Tissue Craft

Happy Halloween Everyone! This is the time of year when everyone, including myself, looks forward to candy corn, fun size candy bars and seeing all the adorable trick or treaters costumes. What better way to spend the day of Halloween before getting all those goodies then doing a fun craft with the kids.

This is the time of year for candy corn so what better way to celebrate the holidays then with candy corn crafts. My 2 year old loved this craft she had so much fun, gluing and sticking the tissue. Hey even mom had fun, not embarrassed to say :). Next year we will probably make a few and put them on our mantel with other festive decorations.

Materials
1 wooden cone, or even a toilet paper roll, empty of course ;)
Elmer’s glue in bowl, with paintbrush
yellow, orange, white small squares of tissue

Directions

Have your little one dip their paintbrush in the glue and cover the cone. Apply the tissue in from bottom to top in yellow, orange, white pattern. Or whatever pattern your little one wants.

Candy Corn Tissue Craft
candy corn color sheet

More Candy Corn Coloring Sheets

Itsy Bitsy Spider Hat Kid Halloween Craft

Spider Hat

My almost 2 year old helped me with this craft but I basically put the thing together, so depending on your child’s age you will probably have to help assemble this adorable little spider hat. This craft is not only for Halloween time I just chose to make it around Halloween. Enjoy!

Spider Hat

Materials

Black Construction paper

  • 2 strips that are 11″ x 3″ for headband
  • 6-8 strips that are 1″ x 11″ for the legs
  • 2 small circles for the eyes

White Construction Paper

  • 2 circles for eyes

Glue stick
Tape
Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut your black construction paper into strips. You will need 2 strips that are 11″ x 3″ to make the headband and 6-8 strips that are 1″ x 11″ for the legs.
  2. Glue the small black circle onto the white circles to create the eyes.
  3. Measure your child’s head to figure out how big to the headband part, tape together.
  4. Glue or tape the eyes onto the headband.
  5. Fold your legs accordion style and tape the ends on the inside of your headband.
  6. Voila you now have a pretty cool spider hat and I suggest singing Itsy Bitsy Spider :) lyrics below!
Spider Hat

Unfortunately my daughter would not keep the hat on for longer then 3 seconds so she thought it was fun to have her friends try it on. Hopefully your kid enjoys wearing it.

Spider Hat

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

DIY Halloween Tulle Wreath

This Halloween craft is quick and simple. And the possibilities are endless for what colors you choose and what embellishments you add.

This happened to be a double purpose project…I made it for Halloween last year and for my daughters ladybug birthday party. And this year I’m using it for a Minnie Mouse Birthday Party and Halloween again! So this wreath has gotten me through 4 occasions and that makes my day. If I were to change this I would use orange ribbon to make it a bit more Halloween-y but I think the red and black is very vampire-esque :) if that’s even a word. I would love to see how yours turns out. What is your favorite Halloween craft that you have made this year?

Halloween Wreath

Halloween Tulle Wreath

Materials

1 Styrofoam wreath, any size will do but mine in 12″
1 roll of black tulle 6 x 25
ribbon in what ever color you want to be an accent color (I used a red and black polka dot, but orange would be a great option also)

Directions

  1. Cut your tulle into 16″ pieces.
  2. Then take one strip at a time, and double knot it around the wreath, puffy side straight out in front.
  3. String a piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from, and do the same with a piece at the bottom and tie in a bow. I choose to have it hang pretty low.
Halloween Wreath
Halloween Wreath

I covered my Styrofoam wreath with ribbon first (because I had read that on another blog) but I would not do it again because you can’t see it when it’s hanging so it is just a waste of ribbon.

Halloween Wreath