Treat or Cookie Bags
What you will make:
Give the trick-or-treaters who come to your door on Halloween a colorful
handmade bag filled with treats! Each bag will hold several
pieces of candy, two cookies, some caramel corn, or a small toy. They are
great for Halloween party favors, too!
This is a fun and easy Halloween project that is excellent for family or
classroom craft time. To make enough bags for all of your trick-or-treaters,
set up a production line that involves the whole family!
Related craft: Make large bags with handles to
collect your treats as you go from door to door. See how to make them in Aunt Annie's
Trick or Treat Bags craft project.
Here's what you need:
- Computer paper: white or orange
- 4" by 6" cardstock or index card
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Optional: Decorative edge scissors, 1" circle
punch, Halloween-themed stickers or rubber stamps, stamp
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make Treat Bags for Halloween
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Read through the project and gather the materials needed for
creating the treat bags. If you are doing this craft with a group,
select and pre-cut the
paper to make the craft go faster.
- Step 2: Select Paper
Select paper to make your treat bags—white or orange. You
might print one of Aunt Annie's
Halloween digital paper downloads on the white
paper. A single letter-size sheet of computer paper will make two
Tip: Bags made with paper treated with wax will
keep cookies fresh and resist grease stains—see
How to Wax Paper.
- Step 3: Cut
Cut the paper in half crosswise to create two 5½" by 8½"
Cut a 4" by 6" folding form from cardstock, or use a 4" by 6"
- Step 4: Fold Sides
Place a cut rectangle on the table horizontally. Center the
folding form vertically on the rectangle. Align the bottom edges.
Fold the left side of the paper over the folding form, making a
sharp crease along the left edge of the form. Repeat for the right
side. Remove the folding form.
- Step 5: Glue Sides
Glue the overlapping edges together with a line of glue. Rub
along the seam to ensure a strong hold. Put your fingers under the
glued seam to make sure that the seam isn't glued to the other side of
the bag. Set the bag aside to let the glue dry.
- Step 6: Fold and Glue Bottom
With the bag's seam facing up, fold the bottom ½" of the
bag up. Be sure to fold both layers. Make a sharp crease. Glue both
layers of the folded base in place. Let the glue dry before filling
- Step 7: Finishing Touches (optional)
Add some extra details to your bag if you like:
- Use Halloween-themed rubber stamps or stickers to decorate plain
- Cut the top edge of the bag with decorative edge scissors.
- Use a 1" circle punch to create a thumb tab in the center of the
bag's top edge.
Fill the bags: Put Halloween treats inside of the
bags. Leave the bags open or fold the top over and seal with tape or a
That's it! Your treat bags are
ready for Halloween!
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