Fun Day Monday

Halloween’s Coming…. Halloween’s Coming…. Skeletons will be after you….. or is that ghosts, monsters and pumpkins?

We’ve been busy making some very sweet Halloween treat bags here in my childminding service that we thought you might like to have a go at too.

If you want to make a bag of your own you will need the following:

  • Some craft foam in your chosen colour and bits in black and white for the features
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Glue (I used Bostik all purpose glue)

and you will need to do the following:

  • Firstly you will need to prepare your foam by cutting 2 pieces into a square with a handle on the top (here is the template that I made: trick or treat bag template)
  • Using the hole punch, punch holes all around the edge of the bag so that your bag pieces look like this:


  • Cut a piece of yarn tie a loop at the end to look like this:

  • Now make your needle by hooking the pipecleaner through the loop and securing. You can cut the pipecleaner down to make a short needle like this:
  • Put the two pieces of the bag together and push the needle through the top holes and knot the yarn
  • Now give your little one the bag and the needle and thread and show them how to push the needle through the holes and pull the thread through one hole at a time (this may require some adult help – for some of my children I ended up getting them to simply push the needle through the hole and pull the thread and then I set up the next hole for them)
  • Once your little one has reached the end you can knot the thread
  • For the features on the face, you can either get your little one to draw them and you can cut them out or you can pre-cut the pieces yourself
  • Give your little one the facial features and the glue and get them to stick them in place
  • Once the glue has dried you can use your bag for some Halloween treats

Have fun if you make your own bag and have a fun Halloween