We prefer to celebrate Halloween in a much more toned down fashion. Same as every other holiday really. Rather than go off trick-or-treating we stay home for a movie, some pizza, and pumpkin treat bags of safe treats that do not trigger our food allergies. We have so much fun, while other families are braving the elements chasing down candy.
This year I am taking things up a notch seeing the older children have friends that will be around. I decided these pumpkin treat bags are better than the ones we made last year. We painted over a dozen of these the other day and stashed them away for when the children’s friends show up.
I see the day starting early long before the sun goes down. somehow I don’t think the parents will like me when their kids get a bit more sugar in their system than normal before the night is out. I may switch our celebration to the weekend.
Make these pumpkin treat bags.
- Brown paper bags
- Orange watercolor paint
- Green paint
- Green embroidery thread or ribbon
- Hearts cut out of green paper.
Paint each bag with orange watercolor paints. Watercolor paint will not chip or peel. You can opt for using orange bags.
Paint a clothespin green for each bag and tie a string bow to one side.
Roll top of each filled bag down and secure with clothespin.
Add a cute heart leaf tag and label with each child’s name.
Want more pumpkin fun? Check out our pumpkin pie sensory play DIYs.