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 or the kid’s ADHD with artificial dyes.
We have so much fun, while other families are braving the elements chasing down candy. These treat bags can be used for Halloween, a trip to the pumpkin patch, or even taking treats home on Thanksgiving.
This year I am taking things up a notch seeing the 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 the top of each filled bag down and secure it with a clothespin.
Add a cute heart leaf tag and label with each child’s name.
Halloween is a magical time for children where they get a reminder that the world is not always as it seems and they can embrace themselves for who they are. Have fun and make this Halloween about enjoying the harvest and celebrating diversity.
While these are more on the traditional side for Halloween for the majority of the holiday this year we plan to celebrate The Day of The Dead with family and friends as we are studying our Mexican side of the families culture and language this year. I so look forward to the fun.
Want more pumpkin fun? Check out our pumpkin pie sensory play DIYs.
Myrah @ Coupon Mamacita says
Those are just the cutest. My daughter is gone away to college, so I have no one to make these for now. =( Oooh! But I’m thinking these might be great for Halloween handouts!
It’s a cute little craft! Perfect for the fall season. My friend has a little one and I know he would love doing this.
Oh my goodness, those are super-cute. I am in charge of coming up with craft ideas for my kids’ classrooms, so these would be perfect! I am totally going to pass on this idea to their teachers. Thanks for sharing
What cute treat bags. I would have loved to have done this with my daughter when she was younger.
Heather @ Kraus House Mom says
I always buy special treats for kids with allergies because one of my son’s neighborhood friends has severe allergies. This year I think I’m going to put out a teal pumpkin so parents know.
Kelly Hutchinson says
These are so super cute and I bet the kids have so much fun making them. A cool project to do!
Cute idea for Halloween. So exciting getting ready to be creative with the theme.
Stefani Tolson says
What a fun and easy craft idea for the kids!
Claudia Krusch says
It’s so cute!! Perfect for the fall season. My neighbor has a little one and I know he would love doing something like this! Will share!
What a cute idea. My kids would love making these and helping me put together treat bags.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This is a fantastic idea. It is great for kids with allergies.
Elizabeth Lampman says
I( will have to make some of these this year. They are so cute and a great idea.
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
What an easy idea that kids can make for Halloween or even Thanksgiving. The heart shapes as leaves are absolutely adorbs and are really creative.