Create Trick-or-Treat Bags

Put a little imagination into the bag when it comes to trick-or-treating.
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Foam bag: Make a pumpkin bag using craft foam pieces whip-stitched along the edges. Glue contrasting colored foam pieces for the face, stem and leaves.

Painted Crate: Using a painted wooden crate as a base, attach a witch face made of craft foam and curly pipe cleaner hair for a fun way to gather candy.

Painted pail: Embellish plain paint pails with taped layers of colored construction paper to make a collection of candy holders. Make fun party favors by taping paper plates with faces cut in them backed with yellow construction to rulers.

Decorated shopping bag: Turn plain shopping bags into Halloween treat-holders using paper, glue and pipe cleaners or markers and stickers.

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