Want a fun Halloween project you can make with kids that will continue to be useful year after year? You’re going to love this Halloween DIY trick or treat bag tutorial. With just a few supplies and minimal effort, your kids will have fun making their own bags to use on the big night and you won’t have to spend major bucks to deck them out in style!
- Darice Tote Bag – The lighter colors will allow the design page to show through better.
- Darice Permanent Fabric Markers
- Free Halloween Design Printables
Step 1. Find a design that your kids want to put on their DIY trick or treat bag. There are tons of free coloring pages online or you’re more than welcome to use one of the four designs I created and linked to in the supply list above. Black/white pages with thick lines are the easiest to see through the fabric. I highly suggest you not go too detailed if the markers you have aren’t fine tip. Also, depending on the age of your child, you may or may not have to assist during this step.
Step 2. Place the paper inside the bag and begin tracing. You can always tape it down if the paper is shifting as you work but I didn’t have a problem with that.
Step 3. Fill in your traced design and allow to dry completely. I love how these markers create a crayon effect when used on the muslin!
Step 4. Totally optional but you can also customize the small pocket meant to house the bag when folded. It’s a great way of helping your kids keep track of which trick or treat bag is theirs!
And that’s it! So crazy easy, right? The trick to a custom DIY trick or treat bag is finding a material that’s thin enough for you to see the design through. No worries if they don’t come out perfect. Most kids only care about what’s inside on Halloween night anyway!
If you enjoyed this DIY trick or treat bag and looking for more carrying options, check out this DIY Halloween treat bucket tutorial.
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