Costume Party Treat Bags

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Candy-gathering kids will give a giggle or two when treated to such cute characters. Just add a foam ball and favorite embellishments to plain lunch bags.

Completion time – 1-2 hours

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Ball, 3"
Other Materials
  • Wiggle eyes, 3/8", two
  • Vampire -
  • Black lunch bag
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Felt scraps: black, red, yellow, white
  • Metallic purple lamé fabric, 12" square
  • Black satin ribbon, 1/8" x 1/2 yd.
  • Black yarn
  • Princess -
  • Yellow lunch bag
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Felt scraps: orange, purple, rose
  • Thick, pink yarn
  • Metallic snowflake sequins, 1/2", five
  • Pink pom pom, 1/2"
  • Lt. green chenille stem
  • Witch -
  • Orange lunch bag
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Felt: orange, 9" square; red scrap
  • Orange/black checked fabric, 10" square
  • Thin, lt. green yarn
  • Metallic green star sequins or stickers, 10
  • Tiny green pom pom

Tools

  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Wooden skewer
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Extra-long straight pins
  • Wire cutters
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions

General -
(Note: Please read all instructions for character of choice
before beginning project.)

  • 1. Insert skewer into foam ball. Holding skewer, paint ball.Place skewer in heavy glass or jar; let dry.

  • 2. Fold back top corners of lunch bag toward center, creatinga point. Open bag, fill with treats of choice or tissue paper
    and then refold top of bag.

  • 3. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Insertknife into bottom of ball at 8 o'clock position, with serrated
    edge to right. With knife in ball, move knife to 4 o'clock
    position, creating narrow, wedge-shaped opening in head for
    lunch bag. Slide point of lunch bag into opening to hold head
    in place.3. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin.
    Insert knife into bottom of ball at 8 o'clock position, with
    serrated edge to right. With knife in ball, move knife to 4
    o'clock position, creating narrow, wedge-shaped opening in
    head for lunch bag. Slide point of lunch bag into opening to
    hold head in place.

  • 4. Follow individual instructions to embellish characters.Hold felt pieces in place with pins until glue dries; remove pins.

    Vampire -


  • 1. Paint foam-ball head yellow; let dry. Cut patterns fromfelt as indicated. Cut short, narrow strip from red felt for
    mouth. Set felt pieces aside.

  • 2. Use compass to draw 9" circle on wrong side of purplefabric; cut out. To make cape, cut small wedge from one edge
    of circle to center for opening. Place cape around
    "shoulders," adjusting fullness as needed. With top of cape
    forming collar, spot glue cape to bag. Tie black ribbon into
    bow around neck.

  • 3. Cut small, vertical slit in each side of head for ears.Apply glue to straight edges of ears and use skewer tip to
    push felt into slits.

  • 4. Cut several 6" lengths from yarn for hair. Glue hair acrosstop of head so hair hangs down each side and back of head;
    trim as desired. Glue felt hair on top of yarn hair. Glue
    sideburns to bottom edge of felt hair, next to face. Glue
    features to face.

    Princess -


  • 1. Paint foam-ball head orange; let dry. Cut patterns fromfelt as indicated. Cut short, narrow strip from red felt for
    mouth. Cut two small circles from rose felt for cheeks.
    Overlap and glue crown ends. Set felt pieces aside.

  • 2. Cut 6" length from chenille stem for wand. Glue onesnowflake sequin to end of wand and to each felt button.

  • 3. Cut several 5" lengths from yarn. Using photo as guide,glue hair to head; trim as desired.

  • 4. Glue buttons to bag and crown. Glue crown to head. Gluehands to body, with one hand holding wand as shown.

    Witch -


  • 1. Paint foam-ball head green; let dry. Cut 1" length fromchenille stem for nose. Glue tiny pom pom to center of nose
    for wart; set aside.

  • 2. Use compass to draw 10" circle on wrong side of fabric and9" circle on orange felt; cut out. To make cape, cut small
    wedge from one edge of fabric circle to center for opening.
    Place cape around "shoulders," adjusting fullness as needed.
    With top of cape forming collar, spot glue cape to bag. Tie
    black ribbon into bow around neck.

  • 3. To make hat, cut small wedge from one edge of felt circleto center. Roll hat into narrow cone as shown; glue edges,
    trimming excess as needed. Roll lower edge of hat upward,
    stretching slightly to create floppy brim.

  • 4. Cut several 4" lengths from yarn. Using photo as guide,glue hair to head and trim as desired. Glue hat to head and
    features to face. Glue star sequins to bag and hat as shown.