Friday, October 24, 2014

Kids Halloween: Monster Paper Bags

When I am searching for crafts for class parties, I want them to have a purpose. The hand print bats from a couple days ago help the kids practice their scissor skills. Today's craft is less about practicing a certain skill and more about being practical. The kids need a place to take home their goodies from the party, and a boring paper bag is just that, boring.

You will need:

  • paper bags
  • stickers, pom poms, foam, googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors
  • crayons

 I try to have as many different things for the kids to glue on as possible, so they can really make it their own. The thing I have noticed that kids love the most is the googly eyes, so I usually plan on at least a few sets per kid. If you are worried about having enough, make sure you have crayons and markers on hand so that they can decorate, even without lots of extra items.
The wonderful thing about this simple craft is that you can stretch or shrink the time it takes to fit your timetable. Do you need it to take up more time? Tell them to color the whole bag? Running short on time? Glue the eyes on and call it good. These little goody bags are perfect for taking home those decorated sugar cookies with gobs of frosting, or whatever else you have going on at your party. 

How about you? Do you help with the parties at your child's school?
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bxcrochet said...

She looks like she is having so much fun. I have to do this with my daughter.

Michelle F.

Debi Wayland said...

Such a great project! And I've always loved those googly eyes!

Erica S ( said...

very cute idea! and I have everything I need already - looks like a great project with my kids for this weekend!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

So cute! I know my toddler would love this!! Quite possibly a fun activity for this rainy weekend!

Maddi'sMommy said...

My daughter would love this craft. :) She adores doing projects and anything with stickers or glue is especially fun.

Mistee Dawn said...

Awww, those are so super cute and it looks like a fun time. My daughter would love to make these.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Awwww, what darling projects! My little ones would definitely have fun with that!

Danielle said...

I love this cute idea! Such a fun way to spend an afternoon and give a quick gift for a classmate!

Katrina Gehman said...

that is such a cute idea. awesome for kids at the halloween party.

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

What a cute monster! My daughter and I would have fun making these