DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

In my neighborhood, we go all out for Halloween. From hayrides and block parties to booing our neighbors with special treats, it’s one of our neighborhood’s greatest celebrations.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.
DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.
DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.
DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

This year, I have the perfect Halloween Treat Bags made with plates and a few craft supplies that I’ll be using to get into the Halloween spirit and share treats with my neighbors.

For this fun craft, I’ve partnered with the Chinet® brand using their Classic White™ fiber plates, which are made from 100% pre-consumer recycled paper.

If you need a fun craft idea for the classroom Halloween party, these paper-plate treat bags is one craft the kids will love to make as you can see in this short video.

You can make cats, bats, pumpkins… anything goes. All you need are some sturdy white plates like the ones from Chinet®, pipe-cleaners, acrylic paint, and a stapler, for the little ones, you can cut out face pieces from construction paper.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

  1. Paint the back sides of your paper plates. These Chinet® Classic White™ plates won’t get soggy with the wet paint, they hold their shape after drying and after being cut.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

Now that the plates are painted, we are ready to assemble our treat bag.

  1. Staple the two plates together with the painted sides on the outside.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

  1. To form the opening to our treat bag, cut both plates at the same time, this way they will match. Since the plates are super sturdy, this is a good time for an adult to help with the big scissors.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

  1. Older kids will want to paint the face on their craft bags. If doing this, remember to allow the paint to dry between steps, so it doesn’t smear.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

For younger kids, we will add our pre-cut shapes to make the face by gluing colored construction paper cut into the shapes needed. Using any glue stick will work just fine.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

  1. Finally, to make your handle, you are going to staple a pipe cleaner to each side of the Chinet® Classic White™ plates.

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

The final step is to fill these cute bags with your favorite candy and treats. They are perfect for “Booing” your neighbors and friends, bringing treats to school for their classroom, and even hanging around the house for an added touch of Halloween fun!

How have you used paper plates other than for eating food?

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Craft Bags - Super cute and easy Halloween crafts made with paper plates.

You can make cats, bats, pumpkins, spiders and more. It’s time to get crafty for Halloween!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes

Ingredients

  • Chinet® Classic White™ plates
  • Craft Paint
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Paint the back sides of your paper plates.
  2. Allow for paint to dry.
  3. Staple the two plates together with the painted sides on the outside.
  4. To form the opening to our treat bag, cut both plates at the same time, this way they will match.
  5. Older kids will want to paint the face on their craft bags. If doing this, remember to allow the paint to dry between steps, so it doesn’t smear.
  6. For younger kids, we will add our pre-cut shapes to make the face by gluing colored construction paper cut into the shapes needed. Use a glue stick, any kind will work just fine.
  7. Make your handle by stapling a pipe cleaner to each side of the Chinet® Classic White™ plates.
  8. The final step is to fill these cute bags with your favorite candy and treats.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Chinet® brand. All opinions are my own. Find Chinet® Classic White™ plates and other Chinet® brand products at mychinet.com.

 

 

59 thoughts on “DIY: Halloween Treat Bags”

  1. Julie Wight says:

    We love to use paper plates to make Christmas wreaths. Simply cut a circle out of the middle, then kids can paint green and glue on all kinds of ribbons, bows and beads to make a super cute craft!

  2. Maryanne W. says:

    We’ve used paper plates to make christmas wreath crafts!

  3. Carrie says:

    We used to paint two plates, fill with beads and staple together and make maracas with them. What fun noise they made.

  4. Nancy says:

    Another way to use paper plates is to decorate two plain white paper plates and then sealing almost all the way around the plates, glueing them together. Add a handful of dried beans and then totally seal the two plates together. Let the glue dry totally. Now you have a home-made tambourine!

  5. Kendra says:

    Love this idea. We have used these plates to make crowns. Cut out the middle. Paint it gold and add fake jewels. We have also made ships for Columbus Day, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Hold in half and glue. Cut slit in middle of the fold, add Popsicle stick and add sail to popsicle stick. We then glued to all three to large paper so it looked like they were sailing the ocean.

  6. Lisa Topolinski says:

    Fun ideas! I used plates to make my kids halloween mask. My son likes these and we are makig these in the weekend.. Thank you for sharing

  7. Amy Dreier says:

    We’ve used them to make pumpkins on Popsicle sticks and then perform the “5 little pumpkins” play! Super fun!

  8. Amy says:

    We use these plates for quite a few things in my classroom. Just recently we made a salt dough map of ancient Egypt. Salt dough is pretty dense and heavy. Not just any plate will stand up to the task! These more heavy duty plates do the trick, though!

  9. Stacy Fellows says:

    This looks like a fun craft to do with my 4 year old. Looking forward to making them.

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  10. Sarah says:

    As a first grade teacher, I use paper plates all the time. I make reindeer gift holders, frogs, snow globes and more!!!

  11. Virginia N says:

    we have made snowflakes with the paper plates for christmas

  12. Rose Reins says:

    Thanks for your post! We love to use Chinet paper plates to make home-made tambourines, using 2 plates and dried beans inside. Fun!!

  13. lisa franklin says:

    making preschool crafts

  14. Cat says:

    Easy tamborines for little ones, frames for “stained glass window” art projects, baskets for paper flowers, and boy scout frisbees. Numerous uses for handy paper plates!!

  15. We love using paper plates to make seasonal wreaths. We cut out the center of the paper plates; paint the remainder of the plate and embellish it; punch a hole in the top; add some yarn; ta-da! A beautiful wreath that can be customized for any season or holiday. I like doing this at home and at the storytime program I hold at the library where I work.

  16. Amy says:

    The heavy duty plates make great looms. Hole punch around the edge of the rim. Attach yarn across the plate. Then use various items: yarn, ribbon, fabric, feathers, strips or scrapbooking or wrapping paper to weave. It’s a good fine motor activity.

  17. We have used plates to make crafts, but at childrens events. I am not creative enough to come up with it all on my own!

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