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. Viviannette says:

    I have used the plates for crafts too. I made Fall wreaths with my scouts. Cut a circle in the middle of the plate. Glues colorful paper leafs around the plate. Easy and cute.

  2. Jessica Dawson says:

    We use paper plates for our painting projects. They come in handy when using multiple paint colors or nixing colors too.

  3. LaTanya says:

    I have used them for paint palettes. Just put a few drops of paint on the plate and give me son a paintbrush. We are ready to paint!

  4. Stacy says:

    These treat bags are adorable! I just made “All About Me” books with my pre-k class using paper plates. The kids loved decorating each plate with their favorite things, then binding them together with pipe cleaners. They turned out adorable and using plates for “pages” makes them sturdy!

  5. Kim says:

    My kids are going to love making these. We use paper plates for lots of things. One of our favorites is just putting them in the floor and skating around the house.

  6. Maribel F says:

    My kids love to make lots of fun stuff , We made masks and puppets with paper plates,we also used buttons and yarn for hair and eyes.

  7. Sunny says:

    These are cute, we also like to make “shakers” by filling with dried beans and then stapling and decorating the outside.

  8. thuy n. says:

    They make great dream catchers.

  9. Wow these are adorable! My little girl would love to make the pumpkin one.

  10. Rebecca says:

    I have used paper plates and cups for rhythm “instruments” in my music classroom. Plates can be tapped together (with oneself or a neighbor), tapped against legs, or swished against each other. Cups can be tapped together, with hands, on the floor, etc. Lots of fun.

  11. Kim says:

    We use paper plates to make all sorts of art crafts, from masks to decorations (flowers and such!)

  12. Heather says:

    So cute! I use paper plates as a painting palette. It’s a nice way to keep the paint from spilling and each kid can have their own so mixing colors doesn’t cause arguments.

  13. Sara says:

    Perhaps TMI, but I have used paper plates to scoop dog poo when in a pinch and didn’t have a baggie with me :^)

    1. Sara says:

      Oh thought of a better idea, and actually fun. We have used paper plates to make signs and banners by stringing them together. Example “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

  14. Carin says:

    Maracas, masks, snowflakes and more!

  15. gretchen says:

    We have used bowls to make musical instruments by placing a up of dry beans in one, stapling a second bowl on top and coloring, marking and/or decoupaging to decorate our instruments. It is great fun for any age!

  16. Rachael says:

    I’m not saying this was a great idea, but… a couple of years ago we realized we hadn’t planned enough kid-friendly activities for a family reunion. We strung two heavy-duty paper plates together, weighted them a bit, and made multiple frisbees. It worked…for a while…

  17. Kristina says:

    We oftne use them to make paper plate masks. Or, if you staple 2 paper plates together and fill them with rice or beans, you get a fun maraca that you can decorate any way you want.

  18. Marion says:

    My little ones like to make fun crafts just by painting, the plates and adding glitter, beads, buttons, etc. We have also made different animal crafts with letters that we work on or use rice or oats to work on practicing letter writing.

  19. Faith says:

    I like to use paper plates for crafts just like you did!

  20. Melissa L. says:

    Cute idea! We’ve used Chimed plates to make shakers. We put popcorn or beans between two plates. Then staple and decorate. Easy peasy!

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