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Trick-or-Treat Bag

Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

Your kids will love trick or treating with their own homemade treat bag!

Materials needed:
· Canvas tote bag (sold at local craft stores)
· Tempera paints (Halloween colors)
· Paintbrush
· Paper plates
· Scissors
· Wiggle eyes (sold at local craft stores)
· Felt, glitter, buttons, or other decorative materials (optional)
· Fabric glue
· Newspaper

What to do:

Step 1: Lay newspaper over your work area in case of spills.

Step 2: Pour a bit of paint on a paper plate. Use a new plate for each color.

Step 3: Lay the canvas bag on the newspaper with the handles pointing towards you.

Step 4: Use the paintbrush to lightly coat the palm of your child's hand with paint.

Step 5: Your child will make "ghosts" with her handprint. To do this, have her press her hand on the canvas bag where she wants her first "ghost" to be. Make sure her fingers are pointing away from the bag's handles, toward the bottom of the bag (so when the bag is upright, you'll see an upside-down handprint).

Step 6: Repeating step 5, use different colors to make as many ghosts as she'd like.

Step 7: Paint any other designs you'd like on the bag.

Step 8: Let the paint dry. Then, glue a pair of wiggle eyes to each ghost, securing them with fabric glue.

Step 9: Now, add any additional decorative items to the bag. For example, you could cut out a felt moon and glue it to the bag or add sparkle to your ghosts with glitter.

Step 10: Let the bag dry completely - then fill it with treats on Halloween!

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August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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