By DIY contributor Alyson of Sugar and Bash
I think most people can agree that once Autumn rolls in, the next 3 months will be spent crafting, spending more time with family, and baking all day, every day! Halloween just so happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I always watch the same 5 movies on repeat while scheming up new ways to serve up candy. Over the years, I’ve found that little kiddos are much more excited when they receive a treat bag versus picking candy from a bowl. Maybe it’s the fun bag…or the fact they get more candy than normal? Yeah, it’s probably that last one. Either way it’s enjoyable and I love making them. Bats always remind me of Halloween, so it just felt right to make some spook-tacular treat bag bats!
Just follow the tutorial below…
black card stock
black crepe paper
candy or plastic eyes
candy and goodies!
Step 1: Using black card stock, cut out 2 bat bodies (slightly flat on the bottom) for the front and back, 2 wings, and a strip about 3/4” thick.
Step 2: Attach the 2 body pieces by using the strip and taping along the outside from ear to ear. This will make the treat bag nice and sturdy.
Step 3: Cut the crepe paper into strips and fringe about halfway up. You can attach these with the glue and wrap around the bag one row at a time.
Step 4: When you reach the ears, glue the crepe paper like normal and once the glue dries cut off the excess paper.
Step 5: For the wings, I made sure I had a small tab I could fold and glue to the bag.
Step 6: Time to add those goggly eyes with a little glue!
And there you have it! A simple treat bag that is super cute and totally fun to make. You can fill these little bats with candy, Halloween goodies, or some good ol’ fashioned floss and toothpaste!