Halloween is a fabulous, and fun time for the kids. So we have another little crafting activity for you to help make things a little special. You can use this bat trick or treat bag to either hide your Halloween treats around the house in, or make slightly bigger bags if you are able and happy to trick or treat with your child.
What do you need for your bat trick or treat bag
- Coloured craft papers,
- Craft glue,
- Bat treat bag template, scroll down to the bottom of the post to download this by clicking on the circular image of the template.
How to make your bat trick or treat bag
To help you on your way, we do have a little video for you here to take a look at – so do check this out first, but just in case, we also have written instructions for you for this as well.
1. Grab the right coloured card to make your bag with
Select black, brown, white and pink colored craft paper for the bat treat bag craft. I’m using a 6 inches X 9 inches (you can keep this ratio) from the paper selected for the bag.
2. Fold the black paper for your bat in half
Leave 1cm intact and then fold the paper into half lengthwise and attach the open sides to close that end. Simply fold up the intact 1 cm part over the other open end and glue them together.
3. Fold the ends of your bat treat bag
Fold up 2 inches of the paper from either open ends.
4. Start forming your bag’s base
Open the folded part from the bottom middle part and flatten the sides as neatly as possible. This will form 2 triangles on both sides.
5. Fold down the base of the bag
Fold the top open pointy end of the flap halfway towards the inside.
6. Complete the other side of the base of your bag
Similarly, fold the other side towards the inside and overlap it with the previous part. Apply glue on the folded parts to close that end (this is the bottom side of the paper bag).
7. Create the sides of your bag
Match the 2 opposite corners of the squares on both sides (of the bottom side) and create a crease on the bag on both sides.
8. Complete the bag edges, and cut out the curved shape
Open the last folds and flatten the bag neatly. Use scissors to cut a curved border along the top side of the paper bag.
9 Cut out the elements of the bat
Trace and cut out the bat wings, ears, fangs and eyes from the template.
10. Add the wings to your bag
Attach the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag.
11. Add the other embellishments to finish off the bat!
Attach the rest of the cutouts (ears, eyes and fangs) on the paper bag to complete the bat paper bag craft.
Isn’t this little fellow utterly adorable in every way – not a scary bat in sight for this little Halloween character?!?!
If you want to download the bat template for the activity, click on the circular image below…..
We hope you enjoy making this trick or treat bag. We have lots of Halloween activities for kids, why not take. a look at some of them today?
As always, there are other Halloween ideas to take a look at too, off the KiddyCharts’ site…
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For the full details of the craft – do check out this simple version of the idea: