Forget about Christmas. Halloween is everyone’s favourite time of year! There are costumes to put on and mountains of sugary sweets to eat. Whether you’re going to take your kids out trick or treating or put together a cool costume, Halloween has fun for everyone, and … oddly enough, you can make the most of things using a few paper bags.
Here are just a few ways you can use old paper bags this Halloween.
Make Paper Bag Treat Holders
When you go out trick or treating with your kids, you need a couple of bags to hold all their delicious loot. Instead of using a plastic bag or wasting money on a shop-bought bag, why not make your own? It’s a great way to get your kids into the Halloween spirit and fill up a rainy October afternoon. With a paper bag, you can use crayons and pens to add a spooky design or even pick up some additional craft items to go the extra mile. From fake spiders to googly eyes, there’s plenty of room for creativity to flourish.
Make Papier-mâché Halloween Masks
Grab a few old paper bags and then collect the following items: balloon, glue, scissors, rubber band, hole punch, markers, newspaper, needle. You now have everything you need to create a papier-mâché mask. It’s way better doing this that buying the same mask a million other people are wearing, so go ahead and customize your perfect scary visage.
Make Scary Halloween Puppets
Look online and you’ll find a whole host of guides going over how to make puppets out of old paper bags. Halloween is a great time because you have a built-in theme. This is a fantastic idea if you have young children to entertain – they can put together a show as well as making the puppets themselves! If you’re hosting a kids Halloween party, try getting everyone in on the fun.