Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag

Create this paper ghost goodie bag that's perfect for Halloween trick-or-treating.
Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft

Materials

  • White construction paper (24 in. x 36 in.)
  • Letter size or A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stapler
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Beads

Safety Tips

  • Keep the stapler out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 1. Print out this ghost trick-or-treat bag template.
Step 2 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 2. Cut out the template pieces.
Step 3 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 3. We will use the template pieces to draw the basic bag shape on a 24" x 36" white construction paper. Trace the square three times to make a straight row of squares at the center of the construction paper.
Step 4 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 4. Trace the square with flaps on both sides of the middle square.
Step 5 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 5. Trace the ghost arm template twice.
Step 6 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 6. Cut out the basic bag shape, including the ghost arms.
Step 7 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft Ask for an adult's help.7. Make a slit at the center of each flapped square. The length of the slit should be the same as the length of the base of a ghost arm.
Step 8 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 8. Crease the paper at the joints as well as the flaps.
Step 9 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 9. Flip the paper over and draw a ghost's face on each of the two opposite squares without slits (and without side flaps).
Step 10 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 10. Apply glue or use double-sided tape on each of the 4 flaps. Remove the paper from the double-sided tape.
Step 11 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 11. Assemble the paper into a cube shape by sticking each flap to the side of the adjacent square.
Step 12 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 12. Tape the flaps from inside to reinforce the bag.
Step 13 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 13. Fold the base of each ghost arm to create a flap and insert this flap through the slit on the bag.
Step 14 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 14. Tape each ghost arm flap from inside the bag.
Step 15 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 15. Punch a hole on either side of the bag, right above each ghost arm.
Step 16 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft Ask for an adult's help.16. Insert one end of a pipe cleaner on one of the holes and knot it securely in place
Step 17 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft 17. String 4 to 5 beads along the pipe cleaner.
Step 18 Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag craft Ask for an adult's help.18. Finish up with your ghost trick-or-treat bag by fastening the other pipe cleaner end around the opposite hole.

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