Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag

Go trick-or-treating with your own hand-made pumpkin goodie bag.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Keep the glue gun and stapler out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag craft


  • Two small paper bowls
  • Pipe cleaner or string
  • Orange and black poster paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue gun or stapler
  • Scissors


Step 1 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag 1. Prepare two identical-sized paper bowls.

Step 2 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag Ask for an adult's help2. Cut out the round base off one of the bowls.
Step 3 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag Ask for an adult's help3. Join the two bowls together along their rims with a glue gun or stapler. This creates a pumpkin-shaped bag.
Step 4 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag Ask for an adult's help4. Punch a pair of opposite holes along the round opening.
Step 5 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag 5. Paint the pumpkin orange.
Step 6 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag 6. Paint on a pumpkin's face as well. Be sure that the punched holes are on either side of the face.

*Or you may actually punch the holes after you have painted the pumpkin's face
Step 7 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag 7. Create a handle by attaching a pipe cleaner or string through the pair of holes along the bag's opening.
Step 8 Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Bag 8. Wait for the paint to dry before using your pumpkin bag for your Halloween trick-or-treating.

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