While you could buy a Halloween treat bucket or raid the linen closet for a pillowcase, this year try a craft project with your kids: make your own Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
- Recyclable grocery bag, or paper or cloth bag with handles
- Markers or craft paint
- Kids' imaginations (crucial!)
- Stickers or stamps
- Felt or cardstock paper
- Little plastic spiders
- Any fun decoration found at the local craft or discount store
Let kids come up with their Halloween patterns and ideas, from crazy monster bags to spooky gravestone sacks.
Beach pails, ready-to-decorate paint cans from the craft store and cleaned-out popcorn or ice cream tubs can easily be made into treat-carrying cauldrons.