I am helping with a lot of the harvest party details for my daughter’s class, and we are doing a number of candy corn themed ideas. This candy corn treat bag is the idea we are using to collect treats passed out from their classmates at the party. Last year’s party had a similar idea with the candy corn buckets, but it’s easier to find a bunch of bags rather than a bunch of two liter bottles. Therefore, I adapted it this year for a whole new class of kids.
This candy corn treat bag is really simple to make and inexpensive. The instructions may be obvious to some, but I always like to give a tutorial because some people just aren’t crafts and love the break down of the craft.
Materials Needed for Candy Corn Treat Bag
- White Paper Bag (I bought mine in a pack at the Dollar Tree)
- Strip of Yellow Paper
- Strip of Orange Paper
- Glue (stick and white)
- Google Eyes
- Sharpie or Black Marker
Directions for Making Candy Corn Treat Bag
- Measure the size of your bag and figure out the height need for each strip by taking the total height of the bag and dividing it by 3. Also measure out the width of your bag.
- Cut out a piece of orange and yellow paper that match the measurements you just figured. If making multiples for a classroom, stack papers to reduce your work load.
- Using a glue stick, glue the yellow down at the base of the bag. Glue the orange down right above the yellow.
- Next, use glue dots (quicker finishing time and less mess) or white glue to attach google eyes.
- Finally, draw on a smile with a Sharpie or black marker. You can also add names to the bag at this time if you have an entire classroom constructing these.
Whether you are making these for a classroom harvest party, like we are, or you are looking for a fun DIY idea for a Halloween bag, I hope you love this simple idea. It is a very kid friendly craft that can be made quickly with things you have on hand. If you don’t have the google eyes and want to cut costs, just let your kids draw in their own eyes.