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DIY: Halloween Trick Or Treat Bags

We hope you enjoy this Halloween craft! From our friends at MarthaStewart.com:

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These clever trick-or-treat bags are simple to construct and help keep children safe because they glow in the dark.

Tools and Materials
Templates (bat, ghost, ghost window, spider, spider web)
Brown paper bag (approximately 13 by 10 inches long and 5 inches deep)
Glue
Glow tape, 1/2 inch in width
Craft knife
Mini Slinkies
White duct tape
Martha Stewart screw hole punch
Reflective fabric
Black fun foam
Black duct tape
Chip board

Bat Trick-or-Treat Bag How-To
1. Cut a circle out of reflective fabric. Glue circle to bag.

2. Download and print bat template. Trace bat template onto black fun foam. Cut out bat from fun foam using craft knife.

3. Take a mini Slinky and cut off a section of approximately 6 coils. Stretch the Slinky so it pops out. Attach Slinky to back of bat with black duct tape. Placing chip board inside of bag for protection, take the Martha Stewart screw hole punch and punch through the center of the yellow moon. Feed other end of Slinky through hole and tape with duct tape inside.

Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag How-To
1. Download and print ghost and ghost window templates. Take brown paper bag. First, make the ghost window by cutting one black rectangle, about 8 1/2 by 4 inches. Place rectangle on a piece of wax paper.

2. Start peeling strips of 1/2-inch glow tape and stick around window to make frame. Then, using scissors, cut the 1/2-inch glow-tape strips into 1/4-inch glow-tape strips. To make the window sill, cut a 1/4-inch strip of glow tape about 5 inches in length and apply to window frame. Then peel and stick 1/4-inch strips of glow tape horizontally and vertically to form window. Using rubber cement, paint back of completed window and paint brown bag where window will be placed. Let rubber cement dry for approximately 3 minutes. Stick window onto bag.

3. Take sheet of white fun foam; trace ghost template. Cut out ghost using craft knife.

4. Take a mini Slinky and cut off a section of approximately 6 coils. Stretch the Slinky so it pops out. Attach Slinky to back of ghost with white duct tape. Placing chip board inside of bag for protection, take Martha Stewart screw hole punch and punch where you want the pop out to be. Feed other end of Slinky through hole and tape with duct tape inside.

Spider Trick-or-Treat Bag How-To
1. Download and print spider and spider web templates. To make the spider web, cut 1/2-inch pieces of glow tape into strips that are a 1/4 inch wide and measured to the length and width of the bag. Peel and stick glow tape in an X shape; peel and stick glow tape in a cross shape to create the foundation of the web. Cut small pieces of glow tape to fit in between cross and X spaces. Repeat the process until your bag is completely covered.

2. Take sheet of black fun foam, trace spider template. Cut out spider using craft knife.

3. Take a mini Slinky and cut off a section of approximately 6 coils. Stretch the Slinky so it pops out. Attach slinky to back of spider with black duct tape. Placing chip board inside of bag for protection, take the Martha Stewart screw hole punch and punch through the center of the web. Feed other end of Slinky through hole and tape with duct tape inside.

Resources
The Martha Stewart screw hole punch is available at Martha Stewart Crafts. Glow tape can be found at rosebrand.com. Reflective fabric is from ironhorsesafety.com. Mini Slinkies are available at most toy stores, for about $1.59.

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