Sending treat bags to school is a fun tradition and these DIY No-Sew Scarecrow Treat Bags will be a big hit with boys and girls alike. I love simple Halloween craft projects that my kids can assist me in making. Homemade treat bags are extra special and you can fit a lot of candy or toys in these bags.
DIY NO SEW SCARECROW TREAT BAGS
Living in Kansas means we are very familiar with scarecrows, LOL. We love the Wizard of Oz and Scarecrow is one of the most-loved characters in the movie.
One great thing about scarecrows is that they are a traditional Halloween symbol, but they aren’t actually scary for kids! These scarecrow treat bags will delight kids, not frighten them.
SUPPLIES FOR SCARECROW TREAT BAGS
This easy DIY Halloween project doesn’t require a lot of supplies. I like to keep is quick and easy because I know we are all BUSY moms!
Here is a list of the materials you will need for this craft:
- Black Fabric Paint
- Orange Felt
- Wiggle Eyes
- Natural Raffia
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
HOW TO MAKE NO-SEW SCARECROW TREAT BAGS
It helps to know how many treat bags you need to make before you start the creative process. Once you know how many bags you will make just cut out the appropriate number of pieces!
STEP ONE: CUT BURLAP
The first step is to cut the burlap into two pieces that are about 8 inches by 5 inches. Multiply this number by how many bags you will need to make. If you are making 10 bags then you need to cut 20 pieces of burlap, etc.
STEP TWO: GLUE BAG
This is the step that you will want to be careful with if you have kids helping you. Hot glue guns can cause painful burns (yes..my fingers know this very well, LOL). Always supervise kids around hot glue guns.
Put one piece of burlap on top of the other piece and use the hot glue gun to place a thin line of glue along the bottom and both sides. Press down on the top piece of burlap to secure the bag on 3 sides so that you have an opening at the top. This will make it into a bag or pouch.
STEP THREE: MAKE FACE
It is time to make a face for our scarecrow. Grab the orange felt and cut out a small triangle that will be the nose.
Take 2 of the wiggly eyes and use the hot glue gun to glue them into place in the center of the bag. Glue the triangle nose centered under the eyes so that the scarecrow has eyes and a nose.
Use the black fabric paint or even a fabric paint pen to draw the mouth onto the burlap bag. It looks great to draw the lines across the mouth like stitches. 🙂 Let the mouth dry very well before you stuff the bag!
STEP FOUR: MAKE BOW
Dress the scarecrow treat bag up a little by making a raffia bow. Just take a few pieces of raffia and know them in the middle and then glue the bow under the mouth on the bag.
STEP FIVE: STUFF BAGS
Once you have the above steps completed and the mouth is dry it is time to stuff the bags with small candies or toys.
After the bags are nicely stuffed you can tie the bags off with some more raffia. Be sure to leave a little room at the top of the bag so that you can close it off!
WHAT TO STUFF IN YOUR SCARECROW TREAT BAGS
Kids love treat bags. It is just a fact that they get very excited when someone gives them a treat bag! Personally, I think stuffing treat bags is also fun.
I love to find unique candy and toy ideas to put inside treat bags. Here are some fun ideas of what to put inside these DIY No-Sew Scarecrow Treat Bags:
- Halloween wind-up toys never go out of style and always make kids laugh!
- Puzzle Balls are small and can keep kids occupied trying to solve the puzzles.
- I loved punch balloons as a kid and I know that these Halloween punch balloons will be a huge hit.
- Fun-sized Play-Doh is always a useful item for treat bags.
DIY NO-SEW SCARECROW TREAT BAGS PRINTABLE DIRECTIONS
You can print off these easy directions on how to make these scarecrow treat bags yourself at home!
These DIY No-Sew Scarecrow Treat Bags are perfect for Halloween. Made from burlap and raffia these homemade Halloween treat bags will be a big hit with kids.
- Burlap cut to 8 inches x 5 inches
- Black Fabric Paint
- Orange Felt Sheet
- Natural Raffia
- Wiggle Eyes 2 eyes per treat bag
- Glue Sticks for Glue Gun
Start by cutting two pieces of burlap to approximately 8” x 5”. Place one piece on top of the other and use a hot glue gun to glue along the inside edge of the bottom piece, leaving one of the short sides unglued as an opening to the bag. Gently press the top piece down and hold to secure it to the bottom. You should now have a pouch.
Cut a triangle out of the felt sheet for the nose.
Hot glue wiggle eyes in the center of the bag. Glue the felt triangle centered and underneath the eyes.
Next, take a few pieces of raffia and knot them together in the middle. Should be approximately 5 inches in length after knotting - trim if needed.
Draw on a scarecrow mouth using the black fabric glue. Allow it to dry completely before stuffing the bags.
Once bags are stuffed with treats, you can take a few pieces of raffie and wrap them around the top of the bag and tie to keep the bag closed tightly.
Repeat this process until you have as many treat bags as needed.
If you need some more fun ideas for Halloween and Fall be sure to check these out:
- 2 Ingredient DIY Halloween Slime
- Free Halloween Printables
- Glittery Fall Slime with Leaves
- Easy Alien Jello Snack Cups
Don’t forget to PIN this cute craft so you can come back and make it again later!