I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly the craftiest person.
I get frustrated when there are too many steps to follow or if it takes too long to complete. I REALLY wanted to make this wreath, but I knew I didn’t have the patience to finish the project. Gluing all those little putka pods would have taken FOREVER!!!
That is why I was so excited when I found these cute pumpkin goody bags. They make adorable goody bags for a Halloween party, a fun classroom treat, or to give out to Trick-or-Treaters. You could even use them as a place card or table decoration for Thanksgiving.
I love that they are super easy to make. I knocked out 20 of them while watching the latest Blacklist on demand. The best part is, they are so simple the kids can even help make them!
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Goody Bags
For this craft you will need:
Step 1: Stack 5-6 pieces of tissue paper together (you could easily stack more). Using a round object or drawing compass draw a 10″ circle on the paper. If you are using larger pieces of candy, you should draw a larger circle. I was able to easily fit 3 circles on the surface of the paper with this 9″ plate. Next time I plan to use a larger circle so I can add more candy to the pumpkins.
Step 2: Cut out the circles with your scissors. It doesn’t need to be perfect because the edges will be covered with tape.
Step 3: Take two circles and place on a flat surface.
Step 4: Add candy into the center of the two circles. The amount of candy you use will depend on how large of a circle you made. The best way to judge is to add some and then gather up the sides in your had to see if it looks full, but you still have enough paper to create the stem.
Step 5: Center the paper circles in your hand and gently pull up the sides around the candy. Make sure you have enough paper to make a stem. Add or remove candy as needed to make a nice, round pumpkin. I needed to add a bit more here. I found that the smaller items, like Starbursts, stacked on top of a larger item, like fruit snacks, made the pumpkin look more full.
Step 6: Pinch and twist the top to form the stem. After the first few, I found it easier to have the tape pre-cut into strips so I didn’t have to put down the pumpkin at this stage.
Step 7: Wrap the tape around the twisted end that forms the stem.
Step 8: Pinch the top end of the tape so it resembles a stem.
I loved how quick and easy pumpkin goody bags were to make. It’s my kind of craft! They were a HUGE hit at the classroom party and several of the moms asked me how to make them. My girls thought they were the cutest treats we had at our Halloween Party. I have a feeling these will be a regular craft for us at Halloween.
Do you have a favorite Halloween craft?