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Flyaway Favor Bags

Flyaway Favor Bags

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2007

Introduction


These treat bags for kids are simple to create -- and they're the perfect favor for a Halloween party.

Flyaway Favors How-To

Tools and Materials

Two 4 1/4-by-8-inch brown paper bags
Craft knife or scissors
Small branch
Candy

1. Unfold one brown bag and push out base; fold in the left and right sides.

2. Use a craft knife or scissors and cut the bag into thin strips about 1/4 inch wide. Make sure you stop short of the base.

3. Cut thin strips into the top, 1 1/2 inches of second brown bag. Fill the bag with candy

4. Open the shredded bag fully, laying it flat; place the filled candy bag inside the shredded bag.

5. Bring shredded bag up; cinch top of bags together. Wrap with black wax twine until bags are secure.

Mummy Treat Bag How-To

Tools and Materials

White lunch bag
Craft knife
Googly eyes
Cellophane bag
Double-sided tape
Candy

1. Push out base and/or bottom of white lunch bag while folding in the left and right sides.

2. Use a craft knife to randomly make slits in bag.

3. Fold the top of the bag about 1 inch.

4. Place one googly eye slightly underneath flap.

5. Fill cellophane bag with candy and tape close; then place cellophane bag inside white lunch bag.

6. Fold top over and secure with double-sided tape.

Pumpkin Treat Bag How-To

Tools and Materials

Orange mini craft bag
Craft knife
Floral tape
Candy

1. Fill orange mini craft bag with candy.

2. Cinch and twist top of bag together to form stem; you can trim off 1/2 inch of bag for your desired length.

3. Cut off a piece of floral tape and stretch it so it becomes sticky.

4. Wrap floral tape around stem. Start at the top and move downward. Rip off tape; leave 3 to 4 extra inches hanging on the bottom.

5. Twist extra tape into a tendril and wrap it around finger until it curls.

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