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Flyaway Favor Bags

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2007


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

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

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

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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