When it comes to bringing treats to school, most parents start banging their heads on the wall! I know it can sounds like a lot of work to make something yourself, gasp, but this also gives you a great reason to do a fun DIY project with your kids. Kids love to craft, and be creative, and this allows them to get involved in the process, to understand the work that goes into it, to (hopefully) appreciate you and the time you put into it, and, most importantly, to spend time together! I used to do things like this all of the time with my mom growing up, and I felt so accomplished and proud when we were done.
This craft is pretty foolproof! All you need to do is cut some crepe paper and attach it to a tiny lunch bag. I love the idea of making them fun for kids by adding googly eyes and antennas to turn them into a “love bug.” To make them a bit more grownup and chic, you can add a pretty heart on the front instead.
Add whatever candy you like, or even run to Target and get small toys to change it up! Kids eat so much candy on these holidays that it might be a good idea to add in something else to keep things interesting.
DIY Fringed Bags
Crepe paper (aka party streamers); colors will vary depending on which look you choose
double-sided tape, or glue (I like using a hot glue gun)
googly eyes; for the Love Bug
pipe cleaners for the Love Bug antennas
*Cut the crepe paper to the same size as the width of the bag
*Use the scissors to cut fringe into one side of the crepe paper leaving about a 1/4-1/2 inch uncut at the top
*To speed up the process, you can cut about 3 sheets at a time
*Place the double-sided tape, or glue, on the uncut part of the crepe paper
*Place onto the brown bag, starting at the bottom, and working your way up
*Repeat until the entire bag is covered
*Fill with candy, and use tape to secure the bag shut; optional
*Either add a heart on the front (tutorial here) OR use the glue gun to add the eyes to the front of the bag and the antennas to the back of the bag