I am absolutely loving all the adult coloring pages and Halloween printables I have seen this season. Although we print them out and sit around the table coloring them, we have now found a new use for those fun free printables…Trick-or-Treat bags!One day while walking around the craft store, I saw these large gift bags and thought they would be perfect for my kids to make their own trick-or-treat bags. When we were getting ready to decorate them, my son remembered the treat bags I had made for a Halloween post a couple weeks back. He wanted to try the same technique on his Trick-or-Treat bag. I warned him that because the thickness of the bag we might not be able to get it to go through the printer (Canon PIXMA iP8720)…because he is stubborn like his mom, he still wanted to try it.
And it totally worked!
Once his bag came out AWESOME, the girls wanted one too. But they wanted ones they could color. So we went to Kari’s round up of Halloween coloring pages and they picked their favorite.
Izzy chose a very girly sugar skull and my baby (she is seven) wanted the “cool spider web” one that Aunt Kari drew (she kind of adores Kari…just a little bit). So we fed their white bags through the printer and they had coloring pages on their Trick-or-Treats bags. They were so excited. It was like I had performed a magic trick or something.
They grabbed the colored pencils and dolled up their bags. My boy wanted his straight out of the printer…no coloring needed. Just one little tip: I cut up a cardboard box and put a rectangle piece in the bottom of the paper bag to give it a bit more stability. I am sure the bags would droop or even rip with too much weight inside. The cardboard seems to help with that, but I guess it depends on how much candy we get in a couple of weeks!
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Post by Becky!