Turn A Brown Paper Bag Into A Trick-Or-Treat Bag #EarlyLearnersAcademy

What feels like forever ago, my friends at Elmer’s sent me a tool box full of Elmer’s products and basic crafting supplies for my little ones to free-range with (we’re huge fans of free-range art.)  Instead of telling her what to do with the contents, I simply turned my 7 year old loose.  What did she do?  She turned a brown paper bag and some strips of construction paper into a Trick-Or-Treat Bag.

Trick-Or-Treat Bag #EarlyLearnersAcademyCraft supplies you can never go wrong with?  Paper and glue.  I’ve been making stuff out of paper and glue since before I even remember.  I know there’s a box somewhere of who knows what that I made back in elementary school… likely a whole lot of glue and paper projects.  I have a box of the same for each of the kids.  We run through both paper and glue here like there’s a never ending supply.

Elmers #EarlyLearnersAcademy Trick-Or-Treat BagThe products Elmer’s sent us were from their line for younger children.  Both Cullen and Addison we able to open the glues easier than with the traditional packaging we’re all used to seeing.  The bulkier shape and size makes easier work for little fingers.  When I set the kids loose with a project like this, I want to know that they can do it on their own, with little to no help from me.  That includes having to run to their aid to open things for them.

Elmer's Crafting Trick-Or-Treat BagThe only advice I gave Addy during this project was to lay her work out before she started gluing anything down.  She picked her own design, she picked her own glue, she even asked if I had green paper to use for a stem.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treat BagIt’s a good thing she rarely minds being the subject of my photographic endeavors.  Pumpkin in place, glue drying… time for finishing touches!  Those creatures kind of look like butterflies to me, but I am assured that they are bats.  I offered black construction paper, but apparently she prefers mixed medium art.

In the end, a super cute project for a super cute girl.  One that she is happy with and that I can be happy with knowing she flexed her creative muscles!

If your kids Trick-Or-Treat, what do they carry to collect their candy in?

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10 Responses to Turn A Brown Paper Bag Into A Trick-Or-Treat Bag #EarlyLearnersAcademy

  1. She is a cutie. I need to get Tristan making himself a bag now!

  2. Adorbs! And what a perfect trick or treat bag! I always try to teach my kids about laying it out before gluing, too! :)-Ashley

  3. Ange says:

    Ahhhh how cute is that! I love it!

  4. Ashley says:

    Aw, she is so cute! What a great idea 🙂

  5. Paige says:

    Super cute and fun idea for the kids! 🙂

  6. Summer says:

    This is such an adorable, cute idea! Love it – my daughter would have a blast making her own bag.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Awww this is adorable and so practical!

  8. Laura says:

    Elmers glue brings back so many fun memories!

  9. kendall says:

    Such a cute idea! How crafty!

  10. Savings Pro says:

    Great craft Idea. I might do this with my kiddos.

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