I have no idea if my neighborhood is going to get any trick-or-treaters this year but I wanted to be prepared just in case. I figure bags are the way to go so that we aren’t all digging through the candy bowl, and so kids could get plenty of candy - not just one or two pieces. Looking around the dollar store I couldn’t find any paper bags the right size so I figured it would have to be plastic sandwich bags - functional but boring.
But this morning I had a sudden flash of inspiration to make some cute paper bags out of materials I had on hand.
I had an old Russian book lying around from the library’s discard table but had been somewhat reluctant to use because I had no idea what it was about (could be a treatise on potatoes, could be about war crimes) but today was the day! I pulled out a couple signatures, cut off the inner margins my paper trimmer, folded, glued, and voila! The most complicated part was avoiding my foster kitten’s help.
I made 40 and added some stickers that had been lying in the Halloween box for a couple years as a seasonal touch. I love how they turned out!
I’ll be leaving my light on, and a basket of treat bags outside my door so the kids can get their candy without extra contact. Hopefully we get some takers!