Just in case you didn't get a chance to check this project out on the Pellon website I thought I would repost it. It's not too late to add another Halloween project or two.
This is a project that came to mind as I was cutting up a paper bag for another project I did. As I was chopping that bag up I thought, "man I could really turn this into something" and thus was born the idea for a trick or treat bag. I think that people shy away from using paper bags as a trick or treat bag because well #1 they don't have handles and #2 they don't hold up very well if you made some sort of handle on them. Hopefully I have helped that problem and created a cute and functional bag. DISCLAIMER: I am not going to guarantee this will hold up under any amount of candy and any amount of being swung around aimlessly by any child. Under "normal" circumstances it should be just fine.For this project you will need:
1 large paper grocery bag (like this):
Pellon Heavy Duty Wonder Under
1. Spray paint the paper bag black (or you could use another color-just make sure it is dark enough to cover any writing that may be on the bag).
3. Tape folds down with pieces of duct tape.
6. Now fold the tape in half starting in the middle and work your way to the ends but...
8. Now place another piece of duct tape over each side with a handle to keep the handle piece secured.
It should look like this when completed.
Trace all parts of the pattern (part one) and (part two) onto the Wonder Under. Label them if you are not sure you will remember what everything is.
12. Next I cut out all the pieces and place them in groups according to the color of fabric they will be ironed onto.
14. Now I assemble any parts that will be ironed onto a piece of fabric before it is ironed to the bag like the control panel for the robot and his face. I used a permanent marker to draw the eyes and mouth (I have to have my characters have eyes as soon as possible).