Halloween is coming – and if you’re looking for cute Diy ideas – this easy Halloween kids craft is sure to bring joy!
All you need to make these homemade Halloween candy pouches is some tissue paper (or wrapping paper) , a little string and some card stock. So let’s get going and make some seriously cute Diy candy pouches to get filled by happy kids this Halloween season!
Firstly print out the Paper candy pouches templates. Use them to mark out and cut out shapes of tissue paper (I used 4 layers of tissue paper in each pouch) Alternatively cut your own shapes if you prefer!
Start sewing round the edge of your candy pouch – at first sewing in paper may seem a little tricky – but you will soon get used to the different sensation to sewing in fabric. The trick is to pull the string through sowly to avoid tearing the paper!
Sew about 4/5 of the way round the circle shape just leaving a gap for getting your sweets in, and – more importantly – out of the pouch!
How to make – and use – your pumpkin papercut stencils
- 1. Print out the PDF (downloaded from above) and fold it straight down the middle. Cut out the three pumpkin shapes.
- 2. Cut out the solid lines you can from the folded side (the pumpkins nose and mouth).
- 3. Fold the shape on the dotted lines.
- 4. Cut our the solid line you can from this fold (the pumpkins eyes)
- 5. Unfold your stencil – it’s now ready to use to make more shapes!
- 6. Place the stencil on your paper or card stock
- 7. Fold the stencil and card stock and repeat step 2.
- 8. Repeat step 4.
- 9. Your card pumpkin is now ready to glue onto your paper pouch. I also cut two circles from same coloured card to use as cheeks for my pumpkin – this is optional but I think it looks cute! You could also use stencils, pompoms, buttone etc. to decorate with!
Glue the pumpkin papercut decorations onto your paper candy pouches – and leave to dry
And now for the fun bit – Fill with candy!! – and your’e ready to make someones day! Use either for gifting or to give as pretty and unique treats for any trick and treaters passing by this ghostly season!
Homemade tissue paper candy pouches – filling them with candy and treats is the best part – along with creating the cute papercut pumpkin decorations!
I hope you have fun with this craft – and that you have a great Halloween! All the best energy,
Ulla Lake x