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Canvas Trick-or-Treat Bag

These durable and adorable treat bags put the usual grocery sacks and pillowcases to shame, plus they'll last for years. Glittering foam faces attach with hook-and-loop tape so kids can swap as often as they like. Changing out paint, glitter, and foam colors gives each bag a completely different look.


  • Canvas tote
  • Painters tape
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush
  • Fabric paint
  • Glitter
  • Marker
  • Glitter foam sheets
  • Hook-and-loop self-adhesive tape for fabrics

1. Tape off a simple design to be painted along the bottom edge. An asymmetrical V shape, for example, gives the cat a chin.

2. Working quickly, apply a thick layer of fabric paint to the taped-off portion using the foam brush. While paint is still wet, sprinkle on glitter of the same color. Let dry, then peel off tape.

3. Use the stencils at to trace eyes, a nose, whiskers, and a mouth on the back side of the glitter foam sheet. Cut out designs.

5. Arrange foam pieces on the bag to create a face. Press a small piece of hook-and-loop tape onto the back of each piece. Remove the backing, and press in place on bag.

6. To create a closure for the bag, attach a 2- to 3-inch strip of hook-and-loop tape in the center of the inside top edges.

Editor's Tip: Repeat on additional canvas bags using different colors to create fresh looks.


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