January 2, 2009, Newsletter Issue #187: Creative Ideas for Trick or Treat Bags

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Why not try matching the trick or treat bag with the kids Halloween costumes? Here are numerous ideas for trick or treat bags for children trick or treating: -Give a little old lady an old purse; -Little Red Riding Hood a picnic basket; -a doctor or nurse a medicine bag; -turn a costume prop into trick or treat bags by using Robin Hood´s hunting bag as a natural goodie bag; -For other Halloween costume ideas, consider making the goodie bag from the same material as the costume; -sew a large tote bag from any fabric and sew appliques of Halloween symbols on it; -use a pillowcase; - use a garbage bag; -an old hat turned upside down with ribbon for a handle; -plant basket; -plastic containers and decorated with Halloween decals; - turn a milk container into a googies lantern by covering it with yellow self-adhesive vinyl, decorating it with strips of black vinyl, cutting a hole on the top for goodies. Make a handle from ribbon or cord inserted through holes punched near the top.

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