Our family theme for Halloween this year is Peter Pan - and of course, I had to make felt trick-or-treat bags to go along with!
Making these bags each year has become a tradition, and they are a ton of fun to make.
The three older girls will be Wendy, John and Michael - and since their costumes are fairly simple, I feel like these bags are really going to add a lot to make them recognizable.
These bags are really very simple to make - and so inexpensive, because they're made from felt!
The full tutorial, and tips and tricks from all my past years can be found at the following previous blog posts:
Doggie Treats Bag - With Tutorial
Frozen Halloween Bags
Harry Potter Halloween Bags
Toy Story Halloween Bag 1
Toy Story Halloween Bag 2
Super Mario Brothers Halloween Bags
When I make these bags, I draw out a pattern on scratch paper, and then cut out felt based on my pattern. Above you can see my template for Michael's teddy bear.
Below is the treasure map that John and Michael play with at the beginning of the Disney movie.
I sew each piece of felt down with coordinating thread.
For Wendy I made a story book, and above you can see the start of Neverland for the back of the bag.
I did books for Hermione's bag when were were all Harry Potter characters, and my daughter insisted that Wendy have The Adventures of Peter Pan. Simply sewing black lines on the white felt makes it look like book pages from the side. And I used a stencil I had cut with my Silhouette to paint the words.
I always like to sew the decorations on my bags, but you certainly could glue the felt on. I did use glue to secure the tiny pieces, like the fire, the mermaid tail, and the sails in the picture of Neverland, below.
And what would Michael be without his trusty teddy bear?! Rather than have my 3 year old carry a real teddy bear and try to deal with that on Halloween, this is the only thing she'll have to carry, and it completes her costume, as well as holds her candy. Perfect!
What are your kids going to be for Halloween? Are you getting ready?
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