Sweet and easy DIY pumpkin treat bags

This sweet Halloween project is all treats, no tricks! Use these DIY pumpkin treat bags for party favors, classroom snacks, or for “BOO-ing” the neighbors.

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HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN TREAT BAGS

Pumpkin Treat Supplies

  • Orange tissue paper (plain or printed)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Green curling ribbon
  • Green washi or masking tape
  • Googly eyes (optional but awesome)
  • Scissors
  • Wrapped and unwrapped candy—rounded shapes without hard edges will make the plumpest pumpkins and keep your tissue paper from tearing (this is a great chance to use candy corn, candy pumpkins, or other non-wrapped treats that aren’t typically given to trick-or-treaters!)
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Smooth out two sheets of tissue paper (one on top of the other) and use scissors to cut into approximately 12″ squares. Each square will eventually be a pumpkin treat, so the edges don’t have to be perfect.

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Tear off a sheet of plastic wrap a little bit smaller than the tissue paper, and place it over one of your double-layered squares. This is the lining—it’ll help you make a nice pumpkin shape and keep the candy from poking through the tissue.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

To make things super easy, dump all your candy in one giant bowl. Use a mug or measuring cup to scoop it out—that’ll keep your portions even and help you avoid touching the candy.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Scoop about a cup of candy onto the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic around the goodies and shape it into a squatty ball for your pumpkin.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Then, one at a time, bring the corners of the tissue paper square up to meet in the middle. Smooth the tissue around the plastic-wrapped ball, allowing the paper to fall into vertical folds to resemble the lines in a pumpkin.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Twist the tissue paper at the top gently to tighten the pumpkin and secure the stem. Cut the top off the tissue paper to make a flat stem.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Then wind your green tape around the stem. Finish it off with a piece of green tape over the top of the stem.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Next, tie a piece of curling ribbon at the base of the stem, and use your scissors to curl it into cute, little pumpkin vines.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Now, all that’s left is our optional step: googly eyes! Use them for an extra dash of cuteness, or get creative and make a five-eyed pumpkin, a cyclops…you do you.

Look at that cute, little pumpkin you just made. Have fun delighting your friends, kids, or neighbors with this creative Halloween treat! And share your pics, obviously—just tag us at Think.Make.Share on Instagram.

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