I prepare and prepare for Halloween starting in August because it’s my absolute favorite holiday. But…I’m always down to the last minute getting treats ready for school parties and costumes ready. So, if you’re last minute like me, these little Pumpkin Goodie Bags are super easy to whip up the night before. This post contains affiliate links.
My kids schools now do a parade instead of a party, but I still like to do a little treat for their class. It’s always fun to get something special, and my crafty 7 year old LOVES to make things like these. So here’s what you need:
Pumpkin Goodie Bags
- 1 pkg. Orange Tissue Paper
- 1 pkg. Green Tissue Paper
- Green Pipe Cleaners
- Candy—small pieces like tootsie rolls, gumballs, mini candy bars
Cut orange paper into approximately 10 inch squares and stack 3 squares for each pumpkin.
Cut green paper into strips about 13 inches long and about 2 inches wide.
Stack 2 green strips on top of each other and lay on top of each stack of orange squares so that the ends will stick out past the orange paper edges.
Put a handful of candy in the center of the paper and pick up each corner and start bringing the paper together in a ball shape hiding the candy inside.
Be sure to make sure the ends of the green paper stick out at the top of the orange ball you have made.
Take one of the pipe cleaners and wrap it tightly around the top of the pumpkin to hold it all together.
Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner to look like vines, and trim off excess green paper to make sure it looks like a pumpkin stem.
This is a fun and easy Halloween project for kids. They can totally help you make these while you watch a Halloween movie together like Hocus Pocus!
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How many would this “recipe” make? Just trying to decide how much stuff to buy.
I would say it really depends on the number of tissue papers in the package. If I’m making for a whole class, I order the 100 pack at amazon and can get about 30 at a time done. If it’s just a few friends, I get 2-3 packages at the store because most small packages have maybe 10 pieces in them and you need about 3 sheets per pumpkin. Hope that helps!
He was about 15 in this picture, and he’s got linebacker shoulders, so they just sat behind his shoulders unless he started running, then they would fall to the sides. I would put the sheet on the child and measure to make the holes as close to the middle of each shoulder as you can to put the heads. Then, the dowel rods will sit behind their shoulders. One thing you could do is wrap some elastic around the dowel rods behind the child’s back under the sheet, or even duct tape, to keep them staying back there on the sides without falling too much.