I was so excited about the Halloween party at school that I asked about signing up weeks in advance. When the sign up list came out, our name was typed in. Yeah.
You already saw the pumpkin crayons ,
so now on to the bags.
I really wanted to find an image online of a pumpkin that I could print onto the bags so that the kiddos could color in a jack lantern. After searching all morning, I came up empty. I thought about coming up with my own image and scanning it in, but just decided to free hand it with sharpies.
This was what started the whole thing. When I saw these Tootsie Pop Pumpkins on Skip to My Lou I really wanted to try and make them. It’s tissue paper cut in 6” rounds. You put a white reinforcement label in the middle of the circle and push tootsie roll pops through the hole. Then you wrap it up with floral tape. I decided to use brown. I tried brown and green, but thought the brown looked better. I could have left them like that for pumpkins, but decided to but cute little faces on them with a sharpie. That part was harder than I thought because of all the folds of tissue paper. I will be doing this one again.
I decided since I had crayons that I had to add a little coloring book. The hardest thing about these was making the cover. I designed it and the laid out the pages using Publisher, but I think you could do this on most any program. If you would like a copy of this cover, just shoot me an email and I will try to send a copy. I’m not sure how to add it here yet.
I sized everything to be half a letter size so I could print two to a page. I used card stock that I had on hand which turned out to be purple and green. I really wanted it to be orange so I could have a pumpkin theme, but the crayons weren’t orange either so I guess it still fits.
Here is the first page. I got all of these images from the Crayola website. They worked out perfect. I ended up not laying out the images exactly right, but for every picture I had a letter page that went with it. B for Bats, T for Trick or Treat, H for Happy Halloween. I thought it went together really well.
This is where the instructions came from for making the coloring books. I didn’t really use the sizes or the program, but the idea for sewing the books together. There are also some really good websites for pintables listed. I wish I had some Halloween themed sticker tape to put down the binding but I didn’t. Maybe next time.
And here is everything laid out ready to be put into the bags. I didn’t want a lot of candy, because I figured that the kids would be full up on sweets by the end of the weekend. Besides the tootsie roll pops I did add these popcorn balls. I’m not sure if the other parents will like me after this though. They were really good, but sort of messy.
For the teachers bags, I did the same thing except instead of coloring books and crayons they got these.
I made these using black card stock, a MS paper punch, orange scrap card stock, glue runner, and a black sharpie. And behind the orange note is a Starbucks gift card. See I did stick with a pumpkin theme!