Fall Paper Bag Crafts

One of my favorite things to do for party favors or class parties is to dress up a plain paper bag and make it look cute.  Here are some fun ideas for Fall paper bag crafts.

If you are a teacher these are inexpensive little treats you can give your students or for parents who want to give Halloween or Fall treats to their child’s class.  Your child or student will love creating these!

I used two methods to color my bags (you can buy them already colored) the first was spray painting and the other is paint brush painting.  I liked how fast and easy spray paint was to work with but I didn’t have all the colors I needed so I ended up just using a paint brush to paint my bags.

Basic Supplies:

Paper Bags of different sizes

Paint (acrylic or spray paint)


Each bag took on its own form so some required different supplies after I painted them.

Set newspaper on your work space and paint each bag.

7 Paper Bag Crafts or Treat Sacks

Pumpkin– You will also green construction paper, twine to tie bag and Spanish moss.

Spider– You will need black pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Glue legs and eyes to your black painted bag.

Bat– You will need a mini paper bag, construction paper and googly eyes.

Turkey– This craft was featured in the Celebrate Fall Issue for 5 Nature Inspired Crafts. You will need a large paper bag, leaves and all sorts of other nature findings, paint and glue. Rebekah from The Golden Gleam did an amazing job with this fun Turkey Craft.

Owl– You will need fun paper and orange paint. Fold the bag down and cut an upside down triangle. Paint the point of your triangle orange for the beak. Glue eyes to the triangle. Cut half an oval from your fun paper for the chest.

Mummy– Use a white paper bag and glue googly eyes. Then wrap white crepe paper all around glue parts of it so it doesn’t come undone.

Apple– You will need cinnamon stick for the stem, green construction paper and twine to tie around the end. I was inspired by Brandy from Gluesticks and Gluesticks Paper bag Apple Orchard in the Celebrate Fall Issue.  Hers are much cuter then mine so you should go check them out.

For Halloween:

Just for fun:

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  • Great ideas! Love the clothespins! Always looking for creative ways to do alphabet. Thanks for sharing.