Halloween Trick or Treat Bag with Handprint Ghosts

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Today’s craft project combines two of my favorite things – Halloween and handprint art!

Personalized Treat Bag Handprint Ghosts

I was thinking that I wanted to make Connor a personalized Trick-or-Treat bag this year for Halloween but wasn’t sure what I wanted it to look like.  Then I saw handprint ghosts on Pinterest and I had an idea.

I could make Connor a personalized Trick-or-Treat bag with handpring ghosts!  Isn’t it so cute?

I headed to Jo-Ann’s for my supplies.  I needed a black tote for sure and then I just looked around for inspiration.

I came across a “Boo” Felt Patch on clearance so I threw that in my cart.  Then I found Glow-in-the-Dark paint and had to get it.  I thought that would be perfect since it will be dark.

halloween bag supplies

All together here are the supplies I used to make Connor’s Trick-or-Treat bag:

  • black tote bag
  • white and orange paint
  • black sharpie
  • “Boo” felt patch (optional)
  • handmade zig zag pattern pattern
  • Glow-in-the-Dark paint
  • White Iron-on letters

I started with Connor’s handprints.  I painted his hands white and pressed them in the center of the bag.  When the paint dried, I used a black sharpie to create the eyes and mouth on each ghost.

Next, I painted the orange zig zag strip along the bottom.  I was originally going to have more but ran out of room.

Then I ironed on the letters of his name and the “boo” patch.


Finally, I painted over everything except the “boo” patch with the glow-in-the-dark paint.

Once everything dried I showed Connor and he loves it!  He has already been putting his toys and stuff in it.  Last night he insisted on taking it to dinner with us.

 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Handprint Ghosts

I love how it turned out!  I was a little nervous at first when I started the project but I couldn’t be happy with how it looks.


And guess what?!  I have a 50% off coupon for you all today so you can get all the supplies needed to make your very own personalized Trick-or-Treat bag.  Print the coupon below and head over to your local Jo-Ann store.

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  1. How adorable! I love the hand prints (with faces – nice touch!) and the chevron.

  2. This is the cutest! Love how clever and unique this is. What a fun way to preserve memories, love it!

  3. Oh my goodness if that is not the cutest thing I don’t know what is! Perfect to do every year with your little one. I think I am going to do this now with my boys. Thank you so much for sharing. So adorable. Your little one is adorable!

  4. You came up with a really cute idea for this and it will hold lots of goodies! 🙂 Love that you used glow-in-the-dark paint too.

  5. That bag is just the cutest! I love the boo patch, too. I wish I could be that creative.

  6. That’s a great activity to do with the kiddos. Beautiful bag, they should be proud!

  7. What a cute trick or treating bag. I love that they are personal and a great memory. I can spend hours in JoAnn Fabrics. They also offer great classes too!!