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Toddler Activities: Decorate a Tote Bag

Toddler Activities: Have your child design her very own tote bag using foam stamps. This also is a great party activity and each child can take home her goodies in his or her very own decorated bag and use it on Halloween night. A Living Green tip: Use the bag after Halloween as a reusable grocery tote!

decorated halloween bag DESCRIPTION

A great bag to go trick or treat with and carry home any party prizes or goodies


  • Tote Bag (found at most craft stores like Michaels)
  • Foam Shapes and Foam Stickers
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Fabri Tac or Tacky Glue

  • Newspaper to work on

    1. Select foam shapes and stickers to be used
    2. Arrange on bag and glue down.
    3. Lay flat to dry


  • Great Party Activity! Children can take their goodies home in their own handmade bag and use to trick or treat. Use as a grocery bag after Halloween!

    painted halloween treat bag Painting

  • Foam Brush applicator or Paint brush(es)
  • Paper Plate, or Plastic Palette for Paint

  • Tempera (great for toddlers) or Fabric Paint in black, orange, white, green and purple
  • Steps

    1. Discuss the colors to be used, how to apply paint with brush and where and how paint on bag.
    2. Put paint on palette. Have brush and water ready.
    3. Design one side of bag and let it dry. Dry flat.
    Cube Stamps or Stencils
    thumbnail decorate a tote bag Instructions Here for Using Cube Stamps Cube Stampers which are found at most craft stores. Some stamps are seasonal so shop early. Halloween Stencils: Make your own or find some sets of Seasonal Stencils at Education Stores


  • Helps develop fine motor skills.

  • Reinforce color identification

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