Don't be scared to get creative this Halloween; one of the best things about Halloween is the opportunity to be creative and replace store-bought with homemade. While your kids may demand that store-bought character costume, you can skip the plastic treat bucket or the old pillowcase this year and do something homemade without any sewing skills. An old costume might even make the basis for the perfect treat tote. Or pick a black or orange colored tee. Another alternative: let them decorate the tote with spooky drawings, or glue plastic spiders and other Halloween elements. Let your imaginations take this easy project in your own unique direction.
Materials: Old T-shirt, scissors, hem tape from craft store, medium bowl, pen or pencil
1. Place the bowl face down over the neck of the inside-out T-shirt. Using the pen or pencil, trace around the bowl to create the outline for the tote's opening.
2. Cut the sleeves off the T-shirt to create the tote's handles.
3. Using the hem tape (check package for directions), close of the bottom opening of the T-shirt.
Show us what you make. Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @mommypoppins so we can see your creations too!
Kids' work is to play. WeeWork is a Mommy Poppins series offering an easy daily activity for grown-ups and children to do together, making kids' work an important part of your day. We aim to inspire together time, creativity and fun using only your imagination and things around the house. You can see all our WeeWork activity posts here.
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This post originally published in October 2014.