Halloween Trick or Treat Bag with Handprint Ghosts

This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  All opinions are 100% my own! 

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.

Jo-ann arbic and Craft Store Coupon

Thank you Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I am excited to work with a company whose mission is to spark creativity that lives in every person.

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  1. love homemade crafts — like the cheveron pattern you did too!

  2. oh my goodness those are too cute. I may have to do that to my kids bags now.
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  3. Oh how cute… love the coupon too… Thank you

  4. How adorable! I love the hand prints (with faces – nice touch!) and the chevron.
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  5. What a cute trick or treat bag! Looks like an easy craft to do with the kiddos.
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  6. This is the cutest! Love how clever and unique this is. What a fun way to preserve memories, love it!
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  7. This is such an adorable bag! It looks like it’s really well made too which is a big plus for me!
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  8. That is awesome! I love the idea. The Ghost hands are fantastic!
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  9. 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!
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  10. 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.
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  11. What a cute boo bag! That will hold a load of goodies, too!
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  12. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

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

  13. that’s a super cute trick or treat bag. and i LOVE handprint crafts. adorabls!!

  14. That’s a great activity to do with the kiddos. Beautiful bag, they should be proud!
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  15. What an awesome Halloween tote! Thanks for the money saving coupon!
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  16. That is adorable and you can use that treat bag for years too!

  17. So cute! I love the little hand print ghosts!
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  18. Oh how fun! You can do anything with hand and footprints! Cuteness.

  19. 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!!
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  20. Now that’s a great idea, never thought to do something like this!

  21. That’s super cute! I might have to try that!

  22. This seems like a good craft idea that will be good for all year long and for different projects with the kids.
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  23. That is adorable!!! I love the hand print ghosts :)
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  24. Don’t kids love when they can help – and then show off their work?? Super cute! Thanks for the coupon too!
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  25. Kara I absolutely love this trick or treat bag..the handprint ghosts are awesome!
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  26. How cute I love this I wish I had the patience to do my own DIY Halloween stuff especially a bag for my little girl to go trick or treating.. Thanks for the coupon too..

  27. Great kids’ bag! Also a nice keepsake.
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  28. What a fun, cute Halloween bag!! Your son looks thrilled to used it.:)
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  29. Super cute, Kara!

  30. Great idea to do with the kids!!
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