Halloween Character Treat Bags

Make Halloween Character Treat Bags to fill with spooky goodies to share with friends!

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Making Halloween crafts are one of my favorite things to create. There's so many fun things you can make, and these Halloween Character Treat Bags are simple and adorably spooky! For this post, I’ve teamed up with over 40 bloggers to bring you 15-minute Halloween project ideas ALL using the Cricut

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Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Here's what you'll need to create all three Halloween Character Treat Bags:
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore machine
Cardstock (black, white, green, orange)
Adhesive
Acrylic Gems (optional)

These Halloween bag templates are a Make It Now project found in Design Space and is FREE with a Cricut Access subscription.

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Design Space will guide you through every step of cutting out the treat bags - starting with which color of cardstock to load on the mat, a reminder to place the scoring stylus into the machine (so the score lines can be made), and giving you the option to choose your material so that it cuts perfectly the first time. Finally, all you have to do is press "GO" and the Cricut will do all the work!

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

After everything was cut out, the first thing I did was work on assembling the base of the treat bags. Crease the bags along all of the score lines so that they will be easier to put together.

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Next, add a line of adhesive (I used a tape runner) along the two edges of the widest flaps. Placing adhesive in these spots will be just the right amount to get the sides of the bags to stick together.

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

To make the bag, bring both sides up with the wrong sides facing each other. Fold the smallest tabs in first (from the bottom), then fold the thinner tabs in. Start on one side and line up the tabs with adhesive on them with the edges of the bag and use your fingers to press both inside and outside to help the adhesive stick well. Repeat for the other side. Now your bag bases are ready to embellish!!

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

To make the Halloween Pumpkin Character bag, you'll need some black cardstock for the bag template, and green and orange cardstock for the pumpkin details. I've already assembled the bag, so let's get to making the pumpkin to add to it!

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

We will be layering paper pieces to create the faces of the treat bags. First, turn the pumpkin over so that the back of the paper is facing up and add some adhesive.

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Next, place the square black piece face down onto the back of the pumpkin face. Add more adhesive onto the back.

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Carefully line up the edges of the pumpkin face with the front of the treat bag. Use your fingers inside and outside of the bag to press the papers together so that the adhesive sticks well.

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Add some adhesive to the back of the pumpkin stem, but only at the bottom. Line the straight edges up with the top of the bag and press well. Next, crease the fold lines of the handle piece and add some adhesive to both ends (right side up).

Halloween Pumpkin Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Line each end of the handle on the inside of the back to the score line and press well. Add in your Halloween goodies and some gift bag filler and your Pumpkin Character Treat Bag is ready to share!!

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Now it's time to assemble the Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag! Assemble the bag base, and cut the spider elements out of black and white cardstock.

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Unlike the pumpkin, we're going to add some adhesive to the front side of the white piece of cardstock.

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Lay it face down on the back of the spider piece. Press well, then add some adhesive to the back of the white piece only (not the legs).

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Line the top and bottom up with the bag, and press well. Crease the fold lines of the handle piece and add some adhesive to both ends (right side up).

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Line each end of the handle on the inside of the back to the score line and press well. To add a little more personality to the spider, I used some adhesive gems to the eyes. Simply peel the gem from the backing and stick them on. Any color will look great!

Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Add in your Halloween goodies and some tissue paper and your Halloween Spider Character Treat Bag is ready to hand out to your friends!!

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Last, but not least is the Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag! This one has the most pieces, but is so simple to assemble. You'll need some black and white cardstock for the bag, eyes, and hair details, and green cardstock for the face.

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Start with the green piece face-down and add some adhesive to the back.

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Lay the white piece face-down on the back of the green piece. Try to center it (better than mine) so you don't see any white showing through the edges, mouth, or stitches. Add some adhesive to the back.

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Lay the face piece down onto the black to create the illusion of hair, bolts, and to fill in the facial features. Add adhesive to the back of the black piece, but not on the bolts.

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Line the top and bottom up with the bag, and press well. Crease the fold lines of the handle piece and add some adhesive to both ends (right side up). 

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Line each end of the handle on the inside of the back to the score line and press well. To give Frankie a little more life, I also wanted to add some gems to the eyes. These ones weren't adhesive, so all I had to do was use a little bit of a quick-drying tacky glue to the eyes. 

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

I used two different sized gems and stuck them on over the glue. Let them dry well, and you're all set! Again, any color will look great.

Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Add in your Halloween goodies and some crinkle paper and your Halloween Frankenstein Character Treat Bag is ready to hand out as a Halloween surprise!!

Halloween Character Treat Bags made with Cricut Maker #CricutMade

Because these are so easy to make, it will take no time at all to make some to share on Halloween. I just love how they turned out and can't wait to make some especially for my daughter's teacher, and for my husband to give to his co-workers to celebrate Halloween.

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