Ever since Hailey started school last month, I have tried my best to be a part of her experience. I have signed up for snack three times this month and have contributed with donations. I’d say I’m winning at this mom thing, right?
With Halloween just a week away, I knew we had to plan to bring some pretty cool stuff for her classmates. Her school sent a letter home stating that we could bring something small but were not allowed to bring candy or any other types of food. I know – bummer. At the same time I’m kind of glad Hailey won’t be bringing candy home because I’m sure we will get plenty of it when we head out to trick-or-treat. I still wanted to send her classmates home with something that they would love. Hailey is too small to come up with ideas on her own and honestly, I don’t even think she knows what Halloween is. So, that’s what I’m here for!
Her class has 18 kids so I didn’t want to spend a ton on items that I know these 3-5 year olds would probably just throw away or play with for a total of 10 minutes. Walmart has pretty awesome Halloween items for pretty cheap so all we needed were some goodie bags. Well I had just gotten paper lunch bags the other day. The smallest bag came with 100 bags and I knew we had to get rid of them somehow. We decided to use them and make Broomtastic Goodie Bags!
Brown paper lunch bags
Items to put inside the bags – stickers, stretchy skeletons, eyeballs, and slime with spider (this is what we use but feel free to change it up)
4. Then open up the bag and lengthen a couple of the cuts. About every 3rd slit so that the lines don’t look so uniformed. Cut out a piece of yarn, long enough to tie around the pencil and the bag, and place it on the side.
Repeat these steps until you have completed the number of bags that you want.