Halloween Candy Pouches
Create a pumpkin or black cat pouch with scraps of felt to hold a small amount of Halloween candy. Kids can wear as a necklace on Halloween and give out to friends as a party favor. The kids can help create these felt pouches designed by Heidi Borchers of Inspired at Home.
- For each: Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
- Black satin (rattail) cording (40”)
- Assorted beads
- For cat: Black felt scraps
- Fabric scraps: orange, orange-and-black dot
- 2 (1/2” diameter) cat eyes
- 2 (1-3/4” diameter) orange pom poms
- For pumpkin: Felt scraps: orange, black, green, yellow
- ¼” diameter hole punch
For cat, transfer patterns and cut 1 nose, 1 face, 1 cat back, and 1 cat front from black felt; 2 inner ears from orange fabric; and 1 bow from orange/black dot fabric.
For pumpkin, transfer patterns to felt and cut 1 face, 1 pumpkin back, and 1 pumpkin front from orange; 3 triangles and 1 mouth from black; and 2 leaves and 1 stem from green. Punch 2 circles from yellow for pupils.
For each, squeeze line of glue along bottom edge of back piece where indicated on pattern. With bottom edges aligned, glue front to back. Squeeze line of glue along edge of face piece where indicated on pattern. With top edges aligned, glue face to back (see photo).Let dry.
For cat, referring to photo, glue inner ears, bow, cat eyes, pom poms and felt nose in place on pouch. Let dry.
For pumpkin, referring to photo, glue felt pieces in place on pouch. Let dry.
For each, fold cording in half and glue 1” of center of cording to top back of pouch. Let dry. Thread beads on cording as desired, knotting cording to secure beads. Knot ends of cording.
Heidi’s Designer Tip: This is an easy project that the kids will enjoy making with you. Depending on the age, have them help to cut out the shapes and the little ones will enjoy squeezing out the lines of glue and tucking in the treats!
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