Thursday, October 30, 2008

Paper Bag Broom

The last couple of days have been crazy. We just got back from our trip, and moved right into Halloween. I wanted to send the boys with a treat for their teachers, and of course I waited until last minute. We, ok....I guess I should say I, made these paper bag brooms. I put them together this morning right before they had to leave, filled them with treats and called it good.

To make them: You will need 2 brown paper lunch bags. 1 Stick from the yard. Twin or ribbon. Scissors. Candy or filling of sorts.

STEP 1: Unfold one bag, and push the base of it out while folding in the left and right sides.

STEP 2: Using your scissors, cut the bag into thin strips, stopping just short of the base.

STEP 3: Take your second bag, and cut thin strips into only the top inch or two.

STEP 4: Open both bags, and place the second bag inside the base of the shredded bag. Fill it with candy.

STEP 5: Insert your stick into the bag and bring all of the shredded pieces of the bag up and fasten them with twine. Add tag.

A pretzle rod would make for a cute broom handle.


Anonymous said...

These are super cute!

Sounds like you had a blast on vacation!

Danielle said...

very cute, may have to copy that one!!

Jenny said...

what a cute, cute idea, and easy for young kids to create!!

will have to share this with my sister for her girls next halloween.


Carpenter's said...

I am casing for Owen's preschool. The directions were perfect! Thanks and I will link you on my blog when I post a pic.

LaY hOoN said...

Wow ! This cool. You are so clever.

Cheryl said...

These are great! I bet their teachers loved them!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Do you have any cute ideas for turkey day?

The Rubber Maid said...

How very cute your bags are and what a great idea. Love them. Pat

Juliann said...

These are really so cute!!!
Glad you had a great vacation!

Have a great week!

btw, I have a new blog cuz I accidentally deleted my old one {{gasp}},
here it is:

"Jany" said...

Really nice looking baggies. I've been a lifetime without visiting your blog and just saw this! Hope you're doing well.

Janine said...

Hey Kanani.... How have you been??
You haven't been blogging lately so just checking in to say hello!