Halloween wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treating and making personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets makes it even more fun.
Brief History Of Trick-Or-Treating
Letting kids go trick-or-treating has been customary in many countries all over the globe during Halloween.
The children dress up in costumes and they walk house to house asking for treats.
Normally the kids stay pretty close to the neighborhood they live in or maybe venture into the neighborhood of a close relative.
The children stand on your doorstep and greet you by saying “trick or treat!.”
In return, the homeowner is expected to give a treat to the kids.
Normal treats include candies, chocolates or a small token of money.
Personalized Halloween Trick Or Treat Baskets Are Important To This Ritual
Aside from the costumes, children need a treat pouch or basket that they can use to collect the goodies they receive when they go treat-or-treating.
This is where the homeowners place the candies, chocolates, money or whatever they hand out.
Usually the bounty the kids get is way more than what they could put into a pocket, so a basket is much more appropriate.
Personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets are way cooler than anything you can buy.
Personalized Halloween Trick Or Treat Baskets Is A Creative, Educational Activity
When you allow your child or grandchild to make their own personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets it helps to encourage the child’s creativity.
In this activity, we will be teaching you a cool yet educational activity that you and your kids or grandkids will love!
Not to mention working on Halloween craft activities together is a good bonding activity.
Plus while the the bonding is happening, the kids get to explore their creativity!
So are you ready to start helping your kids or grandkids make their own Personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets?
If so, just follow the directions below!Print
- Gather all the materials you need for this project before you begin.
- Cut the lower part of the water bottle. The height should be at least 1/3 the total height of the water bottle. Ask your parents or another adult to help you if you are not old enough to handle sharp materials.
- Disregard the upper part of the bottle afterwards. The lower part of the bottle will serve as the main body of the trick-or-treat basket.
- Paint the sides of the water bottle. Paint in one direction so the paint looks uniform when it dries.
- Let it dry for an hour.
- When the walls are dry, paint the bottom of the water bottle.
- Let it dry for one hour.
- Give the sides a second coat of paint.
- Let it dry for one hour.
- Give the bottom of the water bottle a second coat of paint.
- Let it dry for another hour.
- If you are still not satisfied with the outcome, repeat steps 8 through 10.
- Draw and cut a bat wing on a piece of black construction paper.
- Draw and cut a smaller version of the black bat wing from an orange construction paper.
- Place the smaller orange bat wing on top of the black bat wing. Make sure to place the smaller wing on the middle part of the bigger one.
- Use the craft tape to attach the wings to one another.
- Use hot glue to attach the bat wings to the basket body. Take note that the orange part of the wing should be the one touching the external wall of the plastic body of the basket. Align the wings properly on the body to create an outstanding overall effect.
- Hot glue the buttons on the upper part of the basket body opposite to the bat wings. The buttons will serve as the eyes of the bat.
- Cut an alternating zigzagged mouth from the white or cream construction paper. This will be the mouth of the bat.
- Use the craft tape to attach the mouth just below the eyes.
- Cut a pair of horns from the black construction paper.
- Add the horns on the topmost part of the basket, slightly parallel to the eyes . Secure the horns on top of the basket using hot glue.
- Cut small triangles from the orange construction paper. This is used to create a decorative edge on the top of the basket.
- Tape the orange triangles around the top edge of the basket.
- Cut several stitch-shaped objects out of the yellow construction paper.
- Randomly tape the cut-outs on the face of the bat.
- Generously glue the handle of the basket on the sides of the water bottle.
- Allow the personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets to dry overnight and then the baskets will be ready to be used.
Final Thoughts About The Personalized Halloween Trick Or Treat Baskets
Letting your kids or grandkids make their own personalized Halloween trick or treat baskets is a great way for them to complete their costume.
Not only do they have a trick or treat basket, but they have a cool bat they get to carry with them.
These personalized Halloween trick or treats baskets will capture the attention of other people as well as the homeowners that your kids visit.
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