Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Paper Bag Album

So, it is Halloween season and every time I have a 3rd grader I teach his or her class how to make this cute little paper bag book during the halloween party. It is a fun project for the kids and they all seem to enjoy the process of making it. We finish up with a class photo I send around to all the kids so they can pop it in thier album.

I have included a short how to below just in case you want to whip one up with the kiddos.
2 regular size lunch bags
1 sheet of 12x12 Halloween paper
Scraps of cardstock in fun Halloween colors
2 small brads
(2) 12 inch pieces of ribbon or twine....or yarn
Misc. stickers.
Hole punch
Halloween punchs or die cutting machine
Fold the two paper bags in half to form a book. Punch two small holes in the spine and bind your book with the two brads. Cut 12 x 12 pp in (9) 4 inch squares. Attach these to the cover and inside pages of the book. Die cut of make two tags and attach the ribbon to them. The tags can be placed inside the open ends of the paper bag. Die cut or punch out Halloween shapes and attach to the pages. Attach stickers where desired.
I created my title in MS Word with some clip art and a spooky font.
NOTE: I got the fun pumpkin tag from a free digi kit download. But being the doofus that I am I can't for the life of me remember where I got it. So, to whoever created it...thanks! If I figure it out I will make sure to give credit where it is due. All of my die cuts are were cut on the Cricut using the "Wild Card" cartridge. Thanks also to Helen for the stickers. Man does she have a stash of Halloween crap!
Thanks for looking ladies...have a great one.
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