Thursday, September 5, 2013

Halloween Paper Bag Trees

This fun craft would be a great project for your kids on a rainy day!

  1. Medium-size brown grocery bag
  2. Scissors
  3. Small beverage bottle
  4. Pebbles or other weights

Cut off and discard the bottom of a medium-size brown grocery bag. Then slit open one side so you have a rectangle. Place a small beverage bottle on the center of it.

Gather the paper around the bottle and twist it around the neck. Snip down from the top to create several strips that will become limbs. Twist them to within 3 or 4 inches from the ends.

Snip the untwisted ends, as you did in step 2, and then twist them into finer branches.

Remove the bottle and fill the trunk with pebbles or other weights.

Re-twist the trunk shut.

Tutorial source:  Disney Family Fun Magazine