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Halloween Crafts: Make a Frankenstein Treat Bag

October 13, 2014

Your little monster will love it.

Here’s an easy Halloween crafting project that you can quickly make with or for your kids. You’ll use an inexpensive store-bought bag, assorted felt pieces, our free pattern and some Dritz safety pins to craft this scary Frankenstein treat bag. Got 20 minutes?

Halloween Crafts: Make a Frankenstein bag with Free Pattern

Here are the craft supplies you’ll need:

  • 12″ x 10″ green store-bought bag with handles
  • Black felt, 9″ x 4-1/2″
  • White felt, 5″ x 2″
  • Light green felt, 3-1/2″ x 2″
  • Grey felt, 3″ x 2″
  • Dritz® safety pins, size 1
  • Dritz® disappearing ink marking pen
  • Dritz® Fray Check™ liquid seam sealant
  • Needle
  • Black and grey embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Tape
  • Printed Frankenstein pattern (PDF)

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 1) Print the Frankenstein pattern. Rough cut around the shapes. Tape the shapes to felt pieces with rolled transparent tape (hint: it’ll be easier to cut if you use tape!). Cut around the patterns. Remove the patterns and tape from the felt pieces.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 2) Cut about 18″ of black floss. Divide the floss into 3-strand lengths.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 3) With 3 strands of black floss, stitch pupils to eyes with an uneven whipstitch.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 4) Pin hair to top of bag. With 3 strands of grey floss, stitch hair to bag with an uneven whipstitch.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 5) Position remaining face pieces on bag, starting eyes and nose about 2-1/2″ below longest hair points. Pin all face pieces in place.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag ( 6) Draw a curved line across the forehead, about 1/2″ to 1″ below hair.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 7) Cut along line through all layers of the bag. Apply Fray Check to edges of bag.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 8) With an uneven whipstitch, secure all face pieces to the bag. Use grey floss for mouth and black floss for all remaining pieces.

Halloween Crafts: Frankenstein Treat Bag 9) Reattach bag bottom to top with safety pins around all 4 sides of the bag. Insert pins at different angles and to give your Frankenstein a scary look.

Halloween Crafts: Make a Frankenstein bag with Free Pattern Want more than a bag? Does your dude need a Frankenstein costume, too? Well we’ve got one, and it’s a favorite. Quick and easy to make – all you need: old sweats and some safety pins. What fun!!

We hope this gives you some good inspiration for Halloween! Use these ideas as a jumping off point, and morph them as you wish – add a mask or face paint, etc. Tell us about your Halloween crafting! We’d love to hear what you’re up to.