Halloween Crafts: Make a Frankenstein Treat Bag

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.

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