My friend Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from Moore Craft Time have put together a fun challenge to make Lighting Fast crafts. It is called Craft Lightning and I have been challenged to come up with a project that takes less thank 15 minutes. Today I am excited to share my “Lightning” fast craft..
Who knows lightning better than Frankenstein?? I am in full Halloween mode right now prepping a lot of fun things. We love to decorate for Halloween and have several parties with family and friends. This year I thought it would be fun to make some fun goodie bags. So I came up with these cute Frankenstein Goodie Bags.
This project is super cute and takes no time at all! Let’s get started!
- Green Envelope
- Black piece of cardstock measuring 3”x2”
- 2 white circles (about 1 inch in diameter)
- 2 black circles (about a little under 1/2 inch in diameter)
- Black marker
- Black ink (optional)
- Scissors (not pictured but I am sure you know what they are)
- Glue Dots or your favorite adhesive
- Candy and other fun goodies
Any size envelope really should work – mine measures 5 3/4’ x 4 1/2 “. Cut the flap off the envelope. and fold over the bottom of the envelope – about 1 inch.
Unfold the bottom and fold over both of the sides – about 3/4”
Before turning the envelope into a bag you want to put Frankenstein’s face on because it will be more difficult to put the face on once the bag is made. So turn your bag over so the folds are in the back. Take your piece of black cardstock and fold it in half length wise. Temporarily place it on the bag to get an idea where you want the eyes. Take your two white circles and using a glue dot place them where you think the eyes should be. Using your black marker draw on the mouth and stitches.
Now unfold all of the folds, place your hand inside the envelope and stretch open the envelope. This part is a little hard to describe so looking at the picture would be helpful. At the bottom you will want to press down the middle and it will form some corners on each end.
Fold the two corners down and tape them down.
Let’s work on Frankenstein’s hair next. Take your black cardstock and make a few triangle snips along the front.
Fill your bag with fun goodies and candy and place the black cardstock over the opening. Staple each side – I stapled twice in an X to be Frankenstein’s bolts. Using the black ink I inked the edges of the envelope (this is optional, I just like how it looks).
So quick and easy you can make a bunch up in no time! I hope you liked it and if you have any questions on how to fold the envelope to make a bag please let me know!