Monday, July 21, 2008

CHA: Mommy/Daddy and Me Halloween Bags

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Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me
Halloween Treat Bags

This CHA was all about kids crafts so we wanted to come up with a way to incorporate the a kids hand print with one of our favorite holidays...Halloween. So we developed the idea to make a hand print spider using a child's hand.

One of the best selling items Plaid has is Stencils. They are super easy to use on wood, fabric, canvas, etc and you can get them in a variety of sizes and fonts. The font in the above bag is 2" tall. I used Folk Art Fabric Paint in White and Silver to stencil and outlined the letters in Folk Art Dimensional Glitter Paint (fuchsia color).

To make your own here is what you will need:

Black Canvas Tote Bag (Any Craft Store)
White and Silver Folk Art Fabric Paint
Fuchsia Folk Art Dimensional Paint
Stencil Brush
2 Rhinestones for Eyes
Funky Trim or Ribbon


Sew or use fabric glue to attach funky trim to the top of the bag.

Lightley dip your stencil brush into the silver paint and tap off any excess paint. Swirl the brush around the corners and along the sides to add depth and color to the bag

Making the spider: Paint your child's hand with the fabric paint. Don't worry... it is non-toxic and made in the USA. Be sure you paint just the palm and 4 fingers to create an 8 legged spider.

Press the hand onto the bag in the desired position to create a hand stamp. Apply more paint to the hand and working in the opposite direction (overlapping the palm section) press the onto the bag again. Fill in the palm section with a few swirls of paint.

Using the stencils and a dry stencil brush, stencil the name or a Halloween message across the bag using fabric paint. For the Lilly bag, I blended the white and silver paint together. Once the paint is dry to the touch (15 min) outline the letters with the dimensional paint.

Add rhinestones for eyes using a drop of the dimensional paint for glue. Add spiderwebs or more rhinestones until you are happy with the design.

Here are a few more design ideas:

Free Form Spiderweb

T-Shirt designer and Crafty Amy Tangerine popped by and made a "Katie Rose" design with the stencils and turquoise glitter paint. So cute!

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