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Valentine's Day Candy Treat Bags

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These treat bags are great for handing out candy to your class rooms, family or friends. You can customize them to your liking and add your favorite treat in them. Although these are Valentine's Day theme, you can change the theme throughout the year.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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One package of clear cellophane treat bags, 3 ¾" x 6"
Assorted card stock in pink and red, plain or patterned
Stapler
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Assorted "Valentine's Day" colored candy (we used Spangler StrawMallows, Smarties, and Dum Dum Pops)
Decorative ribbon
Foam hearts

Step 2: What to do

1. Take a cellophane treat bag and fill with candy about half way full. We used 3 ¾" x 6" treat bags from a local craft store.

Step 3: Card Stock

2. Cut a piece of card stock 4" x 5" (or to fit your bag if a different size) and fold in half lengthwise over the top of the cellophane bag. Attach the card stock to the bag with a staple or two.

Step 4:

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3. Decorate the card stock any way you choose - we used a variety of decorative ribbon, foam hearts, and paper hearts. Secure your decorations to the card stock with glue.

Personalize your bags or leave them plain.

That's it! In just a few short steps, you've made one-of-a-kind candy treat bags for Valentine's Day!
I am going to use this for my class valentines, really cool idea!
It is good idea.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This is a really cute idea. I think more pictures of the process would be super helpful! It might seem silly, but I could use a little more hand-holding to get me from the picture in Step 1 to the picture in the intro.
KidsCrafts (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Unfortunately I didn't have enough hands in the process to take more pictures, I will definitely figure out a way to do that on the next craft though.

Is there anything in particular I can help you with?

Off the top of my head, I measured the width of the cellophane bags and drew it on the back of my card stock; then I doubled it for the length. Once I cut out the rectangle, I folded it in half and lined in up to the bag above the candies. Putting a staple towards the bottom of the paper.

From there it's going with your hearts desire with the decorating.

Thanks so much for the tip to add more pictures though!