DIY Cereal Box Trick or Treat Bag

On October 31st, your kids will go trick-or-treating. On November 1st, your kid’s breath will reek of peanut butter cups, and they’ll be jonesing for more. It’ll be a sad state of affairs. If only there were a way to take them trick-or-treating without the sugar-coma consequence. Don’t worry. I’ve got your back with a super easy project. This easy to make cereal box trick or treat bag is large enough to house a respectable stash, but still small enough to avoid a house full of child-sized candy zombies. Me. Want. Candy.

Here’s how it’s made:



  • an empty cereal box (And no…the irony of using an organic granola box for a candy bag is not lost on me.)
  • scrapbook paper
  • alphabet stickers
  • wrapping paper
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • ribbon



Step 1: Wrap the box like a present, and use the hot glue gun to secure the folds.


Step 2: Use the glue gun to glue down the end of the ribbon as shown.


Step 3: Keep gluing the ribbon down to create a handle on one side, then repeat this on the other side of the box.


Step 4: Cut out a circle from one piece of the paper—I used glittery purple card stock.


Step 5: Trim the edge of the paper to create a starburst shape—it doesn’t need to be perfect!


Step 6: Cut another circle from the the patterned paper and glue both down to the box with the glue gun.


Step 7: Add stickers to the front. Get creative! Spell out your kiddo’s name or perhaps a short motivational phrase that will keep you encouraged when you get home and have to explain the “only two pieces” rule to your candy-crazed, ravenous child.






Happy trick-or-treating, sisterfriends. Good luck and godspeed!

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