I really had fun making these cute paper bag characters for Halloween! After I started making them, my mind started running with other characters I could make. A mummy, a ghost (from white paper bags), Frankenstein, a dog or cat. The list could go on for a long time!
I do want to apologize for the dark pictures. It was a dark day and the lighting was terrible!
- Construction paper (I used black, tan, orange, and green)
- Glue stick
- Paper bag
- Something round to trace for eyes, and a smaller circle for the pupil
Putting It All Together
Trace the larger circle for the eyes.
Trace smaller circle for the pupils.
Glue eyes on fold. The eyes will overlap some. Do this for both the owl and the witch.
These following directions are for the owl only.
Fold the corner to make a triangle.
Cut out the triangle.
Open to make a square and cut on the fold to make 2 triangles.
Put some glue along the long edge of the triangles and glue to the back of the fold. I did mine before I put the eyes on. That is why the eyes are missing. Just didn’t want to confuse you.
Cut out a 2 inch square. Open the flap turn the square to look like a diamond and glue behind the eyes.
Draw and cut out an oval for the owl’s tummy. I free-handed mine. To add “feathers” draw a line of “w” across it.
Draw and cut out 2 large teardrop shapes for the wings. Put glue on the edge of the wing. Open the side edge of the bag and glue wing to bag.
For the Witch.
Follow the directions for the Owl’s eyes
For the hat I laid the top edge of the bag on top of the black paper and traced the edge of the bag. Then I drew the hat shape. I messed up drawing. That’s why you see 2 sets of lines. haha That kind of mess up can be fixed by turning the hat over when you glue it down.
I also traced the bag edges on orange paper to make the hair. After you have drawn the hair, cut it out. I added “hair” by drawing lines. See picture below.
To glue the hair to the bag, put glue along the top edge of the fold. Place the hair on top. Put more glue along the top edge of the hair and place hat on top.