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Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Bean Bags

{Cute Halloween Bean Bag DIY}

Halloween bean bags by Crafting in the Rain

I made these all the way back in 2014, and I'm thinking now of how easy it would be to recreate with the Cricut Maker - it could cut the fabric, and then iron-on vinyl for the decorations!

Here's what you'll need to pick up or have on hand:
Fabric (black, white, orange, green, blue) 1/8 yard of each
Heat n Bond iron on transfer
Thread and Sewing Machine
Rice or beans

For each bag you will need 2 squares of 4.5 inches. You'll also need pieces for the bags that end up with pictures.

According to instructions, iron the transfer material to the WRONG side of the fabric and draw or trace the image on the transfer paper that's now ironed to the fabric (for example, orange pumpkin, white ghost, black face, witch hat, and mummy eyes, white stripes for the mummy)

To make the bean bags match two color squares, right sides together. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam, but in the middle of one side leave about 2 inches open. Turn right side out and press with the iron.

Fold in the un-sewn edges and using the funnel, add beans or rice to the bag. I really like rice because it doesn't get stuck in the funnel! 1/3 to 1/2 cup should be perfect. Sew up the open edge and you're done. Repeat with each bag, and make some plain bags if you want too.

With the finished bean bags you're ready to play a couple of fun Halloween games.

The first is a regular bean bag toss. With a large box and a piece of poster board it's pretty easy to paint a basic scene and then cut a hole in it.

Then try the Mummy Walk. Each racer will stick their arms out in front of them. Lay a bag on top of the back of each hand. Have them walk/"run" without bending their arms and without letting the bean bags fall to the ground. If they drop they have to pick them up and run back to the start to begin again. First one to the end wins.

So I'd love to hear what you think of these, and of course if you have any questions, ask away!

Love these and need to do some shopping so you can make your own? (The part of the post where I tell you that some links are affiliate)
Cricut Maker
Cricut Fabric
Cricut EasyPress

For more kid Halloween party ideas, check this post.

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  1. Your beanbags turned out so cute, Stephanie. Love them. Cathy

  2. Perfect for Halloween carnivals!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:

  3. Super cute!! I love that game - so this is a MUST make!

  4. I don't recommend using beans or rice, but aquarium rocks (the brightly colored stuff). I borrowed bean bags for a party and they wound up getting wet after the dew set and they started to mildew and stink. I remade them with the rock and they work just as well!

  5. These are just darling Steph! You share some of the funnest activities for kids. I'd love a set of these!

  6. The bags are so cute and I love the Mummy Walk.

  7. Saw this on Craft Gawker. Super cute and great idea.

  8. girl - this is one adorable project! Totally pinned this as I would like to make a version of this if I have time but it is truly so much fun! Kids would love it! =)

  9. Love how these beanbags turned out!

  10. What a fun project! I love those little bags! Thank you for sharing! Pinned!

  11. Ok Steph, 1- they're stinkin' adorable 2- the game variations are too much fun! 3- I'm going to pin the bageeses out of them!!

    Thanks for linking up to Outside [the Box] hope to see ya tonight!!

  12. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your adorable bean bag designs. Feel free to drop by the website to pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button.

  13. Impressive article you shared about halloween bean bags, I really likes beanbags beds.