So I have been thinking about an alternative to candy when the kids come trick-o-treating on Halloween. I made these ‘tea bags of bones’ as I was trying to come up with different things. They are a bit time consuming (all the cutting involved), so I am not sure about making a whole bunch, but I wanted to share the idea and the technique with you.
Here is what you will need: paper (I used sketch paper), a skeleton stamp and ink (you may be able to find a skeleton and print it out instead), watercolor (or any coloring supply), wax paper, scissors, embroidery thread/crochet thread/yarn, sewing machine or washi tape.
Technique: Stamp your image on the paper and then use the watercolors to color. Do not worry about preciseness. You can also use crayons, markers or coloring pencils.
Cut out the skeleton in different pieces: arms, legs, head, rib cage….
Cut the wax paper in strips. Mine were 2″x 5″. Fold it in half lengthwise. If you are using a sewing machine stitch the sides, leave the top open. If you don’t have a sewing machine you can use washi tape. Tape the sides, leave the top open. Then fill up each bag with bone parts.
Cut multiple 6″ strings of thread. I used purple crochet floss. Tie up a little label on one end of the string. I just used craft paper scraps and punched out circles. Position in the middle of the top of your bag and stitch on your sewing machine.
If you are using washi tape, tape the top closed first, then position the string in the center and use a smaller piece of tape to tape it.