My kids have gotten a little older, but they are still very excited about Halloween. Since we didn’t bring a lot with us on our move to NYC, we need new treat bags for Halloween- which inspired these glowy Boo Bags!
**This post is sponsored by Testors. I use the AirBrainz airbrushing kit because it’s FUN!
You’ll need some basic supplies:
- canvas bag- recycled is OK
- Testors AirBrainz Airbrush kit- available a Michael’s stores or Amazon.com
- Airbrainz Owl Stencil
- Hot Glue gun and Glow In the Dark Gluesticks ( I like the Adtech glue gun.)
- ribbon or rick-rack
- Shelf liner or contact paper
- scissors, pen, paintbrush
I made you a video- it lasts about 5 minutes and I give you all of the steps. For you folks who want to skip the video, I have written instructions and photos below.
First, you’ll airbrush the back ground of the bag white- it just helps the moon stand out later and make the colors a bit brighter if you are using a natural canvas bag. If you are using a white bag, you can skip this step! Alternatively, you can paint the bag with Glow In The Dark paint.
Then you will cut a circle from the shelf liner. I used a ribbon spool to trace the circle with a pen, then cut it out using my Duck Tape scissors.
Place the circle on the right side of your bag-it will be the “moon”- and it will keep that area of the bag white.
Next, use the Testors AirBrainz airbrush kit to create an ombre from black to blue, top to bottom. This is so fun to blend and spray the back ground. (PS- make sure you protect your work surface.)
When you are done, remove the mask and position your Owl Stencil. Mask of the surrounding area with post-it notes! I made my own brown paint by mixing orange and purple. (I just used the colors that came with my kit, but you can buy additional colors.)
I went over the perimeter of the owl with black paint, too- adding a “shadow” effect under the chin, around the wings, etc. It’s an optional step.
Lastly, remove your stencil and notes, and use the hot glue to attach a ribbon trim and outline the “moon” and owls eyes. If you like, add details to the owl using a paintbrush!
I think they turned out so cute- and these are perfect for kid’s parties, too! Why not have the kids make their own bags to take home their loot? The paint dries almost immediately, so it’s perfect for quick crafting. (You could also do paper bags, too, and skip the ribbon bit!)
Thanks so much to Testors for sponsoring, and have a great Halloween!
PS- what’s your favorite Halloween candy?? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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