Halloween bean bags made with fabric and iron-on vinyl, or fabric appliques.
I made these all the way back in 2014, and I’ve updated some info below because these are now so easy to make with the Cricut Maker – it cuts the fabric, and then iron-on vinyl for the decorations! Watch the video at the end of the post, and find the link to the Design Space file too!
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!
Here is the video showing how I made them again using my Cricut Maker and EasyPress. Open the Design Space file here to get all the images used below.
For more kid Halloween party ideas, check this post.