Paper Bag Popcorn Costume

  • Grades 1-3

Transform a plain paper grocery bag into an adorable Halloween costume! Super easy, super cute and super simple!


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Natural Braiding Cord
  • Green Glitter 16 oz.
  • Gold Glitter Glue 1.8 oz.
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Brown Paper Grocery Bag
  • 8 Sheets of White Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Decoupage Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Hot Glue ***May Require Adult Assistance


Step 1. Gather your supplies.



Step 2.


Cut out the bottom of the bag, but do not cut down the side!


Step 3.


If your bag is not plain on both sides, like ours, turn it inside out.


Flatten the bag and on each side, tape stripes about 1″ wide.


Step 4.


Paint red in between the tape and tear off the tape as soon as you’re finished. Repeat on both sides.


Step 5.


Spell out “POPCORN” diagonally on the front of the bag using decoupage glue.


Step 6.


Sprinkle glitter all over the letters until the are covered.


Step 7.


Outline each letter with gold glitter glue.


Step 8.


Punch a hole on each side, through the front and back of the bag.


Step 9.


Tie on natural cording as straps for the costume.


Step 10.


Cover your hands in yellow paint and crumple paper, so it looks like buttered popcorn.


Step 11.


Hot glue the “popcorn” around the front and back edges of the costume.