This is an oldie but a goodie. I change it up a little every few years and since I haven’t blogged about it before, I thought now would be a good time. These Carrot Treat Bags are so easy to make but kids always love getting them. Don’t worry if you don’t want to fill them with Gold Fish, I have some alternatives for you.
They are perfect for your kid’s classmates or friends, or tuck them in Easter baskets for a break from all the candy. Some kids actually like salty treats more than sweets. Not mine, but some kids do. My kid’s actually love Gold Fish though, so this is always a good treat.
cone bags (found at any craft and hobby store)
green chenille stems (cut in half)
green paper Easter grass
Gold Fish (you can also substitute Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, Cheetos, orange jelly beans, cheese puffs, mini carrots, or any other orange food)
Fill the bag with Gold Fish or the treat you have chosen. Leave about 2-3 inches at the top to be able to twist the bag and add the topper. These are large bags that were originally to be used as hot cocoa treat containers so they hold a lot of contents.
Grab a handful of Easter grass for the carrot tops. I prefer the paper kind and I love that this one has a pattern on it. Lay the strips out evenly.
Then gather them together, fold them in half, and twist the center together. Be careful not to tear the paper grass.
Place the “carrot top” inside the center of the bag, twist the bag once, then secure it with a green chenille stem (or pipe cleaners, as I call them). Shape the stem how you like it.
I used what I had in my craft room for the carrot tops. You can also use tissue paper strips, twine, ribbon, or even fabric strips.
Isn’t this a fun alternative to a candy treat? They are always a hit!