Do you have a little one in your life who is obsessed with Toy Story? Do they love all the characters, including Alien? If so, then this blog post is for you!
We are going to show you how to make these super cute Toy Story gift bags that will please any young child.
This is not only a great project for kids, but it’s also fun and easy to do.
If you’re looking for last minute gifts, party favor ideas or want something different than the typical candy or toy haul bag, this might be just what you need!
Toy Story is a Pixar movie about toys that come to life while their owner Andy is away.
It’s been out for almost 20 years and every year we see new merchandise and glimpses into the future of Toy Story with sequels and spin-offs.
One thing that never changes, though, is how much we all love these adorable characters.
So today I’m going to show you how to make some super cute Toy Story gift bags in honor of our favorite toy friends from outer space!
In planning for my #DisneyPaintMom Buzz Lightyear Themed Bedroom unveil party, I came across some really fun Disney Toy Story themed party ideas.
Parties featuring everything from Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bo Peep, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and all the other cute characters.
My favorite characters from the Toy Story movies are definitely the aliens.
I ended up falling in love with the idea of making our party centered around the adorable alien characters and wanted to make some Toy Story party favors.
How to Make Toy Story Gift Bags
One of the best Toy Story crafts I found were these adorable Toy Story Alien Gift Bags that I had seen others make on Pinterest.
Unfortunately, no one seemed to offer a tutorial or printable template on how to make them yourself (back in 2013), so I decided to go ahead and make my own.
Hey, I’m crafty when I want to be :)
I intentionally made this tutorial to be something easy for you and your children to be able to follow along with.
*NOTE* My son is only 3 and he decorated his bags completely by himself so you can see how easy this is – Enjoy!
Toy Story Gift Bags Template
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- Colored card stock paper in white, black, purple and bright green
- 5.25″ x 10.25″ Green lunch bags
- Glue stick
Print the template on a sheet of firm card stock paper. White or any color is fine, as this will be your tracing template.
Cut out the shapes and use them to trace the design on the appropriate color paper.
- collar on purple
- ears and antennae on bright green
- large circle eyes on white
- eyeballs and mouth on black
Grab a green kraft bag and fold the top 3″ back. This is to make the handle or something you can tape shut.
If you want to leave the bags open at the top, you can skip this part, but I don’t think they look as cute this way!
Glue on the purple collar along the bottom edge of the bag.
You want the semi-circle cutout to be towards the top.
Add the mouth with glue about 3/4 to 1″ – centered above that collar cutout.
Glue the ears on about 3/4″ down from the top fold and place one antennae in center of the top.
Glue the small black eyeballs onto the larger eye whites.
Be sure to make them a little off-center, towards one side to make them look cute.
If you glue the black right in the center, they will end up giving you a crazy stare.
Glue 3 completed eyes onto the bag. I recommend arranging them in an arc like the picture above, but you can place them however you wish!
That’s it! Fill your Toy Story goodie bags with treats and you’re good to go.
This would also be a fun party activity to have the kids make their own Toy Story party bags during the party itself!
Set up an arts and crafts table with everything they need pre-cut and placed at each seat.
Do you have more free printables I can download for my child?
Yes, we do! I love creating free activities and printables for children of all ages – adults too. Some worksheets are educational and some just plain for fun.
Check out the Free Printables section of the blog and be sure to check back often as I try to add new free worksheets weekly.
We also just launched a Crafts and Printables blog dedicated to fun DIY crafts and printables for everyone. You’ll find a variety of activities like sewing tutorials, home DIY projects, paper crafts, printable planners, educational worksheets, easy holiday crafts for kids and so much more.
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