Butterfly Party Treat Bags

Butterfly Party Treat Bags - so easy to make and such fun!

I spotted these Butterfly Party Treat Bags over on SimplifiedBee.com and thought ‘thank goodness, at last there’s something I can use up our endless supply of pipe cleaners on!’

Actually I think these are really sweet and would be FANTASTIC to put in Christmas stockings as well as in party bags.  They’re very simple to make and ideally they’d have more sweets in, but I may have scoffed more of the kids’ stash of jelly beans than I’d remembered.  You can of course put whatever you like in them – even little craft gems, other crafty items or even small coins…

N.B. make sure that whatever you put in them is suitable for the recipient and doesn’t pose a health hazard!


What you need:

  • Sandwich bag / cellophane bag
  • Sticky tape to tape the edges
  • Wooden clothes peg
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Googly Eyes – I know our middle child would squeeze at least 12 on if he made one of these.
  • Glue
  • Felt pen (for the spots)
  • Sweets or treats

Then you just recreate the photo and suddenly you have Butterfly Party Treat Bags.  Simples.

Do keep an eye on your googly eyes until the glue dries though in case they slip.  That may have happened to me – not a good look for Butterfly Party Treat Bags at all I didn’t think.

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  • everything mummy
    June 12, 2015 AT 7:57 PM

    Lovely simple idea these will make a great little party gift! thanks for sharing #sundaystars

  • Random Musings
    June 8, 2015 AT 11:38 PM

    Oh I LOVE these! They are so cute! #sundaystars

  • martyn
    June 5, 2015 AT 2:17 PM

    How cute is this!!! And why couldn’t you have done this a few weeks ago for james’ birthday party!! 😉 definitely need to try it out. Thanks, as always, for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

    • International Elf Service
      June 5, 2015 AT 8:00 PM

      Sorry for the awful timing! How about you make a couple for FC to pop in their stockings? 😉

  • Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    June 3, 2015 AT 1:15 AM

    Love it. A craft even I could ace that doesn’t require a ton of expensive equipment. Plus I am throwing a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party for my tot in a few months. Thanks for sharing!!

    • International Elf Service
      June 3, 2015 AT 1:40 PM

      Oooh yes these would be perfect! The hardest part I found was putting the sweets into the bags rather than my mouth…

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