Tricks and Treats Blog Hop


I love this trick almost as much as the gal who taught it to me! Mrs.B. was one of my two fantastic mentors way back when I first started teaching.  I can't begin to tell you how much I learned from her.  I still wish I could sneak inside her brain and soak up all her knowledge and wisdom.  I am so very lucky to call her friend!

Check out this oh so simple and not to mention inexpensive basket idea from Mrs. B.

3-4 brown bags*
Misc. decorating supplies

*Bag size depends on how big you want your basket.  I like these medium bags. I think they are easier for kids to fold and they make the absolute perfect size basket.

mom2punkerdoo DIY Basket

mom2punkerdoo DIY Basket

mom2punkerdoo DIY Basket

I've used these baskets in a variety of different ways over the years. A particular favorite was the year we filled them with the Blessing Mix we made for our study buddies at Thanksgiving.  They also make a great presentation for parent volunteer thank you gifts.

Here is a little freebie you can use to attach to your finished product!
mom2punkerdoo Freebie
Click to download freebie!

How about some math treats?  I've got my fun new Halloween math patterning center activity 50% off during the Tricks & Treats Blog Hop! Plus all my other math patterning activities are 20% off all weekend long, including my bundle that has a whole year of themed math patterning centers.
mom2punkerdoo halloween math

mom2punkerdoo classroom organization

If you are looking for a fun activity to reinforce patterning with your students or you just need a quick review page to make sure they've nailed the concept then check these out.

Math Patterning Sets Include:
  • Both full color and black line versions (a few don't include BW)
  • Finish & Label the Pattern Worksheet
  • Create Your Own Pattern Cut & Paste Images
  • Blank Create Your Own Pattern Grid
  • Large Create Your Own Pattern Images (for pocket charts or centers)
  • Large Pattern Label & Task Cards (for pocket charts or centers)


  1. The baskets are adorable! I liked the Blessing Mix idea, too!

    1. Thanks so much! I am huge fan of easy effort, cheap and fantastic results...these fit the bill.

  2. LOVE these!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!! xoxo

  3. Those baskets are the CUTEST! Thanks for sharing, your tutorial looks great, maybe I could make them and not mess it up :)

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

    1. You totally can! I promise! They are not hard. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first hop and you made it so easy!

  4. I love the basket idea! That can be made for so many different occasions. I am trying to figure out how to make it a STEM challenge! Thanks for sharing!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Oh I bet you can make into a STEM challenge... how much can your basket hold? What paper bags are the strongest? Would love to hear what you come up with. Glad you like them and you are right they can work so many different things.

  5. Oh WOW! Love the baskets! Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! Happy to share. They are just perfect for fall!

  6. Oh my goodness! Those baskets are absolutely adorable! I pinned and added it to my TO DO list. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Best wishes!
    Jen :)

    1. You are too sweet! Thanks for pinning too! Have fun making them!

  7. I love the baskets so much. Lovely! Thanks for this excellent paper diy tutorial.