Lunch Bag Tombstones

Use lunch bags to make quick and easy tombstones.  They can be used to decorate tables.  You can even put names on them and use them as place cards.  If you fill them with candy they become party favors.  You can use them for a Halloween treasure hunt.  Add sand and a candle and you have a luminary. 

You will need:  lunch bags, scissors, black and white paint, and a paintbrush.

A lunch bag tombstone on grass A lunch bag tombstone used as a luminary A lunch bag tombstone on gravel
 

 

Step 1.  Paint the bag.

Paint a lunch bag black or grey.

Make sure you paint the seamless side of the bag.  Paint the entire front black.  Then lightly brush on some white streaks to make the surface look like stone.

 

 
 

Step 2.  Round the top.

Round off the top of the bag to shape it like a tombstone

Round off the top of the bag so that it is shaped like a tombstone.

 
 

Step 3.  Letter the tombstone.

Add lettering to the tombstone

Add lettering to the front of the tombstone.

 

A decorated Halloween table

Decorate with your tombstones!

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