Crafting with kids is one of the most enjoyable activities and bonding experiences. It gives them the opportunity to express their creativity and it gives us the opportunity to teach them about the world through something fun and artistic. Paper bags are a wonderful crafting material and they are better for the environment than plastic bags, not to mention you can easily repurpose them after you bring home the groceries. Here’s are some of our favorite DIY paper bag projects for kids!
1. Paper Bag Book
Some kids are born avid bookworms and other kids don’t like books at all. One of the best ways to get your little ones interested in picking up books is if they make a book of their own. They can write their own stories and collect their favorite memories. You’ll need some brown paper bags and the tutorial by Premeditated Leftovers!
2. Paper Bag Fall Tree
Teach your kids about the changing of the seasons through creating paper bag trees that correspond with the seasons. You can find a tutorial at Pikadilly Charm for a fall tree and then use it as a starting point for the creation of other trees as well!
3. Paper Bag Bee
Kids love animals, but there are some animals (mainly bugs) that they might be afraid of. The warm months always bring a big family of bees along, so if your little one has a fear of bees maybe you can help them overcome it by engaging them into creating a paper bag bee! Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.
4. Paper Bag Monsters
Another thing that kids are often fearful of are monsters. How many times do you have to check under the bed before they agree to go to sleep? Here’s another fun craft by I Heart Crafty Things that can help your kid befriend their fear – paper bag monsters!
5. Paper Bag Jellyfish
The sea world definitely holds some of the most fascinating animal species on the planet, so what better way for your kids to get to know them than through a creative DIY project! We love this tutorial for paper bag jellyfish that we found at No Time for Flashcards!
6. Paper Bag Giraffe
If your little one is obsessed with learning about wild animals and can always be found glued to Animal Planet, steal some quality minutes with them to create this super adorable paper bag giraffe by Crafty Morning! You can also turn this into a group project at a birthday party!
7. Paper Bag Father’s Day Gift
As much as kids love to receive gifts, they also love to give them. The time and love they spend on creating a special project for their parents holds so much value and they are super proud when they bring a smile to their parents’ face! Little Family Fun shares a paper bag project that makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day!
8. Paper Bag Star
Every parent wants their kids’ room to be beautifully decorated. Creating decor pieces for their room is always a better experience if the kids get to be involved in the process! Stock up on some brown paper bags and coloring essentials, then check in with Pink Stripey Socks for the tutorial!
9. Paper Bag Raccoon
These DIY raccoons by Artsy Momma are so adorable, we could never guess they’re made from plain paper bags! It’s these kinds of crafts that will teach your kids all about upcycling and how useful everyday things are when it comes to expressing creativity!
10. Paper Bag Superhero
Superheroes are a big part of childhood. Kids love to look up to them and they are very good role models as they teach our littles ones how important it is to stand up to injustice! Using one paper bag and the tutorial by Glued to My Crafts, your kid can create their very own superhero!
11. Paper Bag Piñata
A piñata cannot be missing from your kid’s birthday party! The joy and laughter when the piñata finally breaks and candy falls out is always one of the most memorable moments. Find out at Somewhat Simple how you can turn a brown paper bag into a colorful piñata!
12. Paper Bag Animal Crowns
One of the best games that kids love to play is pretending to be different characters and animals. That’s when they get to experience their fantasy world on a much more profound level and it’s such a joyful part of being a child! If your kids want to take on the role of animals, Handmade Charlotte has the perfect project for you!
13. Paper Bag Pirate
There’s something about pirates that totally intrigues our kids! Maybe it’s the fact that they live on the sea and travel the world or maybe it has more to do with their rebellious spirit that toddlers resonate with so much. Here’s a super cool paper bag pirate by Crafts on Sea!