Unique Paper Bag Crafts Projects
These paper bag crafts are great crafts to do with a group of
people such as at a party or in a classroom. In school for homework
each student was asked to design a paper shopping bag. Once the bags
are done, we each shared our bag design and then compared what we came
To get all the paper bag crafts started have each person bring in a
brown paper shopping bag. These bags can be found at many local
super-markets. Before sending the bags home to be decorated, you may
want to cover the front of the bag with a solid piece of colored paper
to cover any design that may be on it. If you want to do this craft at
party, you may want to gather the correct number of bags and cover them
with a variety of colors beforehand to save time.
How To Decorate The Bag
Feel free to make up your own rules about how the bag should be
decorated. You may want to have a theme that everyone must use.
Otherwise you may want each person to chose a company to design their
bag for. Encourage each person to be as creative as possible. Before we
started our bag, we were shown examples of bags form different
companies. One bag had a person jump-roping and the top of the jump
rope became the handle. Another had a child whose hand was reaching up
over the handle so it looked like you were holding the child's hand. We
eventually chose to design a bag for converse. Our bag had a pair of
converse sneakers. We made the sneakers out of paper and punched holes
where the laces go. Then we laced up the sneakers and glued them on. We
tied the ends of the laces together on top to make a handle. We were
also given the choice to make a random design on the bag.
If you are planning to do this bag in class or at a
party you should have available supplies for each person to use such as
colored paper, crayons/markers, glue, and scissors. To make the project
more challenging, you can pick an unusual material that each person has
to use such as a spoon or a bright orange ribbon. Whatever you chose to
do, remember to get creative.
Picture of Finished Paper Bag Craft
Turning It Into A Contest
You may wish to turn to the bag design craft into the contest. As
always, remember to stress that each person's bag came out great and is
very special before choosing a winner. We suggest choosing a few
different categories to pick winners for if you have a large group. For
example, awards can be given for most creative, most relevant to the
theme (if you chose to have a theme), most unique use of the materials,
most likely to be found in real life, and most colorful.
Remember to have fun!