Easy Paper Bag Crafts for Kids

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Get ready to unleash your kids’ creativity with these budget-friendly and eco-friendly paper bag crafts! Are you on the hunt for a budget-friendly and eco-friendly crafting material that can inspire endless possibilities? Look no further than the humble paper bag! With its versatile nature and accessibility, paper bags are the perfect canvas for all kinds of creative projects that your kids will love.

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From puppets to masks, and even piñatas, paper bags can be transformed into a variety of whimsical creations that are both fun and functional. Not only that, but they also provide an opportunity to teach kids about upcycling and the importance of sustainability.

With just a few simple supplies and a whole lot of imagination, paper bag crafts can provide hours of entertainment and an avenue for self-expression. So why not dig through your pantry or grocery bags and give this underrated crafting material a chance to shine?


Paper Bag Crafts for Kids

Paper Bag Tiger Puppet Craft

Paper Bag Tiger is a fun and easy way to make a tiger! For a zoo or a jungle themed unit.This paper bag puppet is a great fun!

Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for Kids

Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for KidsCraft is a fun and easy craft for kids! Create your own fishing vest using a large paper bag!

Paper Bag Fox Puppet Craft

This Paper Bag Fox Craft is an cute craft for preschoolers and toddlers! Create a fun fox hand puppet using a brown paper bag.

Paper Bag Easter Bunny Craft

Is there anything better than a handmade treat bag? Make a cute Easter Bunny paper bag craft and fill it with goodies!

Paper Bag Put Me In the Zoo Dr. Seuss Craft for Kids

This is one of our favourite crafts for kids, as your little ones can create their own paper bag Put Me In the Zoo Dr Seuss Craft.

How to Make Giant Paper Bag Snowflakes for Kids

Make Giant Paper Bag Snowflakes with your kids this holiday and winter season! It’s a fun and easy craft for kids!

Paper Bag Backpack Craft For Kids

Make a cute paper bag backpack craft for kids inspired by Ruby Bridges. It’s a great way to learn about Bridges for Black History Month.

How to Make Paper Bag Book

Create this adorable paper bag book for Valentine’s with your Kids! Let them decorate it and fill it with all the things they love!

Age Suitability

These pipe cleaners crafts and activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for these pipe cleaner crafts and activities varies.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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