INSIDE: Make a cute paper bag backpack craft for kids inspired by Ruby Bridges’ desire to get an education. It’s a great way to learn about Bridges and her role in the fight for civil rights in the US for Black History Month. This fun craft would also make a great addition to any back to school unit for toddlers and preschoolers!
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Paper Bag Backpack Craft For Kids
Grab your supplies. Cut out a front pocket from colourful construction paper. Cut three long strips for shoulder straps and a handle as well as a tab. Also cut out a piece of construction paper to cover the back of the paper bag and the top flap of the backpack.
Glue the pocket to the front of the paper bag. Add a button and stitching detail using a black marker or sharpie.
Fold the top of the paper bag down about half way.
On the back of the paper bag, glue on a piece of construction paper. Then glue on the shoulder straps and handle.
Glue on the top flap and buckle. Add a button and stitching detail with a marker.
Supplies for Paper Bag Backpack Craft For Kids
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- Paper bag
- Construction paper
Age Suitability for Paper Bag Backpack Craft For Kids
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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