Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for Kids

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INSIDE: Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for KidsCraft is a fun and easy pretend play craft for kids! Create your own fishing vest complete with tools and fish with your preschooler or older kids. Such as fun and creative way to craft using a large paper bag!

Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for Kids

Gather your supplies. Grab your large paper bag and use a pencil to outline where you will need to cut to create the vest. Use the photos below as a guide.

Don’t make the mistake that I did and cut the neck hole too large. Make that hole smaller and you can always adjust it and make it bigger after cutting out the arms.

Once you have cut out the vest, cut out 4 pockets from construction paper. Put glow on the outside edge of the paper and glue them down on the vest.

Talk with your little one about wha they want to have in their pockets while fishing. If you fish as a family you can include things that you use while fishing.

I used some fish (not something we normally keep in pockets but they are cut to have). I also included some worms and a bobber. Cut out these shapes from construction paper. Add googley eyes to the worms and stick them inside the pockets and secure with a small amount of glue.

Add buttons to the vest as well or let your little one decorate it with markers, paint sticks, stickers or whatever else you have handy

Extend the Activity

This craft is of course perfect for using in a round of pretend play camping and fishing!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for Kids

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  • Large paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Pencil

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