Wednesday, May 13, 2009

From paper bag to book bag

20090512_0615 Emma and Johnny really enjoyed making this during craft time at the library yesterday, so I thought I’d share it here.


  • Two paper grocery bags
  • Markers
  • Colored paper to cut out decorations (optional)
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick (optional – only necessary if adding paper decorations)


  1. Cut one grocery bag in half.
  2. Cut open the four corners of the second bag to the halfway mark.
  3. Put the bottom half of the first grocery bag inside the second one.
  4. Fold the cut edges of the second bag into the first bag.
  5. Use the top half of the first bag to cut and fold handles.
  6. Staple handles to bag.
  7. Decorate.
  8. Use to carry library books (or anything else).

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