21 Easy and Simple Paper Bag Crafts

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Today I am sharing some really fun easy and simple paper bag crafts which you can make with the kids at home, in the classroom or as an activity at a crafty kids session. Paper bags are simple and easy to decorate and can be done at any age.

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It’s a great Early years craft to do with kids and they could create their favourite animal or character or even create someone from a story book as a way of extending interest in literacy. I hope you enjoy this list of fun paper bag craft ideas.

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21 Easy and Simple Paper Bag Crafts

Paper Bag Love Bugs

Red Ted Art

Puppets are super cute and super fun! Not only are these great to make at home with the littles, but this is a perfect way to build up your classroom with fun toys. 

Paper Bag Gingerbread House

Kindergarten Connection

If you are a mom, you know how important a mess free craft is! Making gingerbread houses is fun, but it can be really messy. With this paper craft, you avoid all the sticky, sugary mess. 

Baby Bag Secret Life Of Pets Craft 

Mrs. Kathy King

With this dog puppet, kids can make the dog from Secret Life of Pets, or they could make it look like their own pet. Either way, dog puppets are a fun way to get your kids speaking in public. 

Paper Bag Ladybug Craft

Artsy Momma

Looking for a way to teach your preschooler how to use controlled amounts of glue? This lady bug craft is perfect for teaching those basic skills. 

Paper Bag Jellyfish Craft

Premeditated Leftovers

Take an adventure to the ocean right from your own home. This craft would be a fun one to make after a short lesson about the ocean and what’s in it. 

Paper Bag Penguin Puppet

Artsy Momma

Penguins are just adorable, and for some reason, kids just love them even if they have never actually seen one. This craft gives you both a lesson and a craft. Use this paper bag craft and watch the Disney movie “Penguins” to learn more. 

Paper Bag Yoda Puppet

A Grande Life

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house? If so, they will love this cute Yoda puppet. This craft builds fine motor skills and helps teach kids the proper amount of glue to use. 

Paper Bag Chewbacca Puppet

A Grande Life

Here is another Star Wars puppet. Make this with the Yoda puppet to have some reenactment fun! But don’t stop there, make the whole Star Wars family!


Paper Bag Unicorn Craft

I Heart Crafty Things

Your child will never see a unicorn in real life, so this is as close as it’s gonna get. Encourage imagination and play with this cute unicorn puppet. 

Elephant Paper Bag Puppet

Easy Peasy and Fun

Bright and colorful is the name of the game! This elephant is full of bright vibrant colors to encourage imagination and creativity. 

Brown Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Coffee Cups and Crayons

Brown Bear Brown Bear is a classic among kids. Make this puppet so kids can use it as you read the story. Brown Bear is also a great way to get your kids reading. 

Paper Bag Cat Craft

The Inspiration Edit

You don’t need to run out and buy a trick or treat bag this year! Simply whip this creepy cat bag up. Paper bags make the perfect treat holders. 

Paper Bag Pirate Craft

Crafts on Sea

Ahoy Matty! This is a simple paper bag puppet that even a toddler could help with. Practice gluing, cutting, and curved lines all in one craft. 

Heart Giraffe Paper Bag Craft

Crafty Morning

This giraffe has a Valentine spin on it. Using hearts as the spots, you can use this heart giraffe for kids to collect their Valentine’s Day cards in. 

Paper Bag Bunny Kids Craft

Glued to My Crafts

Keep the kids busy this Easter Sunday with a paper bag bunny craft! While you are making the Easter dinner, lay out some fun Easter crafts like this to keep the kids occupied. It may only last 5-minutes, but it’s totally worth it. 

Paper Bag Shark Craft for Kids

Crafts on Sea

As soon as I saw this shark craft, I immediately thought of the “Baby Shark” song! How fun would it be to make this and then turn on the “Baby Shark” jam?!

Paper Dog Craft for Kids

The Inspiration Edit

Here’s another super cute dog puppet right here on the Inspiration Edit. We love paper crafts and this is one I did with Sylvia. 

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Paper Bag Bee Kids Craft

I Heart Crafty Things

Get out the paints for this one! Even though it may be a little messy, kids are going to LOVE making this bumble bee puppet. Of course, you’ll be hearing a lot of buzzing once it’s done. 

Paper Bag Haircuts

Crafts on Sea

Using scissors can be challenging when you don’t have those skills built up. Let your kids give their paper bag puppets a hair cut to help build those scissor skills. 

Paper Bag Groundhog Kids Craft

Glued to My Crafts

Don’t let your groundhog see his shadow or you’ll be stuck with 6 more weeks of winter. This fun puppet is a great way to teach kids the story of Groundhog’s day. 

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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