Fun and Exciting Paper Bag Crafts for Your Kids

The humble paper bag doesn’t look like much, and is often shoved into drawers or thrown into the recycling when we’re done using them, without a second thought. However, with a little bit of imagination, they can become almost anything. If you’re looking for a fun and simple craft activity to do with your kids, then look no further. Check out this list for inspiration and who knows? Possibly you’ll come up with some of your very own.

Fun and frugal paper bag craft ideas for kids

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Washi Tape Rain Sticks

Hi! I’m Olivia, the crafty Nanny behind A Crafty LIVing! I’ve come to share an easy activity with you, perfect for preschoolers!

Washi Tape Rain Sticks

So, what is a rain stick? Traditional rain sticks are instruments made from dried cacti, thorns & pebbles. When held vertically, the falling pebbles sound similar to falling rain. It was believed they would bring a storm!

I don’t know how effective they are; however they’re fun to make & are a great addition to your instrument box!

Easy Washi Tape Rain Sticks craft for kids. Fun DIY musical instrument made from recyclables

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Upcycled Halloween Pencil Pots

We love simple and easy crafts, and with the kids art supplies ever expanding, we decided to make some storage pots to keep some of our pens, pencils and paint brushes. You only need two items and five minutes to make these upcycled pencil pots!

Upcycled Halloween Pencil Pots. Super quick and easy to make, to add a seasonal touch to the arts and craft supplies area

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My World Paper Plate Craft

We love paper plate crafting, there are so many things you can make from this one simple material. This month it’s our Kids Craft Stars challenge and our theme is paper plates. Since we craft with these often, I decided to do something a bit different and put several paper plates together to make this educational “my world” paper plate craft with the kids.

My World paper plate craft with planet, continent, country, city etc right down to house. Good for understanding Geography, and for all about me topics

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Plastic Bottle Ghost Craft for Halloween

These plastic bottle ghosts are so easy to make, and can be used in a few different ways. Make a whole set and use them for a bowling game, or use this design to decorate drinks for your Halloween party.

They’re quick and easy to make with kids, and you’ll only need a couple of supplies.

Plastic bottle ghost craft easy Halloween idea for kids. Use them for a skittles game or to decorate drinks for a Halloween party

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Fireworks Pictures with Chalk Markers

We’ve been trying out Chalkola Chalk markers to make some simple but effective Fireworks pictures. With Autumn here, that means my favourite festivity is around the corner – Fireworks night!

I love to mark the occasion by creating some fun Fireworks themed arts and crafts with the kids. You can’t get much simpler than these chalk marker fireworks pictures on black card, so it’s an ideal craft for kids of all ages.

Making fireworks pictures with black paper and chalk markers. Simple fireworks night arts and crafts idea for kids

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25 Spider Crafts for Kids

If your kids are afraid of spiders, maybe these cute spider crafts will help win them around! Here are 25 easy and fun spider crafts for Halloween. Dig out the pom poms, paper plates or glitter and get busy crafting some creepy but cute spiders!

Fun Spider crafts for kids. they are so cute! and easy

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Mix n Match Paper Plate Crafting for Halloween

If your kids love to craft, they will love this mix n match paper plate crafting idea. It’s really easy and lets them put together their crafts in as many ways as they like, and then take it all apart and design something new – all thanks to one of our favourite craft supplies: Blu tack!

I set up this mix n match invitation to create in an Autumn and Halloween theme, since Halloween is just around the corner  but you can take this idea and adapt it for any theme or season using paper plates, Blu tack and whatever loose parts you have to hand.

Mix n match paper plate crafting with loose parts. This is in a Halloween Autumn theme but you can adapt this simple idea for any holiday, season or theme

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