Fun and Colorful Paper Bag Crafts for Kids

by Tonya Staab

These paper bag crafts are so colorful and fun. From puppets to gift bags, towns, people, and so much more you’ll love these easy ideas.

What can you make from paper bags?

We have so many fun ideas for you. Kids are going to love these paper bag craft ideas, and you’ll have just as much fun making them too.

Mermaid gift bag or puppet

paper bag mermaid craft for kids
These beautiful mermaid hand puppets are perfect for a mermaid party.

Make our mermaid paper bag craft using a brown paper bag and scrap craft supplies. You can either make this craft as a hand puppet for pretend play or as a gift bag for a mermaid party to fill with treats for your guests. You’ll find my instructions to make your own at Kids Activities Blog.

Brown paper bag Christmas town

brown paper bag Christmas house craft
Make a Christmas town using brown paper bags.

Are you looking for a Christmas craft that the kids can make, play with for the whole holiday season, and build on each year? They will love this easy brown paper bag Christmas town craft.

Silly paper bag puppet people

people puppets made out of brown paper bags
These silly puppet people are made out of brown paper bags.

I’m sharing a few posts on here that I recreated from Kids Activities Blog for our book, The Big Book of Kids Activities. These paper bag puppet people are one of those. Even though the instructions are on the Kids Activities site, don’t forget to buy a copy of our book (link in the sidebar) because there are SO many other fun crafts to make.

Paddington treat bags

paddington popcorn bag craft for kids

These Paddington popcorn bags are an easy movie night craft for kids. You could also make these for a Paddington party and fill them with party treats for your guests.

Pretend city with bags

a pretend city made out of brown paper bags
Use brown paper bags to make a pretend city for dramatic play.

How fun is this brown paper bag pretend city? This is another craft from our book, The Big Book of Kids Activities, that was re-created from a post on the site.

Paper bag octopus craft

an octopus made out of a brown paper bag
Make our adorable brown paper bag octopus with kids.

This brown paper bag octopus is a craft from Kids Activities Blog that I remade for our book The Big Book of Kids Activities. Even if you don’t have a copy of the book, we are sharing the instructions to make your own octopus at Kids Activities.

Paper bag scarecrow puppet

a scarecrow made out of a paper bag, crayons, and paper strips
This colorful scarecrow puppet is an easy craft for preschoolers.

Put on a fall puppet show with our scarecrow paper bag puppets. This is a fun autumn craft for kids from preschoolers to elementary ages. These puppets are so colorful and fun. They’re perfect for storytime and dramatic play too.

Snowman paper gift bag craft

snowman craft gift bag
Snowman gift bags are perfect for holiday treats and gifts.

This snowman gift bag is a fun way to give a gift this holiday season. Fill the snowman paper bag with candy, hot cocoa or cookie decorating supplies, or even small gifts. This is such a fun and colorful craft for kids. You’ll find my instructions to make your own at Kids Activities Blog.

Owl paper bag puppets

colorful owl paper bag puppets for kids to make
Bright and colorful owl paper bag puppets are an adorable craft for kids.

Pair these owl paper bag puppets with our scarecrow puppets above and you’ve got the perfect characters for a fall puppet show and storytime with the kids. You’ll find my instructions to make the owl puppets at Kids Activities Blog.

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