I know we are barely past Mother’s Day, but if you blink Father’s day is right around the corner! I have this great recycled grocery sack craft that you can keep in your back pocket!
These grocery sack paper bag books can really be used for anything! When you make them they have all of these cute little pockets so the kids can add their treasures too. First, a DIY on how to make one of these bag books! Then I will share how we turned ours into a great homemade gift for dad!
What you need for your Recycled Grocery Sack Craft:
- A brown paper sack (just your standard grocery brown bag)
- Hole punch
- String, hemp, yarn, anything to bind it.
- Glue stick
- 2 pieces of paper.
How to make your Grocery Sack Book:
Fold to crease the bag, then cut the bag in half. Next, fold both parts of the bag in half. Leave a little hanging over on the open (top) end of the bag. This part you will fold over and staple. The stapled pages will go in the middle of your book. Make sure all of the openings are on the top of the book. Punch holes in the binding area.
Then using your string loop through and tie. Make sure to crease just past the binding a few times. You’re Done!
What to do with your recycled paper sack craft?
This paper bag book can be used for so many fun ideas!
Make it into a scavenger hunt book.
A nature hunt book.
A busy bag book.
Depending on your child’s age the options are endless!
Today we created a fun gift for dad (a.k.a in our home as Popi)
A standard piece of paper can be cut into quarters to add on your pages. I simply sat and had a conversation with V about her Popi. I asked her questions and she gave me all of the content. She colored the pages and then we glued them down. (with a glue stick)
This was my FAVORITE page…. kids say the darndest things right… She looked around the house for fun things to add to the book. She decided on a photo, some of her “lucky coins”, & more! Last I cut her out some paper hearts to color and add to the pouches. She was so proud that she already gave this recycled grocery sack craft to him… I guess we will be making something else for Father’s Day. I’m OK with that!
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Oh my how adorable! This is such a great idea for a homemade gift. So much versatility to it. Thank you for sharing!
Wednesday 11th of May 2016
Cute idea! I think we might make one as an end of year teacher gift!
Thursday 12th of May 2016
That's a great idea!