Thursday, February 15, 2007

Make a paperbag book!

srumdilly lurve fun: paperbag books

Just what you need to hold all those Valentines your kidlets made for you. Fun, easy and age adaptable, pull out some lunch baggies and go to town!

What you need:

*lunch sized paperbags
*hole punch, paper punches
*crayons, markers, rubber stamps, ink, stickers and/or paint
*glue or gluestick
*sewing machine, brads or staples for binding
*anything else you can think of for decorating!

How to:

1. Gather your materials
2. Cut out the bottoms of 3 or more paper bags. This may be frustrating for younger kidlets so you may want to start the cut for them and of course do all the cutting for wee wee kidlets.
3. stack bags on top of each other and fold in half
4. Bind your book any way you like. There are oodles of options
5. Add a button closure or perhaps a flap to help keep the book closed
6. Decorate, decorate, decorate
7. Stuff and take a looksie!

You can use regular grocery bags to make BIG books to hold your kidlets artwork. You can also moit the removal of the bottom and bind the bags together to make a LONG book. Paperbag books make for great storage of flat collections. Make it a family tradition to make a book at the end of each summer to comemmorate the year. Make a book because it is don't really need a reason, do you?


  1. I love this! We are making these tomorrow. Our artwork brought home from school bin is overflowing. I also added a link from my blog to yours. So glad you are providing such creative fun ideas for our munchkins and the mamas as well.

  2. Yay! Thank you! I would love to see pictures of your books when they're done!