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Crayola Create It Yourself

DIY Crafts & Art Projects for Kids and Adults

Spring Season

Paper Bag Star

Hanging star decorations are now a colorful upcycled craft! Decorate leftover brown paper bags, then transform them into a DIY Paper Star.

Supplies

Blunt Tip Scissors
Washable Glue Stick
Washable Paint
Paint Brushes
Broad Line Markers
8 Upcycled Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon

Instructions

  1. Decorate the large and bottom panel of a paper bag with paint and paint brush. Dry 1 hour.
  2. Paint a design on the other large panel, then dry 1 hour.
  3. Follow the same process on both side panels. Dry 1 hour
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3 on 7 more paper bags. Use markers to decorate with no dry time!
  5. Hold a folded, decorated paper bag with open end at top. Make an upside-down "T" on the large panel with glue. Put another paper bag on top and press down. Repeat up until the last bag.
  6. With scissors, cut a point at the open end of the paper bag stack.
  7. Make upside-down "T" with glue on the large panel of the last bag. Gently fan the paper bags, then connect and glue together the first and last paper bag to make a paper star.
  8. Hole punch the top of the paper star, then feed through and tie the ribbon.
  9. Hang as a party decoration or everyday d├ęcor!

CIY Staff Tips

  • Beyond paint and markers, decorate paper bags with Crayola Crayons and other coloring supplies.