Recycled Paper Bag Star

Paper Bag Star Craft

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




Supplies Needed: Crayola washable paint, Crayola paint brush, Crayola markers, Crayola scissors, Crayola glue stick, 8 upcycled paper bags, hole punch and ribbon

  • 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 décor!