Paper Bag Star

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

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Upcycled Paper Bags
  • Ribbon

CIY Staff Tips:

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


Step 1

Decorate the large and bottom panel of a paper bag with paint and paint brush. Dry 1 hour.

Step 2

Paint a design on the other large panel, then dry 1 hour.

Step 3

Follow the same process on both side panels. Dry 1 hour.

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1-3 on 7 more paper bags. Use markers to decorate with no dry time!

Step 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.

Step 6

With scissors, cut a point at the open end of the paper bag stack.

Step 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.

Step 8

Hole punch the top of the paper star, then feed through and tie the ribbon.

Step 9

Hang as a party decoration or everyday décor!

  • Occasion:

    • Upcycle Craft Ideas,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Summer,

    • Birthday,

    • Earth Day,

    • Winter

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