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These awesome paper bag books offer so many possibilities! For our literacy-themed month, we went with an ABC book. You can choose a favorite fairy tale, an original story you or your kids have created, a number/color/shapes book, a book to commemorate a vacation or family members…the choices are endless! If you like this craft, check out our Paper Bag Princess craft which also uses paper bags.

What You’ll Need:
*4 Brown or White paper bags (lunch bag size)
*Construction paper
*Stickers/old magazines
*Ribbon (we used 2 4-inch ribbons)
*Hole Punch

*We’ve broken down this activity into three sections. If you haven’t already, check out Part One and Part Two to create your story and pictures.

*Stack the 4 paper bags, one on top of the other, with the folded side up and alternating the bag opening from right to left.

*Fold all the bags in half and punch four holes along the left side.
*String your ribbon through the holes and tie.

*Glue the pages of your story and pictures on opposite pages. Or, glue your ABC pages in order in your book.

*Decorate the front of your book and add a title.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their paper bag books we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*Children’s Brainstorming Lists for Writing – great ways to get your kids started on creative writing and story telling.
*Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! -- at

This activity can be found in the Book Club and Arts & Crafts sections of our site.