Since my daughter started Prep, I have a stack of brown paper bags, ready for when she orders tuckshop. We have a reusable bag that is used each week for tuckshop, but because the preppies are a little young to go to the tuckshop by themselves, they get their’s delivered to their classroom. Their hot and cold food has to be separated into two bags, hence why I needed the brown bags.
I’ve always loved using brown paper bags to wrap and conceal presents. It’s a very cheap and effective type of gift wrapping.
Brown paper bags are also good to have on hand for crafting with little people. One bag can be cut into strips to create crowns that the kids can decorate. I’m going to show you how we decorated our crowns. I, of course, encouraged my younger two girls to find materials from the backyard to decorate theirs.
Just for Fun
School Holiday Fun
Fun Family Project
Fine Motor Skills
Brown Paper Bag
Yellow Felt for beak/mouth
Leaves, feathers, sticks
1. Grab your brown paper bag and cut it horizontally to create your crowns.
2. Stick the leaves/sticks/feathers to the top middle of the crown using glue or sticky tape.
3. Glue your googley eyes.
4. Add a felt beak or mouth using the glue.
5. Get your kids to try on the different crowns.
I love that there are no limits of what animal faces you can make on these crowns.
As you can see my nearly-2-year-old is loving her crown.
Bec is a plumber and stylist, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish – at the same time. At present she is a stay-at-home mum and jokes that she changes more nappies than washers these days. She is a mum to three little girls (5, 2, 1) who she styles on a daily basis. Rebecca loves to read (when she can), shop for clothes (when she has spare cash) and simultaneously scroll through Facebook and watch Netflix (when she has time). Bec writes two blogs: The Plumbette (http://www.theplumbette.com.au) , which is her foot in the construction pie, sharing plumbing tips and lifestyle memoirs and Styled by Bec (http://www.styledbybec.com.au) , which offers fashion advice for busy mums that need budget friendly tips.