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Paper folders out of paper bags

Paper bags are common household items. My idea of making crafts out of recycled materials is very clearly materials that are easily and readily available for children at home. It is frustrating for a creative child, to not find items when required! This is a paper folder made out of a paper bag that we collect with goods purchased and they usually come with the brand logo or the store details on them.

Easy steps to make the folder:
1.An adult's help may be needed for removing the strings and gently turning the bag inside out. Easing out the stuck edges and then sticking it backwards. So we then have the same bag inside out with both the ends open.
2. Cut out the top / bottom edges if trimming is required.
3. Fold the lower side and stick it inwards like an envelope.
4. The top edge can be trimmed and cut to give it the folder flap look.
5. Decorate with scrap paper cut outs ( good idea to collect some colorful paper scrap), beads, buttons, stickers or paint decorative designs and the child could incorporate her / his name in those patterns!

Designed by Aradhana - 6+ ( all by herself!)
We all enjoyed making various folders in different styles. The best part was that we could use them to store our little treasures (collection of artworks or important papers) in them and make more folders if needed! We can now STOP BUYING PLASTIC FOLDERS! :)

Happy creating everybody!

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