These adorable origami paper bags make great pouches for snacks, treasures or coins! The best part is the kids can make these ENTIRELY on their own, with almost no mess!
A Perfect Paper Pouch for Snacks
I am pretty particular about portion control with my kiddos, especially when it comes to crunchy snacks. I almost never let the kids (or myself!) eat chips, popcorn or pretzels "straight from the bag" because I know how easy it is to overeat these delicious snacks. Instead, I serve my kids these snacks in small bowls.
So as we were snacking on tortilla chips leftover from our Crunchy Taco Salad with Pasta & Ranch Dressing, we had the idea of making our own little containers for chips. Origami paper bags!
Simple for Kids and Great for Parties
This craft was inspired by Kids Activities' awesome post featuring DIY Paper Bags. All you need is square pieces of construction paper, tape and/or stickers! It's super easy and once you show kids show to make one paper chip bag, they can go on to make as many as they would like. In fact, these bags would make a great homemade party favor bags that kids could make for their guests at any future birthday party.
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How to make origami paper bags
- Construction paper (cut into large squares)
- Stickers (or tape)
- Fold square piece of paper in half to form a triangle.
2. Fold right side over.
3. Fold left side over.
4. Secure the paper bag with a large sticker (or tape).
5. Decorate your chip bag and fill it up with chips, snacks or other treasures.
Skills supported: Fine motor (cutting, folding, taping/gluing), following instructions, math (composing shapes)
Note: *For toddlers especially, these tasks may require adult supervision and/or assistance.
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