Make a Plastic Bag Book

Plastic Bag Book
Make a plastic bag book
To make a plastic bag book, staple 3-5 plastic bags together at the bottom of the bag so that the openings face out. Cover the staples with tape. This will be the binding of your book. Cut cardstock or paper to the size of your bags. As you write each page, slip it in the plastic bag and seal.
make a plastic bag book
This was so easy to put together and B has so much fun changing the ending, putting new stories in, or starting over on a page if he doesn’t like something. Your child can write their own stories or you can write what they say and let them illustrate (shown above).
make a plastic bag book
Another neat option of the plastic bag book is that they can vary in size! For this book we used gallon size ziplocks.
You could also use this idea as a coffee table book to display your child’s top 5 pieces of art or school work from the week.
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  • Reply maryanne @ mama smiles

    I LOVE this idea! Such a great way for a child to share and read stories they write over and over again!

    October 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply EBeauty03

    great simple and quick idea!

    October 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Jenae

    I hadn’t thought about using staples…

    I sewed ours here:

    October 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Abbie

    This is adorable. My daughter is not writing books yet (not writing at all yet!) but we could use this to hold some of her favorite art work.
    Great idea.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply polwig

    This is such a cute idea to get kids to write and enjoy over and over.

    October 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Great idea.

    October 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Ginny Marie

    How cute! I love the idea of using it for artwork. We have piles of cute drawings that need to be displayed somehow!

    October 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Rhonda

    What a cute idea. Since I’ve used so many of yours, I wanted to share one with you.

    Kenly and I had such fun making this Halloween craft.

    October 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Lori

    How fun, and a homemeade book that will last a long time.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    What a great idea! I believe we will ahve to make a bunch of these 🙂 Thanks so much!

    October 19, 2010 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Jenny

    love this idea… I’ve been thinking about making one out of a photo book, but this is perfect b/c you can have as few or many pages as needed. GREAT idea!

    October 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply KRH

    Great idea! I want to pass the “Blog with Substance Award” to you. Stop by my blog to pick it up.

    October 19, 2010 at 7:27 pm
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