The sun is strong during the summer, and your child can stay cool and safe by making a fun paper bag sun hat! And, she’ll repurpose an old paper bag, learning more about how things created for one thing can be changed into something else!
What You Do:
- Start by inviting your child to find a brown paper grocery bag to repurpose for this fun art activity.
- Now she can begin by cutting the handles off the bag and turning it inside out so any writing is now on the inside of the bag.
- Invite your child to begin shaping the paper bag into a hat shape by folding and crumpling the paper bag. You can offer a helping hand by holding the bag on your child’s head and then using a length of string to create the perfect fit.
- Now your child can continue crumpling and folding the edges of the bag to create the perfect summer sun hat!
Did You Know: the first paper bag was patented in 1852 by a gentleman named Francis Wolle. The machine he created was the first of its kind, and gained popularity all over the world!
Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.