Remember when you used to do this? My son’s teacher recently assigned the class to make a paper bag book cover. Most kids these days have never done it! I ended up helping out and we both had fun with this simple project. In case you are looking for an eco-friendly and crafty way to protect your books, I outlined the process step by step.
- Medium Size Paper Bag
Step One: Cut paper bag along the seam and remove the bottom of the bag so you have one large sheet of brown paper.
Step Two: Place your book in the middle of the paper.
Step Three: Fold the paper up to the bottom edge of the book cover and make a crease all the way along the paper.
Step Four: Do the same thing as in Step Three at the top of the book cover.
Step Five: Wrap the paper around the front cover of the book and fold it around the front edge of the book. Make a crease at the edge of the cover. Do the same thing with the back cover of the book. *Note: You want the paper to fold around the front and back sides of the cover at least 3 inches. It’s okay to trim the paper if it’s too long.
Step Six: The book should be snugly wrapped by now. If not, make adjustments to the crease and/or trim where necessary. Use transparent tape if desired to secure the inside book cover flaps.
For Personalization and Fun: Decorate with markers, stickers, paint, pictures!
Jerneal Gelfman says
Ahh! 🙂 This I know about… made them in childhood as a result of craft class. Thanks for sharing!
Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says
Gosh I haven’t seen one of these in years! I remember my first grade teacher taught us how to make these for our class books. Seems like a hundred years ago!
LOL brings back a memory when I used to make these for my school book as we only got 1 book cover. With these we could write or draw on them and do them up to our likings. Still a good idea after all these years
Hannah C says
Wow that’s soo cool!! What an interesting yet simple idea!!