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Girls Paper Tote Bag

Due to the wavy structure and the rainbow colors, this bag has at the first glance the look of a crochet hand bag out of the 70’s . But in reality it is made out of a stretchy corrugated cardboard. The material is perfect for projects like this because it is not stiff and bends nicely. The tote is made in about an hour. Because of its size, it will not hold too many items but small flat items will fit in it. This is a bag using a plain cord as the handle and running stitches to sew it together. The flap was cut a little longer so that it extends more over the purse.



Girl's Craft - Hip Tote Bag Using Stretchy Corrugated Cardboard 2

For this project you will need:

- rainbow colored stretchy and wavy corrugated cardboard
- embroidery floss matching one of the colors of the bag
- blunt large sewing needle
- fuzzy ribbon, yarn or cording for the shoulder straps
- 2 eyelets and eyelet tool
- hole puncher
- self sticking velcro pieces
- craft knife (use with caution and with supervision) or scissors
- ruler

Ages 9 and older

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Paper Tote Bag Tutorial

To make this project, just follow these Girls Paper Tote Instructions.


Girl's Craft - Hip Tote Bag Using Stretchy Corrugated Cardboard
Another suggestion would be to make the bag out of solid colored corrugated cardboard and then make logo patches to decorate the front of it. If you cannot get a stretchy wavy corrugated cardboard, the normal type will work as well. It just will not have that “crocheted” look to it.




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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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Decorating Easter Eggs

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Girls Tote Bag Project

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Hatched Duckling Paper Decoration

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Paper Tulips Flower Bouquet

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Girl's Craft - Hip Tote Bag Using Stretchy Corrugated Cardboard





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