Superhero Paper Bag Craft with Free Printable

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Published Date: 07/09/2020
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You may already know that our family LOVES superheroes and if you didn’t, you do now! With Paper Bag Day coming up on July 12th, we thought it would be fun to make a superhero out of a paper bag. But cutting out all of the little pieces was super tedious and wound up taking WAY too long.

So I spent the day creating a little printable template for you so that you can print, cut out the shapes and use those shapes as a template to cut out your construction paper. We love how they turned out and we are excited to share it with you. The best part is, I’m including the printable, for free below!

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How to Make a Superhero Paper Bag

Supplies Needed:

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cut pieces of construction paper to make a craft
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first few steps of the superhero paper bag craft
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Ready to Put it Together?

First, print out your Free Printable Superhero Paper Bag Template. I like to print ours on card stock so that it’s more stable, but you can also use regular paper.

Cut out each piece on the printable template.

Using your template pieces, cut your shapes out of construction paper. You choose the colors you want to use!

Using a glue stick, glue the mask to the top of the bag. I use the side with the flap so if your little one wants to use it as a puppet, that will serve as the mouth.

Either glue or stick your google eyes to the mask. We buy the self-adhesive google eyes, so you can just peel off the back and stick.

Take the two triangles and glue the smaller one on top of the bigger one. Then you’ll glue that to the paper bag, on the superhero’s chest.

adding a cape to your superhero paper bag
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adding arms and legs to create a superhero paper bag
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Now it’s time for your cape. Angle the cape piece and glue it to the back of your paper bag.

Take 2 of the arm pieces and place one on top of the other, in an L shape. Poke a brad in both pieces (as shown) and secure the back. Repeat with the other arm pieces. If you don’t have any brads in your home and don’t have time to grab some, you can also just glue those together.

We use the brads so that you can move the arms. We liked the idea of having the superhero showing their muscles or placing them on their hips.

Glue both arms to the back of the paper bag.

Glue the legs to the bottom of the paper bag.

With a black marker, add the letter you’d like and a little smile 🙂

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Free Printable Superhero Paper Bag Craft Template

It’s easy to download. Just click Free Printable Superhero Paper Bag Template and enter your email. You’ll immediately receive an email with a link to the printable. I recommend printing it immediately and also saving it to your computer so you can print it out again on a later day.

If you love this Superhero Paper Bag Craft, make sure to check out our leprechaun paper bag printable and our other free printables

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This superhero paper bag craft is perfect for your little superhero lover. We're including a free printable template to make it even easier.
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This superhero paper bag craft is perfect for your little superhero lover. We're including a free printable template to make it even easier.
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  1. That’s so great! I’m definitely gonna do it with my son. He’s obsessed with superheros so he’ll love it.

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  2. These are adorable! Crafts like these are so fun to do with kiddos! I would have definitely done this with my daycare kids!

  3. That is such an awesome idea. I always loved doing holiday-themed crafts like this with the kids when they were little.

  4. This paper bag superhero craft would be great for a group of kids or as a solitary activity! I like the arms and movement. Could easily become a paper bag robot craft! Neat!

  5. Wow what an awesome and totally adorable idea! Would definitely come in handy during the lock down lol. Thanks so much!

  6. I never thought that we can make paper bags so cute and lovely. I would personally love to make them!

  7. This is such a brilliant idea. I love how customisable it is. I think my husband and son would like it too! They love comics.

  8. Oh wow, these superhero bags are so cute and I love that you’ve made it super easy to do by providing templates.

  9. Aww these turned out so cute. What a nice little way to foster some creativity with your children.

  10. Those superhero paper bag looks so adorable! Definitely a great DIY project to make with the kids.

  11. Oh that is such a cute craft. I will download the template. This super hero paper bag craft would be a nice activity me and my grandson can do this coming week. Thanks for the suggestion!

  12. You are an angel for sharing this and including templates. That’s what I call helpful. I tutor kids some kids I know would love to try this

  13. I am sending this to my mom, she has my kids over the summerso this will be a great craft to do for them.

  14. Love these ideas so much, I have to go get some of the material to get this started. Kids should love this DIy activities too.

  15. I am always doing your DIYs with my daughter, it is so much fun…We will do the bag tomorrow…Thank you.

  16. LOVE this!! this is very very clever and such a good quality craft and a great activity to do with kids xx

  17. Oh I love this paper bag craft activity, it’s pretty, easy and I am sure kids will definitely enjoy and learn from making this.

  18. These are so cute and my five year old daughter would have so much fun with this educational craft! I definitely want to try making these with her!

  19. Heather – you always come up with the best crafts! When I was a kid I loved the paper bag crafts. These puppets are so fun.

  20. This craft brings back memories of my childhood. These are a fun way to keep the kids entertained. I didn’t even know there was a Superhero Day.

  21. These are adorable! I’m going to make some of them with my kids. We are always looking for crafts to do. I really like these too.

  22. That is so cute! This is the kind of craft I always loved doing with my son when he was little. It’s so easy but it gives the kids such a great way to be creative. I love it.