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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!
How to Make a Superhero Paper Bag
- Free Printable Superhero Paper Bag Template
- Paper Lunch Bag
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Google Eyes
- Black Marker
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.
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 🙂
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 other free printables. Have a SUPER time!
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