How to Make a Paper Bag Tent

Paper Bag Tent - finished tent standing on a table
You don't need to spend a lot of money to provide your child with playthings. This project is also easy enough for your child to help make. Then get out the small toys and they can let their imaginations take over. This is a page about how to make a paper bag tent.

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September 11, 2017

Paper Bag Tent - young boy holding the finished tentI made this craft for my little boy. It is so simple, yet creative. It is made from a paper bag. You can draw on it and make your own designs. Why not give it a try at home!

Total Time: 4 mins.


  • small rope
  • 1 paper bag
  • colored pens
  • cutter/craft knife


  1. Draw a design on your paper bag. You will only draw on the front part.
  2. Paper Bag Tent - drawing your design on the bag
  3. Draw the triangle shaped door, then simply cut on one side and across the bottom using a cutter or craft knife.
  4. Paper Bag Tent - draw a triangle for the door

  5. I used a small piece of thin rope. You can use anything want. Tie at the top part of the paper bag so it looks like an Indian tent. It is so easy and fun. Try this!
  6. Paper Bag Tent - tying the top closed
    Paper Bag Tent - finished tent standing on a table
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