Travel Bag

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August 17, 2021

The completed travel bag.Today, I'm sharing my new craft made from scraps. Materials are easy to find at home just like old newspapers and card boards. The best thing is - it's wearable and useful.



  • 6 empty water bottle (6 or 10 liter capacity)
  • 1.5 to 2 meters nylon strap (i'm using an old belt)
  • Old newspapers or scrap papers, cut into strips
  • Thick cardboard
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • 1 plastic or paper cup
  • Water
  • Black marker
Supplies for making the Travel Bag


  1. Cut away the top and bottom part of the water bottle, then cut the body into half.
  2. A large clear recycled bottle, cut in half.
  3. Place it over the cardboard and trace the edges. Make it stand and trace the top and bottom ends into the cardboard. Cut them out.
  4. Pieces of cardboard cut into shapes.
  5. Stick the cardboards in place using sticky tape. (Back and bottom first)
  6. Adding the cardboard to the cut side of the bottle.
    Adding cardboard to the bottom of the bottle.

  7. Next, tape both ends of the strap inside the bag.
  8. Adding a strap to the bag.
  9. Add the top cover. Secure the back portion with tape and leave the front open.
  10. Adding a strap to the bag.
  11. Now cut a plastic cup into half and attach it in front of the bottle using sticky tape. This will be the pockets.
  12. A small plastic cup cut in half for side pockets.
    Making a lid with cardboard.
  13. Keep the strap inside and start covering the whole body of the bag with strips of old newspaper. Brush 'em with half glue and half water mixture. Leave it to dry.
  14. Glueing paper to cover the bag.
    Covering the plastic with paper.

  15. When it's all dried up paint the bag with any color you like. Let it dry.
  16. When the paint is all dry, use a black filted marker to draw lines to add details.
  17. Adding stitch markings to the bag.
    The completed travel bag.
  18. Now it's ready for use. But I'm gonna hang this into my learning wall project.
  19. The travel bag with supplies in the outer pockets.
    A child wearing a travel bag.
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