Make a Paper Bag Book For The Mitten by Jan Brett ~ Instructions and Free Printable Pages

The Mitten Paper Bag Book Collage Button

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks!

One of our favorite books is The Mitten by Jan Brett.  Animals…mittens…snow…kids love it!  I read it the other day to my homeschool coop class, then we made a paper bag book for our project.  All the kids really enjoyed the craft, and it was fun to see how they all made them a little bit different.  My class kids are ages 5 to 7, and they needed a little help tying the bows and stapling the ribbon pieces on the edges of the pages.

Although this is a very inexpensive project which requires only a few tools and materials, it is open to a wide range of creative possibilities!

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Paper Bag Book for The Mitten by Jan Brett

You Will Need:

  • Lunch-sized paper bags (2 per book)
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn, narrow ribbon, or string
  • Wider ribbon scraps
  • Computer printer (black and white)
  • Printer paper (white or colored)
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Construction Paper (optional)

For Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, I recommend using 2 lunch bags for a four-page book (to stay within their attention spans). They can use the front and back of each page plus the pockets, so the kids will have plenty of space for their coloring pages. You may want to make longer books with older kids. Allowing kids to cut out their own little pages is great scissor-practice, but to save time, you can cut out the little printable pages ahead of time.

Scroll down for free printable PDF instructions and coloring pages!

Pictorial Overview Of The Paper Bag Book

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Free Printables

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The Mitten Paper Bag Book Instructions and Printables

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