Do your kiddos have to create their own valentine bag or valentine box to collect goodies from their school Valentine’s Day Party? Make Tissue Paper Heart Bags with household supplies.
Tissue Paper Heart Bags
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Decorate a simple paper bag with textured tissue paper hearts for a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day craft! The best part? You probably already have everything you need!
For this simple paper bag craft, we made a homemade decoupage paste using sugar.
Plus, you can change the design on these bags to work with any holiday or occasion. I want to make some with a balloon design for our next birthday party. They are sure to be a hit!
What Supplies Do I need to Make Tissue Paper Heart Bags?
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cups water
- Red, pink, and white tissue paper
- Brown paper bags
- Pen or pencil
- Paint brush
How to Make Tissue Paper Heart Bags
First, mix together the flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and water in a small sauce pan. Heat on low until the mixture is combined. Remove from heat — this is your glue!
Next, cut the tissue paper into squares. Draw a heart on your paper bag.
Use the paint brush to spread glue onto the bag, and inside the heart. Press a tissue square onto the glue, adding a dab of glue to the very center of the square. Squish the square around the glue to make it puff up.
Continue adding tissue squares to the bag, filling in the spaces inside the heart.
Allow to dry completely. Now you are all set to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Ideas for Valentines Boxes for School
This craft could also be done on the lid of a cardboard box, cereal box, or shoe box–either painted, or covered with construction paper, first. Then just follow the directions above to glue the tissue paper heart onto it.
Crafting with Sugar
Looking for more fun ways to craft with sugar? Check these out:
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Crafts and Treats!
I just love crafting (and baking!) for Valentine’s Day with my little ones. It’s a nice reminder to shower our family and friends with love, and sweet, homemade gestures like these:
- Valentine’s Day S’more Bark Dessert Recipe
- Homemade Valentine’s Day Card
- How to Make a Cute XOXO Wall Sign
- Valentine’s Day Handprint Art
- Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats
- 3D Paper Heart Wreath
- Printable Bubble Valentines
- Valentines Popcorn (How fun would it be to have a Valentine’s Day Family Movie Night, and make a batch of this popcorn together, and then watch Lady and the Tramp, or another fun family movie?)
How are you decorating your little one’s Valentine’s Day Treat Bag (or box)? Comment below!