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Recycled Grocery Bag Vest

What kid wouldn’t enjoy making and dressing up in this Recycled Grocery Bag Vest and acting out their favorite role. Decorate this easy to make vest for a western sheriff, or frilly girly fun or maybe even a knight and let the games begin!

Trivia: The first paper bag machine was patented by Francis Wolle in 1852. Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914) was an employee in a paper bag factory when she invented a new machine part to make square bottoms for paper bags.


Regular paper grocery sack
Rick rack
Elmer`s Washable School Glue;
Construction paper


To make this Recycled Grocery Bag Vest, cut the grocery sack down the middle from top to bottom and flip inside out.

Cut arm holes in the sides

Decorate the vest with Elmer's Squeeze Creations, buttons, rick rack and anything else!

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More Boys Crafts, Paper Bag Crafts, VBS Western Crafts, Western Crafts

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