How To Make Scrunchy Pictures with Plastic Bags

Scrunchy Pictures with Plastic Bags

We never know what to do with plastic bags, so what better craft activity for this month’s Project Recycle and Create than using them to make a scrunchy picture?  Peakles has used lots of different materials over the past few years to make pictures with but we have never really used plastic bags before due to her young age.  She wanted to make a picture using all the different coloured plastic bags we have in the cupboard!



Materials & Equipment Needed

canvas    plastic bags    PVA glue  scissors   pencil   black marker pen

How We Made Our Scrunchy Plastic Bag Picture

First, Peakles drew her design on the canvas in pencil and then went over the final design with the black marker pen.  Next, we cut the plastic bags into squares and long strips.  Peakles then put the glue on the canvas before adding the cut plastic bags.  She added scrunched up squares or strips to her design, working within the black permanent marker lines.  Finally, we added a ribbon to the back of the canvas and left the picture to dry.

Peakles loved making this picture and it was great to use a new crafting material too.  We really enjoyed making these pictures and plan to experiment making more with different plastic objects in the near future

We waited to use plastic bags until Peakles was 6 years old for safety reasons because extra care should be taken when working with young children and plastic bags.

 Project Recycle & Create


We are joining in this month with some other fantastic ideas all to do with plastic bags – why not check out these posts for more inspiration!

Teach Me Mommy has created a Weaved Plastic Bag Doormat

Make some Plastic Bag Sandcastle Flags from The Gingerbread House

Join us next month when we reuse our old socks with Project Recycle and Create!

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