Backpack Paper Keeper

Make a fun paper keeper with your class for an easy and creative way to mix an art with organization! This paper keeper is great for holding tests to be signed, new art projects, and homework!
 
 

Messy Rating:

Craft Time: 30 minutes

Suitable for: 6-8

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: Backpack Paper Keeper, C_35921, backpack, paper, keeper, artskills, paper keeper, classroom, class, teacher, student

Materials

  • Poster Board, 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22"x28") – Blue
  • Poster Board, 28 x 35.6 cm (11"x14") – Red (1) and Yellow (1)
  • ArtSkills® Poster Making Kit
  • Scissors
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Instructions

Step 1
Cut the blue poster board to 38.1 x 71.1 cm (15"x28"). Fold the bottom up about 21.6 cm (8½") to form a pocket.

Step 2
Cut a rounded edge at the upper corners of your poster board.

Step 3
Add some pocket decorations to your paper keeper by cutting two yellow rectangles about 15.2 x 20.3 cm (6"x8") and laying them on top of the folded pocket.

Step 4
Cut two yellow rectangles about 15.2 x 7.6 cm (6"x3"). Cut a curve along the bottom edges. Glue, with included glue stick, one of these yellow pocket shapes on the red poster board and cut around it, leaving a red border. Use the jagged scissors included in the Poster Making Kit to give a fun edge to the top of this pocket. Do the same with the other rounded yellow pocket. Attach these to the top half of your paper keeper.

Step 5
Cut two red rectangles 15.2 x 7.6 cm (6"x3") and curve the bottom edges. Attach these to the top of the yellow rectangles on the bottom half of your paper keeper.

Step 6
Cut four strips of coloured paper (two red and two blue) 2.5 x 5.1 cm (1"x2") and attach to the pockets as tabs.

Step 7
Use the neon quick letters included in the Poster Making Kit to spell out the child’s name.

Step 8
Attach neon flower shapes to the bottom yellow pockets, which are also included in the Poster Making Kit.

Step 9
Use the glitter glue to add a “buckle” to each pocket tab and then sprinkle with the shaker glitter. The glitter glue and shaker glitter are included in the Poster Making Kit.

Step 10
Attach the edges of your pocket with tape or staples and be sure to glue everything down.