Polka Dot Gift Bag

Lesson #1264

Imagine the possibilities! This easy project is perfect as a birthday gift or party favor.


Assemble unique gift bags and use for holiday treats, special incentives or class activities. Handy bags will meet your everyday needs and can be personalized for each student.

Assemble bags and use for student recognition or holiday treats.

656238-Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Bag w/Handles

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Scissors, Tape (Double-Sided), Tissue Paper

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut two Bags using cardstock or construction paper. Fold on all the perforated lines.
  2. Place glue or double-sided tape on the top side of the flaps on the part of the Bag with the handle (Figure A). Adhere the sides together.
  3. Place glue or double-sided tape on the top side of the two small flaps. Adhere these flaps to the inside bottom of the two short sides of the Bag (Figure B).
  4. Place glue or double-sided tape on the top side of the large flap. Adhere this flap to the inside bottom of the Bag (Figure C).
  5. Cut a piece of patterned paper and adhere to the front of the Bag
  6. Embellish with buttons and ribbon (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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