Recently I went on a field trip with my 8 yr old granddaughter to a Pioneer museum. The teacher asked that the kids bring lunches like what the pioneer children would have brought to school. My daughter wrapped each food of our lunch in brown paper bag and tied with twine.
There are tons of awesome crafts that you can make with brown paper bags. Just check out this page on Pinterest!
I have used brown papers bags a lot over the years to wrap packages for the mail. Sure beats buying the paper at the store!
These ideas come from my 99 Cent Solutions book:
- Get wax and crayon off of a wood floor. Just put brown paper over the spots and use a warm iron over it until the wax is soaked up. This can work on carpet too, but first get as much of the wax off as you can.
- Protect your seedlings. Plant your seeds in cut down brown paper bags. Simply plant the bags in the ground leaving about 2 inches of the bag sticking out of the ground.
- Hide a mousetrap. Put the mousetrap in a brown paper bag. Once the mouse is caught you just have to pick the whole bag up and throw it away.
Here are a few more ideas from Premeditated Leftovers:
- Shred them into strips and add them to your compost.
- Take them on your camping trip. They can be used to sit on, used as trash bags, and best of all, fire starters.
- Wrap your breakables. This works better than newspaper because it doesn’t leave newsprint behind.
- Donate them to a pet shelter or to a thrift store.