Plastic Zip Top Bag Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Mar 06 2023

The struggle is real trying to keep the kids entertained with what we have in the house! We are feeling it with Lily so I am trying to get as creative as possible to keep her 2 year rambunctious self happy. I am continuing my partnership with Crayola to help inspire families with at home crafts during my bi-weekly live broadcasts on their Facebook page. This week I am sharing three crafts you can do with zip top bags. 


Project 1: Flash Light Bag Ocean Craft

Crayola Zip Top Bag Ocean Flash Flight Craft



  1. Print out the suggested color sheets. Cut out sea creatures and put them in the zip top bag. Arrangement to create a sea scene. 
  2. Using acrylic paint trace and paint the designs. 
  3. Once the paint is dry outline with the permanent marker
  4. Cut a piece of black construction paper to the size of the bag and place inside. 
  5. On the white construction paper cut and color a flashlight with a light ray. 
  6. Open the bag and insert the flashlight for the light show. 

Project 2: No Mess Toddler Art

No Mess Toddler Artwork


  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Canvas Panel
  • Gallon Size Zip Top Bag
  • Painters Tape
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the zip top bag around the edges so you have two pieces. 
  2. Tape one piece to the table with the painters tape. 
  3. Place the canvas panel in the center of the bag. 
  4. Pour puddles of paint on the canvas. 
  5. Place the other half of the bag over the canvas and tape to the table. 
  6. Let your little one have some fun smooshing the paint and creating a work of art!  No Mess Toddler Artwork
  7. Once they are done remove the top bag, discard and let the canvas dry. 

No Mess toddler painting craft

Project 3: Stained "Glass" Zip Top Plastic Bag

Stained Glass Painting on Zip Top Plastic Bags



  1. Mix black acrylic paint into the glue. Keep adding paint until you have a rich black color. You can keep the mixture in the glue bottle or pour in a cup to mix and then pour the black glue into another squirt bottle or pastry bag. 
  2. Print out a free coloring page from the Crayola website. 
  3. Place the color sheet in the zip top bag. 
  4. Trace the design with the black glue. Let it dry completely. 
  5. Once the bag is dry cut the bag in half to remove the other side. 
  6. Paint inside the black outline design with Crayola washable paint. 
  7. Once try put in a hoop or a frame and hang by a window! 

Crayola Stained Glass Painting on Plastic Bags

Tune in to Crayola's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm EST to catch me sharing three crafts you can make at home! 

xoxo- Lynn 


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