Five Crafty Projects to Upcycle Your Potato Chip Bags

chip bag crinkle toyBabies LOVE toys that crinkle. Experienced parents know this, and that’s how you’re going to become the hero of the next baby shower that you attend: by gifting some expectant parents that you know with this cute crinkly baby toy, tutorial created by Joy’s Hope.

Not only will you be upcycling a piece of trash into a well-loved second life, but you can also do a good bit of stash-busting here, if you happen to have any soft flannel fabric and bits of ribbon or other trim on hand. Before you know it, you’ll have the best baby shower gift on the planet, and it will have cost nothing to make.

[The image on this page is the property of Joy’s Hope.]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Thanks for the neat ideas. Not sure about making toys for little ones, who might chew on them. First comment makes total sense.

    Some of the other projects are worth trying. Thanks for the article.

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