Picture of 5 minute newspaper bag
This instructable will show you how to make an easy bag from an ordinary newspaper in less then 5 minutes!

This idea came to me when the newspapers kept stacking up in my dormroom and I didn't have any other use for them but to throw them out... Which is a waste since there is so much to do with them!
I then looked on the internet for creative uses with newspapers and found out some people make bags out of them, which is perfect since I'm always short on good bags.

I tried some of the tutorials and took the best things out of them to make the (in my opinion) most durable newspaper bag. The process is really easy and with a little practice you can easily make them in under 5 minutes. Plus you can make several from one newspaper!

They are handy and best of all green and recycled!

Step 1: Tools and materials

Picture of Tools and materials

You really don't need much to make this easy bag and I'm sure you'll have everything already in your possession.

You'll need:
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Newspaper
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Rope or handles of an old broken bag
  • (Optional) Ballpoint to make holes if you use rope