Printable Pattern For Paper Bag Groundhog

Updated on Feb 02, 2023
By Printablee Team
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Plastic Problem in the World

You can do almost anything you want with plastic. Colorful or colorless, thick or thin, strong or weak. That is, you can make a variety of things from it. Look around your home or school and you'll find 4,444 plastic pen cases, game consoles, clothing, and everything else. 

But the problem with plastics is that most of them are not biodegradable. It does not decompose like paper or food and remains in the environment for hundreds of years. 400 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year, 40% of which is single-use plastic. Plastics, including microplastics, are ubiquitous in our natural environment today. They have become part of the Earth's fossil record and mark the present geological age, the Anthropocene. 

Plastic percentage

Globally, the best estimate is that about 80% of plastic in the ocean comes from terrestrial sources and the remaining 20% ​​from marine sources. About 36% of all plastic produced is used in packaging, including single-use plastic items for food and beverage containers, of which about 85% ends up in landfills or as unregulated waste. 

First, plastic pollution is prevalent wherever local waste management practices are poor. This can cause large amounts of improperly treated plastic waste to end up in rivers and oceans in the first place. This shows that improved waste management is essential to combat plastic pollution.

Second, the largest emitters tend to have cities nearby. This means there are many paved surfaces for both water and plastic to run into the muzzle. Cities with relatively small rivers, such as Jakarta in Indonesia and Manila in the Philippines, account for the majority of plastic emissions.

Third, there was more rainfall in river basins (that is, more plastic ran into rivers and more water from rivers into the ocean).

Fourth, is the issue of distance. The largest leaks occurred near towns and very close to the coast. 

History of Paper Bag

Large brown paper bags have a long and interesting history. Brown paper bags have become an integral part of our daily lives. We take groceries home, carry groceries to department stores, and use them to wrap our kids` lunches, retailers use them as a blank canvas for branded product packaging, and creative tricks and treaters also wear them as Halloween masks. It's easy to forget that someone must have invented it a long time ago. 

Like the best inventions, paper bags filled a need people didn't know existed. Paper bags, baskets, bowls, and other containers are essential storage solutions for any home or business. It's easy to imagine how revolutionary it would have been to create utilitarian disposable containers. Business owners could stack these bags in their stores, and the low cost and ease of use made them popular among discreet shoppers. 

The construction of the paper bag

Standard brown paper bags are made of kraft paper. Commonly used as department stores and gift bags, paper tote bags can be made in all kinds of paper and all colors. His two types of handles for paper tote bags are flat handles and cord handles. Paper tote bags made from fresh kraft paper are specially developed for sophisticated packaging. Paper bags can be made from recycled paper, but laws in some regions stipulate that paper bags must contain a minimum percentage of recycled paper. Paper bags can be made to withstand more pressure and weight than plastic bags. 

Go Green with Paper Bag!

Cellulose fiber from wood, which is used as a raw material for paper manufacturing, is a renewable natural raw material. However, environmental concerns have been raised for the following types of timber harvesting clean cut, voiced. Because paper bags are biodegradable, they deteriorate in a short period (2-5 months).

Paper bags with natural water-based pigments and starch-based adhesives are eco-friendly. Most paper bags made in Europe are made from cellulose fibers sourced from sustainably managed European forests. They are obtained from tree thinning and process waste from the timber industry.


Sustainable forest management maintains biodiversity and ecosystems and provides wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and jobs. This sustainable forest management is evidenced by his FSC® or PEFC™ certification for paper products.

Quality control

Consumers can check if a paper bag bears its FSC and PEFC seals to ensure it is made from sustainably sourced fibers. Paper, a product made from trees, stores carbon throughout its life. When the paper is recycled, this carbon sequestration time increases as the carbon remains in the cellulose fibers. It can be used over and over again. The manufacturers recommend reusing paper tote bags as often as possible to further reduce their environmental impact. 

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How to Teach Children about Go Green

We have to explain to children that paper bags are a great alternative to plastic bags as they are biodegradable and don't harm the environment. Not taking care of our environment can have serious consequences like climate change, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, air pollution, and soil degradation.

That's why "Going Green" is important. By crafting animal paper bags in the classroom, we have contributed to the preservation of nature. Some patterns that can be used to make paper bags are groundhog, beaver, birds, etc. 

Groundhog Paper Bag for Kids' Craft

Most plastic products will never go away. They just break up into smaller and smaller pieces. So let’s start using paper bags! We have a lot of paper bag models, and one of them is a groundhog.

The marmot (Marmota monax), also known as the groundhog, is one of the 14 species of marmot (Marmota) and is basically considered the giant ground squirrel of North America. Here's how you can create your own groundhog paper bag!

  1. Cut the paper bag in half to make a flat brown piece of paper.
  2. Draw a marmot shape on brown paper. Outline with a pencil and trace with a marker or crayon.
  3. Cut out the pattern of the groundhog along the lines you drew.
  4. From black construction paper, he cuts out two small circles for the eyes and glues them to the groundhog's face.
  5. Cut two small rectangles out of brown construction paper for the ears and glue them to the top of the groundhog's head.
  6. For the nose, cut a small triangle out of brown construction paper and glue it to the groundhog's face.
  7. Cut two small rectangles out of brown construction paper for the arms and glue them to the sides of the groundhog's body.
  8. Add details like whiskers, stripes, and dots using markers or crayons.
  9. Once the glue is dry, carefully fold the bottom half of the paper bag along the center crease to create a marionette. Bring the marmot doll to life by holding the bottom of the paper bag! 

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