Decorating Tote Bags
Canvas or plastic tote bags can be personalized with decoration for yourself or someone special as a gift. This is a page about decorating tote bags
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Remember Earth Day is April 22. Let kids decorate a canvas tote to use when shopping to help keep the bags out of our landfill. We need to teach our kids to Reuse, Recycle and Reduce!
Approximate Time: less than 30 minutes
- canvas tote bag
- green acrylic paint
- blue acrylic paint
- foam letters
- craft glue
- foam brush
- Slide a piece of cardboard inside the tote.
- Draw an earth design outline on the tote with a pen.
- Paint it using the green and blue paint.
- Let dry before removing the cardboard.
- Glue on foam letters.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
It's spring and my friends all seem to be having babies! I've always had a special place in my heart for the "Big sister/brother" and tried to find a good 'gift' for them as well so they don't feel left out. I found it! I bought small solid colored canvas bags at my local craft store for under $2 each (less with a coupon/on sale) and used washable paint pens ($5 for a good set I can use over and over) to decorate the bags with the child's name or initials (if you're leery about putting a child's name on something for stranger danger).
I print the name (or big sis) on the computer and use a pencil to transfer it to the bag (so it's neat and centered). They also have all kinds of fancy iron ons available. I drew flowers on one, a bear on another. They've been a hit and so cheap! It's been a great way to provide a personalized 'big sister/brother' gift along with the new baby present without breaking the bank.