|Title: Decorated Gift Bags
||Summary: Simple gift bags that can be used for gifts made by children
|Kid Talents: Arts-n-crafts,Celebrate Us!
|Physical: small motor,hand-eye coordination
||Cognitive: imagination,observations,creative thinking,creative expression
|Objectives: Encourage self-expression, creativity and imagination.
||Materials: Scraps of holiday fabric, or any other pattern that suits you
Cookie cutters (or you may choose to draw your own designs)
Paper lunch sacks
Single-hole paper punch
Fabric paint in tubes (preferably "Slick" paint, as it has a pointed tip and
is easier to control the flow of paint.)
Assorted ribbon or cording (to tie the finished bag shut)
|Submitter: Gaby Layman
||Date created: 2000-11-06 09:51:25
||Date modified: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
|Instructions: Following manufacturer's instructions, apply fusible webbing to the wrong
side of your fabric with a steam iron. It is easier to iron on this webbing
before you cut the shapes out.
When webbing is secured, use cookie cutters to trace shapes onto the webbing
side of the fabric (See photo for reference). You may also choose to draw
shapes of your own.
After you have decided where you want your fabric shapes to be on the paper
sacks, carefully peel away the backing to expose the adhesive part of the
webbing. Place the shape right side up on the sack and press it securely with
your iron. Be sure you put the shapes on the side of the paper sack that is
not folded under, as you will have more room to work with your design on this
Now comes some fun for the youngsters. Using fabric Slick paints, embellish
your fabric designs. (See photo for examples.) You may choose to decorate a
tree with garland and ornaments . . . you could outline the shapes with
contrasting colors of paint . . . you could even add some beads or sequins to
little drops of paint while they are still wet . . . there are no limits to
the designs your kids will create.
When the painting is done, set the bags aside to dry completely, preferably
overnight. To add the ribbon tie, fold the top of the bag over to the
backside and punch 2 holes near the top. Thread ribbon through the holes to
the front side and tie a pretty bow.
There you have it - Quick Gift Bags that are extremely inexpensive to make
and add a special touch to gift giving during the holidays.
|Comments: The teacher will need some out of class time to prepare for this project.