What all the best-dressed kids are accessorising with this season: make your own bag!
How to make your own bag
We really enjoyed making our tissue paper suncatchers, so we decided to adapt the technique to make a bag. It’s really easy to make and lets the children create their very own designer bag.
We started off, as before, by laying out tissue paper on to a laminator pouch to create a colourful design. Then we put it through our laminating machine. We made two of these laminated art sheets.
Then, holding the two laminated pictures together, we hole-punched a series of holes around three sides of the pictures (so the holes were in the same place on each picture).
Using a large, blunt needle and some wool, L stitched around the three sides to join her bag together. (Perfect to help develop fine motor skills.) We used the extra wool to make a handle.
Her very own original design bag – and just the right size to fit her library book.
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