Today was our daughter’s snack day at school. At parent teacher orientation, the teacher suggested that the parents send individually wrapped snacks. She added that as a way to save money, parents could buy in bulk and package the snacks into plastic baggies. As far as I can tell, the school does not yet recycle, and the thought of all of those baggies being used for 5 minutes and then thrown away made me cringe a little. I decided to use brown paper sacks instead, which went perfectly with the popcorn snack I had planned. I wanted to make the bag a little special for the kids and decided to put a little stamp of a teddy bear on each. Our daughter loved this idea and helped me to make each one last night so that they would be ready to fill this morning.
When I was placing my a*muse Studio order, I saw this super cute gift bag idea on their website. While I wasn’t going to go to all of the trouble of making these for each child, I thought it would be a really cute gift bag idea. I’ll have to give it a try!
Other ideas for making plain bags have a little pizzazz:
- Turn a plain paper bag into a gift bag. Let your child color pictures on them for the recipient.
- Turn the bag upside down and make it into a puppet. Or, as a craft idea, put all of the tools that your child will need to make the puppet for him or herself inside. If you want to make this a portable craft for while on a trip or waiting at the doctor’s office, use peel and stick eyes or tape to make it mess free.
- Instead of purchasing expensive wrapping paper, buy craft bags at your local craft or art store. Pull out stamps or seasonal stickers to dress them up a bit.