Make your own bag for transporting your valentines to school and back home or for popping in a present! Materials Blank bag Fabric paint Sponge brush Cardboard (cut to fit in your bag) Embroidery floss and needle Fabric pen Scissors Contact paper (you can buy this at housewares stores- it is often marketed as cupboard liner, craft stores and dollar stores.) We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray or table cloth Directions Don your smock. Insert a piece of cardboard into the bag. This will prevent the sides from sticking together when you paint! Cut off a piece of contact paper, fold it in half. Sketch and cut out a heart. Peel off the backing and have an adult help you put the outside of the heart on your bag. (Making a stencil.) Dip your sponge into your paint and dab it onto the heart cut-out. Allow it to dry in your craft tray overnight. Carefully peel off your your contact paper and remove your cardboard. We then knotted our embroidery floss on one end, threaded the needle on the other and sewed around the outside of the heart. You could add details with a fabric pen as an alternative. Write your name in the inside with a fabric pen. Purpose Learning how to make various stencils Developing one’s fine motor skills (cutting, threading a needle, sewing etc.) Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a needle with care and direct adult supervision and/or guidance. Cord, yarn, string etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.