Lunch Bag Art {Craft Camp}

    Posted by  ·  June 29, 2011

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    From Amy at Mod Podge Rocks………

    Decorated Lunch Sacks

    Well hallo!  It’s Amy from Mod Podge Rocks . . . decoupage blogger extraordinaire.  I have a huge surprise for you today – I didn’t Mod Podge for my Craft Camp project.  Not because I couldn’t think of something, but because I really wanted to do a painting project for you today.  Sometimes you have to do what moves you.  So what is moving me today?  Bubble wrap.  I think bubble wrap make great stamps, and I wanted to try it myself.  Turns out this is a great project for kids. And then I was thinking, if you are a brown bag lunch family, it would be fun to paint your lunch bags for the school year now (at least a few of them).  Paint them, store them and then on a random day bring one out as a surprise – and a special reminder of a fun summer day! Gather These Supplies Brown paper bags Acrylic paint – random colors Bubble wrap Scissors Paintbrush Sharpies

    Grab some bubble wrap (mine’s recycled from a package I got) and random paint colors – just use what you have.
    Cut the bubble wrap into shapes.  You could even draw shapes on the back side with your Sharpies and cut them out if you don’t want to roll freehand.
    Use a paintbrush to coat the bubble side of your wrap.  Don’t be afraid to mix colors.  I suppose you could dip, but that’s kinda messy.
    Press the shape down on the paper bag firmly.
    Peel up.  Yay!  It looks so cool.
    Put multiple shapes on one bag.
    Use different shapes and color combinations.  Write the names of the lucky recipients on the front with your Sharpies.
    In addition to lunch bags, you get some white bags and cover them for an interesting way to package a gift.  You could even use this method on a canvas!  I had so much fun – I can’t imagine how much your kids with love this.
    Thanks to Cindy and the Skip to My Lou Craft Campers for having me.  I have plenty more fun projects (Mod Podge, of course) at Mod Podge Rocks.  Swing by and we don’t just have to talk crafts – we can talk about the latest episode of The Bachelorette or why you should use blue toenail polish (cause it’s cool).  See you soon!

    Filed Under: Crafts for kids, Make

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    1. Monday, September 24th, 2012
      So smart with the bubble wrap! Thanks for showing!
    2. Friday, September 16th, 2011
      Great! Thanks!
    3. Thursday, June 30th, 2011
      Great ideas for Summer fun. I could have used all these ideas when my daughter was young and when I had my GS troop.
    4. Thursday, June 30th, 2011
      Cindy, thanks so much for the feature - I had so much fun with this project!
    5. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
      I luv it ! Such a cute idea .
    6. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
      Yes, I like it too!
    7. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
      That looks really fun to do with kids. :) Thanks for sharing!
    8. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
      Genius!