Have you been looking for a way to entertain your children on a rainy day (or any day for that matter)? Well, kid’s activity bags using Sizzix Bigz dies are the way to go! I have been so excited to make these and I finally got around to it! Since I’m moving to Texas in a short time, I may have to throw out my scraps of fabric and felt, so I wanted to put them to good use before that happens and I am SO glad I did!
First off, I have to rave about the Sizzix Bigz dies. I just can’t get over the fact that you can use your dies for fabric and felt! It really is so fun. You can do so many things with them! I got the Bigz Birds #3 for this project in mind and my daughter is in love with making birds. Can I just say, how cute would these birds be sewn onto a little shirt or onsie? Maybe an upcoming project? Hmmm…..
So, let’s get down to our explanation. Activity bags! Throw some projects in a bag for your kiddos to do when they’re bored/when it’s raining/learning how to count/or just to have fun. I’ve made a little felt pizza for my daughter since she loves to cook and she loves to put all the toppings on. With the Sizzix Bigz dies, it takes all of the work out of doing these bags and makes them 100 times cuter than what I could ever cut out.
For the birds, I used my Cuttlebug to cut out 3 complete sets of birds, so she has a lot to work with. I made different “dresses” out of pattern fabric for the birds to wear. I’ll tell you right now that changing clothes on birds is a LOT of fun! It even won out on the fun-ness meter over Daddy’s super cool helicopter he was flying around the house (which she watched for hours). Without furter adieu….
I also used the super cute Wheelbarrow and Flowers die so we could keep up our numbers learning and count flowers. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the flower centers and the leaves since the pieces were small enough for a little guy to eat. Once again, I cut out the main wheelbarrow out of felt and then made different “dresses” to change on it as well. The same idea was used for the trees as well. The tree top was the PERFECT shape to use for clouds, so that’s why my blue, fluffly clouds are so perfectly shaped.
2000293 – Provo Craft Cuttlebug Machine V2
Fabric and Felt
657685 – Sizzix Bigz Birds#3 Die
657697 - Sizzix Bigz Tree & Heart Die
657698 - Sizzix Bigz Wheelbarrow and Flowers
Have fun with it! I know your kids will love activity bags and it will give them something to do if your going on a road trip this summer! Something fun for the car ride! Something for a rainy day! Who wouldn’t need these in their house?
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!