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Handpainted Library Bags

Schools, clubs, and teams are always fundraising to support the kids involved.  From Fairs to selling chocolates or manning a BBQ at your local store there is always something going on.  The kids helped me make these fun library bags for Christmas gifts last year but they would be a fantastic fundraising idea.  You could either have it as an activity and run a workshop for the children who want to join in or just paint them and sell them at your fair.  Either way, they are a great looking bag for library books, park visits or shopping.  If you’d like to try something different then give this activity a try.

Library Bags

Handpainted Library Bags

What you need;

How to create:

  1. Wash and iron the calico bags to help the paint stick to the fabric.
  2. You can use a pencil to outline a design or the kids can freehand a design.
  3. If you are using a stencil, lightly spray the back of the stencil with spray adhesive and position onto the bag, then smooth over with your hands.
  4. Set out all of your equipment and get the kids busy with the painting.
  5. Allow for the paint to dry and then iron over the design with a hot iron, no steam.

Note:  If you have acrylic paint on hand then you can purchase a fabric fixative which you add to the acrylic paint so it becomes fabric paint.

Have some fun selling handmade treasure at your next spring fair.

Natalie

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