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.
What you need;
- Calico library bag
- Fabric paints
- Brushes, cotton buds, sponges whatever you would like to paint with.
- Spray adhesive and plastic stencils if your would like a more structured look.
- Aprons – because fabric paint won’t come off their clothes!
- Wet washer or wipes for cleaning hands
How to create:
- Wash and iron the calico bags to help the paint stick to the fabric.
- You can use a pencil to outline a design or the kids can freehand a design.
- 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.
- Set out all of your equipment and get the kids busy with the painting.
- 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.