DIY Colorful Drawstring Backpacks
Kid's LOVED them!
Week long kid's camp serving kids 6 to 11 years old. We decorated these bags on the first day and they lasted all week! There were a few bags that frayed on the strings but that could have been the kids banging them around. The kids carried their water bottles and Bibles around plus any rocks etc they picked up. I had read the reviews and bought an extra dozen bags to cover any damaged ones. There were 200 kids at camp and overall I only replaced 6 bags! Great deal - the kid's loved them and they were just big enough.
June 28, 2011
These back packs were a great surprise - much better than I expected for the price! Nice fabric and great colors - the kids were thrillled!
September 21, 2010
Definitely a great choice
I used the bags to iron on the theme for my 4 year olds party. They looked great and the kids and their parents loved them. The price was just right, too.
October 25, 2009
Smaller than expected
I am planning on using these for Girl Scouts. I planned on having the girls put their notebooks in them. Now I'm not so sure. We will still use them, as the girls had a great time decorating them.
August 21, 2013
Perfect for the project I did.
Perfect for the project I did. Our VBS donated supplies for the preschool siblings of older children who got school supplies and backpacks. These colorful backpacks were the perfect size for the items we put in them and were the right size for the little ones. Excellent quality for a good price.
August 18, 2013
WARNING - DON'T BUY THIS!
The product description does not warn that the color will run if the bag gets wet and it is sold as being good for the beach - which implies that the bag can get wet! Bought these as party bags for a pool party. A green bag got wet and ran all over my son's new comforter and stained the blanket beyond repair. I have to replace the comforter and the company is making it too difficult to get reimbursed - I even sent in a photo of the stained blanket. This could have caused even more damage if the color ran on furniture. The company should stand by its products and should properly market and label the use.
August 15, 2013
On the small side
I bought a set of these bags to use as gift bags for the never-ending string of children's birthday parties because, at this price, they are as cheap (if not cheaper) than paper gift bags and much more re-usable. They are a good size to carry for small tots, but almost too small to hold even an 8x10-inch-sized picture book, since it no longer cinches up when you put a book that size into this small bag. That really limits the types of gifts that could go into these bags and their usefulness in re-using to carry coloring books to restaurants, etc.
The bag itself is cheaply made of very thinly woven cotton (not remotely sturdy canvas), but I didn't expect sturdiness at this price, and I still think they are better than throw-away paper gift bags. I made a couple of iron-on fabric monogram letters that I ironed on to the middle of the bag, and it made the bag look so much more special.
February 21, 2013
I have used these bags for several years for our teen mission trips for goodies for the trip. They always hold up well, very few problems if any!
July 9, 2012
Not the best quality
Quality of canvas is not very good with loose threads sticking out of it. Too many areas of poor seams quality. Some drawstrings are unraveled.
June 22, 2012
great for kids events
I bought these for kids to decorate and collect scavenger hunt items for a weekend reunion. They worked perfectly! We used markers and fabric paint. The girls especially loved it. Note that these are small (kids size) and not appropriate for carrying school books. They are basically lightweight cloth drawstring bags with the strings arranged so kids can wear them over the shoulder.
May 6, 2012