DIY White Backpacks
Great for Preschoolers!
I own a small daycare and we love to make an end of year project for the kids to use over the summer and in the fall when we return, if they want. In the past we have used the canvas tote bags, using paint and the children's handprints to decorate them. We have also used T-shirts and pillowcases. But this year we decided to use the backpacks. The kids all love to carry small toys and stuffed animals in things and this would be just the right size for a car trip, picnic, overnite trip to Grandma's, or to carry to school. We will either tie-dye them or use air-brush spray paint to decorate them. The parents always love these type crafts as they are something the children can use themselves to keep up with their own belongings. Thank you for having such great prices and fast service that we can order them in time for our big event.
May 5, 2009
Great Bags for Daycare
I purchased these bags in September and received them a day or two before they were scheduled to arrive. The measurements they give are slightly off. The height is fine, however, the width is definitely not 9 1/2.
I purchased them to use as a carrier for my take home folders. The folders fit into them but it was a tight fit. I stress the word tight. The folders were also too tall, which didn't allow for the bag to close appropriately. So out of the 14 1/2 inches they advertise only about 10" is what I was able to use after closing the bag.
SN: I also took them to my local printing company and had my daycare's logo printed onto them. They turned out great.
October 10, 2013
Charity Event Sensation
I bought these for a company charity event and painted my company's logo on the bags. As the children wore their decorated bags, they also promoted my company. The bags are smaller than I assumed and look some what cheap in person, but the children didn't mind at all. The bags were a major sensation at the event and we plan to buy them again for future events.
August 3, 2011
great for easy projects
We order these bags every year to hold trading pins at nationals - the girls decorate them- and use them to hold the pins they are trading and receive - they are an economical answer!
July 25, 2011
Perfect project for young kids
These are a bit small for older kids but were perfect for my 3 and 5 yr olds birthday party. I used Iron on transfers and they worked great on these. The kids added Fabric Glitter Glue and glued on jewels and foam dance images and they are very pretty. Good quality for the price. I will definably buy these again! We made them into "dance" bags since the party was ballet themed and they are perfect to carry the girls Ballet stuff. They now use them every week to take to dance class and have held up pretty well.
October 16, 2010
My students will be receiving these blank to express their own artistic perceptions of reading using fabric markers/paint. The bags will be their own and will become book bags for them. It's a good way for me to learn about them, and what they like to read. It also will help them to own and take care of both the bag and the books it will contain.
Construction is very good.
August 12, 2010
Great for day campers
I bought these for a Girl Scout day camp. Some of the girls tie dyed them, some used fabric paint, and some used permenent markers sprayed with alcohol. They all loved them and they turned out great. They are small but as advertised.
August 7, 2010
Would recommend & buy again
I used these as treat bags for my son's 3rd birthday party in March 2010. The theme was Thomas the Train, so I printed out pictures of the trains on iron-on transfer paper, and then ironed them on these backpacks. I found Thomas coloring books on clearance at a party store for $1 each, so I needed a treat bag that would fit the coloring books in them, and these were perfect. Plus the pinata candy fit in the backpacks, too (besides the other things in them). I received lots of comments on how cute the treat bags came out, and the kids were happy wearing their Thomas backpacks.
June 26, 2010
Used for end of year Kindergarten party. I ordered the big box of fabric markers and ironed on a class photo and the children wrote their name in a square and then asked each other to sign their bag. It was a huge hit. Bags were good size for this age, but beyond that, they need to be bigger. Don't get the string hot (from the iron) or it will melt.
June 23, 2010
These bags worked well for all the different age groups in our VBS. The children really got creative with the decorating. Sharpie markers worked great on these bags.
June 23, 2010