Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What was I thinking?

Well, let's see....I was thinking that the kids in Nathan's class should get a goody bag at the End of Year Party. Filled with fun stuff for the summer. Bubbles. Card games. Candy.

And of course, I was thinking that they can't be just normal store bought bags.

Oh no. They'll have to be cute, reuseable cloth tote bags. Made by yours truly, Super Room Mom.

Yep, that means 19 tote bags. Sewn, filled and ready to give out on May 29th. (In addition to the dozen other things to do by that date.)

Happily, I have completed 9 bags and cut everything for the other 10.

Let me just say that you can make a lot of tote bags from a thrifted bed sheet! Purple, flowery gingham for the girls and green gingham for the boys.

The End of Year Party is going to be a Hawaiian Luau. I wanted to add something to the tote bags to make them look more tropical. Maybe a little shaped gift tag - hibiscus for the girls, surf board for the boys. What do you think?


Handi Dandi Mandi said...

What about a tiki for boys? They shouldn't be too tough if you are designing them, they have a pretty easy shape. The faces might be tough. Perhaps the bags could hold a lei for the kids or musical things like kazoos (not Hawaiian but fun).

The bags are really cute! That was a great idea.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

You go super Mom! I was thinking a tiki, too. But tiki's for all!

Don't know if you have a Dollar Tree in your neck of the woods, but they always have Hawaiian themed stuff at this time of the year.

Christina Marie said...

I wish Andrew was in Nathan's class!

Lucy said...

You are the best class room Mom there is!! This is a great idea!! What a sweetie you are!

jillytacy said...

Yep, you are a Super Room Mom! That's quite and undertaking but it looks like you've got it all under control. My daughter would love this kind of thing, so I'm sure Nathan's classmates are all going to love their bags!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Super Mom indeed...what an ambitious task making all them bags! They will be well liked I'm sure.

Jane said...

First, I think it's great that you made something the kids can keep. I can't tell you how many of those plastic bags and trinkets get left behind and end up in the trash. I think both boys and girls would enjoy surf board tags. Also, I would encourage lasting things like bubbles, small notepads, or a piece or two of sidewalk chalk. Leis would also be a hit.

Julie said...

Wow, what an undertaking. Good for you, they are adorable.