At Wal*Mart, we picked up a couple of packages of canvas tote bags, three in a pack, for $6.00, $2.00 per bag, in the craft section, and decorated them. We sliced apples in half, painted them with acrylic paint and first practiced stamping on paper and then stamped them on the bags. We placed cardboard inside to keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side. After stamping the apples, we painted stems and leaves with a paint brush. On one of the bags, stamps were used to depict lady bugs crawling out to the garden. After the paint on the bags dried, they were heat set by placing a press cloth over them and pressed with the iron. These make great, quick and easy, Christmas or birthday gifts. We are keeping some for ourselves to use as library and shopping bags. This was so much fun and a perfect project for kids and adults alike.
4 days ago