Canvas tote bags are great for crafting and simply drawing on them with fabric markers could be a really fun take-home party project, or gift bag just about any time. Purim is just around the corner, and my daughter and I had fun making these to use either on Purim for transporting little gifts, or even as gift bags themselves. We're not quite sure yet, but we still have a week to decide! In any case, these bags were only 3 shekels (about 75 cents) each, so there will definitely be some more in our future!
- inexpensive blank canvas tote bags
- fabric markers: we used Tulip fabric markers, Tulip neon fabric markers, and some Crayola medium point fabric markers
- a pencil and eraser
- freezer paper to iron on to the inside for stability, or a piece of cereal box cardboard
Iron a piece of freezer paper to the inside to stabilize the fabric and prevent ink from leaking through to the other side, or simply cut a piece of cardboard to fit snuggly inside the bag. Draw your design with pencil and then go over it with fabric markers. Set aside to dry and set according to manufacturers instructions.
I don't think anyone can ever really have too many tote bags, so these would be welcomed gifts anytime!