Hand-made party bags

Being a kid with a birthday at the end of the school holidays has disadvantages for sure. Just get that shiny new bike….and back to school!

An advantage of having a birthday right at the end of the school holidays is plenty of time to think about party bags.

My daughter loves making things, and I have a frugal Eco-soul so we put this together and behold….the elements of our hand-made party bag:

Seeded paper
made from newspaper, drawn-on office paper, wild Australian flower seeds and paper daisy seeds.  Simple to do, especially following these instructions at graciousrain. (I used a soil sieve that I already had instead of making my own paper frame).

ripping paper

 

the seeds we used
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pressing it into the frame to get all the water out
the paper drying
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front and back of the little cards we made up

We accidentally made a textured paper because of the tea-towel we used to dry it on, but it looks sort of like an intentional design? 😉

Rainbow Crayons
made from broken crayon bits (seen on Playschool). Simple.

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Sewing cards
Made from waste cardboard from my secret source and this tutorial at Minieco.

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Hand-stamped paper bags:

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We ran out of time to include home-made chocolates and some hemp bracelets but will keep those ideas for next year!! 😉

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