Perfect Party Present Bag

Perfect Party Present Bag craft

Make a keepsake birthday bag with a pillowcase. Gather your guests’ gifts inside and guess what they are as you pull out the presents!

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    Long after your party is over, you’ll remember the good times with this unique party present bag. Color transfers best on pillowcases that are 100% polyester. Each guest could do a design, or you could make the bag ahead of time. For large pillowcases, make designs on several different sheets of paper.

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    On white paper, sketch birthday designs with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Remember, designs transfer in reverse. Color them with Crayola Fabric Crayons. Press hard so colors are bright. To write letters backwards, draw them on white paper with a black Crayola Washable Marker. Turn the paper over and fill the letters with color. Brush away any crayon flecks.

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    Choose a safe, large, flat location to iron. Make a bed of newspaper. Cover the newspaper with white paper. Place the pillowcase on the plain paper. Lay your colored design face down on the pillowcase. Cover with more white paper.

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    Ask an adult to do this step: Set an iron on cotton, with no steam, and preheat it. Press design with slow steady pressure for 1 to 2 minutes. Lift iron to move it. Hold paper in place to prevent blurring. Remove paper carefully. Cool.

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    After the party bag is filled with gifts, you could tie it at the top with a pretty ribbon! When the party is over, you’ll have sweet dreams about your good times for years.