- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Several Plastic Grocery Bags
Fill a pillowcase with the plastic bags, and tie it closed using the string (trim the string ends as short as you can).
If you can sew, you can sew the neck and sleeves of a t-shirt closed, fill it with plastic bags, and then sew the bottom closed. You may want to sew in a zipper so more bags can be added as needed.
This craft can also be made into a pillow for the kids, sit-upons, etc. 'Just' said she had so many bags that she made a bean bag chair out of bags instead of beans!
Note from Mary Van Arsdel: "You may wish to caution your readers to the choking hazard of using plastic bags for children and pets. Many animals will chew their beds and pull out the stuffing. In fact, the ASPCA says chewing on plastic bags could pose a hazard to animals as pieces of the bag could become lodged in your the pet's throat and obstruct his airway. Because of this they recommend keeping them out of reach and storing them in a secure area out of reach. Ditto for children."