I recently finished a great week as a leader for Junior 7 at Girl Scouts' Lilburn Day Camp Fine Arts Academy. We had two older scout Camp Aides helping our unit. As a gift for these wonderful helpers, our unit decorated a bag for them. Each junior had a canvas section to create their masterpiece, and the result was an art gallery bag for each CA. The juniors brought in treats to fill the bag.
This would make a great teacher gift. A picture frame rubber stamp inspired this idea. For a different look, you could stamp frames on the bag, and then decorate the canvases.
Step 1: Supplies
- Canvas bag
- Fabric Markers
I used a 13"x15" bag, but you can adapt the idea to any size bag.
We used a variety of fabric markers including some Shapie Stained brush tip markers and Crayola Fabric Markers.
Step 2: Pencil in Canvases
There were 16 girls in our unit, so I penciled in 16 2"x3" canvases, 8 on each side of the bag.
Step 3: Decorate Canvases
Each girl created their own mini canvas and an optional frame. Many of the frames highlighted items the Camp Aides liked including Frozen, Coke, One Direction, tie-dye, lollipops, swimming, music, soccer, popcorn, Cheetos, and lemonade.
Step 4: Decorate Canvases on Second Bag
Some canvases included the CA's camp name Pepper. Other canvases included camp scenes.
Step 5: Fill Your Art Gallery Totes
The art galley totes looked great filled with treats for the CAs.