Introduction: Lilburn Day Camp Art Gallery Tote Bag

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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
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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

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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

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Some canvases included the CA's camp name Pepper. Other canvases included camp scenes.

Step 5: Fill Your Art Gallery Totes

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The art galley totes looked great filled with treats for the CAs.

Comments

wilgubeast (author)2014-06-06

Cute. What sorts of treats went inside?

ekelkar (author)wilgubeast2014-06-06

The bags were filled with some of the girls' favorites--popcorn, Cheetos, SweeTarts, Pringles, gum, and a Chick-Fil-A gift card.

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