The pouch is filled with plastic pellets and tiny treasures kids can find by manipulating the bag so the little objects surface to the clear plastic window. On the back of the bag is a list of objects that are hidden within which they can check off as they find them. Or you can play "how many red things can you find" or "how fast can you find all the things on the list", then you can entertain them even longer by asking "can you beat your best time in finding all the treasures". You get the idea. I once had both my kids entertained for almost two hours just by using the "beat your best time" trick. Nice huh?
This requires very basic sewing so enjoy and remember to VOTE!
Step 1: Gather the Goods
-For the plastic window I used clear plastic from the fabric store, the kind they sell to cover tables with.
-For the filling I used little plastic bead type pellets that they also sell at craft or fabric stores. http://www.createforless.com/Fairfield+Filler+Poly-Pellets+Polypropylene+2+lb/pid61547.aspx?utm_source=shopDT&utm_medium=cse,http://www.poly-fil.com/pellets.asp
-The tiny plastic charms are things that I have collected over the years. I love plastic charms. Here is a site that has a nice selection to choose from&. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30304250
You can add plastic charms, buttons, a penny, tiny dolls, large safety pin (glued closed), pom-pom, game piece, dice&any little thing that would be fun to find.
Step 2: Make a Few Cuts
2. On one of the pieces cut out a 4 X 7 window
3. Also Cut a 5 X 8 piece from your clear plastic
Step 3: Get Sewing
2. Make a list of treasures that you plan to hide inside and print it off quite small. Mine measured 2 X 3 and the plastic that I sewed over it measured 3 X 4. Pin the plastic in place and sew it over your list.
3. Sew the back of the bag to the front leaving one end open for turning and adding pellets and treasures.
4. Now turn the bag right side out.
EASY ISN'T IT
Step 4: Fill With FUN
2. Put in your I-spy treasures. You can add plastic charms, buttons, a penny, tiny dolls, large safety pin (glued closed), pom-pom, game piece, dice...any little thing that would be fun to find. Try and choose a variety of colors and textures.
Step 5: Close Up Shop
Step 6: YOU’RE DONE!