Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Creative Challenge - Paper Bag Princesses

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Creative Challenge - Paper Bag Princesses

Rachelle over at Tinkerlab has issued a creative challenge and the Lil Divas and I were intrigued & inspired to see what we could create with 
paper bags......

Being this is a child centered challenge,
I sat down to brainstorm with the Lil Divas
but as soon as I mentioned what we had to use
they knew what they wanted to make -
Paper Bag Princess Dresses
(inspired by The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch)

My Adorable Paper Bag Princess
What else would a Lil Diva 
want to make from a paper bag?

This project was perfect for them 
& they were excited about doing it.

 We enlisted Daddy's help to get some paper bags 


and I helped get the project started by cutting out
arm & head holes for each dress.


The Lil Divas decided they wanted 
long dresses with ruffles at the bottom - 
luckily we had extra bags to tape around the other bag 
and we cut some rounded edges at the bottom.


To hide the wording on the paper bags we glued on some tissue paper and that became their design canvas.


Then the Lil Divas used our sticker stash
to decorate, decorate, decorate!


Are you ready to see my  
Paper Bag Princesses?


Aren't they cute?


They were so happy with their creations!


Our inspiration:


Psst! Just in case you think crafting is easy peasy at my house, check out our playroom mid craft -


Yes, the Lil Divas LOVE to make a good mess,
& this was just the section I dare show you! :)

We had fun with this Creative Challenge
& I am looking forward to the next one....

Now, the fun part....
you can get crafty with a paper bag or two, or three...
& join in with Rachelle/Tinkerlab, me & these other 
creative bloggers on this creative challenge too.
Tinkerlab

Bern

18 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love this idea! Love the book to go with your idea too....a must read! Your Divas look great in their dresses!

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  2. They look gorgeous..what a great activity!!

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  3. Your little divas did such a great job. We were so close to doing this for the challenge also- glad we didn't ;)

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    1. haha, with girls making the decisions you know we have to go princess dresses! It was fun though & they had fun dressing in them. Can't wait to see what you came up with.

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  4. i love those princess dresses! looks like such fun!

    ((on an embarassing side note, i linked up to the paper bag linky instead. could you delete it for me please?))

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  5. You and your girls rock, Bern!! Your girls look amazing in their dresses and you all did a great job. I know tons of people will be inspired to try this at home (my 3 year old would love this).

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    1. thanks Rachelle - it was hard keeping my ideas to myself & just letting them do what they wanted, how they wanted! I'm glad I did though because they had fun and really enjoyed their creations.

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  6. Great book and what fab dresses! We made much simpler ones a while back ... think it's time to upgrade to these fancy ones! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. Oops, when my link came to this page I thought it was the Sunday Showcase so I linked up my very non-paper bag projects here by accident! I don't see how to delete them. Sorry!!

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  8. You sure do have two ADORABLE paper bag princesses! Hooray!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  9. Cute, Cute, Cute. Thanks for sharing the picture of your craft area - makes me feel better about all the mess we make.

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  10. What wonderful dress designers you have at your house! Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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  11. They are so cute! I know my little one would just LOVE making a princess dress. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. This is a great way to transform paper clutter into something fun and useful that kids would love. I can't wait to show this post to my kids. This is awesome.

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