It was difficult while brainstorming to get away from the idea of using the bags to hold something. And because Valentine's Day is so close, we decided on making a heart purse. I helped the girls to cut out two identical hearts from the paper grocery bags.
Then the girls got busy decorating them with their favorite Bingo Dot markers. Mina, who just turned 3, loved making faces on the hearts. She ended up making 2 purses in the end with these cute faces.
Lou, who is nearly 8 years old now, went for a "designer bag".
After the paint dots had dried, which didn't take long, I punched some holes around the edges of the hearts and tied a piece of yarn to one end so the girls could stitch them up.
I began helping Mina out with hers, but then Lou needed a little assistance getting her holes punched.
After a couple of minutes, Mina'a purse looked like this. She did much better with me guiding her along once I was able to get back to her.
Lou zipped right along with hers.
And Mina was thrilled to have a new purse to carry her little treasures in.
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