Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Spy Favors

Again Micah's preschool. They are always doing fun hand on activities for the kids (he's in the 4's class). Tomorrow they are having a little 'Five Senses Fair' where a parent sets up a 'booth' (table) for each of the senses with the taste sense for lunch. I got assigned the sight booth. So I've been racking my brain for some fun stuff for that. Yesterday I came up with a mini I Spy bag idea that I could make 14 of. Here is what I came up with.


To make you own I Spy mini bags you need:

*mini cellophane favor bags (I found the size above in the party section of Hobby Lobby)

*dry rice

*assorted shape plastic pony beads (I used colorful trains, airplanes, bears, stars, hearts and butterflies)

*I also put a penny and googly eye in these

*clear packaging tape


I simply printed up "What Do You Spy?" on yellow card stock paper and cut them out. Place a handful of mini objects in each bag. Then add 4 tablespoons of rice. Squeeze out the air and fold down the top 2 times. Place card stock on top and first secure the sides with scotch tape. Then tear a 2" strip of packaging tape and put tape on the front and over the top to the back. Use 2 strips to secure the entire top of the bag. And that's it!

4 comments:

Fawn@Party of Five said...

What a cute variation on the I spy bags... love it! I really like that it can be made in bulk.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are fantastic! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Heather said...

great idea--no-fuss way to get them all involved. you are so smart.

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

Adorable post, I love how you made eye spy bags look fun and simple to make! I featured your post over on my blog http://www.myoatmealkisses.com/2012/03/five-senses-weekly-round-up.html
Thanks!
Kate

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