Spring is in the air. This can only mean that when I start to purge all of the things in a couple weeks for spring cleaning, I’ll also be crafting, crafting, crafting.
It’s one of my super powers I don’t talk about much in mixed company. “Mixed” being the drinks during the activities that lend no part of themselves to crafting or talking about crafting, of course. I wonder how many times I can type the word “crafting” before you click away.
Wait! Stop! Don’t go!
Now that Dylan is rounding out his successful stint as a first-grader, he’s at the point in social life, between classmates and carpool pals, where he’s developed some really close friendships. And since I proudly proclaim my outcast spirit animal as being ‘greeting cards and gifts’, I’m instilling the practice of “just because” surprises on him early. Since he already enjoys pen pal-ing and note writing to Steve and me, this comrade zone gives me room to stretch my Pinterest-friendly legs.
With spring and its respective holidays coming up (and, let’s be real, to ration my sanity) I opted to have him help me put together these Happy Spring stamped gift bags to deliver to his friends before we brave spring break. But a few tweaks to customize the stamped message on the gift bags could be a great idea for any party or holiday celebration.
I got most of my materials in the Target Dollar Spot and Michaels. I went with small dinosaur figures, jump ropes, googly eyes, stickers, chocolates, and blinky rings for the goodies.
- Using the letter stamps, stamp “Happy Spring”. Now stamp a single spring shape below the text.
- Allow the ink to dry. About 2-3 minutes.
- Fill the bags with your treats, toys & trinkets of choice.
- Tighten the bag to cinch closed.
- Write child’s name on the metal tags using your marker.
- Tie tag at the base of the drawstring.
- Gift to your heart’s content!