Elephant I-Spy Bag Tutorial
This elephant dry erase I-spy bag is so easy to make and keeps kids busy! A simple sewing project that includes a free cutting template!
Yield: 1 bag
Cost: under $5
Cut out 2 elephants from the printable template. Cut a hole in the center of one elephant (using the printable template).
Cut a square of clear vinyl to cover the hole on the elephant.
Sew the vinyl over the window on the back of the elephant. Stitch close to the edge of the circle.Tip: Dip your finger in water and run it over the top of the clear vinyl. Vinyl can stick to the pressure foot on the sewing machineand be tricky to work with, but when it is slightly wet it glides much easier. Trim off excess vinyl.Place the back elephant piece behind the front one and pin into place. Stitch around the outer edge, leaving an opening for adding rice and toys.
Stich from the top of the trunk base to the bottom. This will prevent toys and rice from getting stuck in the trunk.
Lay out the toys and trinkets on your work surface. Snap a photo. Print out the photo and laminate it.
Fill the elephant with a couple spoonfulls of rice and a handful of small toys and trinkets. Pin the opening closed. Stitch opening closed.
Add details with fabric paint. Let paint dry.
Tuck dry erase I-spy bag in your purse or in the car to keep little ones busy!