Foster Care needs backpacks and suitcases!
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Did you know that when kids are taken into Foster Care that they are often given trash bags to carry their things? Foster kids need backpacks! These children are already scared and heartbroken, and then to be told to put their things in a trash bag… Let’s help with our Cricut craft ideas!
What Is The Blue Ribbon Project
I’m sending this backpack and others to The Blue Ribbon Project. The program is comprehensive and my research tells me a wonderful organization. They call them “Backpacks of Love” and you can read all about the program.
After starting these I realized I also have a charity in my city that is doing much the same as The Blue Ribbon Project. If you don’t want to ship items, look locally!
How To Decorate A Backpack With Cricut
Where To Get The Backpacks
I ordered these backpacks from Amazon for $8 and $10.
Order a few, and get creative. You’ll make some child a little less sad and give them something of their very own to carry their things in. EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CRICUT, you can still help! Order backpacks from Amazon and ship them directly to the charity. :)
Supplies For DIY Backpacks
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Standard Mat
- EasyPress 2 (size to do your design in one pass) or Mini EasyPress
- Mat for EasyPress 2
- Scissors or Straight Edge Trimmer (straight cut every time!)
- Clear Acrylic Ruler
- Design Space Project
- EasyPress Heat Guide
Watch My Decorate Backpacks Video
Watch me in this easy video and I’ll walk you through each step. You’ll learn how to:
- Design a kid backpack in Cricut Design Space
- Cut Iron-On with Cricut Explore Air 2
- Weed Iron-On
- Apply Iron-On with Cricut EasyPress Mini, including layering iron-onI
How To Decorate A Robot Backpack
Decorating a robot backpack is as easy as Cricut Design Space. There are 50-100 robot images to choose from. I made this little guy from several different robots because I wanted specific elements.
Then I used my EasyPress Mini to add the iron-on since it was in such odd spots. :)
Watch my video for a full tutorial, but here are a few pics along the way.
How To Decorate A Mermaid Backpack
Top Items Foster Children Need In The First 48 Hours
This is actually more complicated than you might think and The Blue Ribbon Project has it down to a science. All the kids need toothbrushes and basic hygiene supplies, but there is so much more depending on the child’s age and gender.
The Blue Ribbon Project has just that! Lists by age group and gender. Have a look at what these children are in need of, and if you feel like you want to give, it can be an entire backpack full, or it can be a tube of toothpaste. The organization appreciates it all!
More Cricut Craft Ideas
- Back To School Notebook Stickers
- Bookmarks with Cricut Print Then Cut
- Personalized Owl Backpack In Minutes
Pin & Share This Idea
I hope you’re inspired to make backpacks of your own, for your family or for charity. Until then, pin the idea so you don’t forget! :)
As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, create and celebrate!
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