|CREATE|rainy day bag | LarabeeUK

|CREATE|rainy day bag


A couple of weeks ago I posted the Rainy Day kit we took to Bluestone with us.  We were fortunate enough enough not to need it while we were away, but it has come in useful a couple of times since we've been back.  It's been so handy, I've decided to keep it handy so we can use it at home if it's raining but we needed a permanent home for it.

I got these bags from hobbycraft earlier in the year during one of their sales, I think they were about 50p each - bargain!

*NOTE: if you want to wash your bag make sure you use washable fabric paints.

1 calico tote bag
Cardboard (for template) a cereal box is ideal
Double sided tape
Paint/permanent marker pen/fabric pens or paints
A sponge, we used a new kitchen scrubber sponge
A board, tray or more cardboard to put inside the bag before applying paint, I used a craft cutting mat

1. Draw your design on the cardboard and cut out your stencil.

2. Use the double sided tape to position in place on the bag.
3. Place the board in the bag.
4. Using the sponge apply the paint, peel off the stencil whilst the paint is still wet.

5. I added some rain drops using craft 'stickles' 

6. Leave overnight to dry.
7. I finished up by adding some cute eyelashes to my cloud.

I really love this bag, it's now hung on the bag of T's bedroom door so it's available for him to choose an activity when we need to, although I must admit I am considering 'borrowing' it for a shopping bag instead ;)

I can't wait to make more now, it was so quick and easy and T loved sponging the paint on and revealing the design afterwards.
The Little Life of Ickle Pickle
The Twinkle Diaries


  1. What a wonderful bag. Such a great idea :) x

  2. That is ingenious! Love the rainy day idea but it could be adapted for so many things! So often the simple things are the best. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. What a great idea, I wish we had a hobby craft near us! :-) #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  4. This is so cute. I really like the glittery raindrops #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  5. Very cool and great to have in one place. I always forget what I've got in that desperation moment when they're going stir crazy and need something fast. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. I love this bag, and your rainy day ideas. I really want this to do my shopping in :)

  7. I don't even know where to start here! What a COOL IDEA! I would do this as a project for me, never mind something fun for kids. I guess my age is showing. ;) I would definitely use it as a shopping bag, it's so cute! Good job T - it's fab!! Ray xx

  8. I love this! What a lovely print and fab idea. A good way to pick some old toys and get the kids enjoying them again. The element of surprise as to whats in the bag would be so much fun for Lamb xxx

  9. What a great idea for a fun, practical craft! My kids love to paint! I'll have to be on the lookout for some bags!

  10. What a fantastic idea! Lovely bag and perfect for keeping rainy day activities in xx

  11. I really need something like this to dig out of those times when the whining starts from Georgia!! Love it.

  12. This is super cute. You make craft look easy. Mine would NOT turn out like this!! Thanks for hosting a fab linky #ToddlerApprovedTuesday :) x

  13. Leandra these are beautiful!

    You should make lots of these and sell them!


  14. I really love this idea. looks lots of fun too. #TwinklyTuesday #MyFavouritePost xx Mummy2Monkey xx

  15. this is a great idea, and I love the design on the bag too - I cant wait for my two to be just that little bit older and into doing things like this

  16. How beautiful! Brilliant idea. I was just thinking that I need to help my daughters make bags to store ongoing projects. J's a knitter and M loves to sew. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

  17. Lovely idea. It looks great and fun too. I must admit I love the eyes on the cloud!
    Thanks fro linking #LetKidsBeKids

  18. This is so cute! Love the eyelshes! Thank you for linking up to #MyFavouritePost Kaz x

  19. What a cute idea and design! The eyelashes are perfect. Thanks so much for linking up with #MyFavouritePost

  20. Quick reminder - please leave a comment to say hello to the linker before you on #TwinklyTuesday!! I know it's tough when you're the last linker.

    1. Hi sadia, I did I was the only person who did apart from you ;) thanks for the 'reminder ' though


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