Thanks to Ilona for sending this in!!
Here's what she wrote: I was looking on the Dora the Explorer part, and I thought of a craft I got somewhere that could be used perfectly here. It's a little backpack, that could be used on birthday parties as a thank you-present. I did it with my sons' 7th or 8 birthday (he will be 13 in October. ..*sigh*, where's time going..). The original document is in Dutch, but I tried to translate it. I hope you understand it!
- 2 x pieces of construction paper (about 8.5x11 inch)
- black marker
- Fold a piece of paper (purple construction paper is perfect) so that it closes in the middle of the backside.
- Tape it. Now you have a long bag.
the second piece in two and cut in half to get two 'squarish' halves
the first half, cut 2 strips of 1.5cm x 21 cm long for the handles.
the handles on the back of the bag so they make 'arches' on the back (so you
can tell they're handles)
the second (still intact) half onto the top of the bag so it folds
over as a flap. Use scissors to round the edges of the flap.
you can fill it with a bag of potato-chips or a present. Put a ribbon
through the holes and carefully pull together. Close the flap and tape it
with a piece of double-sided tape.
- Optional: Draw backpack a face with black marker