Friday, May 30, 2014

Color Strip!

Happy Friday everyone!  Such an odd week since Monday was off...I've been a day off all week!

About a month ago I posted on a local FB page to see if any other moms were interested in doing a busy bag swap.  A "busy bag" (as we defined it) is a small activity for a toddler-preschool age child that can fit in a gallon size ziploc bag.  They are perfect for restaurants, church, dr appts, etc..

The great thing about a swap is we each created our bags eight times, easier and cheaper!  And then we swapped!  I made these Color Strips.  I searched pinterest all evening for my idea.  I just knew I wanted something that used fabric lol :)

I came across a pin from this shop.  It was the perfect activity for me to create!  I stripped pieced the whole thing, they're 4.5" strips CUT (4"  squares finished).  I added ribbon on the end so they can be rolled and tied together.

Most of the items to color match I found at Dollar General but I did pick up a few from Joann (and my own random stuff!).  Every color has at least 3 but some like pink and blue have quite a bit more!

I made 9 (I only needed 8) but my strip piecing made 9 so I may as well!  I have a sweet little niece who would love a game like this so I'll send a little pack her way.

There you have it! I hope you enjoy your weekend!!


Lorna McMahon said...

What a cute idea!

Afton Warrick said...

That's a really great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

These are so cute! What a great idea.

RobotMomSews said...

Love these Meg!! Super cute and practical!