This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that there are approximately 440,000 children in Foster Care nationwide? Today I’m creating customized Foster Care Backpacks with Cricut to help provide comfort to children going through this tough transition.
When most children enter Foster Care, it’s an emergency situation and they are often taken from their homes with as little as the clothes on their back. Scared and heartbroken these kids are often given trash bags to carry the few belongings they do have. Foster kids need backpacks! Together with Cricut I am crafting Foster Care Backpacks for The Blue Ribbon Project, to help ease this transition and provide comfort to those in need.
How to Decorate a Backpack with Cricut
- Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
- EasyPress & Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Standard Green Mat
1. Design backpack in Cricut Design Space
2. Place iron-on on a standard mat
3. Cut iron-on with Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
4. Weed iron-on design
5. Apply to backpack with EasyPress 2, use the mini EasyPress if you have one!
Supplies for DIY Backpacks
- Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
- Standard Mat
- EasyPress 2 or EasyPress Mini
- Mat for EasyPress 2
- Cricut Iron-on Vinyl
- Weeding Tool Set
- Design Space Project File
How to Decorate a DIY Rainbow Backpack
I purchased these colorful backpacks on Amazon for $8 and $12.
I created a simple rainbow design in Design Space for one of the backpacks. Cut out the design on iron-on vinyl in your color of choice.
Place the EasyPress 2 mat inside the front pocket of the backpack.
Next, center the rainbow design on the pocket and use the small EasyPress 2 to transfer the design onto the backpack.
Remove the transfer sheet to reveal the design.
Add a matching key chain to the backpack zipper.
Fill the backpack with necessities. The Blue Ribbon Project provides a list of necessities needed by age group and gender.
I hope this project has inspired you to create your own backpacks for your family or for charity.
I made four different backpacks to send to the “Backpacks of Love” project including a rainbow, monster, cactus and robot backpack. I’ve provided the design file for each of these backpacks if you want to create your own.
If you are planning to create a backpack with the design all over the backpack I would suggest using the EasyPress Mini to help get those odd spots, just like I did with the cactus backpack.
I love that I can help children in need by creating craft projects with my Cricut. I hope that you too are inspired to create your own Customized Foster Care Backpacks with Cricut.
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