Do you have a storage bag? Duck tape? Rice? Random items laying around your house? Perfect! You are set to make this I Spy bag!
- Colored Rice
- Random Items/Trinkets
- Duck Tape
- Scotch Tape
- Medium Sized Freezer Bag
- Thick Clear Tape OR Sandwich Bag (Optional)
- Cardstock Paper
Let’s get started! Lay your random items/trinkets on a white surface and take a photo. If your photo didn’t turn out as great as you hoped you can edit it online for free online with PicMonkey. When you are happy with your photo print it out of a piece of cardstock paper. When your photo card has been trimmed to size it’s time to “laminate” it. If you have that really thick clear tape you can “laminate” your card by taping it front and back. My tape was missing so I grabbed a sandwich bag instead. All I did was put the card inside the bag, use scissors to trim to size (with a little excess) then folded back the excess and tape. Ta da! “Laminated”!
Next grab a medium sized storage bag. Be sure not to get the freezer storage bags because they have a slight blue tinge to it which for this project doesn’t work well. Fill your bag with 2 cups of rainbow rice and your trinkets and shake to mix. Leave some air in the bag, it makes it easier for the contents of the bag to move around. Play around with it and test to find out what you like best, just keep in mind that the Duck tape does constrict the bag further once its added.
Cut a strip of Duck tape and fold that top edge (where you seal the bag) backwards and tape it. Continue to cut strips of Duck tape and cover the entire backside of the bag.
Now it’s time to make the viewfinder. Flip your bag over and cut 4 strips of Duck tape. Leave a small amount of tape to overlap and fold over the backside.
Ta da! Look how pretty it is :). Your final step is to attach the card to the bag. I used a peice of plastic cord and taped one end to the back of the card and the other to the backside of the I Spy bag.
Aaand that is it! Feel free to decorate your I Spy bag with stickers or fun colored/patterned Duct tape. I totally would have (and wanted to) but I wasn’t able to find any locally. Hope you enjoyed this post, please share with your friends :)! Hey by the way if you prefer to have this in a bottle instead, check out the “Rainbow I Spy Bottle” post :).