I have the benefit of having 2 birthdays at the same time. Not the same day, but close enough. So, every year I try to come up with some eco-friendly form of loot bag or gift for the kids to take home or play with during the party. One year I did capes – those were awesome and some of the kids still play with them. I highly recommend those! For the capes, I sewed a loot bag for each to match with the child’s initials on them.
This year, I did crayons! I see so many awesome crayons on Etsy and thought, “Easy, I can do that!” Well, not so easy! I’ve been working on this on and off for about 2 weeks and I’m finally done. I started off by pealing the crayons with my finger nails – ouch! Then I switched to a knife – scary dangerous! Then a carrot peeler – um, still dangerous. Finally, my hubby says, “why don’t you just put them in water?” He’s so smart! And for the record – rubber ice cube trays do melt! Not exactly what I had envisioned, but done! This year I’ve chose another Etsy WAHM to make my loot bags for me. We’re going to give out re-usable sandwich bags from The Straight Stitch this year and I’m so excited to see how they turn out! Do you have an eco-friendly idea for loot bags? Please share!