Designing With Children’s Drawings: Part 1

It’s no secret that Jenna LOVES to draw, and as much as I enjoy her doodles taped all over the walls of our home, I’m always looking for more creative things to do with her drawings. Earlier this year I made a series of thank you cards with her drawings, and I also recently found out about a company that transforms kids’ drawings into stuffed animals. Very cool.

But I decided to take a more practical route and design a couple of things I know we’ll use. First up: tote bags. Who doesn’t need more of those on hand during the summer months?  So I tracked down my current favorite Jenna drawing (a map of our neighborhood) and went to work with my photo transfer paper.

I made the bag for me, but I suspect I might have a bit of competition the next time I’m headed out the door.

Stay tuned next week for another design.


16 thoughts on “Designing With Children’s Drawings: Part 1

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  2. I’m not very good with craft but loveeee this idea. How exactly do you do this? It’s super cool!!
    Will you be posting more articles on how to make it?

    • Hi Elina,
      This was really easy. I purchased the photo transfer paper (link above) and then followed the instructions on the package. Here are the steps:
      – Scan artwork/drawing
      – Print the drawing onto the transfer paper
      – Iron the transfer paper onto the tote

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