Father’s Day Gift Kids Can Make ~ Artwork Lunch Bags

by Destri on June 8, 2011

I think kids have the most fun giving gifts that they have made – especially when it comes to Mother’s and Father’s day.  So I have been trying to come up with something different, fun, and useful that my kids could make for their Daddy.

Then one day when they were coloring their lunch bags we were taking on a picnic and it hit me, Artwork Lunch Bags!  I pack a lunch for my husband in a little white paper sack every morning, and it seemed like a great way to brighten his day.  We usually reuse the same bag for a week, so a dozen should last at least a few months.  The kids had fun, and they can’t wait to give their dad something they are proud of – success!

First I let them put their hand prints on some of the bags with washable finger paint.

Then I dug out all of the art supplies in the house and just let the kids have fun.

We colored (this one cracked me up, my son drawing his strong dad)….

And painted…

Stamped and stuck stickers on all twelve in about an hour.  You could even spread it out over a few days, each day doing a different art project.  I buy the white lunch bags by the ziplock bags in the grocery store.

What about you, have you made some fun handmade gifts for dad this year?  Leave a link in the comments so we can check them out!


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Suzanne June 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

way to cute Destri! great idea for something memoriable too :)


Helene June 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

That it so cute! My girls are all grown up now, but when they were little, I used to draw pictures and write messages to them in coloured textas on the lunch bags. They loved it! Paint is such a great idea! I love it!


erin June 9, 2011 at 5:23 am

GENUIS!!! I love it and am totally doing that TODAY! Thanks.


vonnie June 9, 2011 at 6:28 am

Good idea!
I work with a lady that has a rock for a paperweight that her granddaughter made for her. It sort of resembles a lady bug. Way cute. She said that it was made when her granddaughter was 3. Shes married now. What a great gift to cherish.


Jude June 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

GREAT idea – so sweet!


erin June 15, 2011 at 5:19 am


We did and and loved it! Thanks so so much for the idea! I linked back to you! :) Love, Erin


Destri June 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Love how they turned great!


Tanya June 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

You have given me a great idea – I am going to try to find a reuseable bag of some sort to turn into a lunch bag. My husband always throws his lunch in a plastic bag. Off to the stores to look for something that can be decorated with fabric markers.


Beth July 19, 2011 at 6:30 am

We did something similar, but like Tanya we wanted it to be reusable. We used one reusable tote bag (purchased from somewhere like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby) per child, and decorated them for Earth Day, but saved them and gave them to dad for Father’s Day. Kids loved it, and so did Dad. He rotates between using daughter’s and son’s bag.


Destri July 21, 2011 at 5:08 am

I need to do this for Christmas, as we have already went through the paper ones!


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