Butterfly Tote Bag

Lesson #12063

Iron on fabric butterflies to create a unique tote bag for books or groceries.

Grade Level:

Make a clever Butterfly tote bag for gifts or fundraising while reducing the use of paper or plastic bags.

Students will enjoy crafting their own tote bag for books, groceries, gifts or fundraising. Reusing a fabric tote bag is an easy way to become eco-friendly and more aware of effects on our environment.

12490-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Butterfly #1 - Large A11003-Sizzix Bigz Die - Butterflies #4
Fabric, Iron, Iron-on adhesive, Tote bag
Fabric, Iron, Iron-on adhesive, Tote bag

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Iron the iron-on adhesive to scraps of 6" x 6" fabric following the product directions.
  2. Die-cut the Butterflies from different pieces of the adhesive-backed fabric.
  3. Following the product directions, iron the die-cut Butterflies onto a tote bag (Main Photo).
  4. Using the steps above, you can also die-cut your school mascot or name and sell the bags at fundraisers. (Both students and parents will enjoy using a bag showing support for their school and the environment.)

National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: educationworld.com

NS.K-4.2 Physical Science

  • Properties of objects and materials

NS.K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives

  • Types of resources
  • Changes in environments

Source: educationworld.com

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