Monday, September 3, 2012

Alan's Skylanders Backpack

My kids start school tomorrow!!!  Yay!

And today I realized Alan didn't have a backpack.  Last year's backpack put in two full years but is now looking a little shabby.  And I had bought him a new one, but he decided he didn't like it and I realized it was a small one and as a first grader he really needed a full size backpack.

So as you can imagine, going out to look for a backpack this late in the season pickens were slim. To make matters worse, as I was heading out the door, Alan informed me he wanted a Skylanders backpack.  I don't know if they make a Skylanders backpack, but even if they did, there wouldn't have been one left.  In fact, I don't think there was a single pencil left in all of Target.

Side note:  If you don't know what a Skylander is, it is a video game with these little figurine guys that you put on a Portal of Power and then that little figurine guy is in the game.  It is actually a pretty cool game.  Alan and all his little friends are totally obsessed with it.  I think it is really popular with boys ages 6-10.  

Back to the backpack.  

I picked this one up at Target and promised Alan that I could turn it into a Skylanders backpack.

And here is what it became.  It totally looks like the logo is supposed to be there.

Making the patch was SUPER easy.  I used Silhouette printable heat transfer material.  I googled the logo, flipped it in picmonkey, printed it on the heat transfer material, and used an iron to put it on a piece of white cotton.  Then all I had to do was sew it on.

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This is the kind of project you could do as the first challenge project in Craft Wars.  Meaning you could ACTUALLY complete it in an hour.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had a silhouette! I know about Skylanders too. We actually got coerced into buying three of the figurines even though we don't even have a Wii, let alone a portal of power! Great backpack, I'm sure he loves it.