Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up for your little ones? Do you have a road trip to tackle? Busy bags are a great go-to for occasions when you and your kids have some waiting to do, they’re made to be low mess, easy activities that you can grab while you’re on the go! I usually have one or two busy bags in car for those times when the drive will be a little longer or the wait unexpected. This No-Sew Busy Bag is an easy 2 step process and the materials needed can be found in your local dollar store. See the video here and then follow along for the easy step-by-step instructions!
Easy No-Sew Busy Bag Idea – Velcro Popsicle Sticks. Read on for the easy step-by-step instructions!
– popsicle sticks (we used multi-coloured ones)
– Ziplock bag (to hold the sticks!)
– glue gun (optional)
Optional Card Print-outs
– pictures of popsicle stick shapes (printed from the computer or a store)
– card stock
– all purpose or paper glue
Cut the velcro into small pieces and separate them into two piles, one containing the soft side of the velcro and the other with the rough side.
Each popsicle stick should have 4 pieces of velcro – one side with 2 soft pieces and the opposite side with 2 rough. If using glue, place a small amount on each end of the popsicle stick and secure the velcro. Set aside to allow the glue to dry.
These cards really help this busy bag fun for children who are a little older, it gives examples and encourages the shape making. Just print out some pictures of finished popsicle stick shapes and glue them on some appropriately sized card stock or construction paper.
Be sure to take this with you on your next trip to the doctor, you can be sure they will occupy those busy hands! If you need another idea check out Easy No-Sew Busy Bag Idea – I Spy Water Bottle or visit Little Miss Kate’s YouTube channel for many more. And be sure to check back soon as there are more busy bag step-by-steps to come!