You may remember our first foray into fused plastic last year. This year, we did a specific baby related craft (dedicated to new mom Michelle and soon to be new mom Sue) with the fused plastic and ignored the extra step that could have involved stitching on bias tap as piping. Oh well, can’t do it all.
Don’t have a baby in your life? You can use fused plastic bags to create bags, placemats, snowflakes, shower curtain, tablecloth, pouch, wallet, and much much more. Clearly you could fuse plastic bags all day long and come up with some fun stuff. Voila our original inspiration: http://www.homemademamas.net/2010/02/fused-plastic-bib.html
This week we were joined by Sarah and her daughter. Passing crafting onto future generations…
Plastic bags (3ish)
Iron and ironing boar
Bias tape, needle, and thread (for the optionally motivated)
Cocktail of the Night: Gin and juice… laid back….
1. Heat iron to rayon setting. This is apparenly not 3 on Dorrie’s iron. We recommend starting on the one setting and slowly increasing the temperature if the fusion isn’t working. Too hot and the plastic puckers. Eww.
2. Cut into desired shape. If creating a bib, you can use a bib as a template. We made ours with a pocket and thick wrap around the neck.
3. Fuse the pocket onto the bib on three sides. You can inside out the pocket to hide the fusion.
4. Add velco for closure. Add piping with bias tape if you are feeling super ambitious.
Other variations of the craft also happened (see photo gallery below) and a good and recycling filled time was had by all. Aren’t we crafty, and kid friendly!