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How to Make an Easy I Spy Bag with a Vacuum Sealer

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Easy I Spy Bag with Vacuum Sealer

How to make an easy “I spy” bag with your vacuum sealer. This is much easier than sewing a bag or worrying about a zipping bag opening up. 

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I was in charge of our MOPS crafts last year and wanted to make little “I spy” bags one week. I decided that using a vacuum sealer would be an effective way to make these and it worked really well. I also love the textures of the vacuum sealer bags I use… it’s rough on one side and smooth on the other. Super sensory friendly.

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Cut the size you want for your bag. These bags I use are really just a long roll of the plastic and you can seal them up to whatever size you cut. I kept these pretty small.

Seal three of the four sides. Insert your items (beads, seashells, etc).

Add items to "I Spy" Bag

Add your sand. Don’t overfill it. You want there to be plenty of room to squish the sand and items around.

Adding craft sand.

Seal. Note: You DO NOT use the vacuum part of the sealing process. You just want to seal the bag.

Seal your bag.

And you’re done! It made a quick craft for my moms’ group which was perfect. And it’s functional to keep the kids entertained on trips to the doctor’s office or in the car. Small enough to slip in your bag. Good stuff!

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Make a leak proof I Spy bag with a vacuum sealer.

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Sunday 31st of July 2016

Cute idea - thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Sue @ Frugalgifts2give

Friday 29th of July 2016

Very clever! I love I Spy games! Thanks for sharing on #FoodieFriDIY!

Erlene - My Pinterventures

Monday 25th of July 2016

My kids would have loved this when they were younger. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

Cari Dunn

Thursday 21st of July 2016

I love this idea!! How sturdy are they? My son picks at his fidget toys and they always break. Would this be stronger than one of those jellyfish squishy things?


Thursday 21st of July 2016

They're pretty sturdy! You need to make sure the sealer does a good job, of course.