Fabric Crayon Reverse Stencil Totes

Decorate your own tote bag with some fun fabric crayons. The kids will love this easy and satisfying decorating technique that allows them to personalize their own bag. My daughter created a tote bag to carry all her stickers and crayons when we go to the restaurant!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your supplies together. We used a small canvas tote bag and some rolls of painter's tape and thin masking tape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Cut strips of tape or shapes out of the contact paper to create a pattern, picture, or letters on the tote bag. My daughter wanted her name on the bag, so we used the thinner tape to write it out. We also cut out some hearts from the contact paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Use the fabric crayons to color over all the contact paper shapes and strips of tape. The nice thing about this technique is that the more scribbles that go outside the lines, the better!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    As soon as you are finished coloring, peel off all the tape and stickers! My daughter loved this part of the process. She was so excited to see her name "magically" appear.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    In order to set the crayons and make the artwork permanent, place a piece of paper over the bag and press with a hot iron.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    Now your tote bag is ready to use. We used ours to hold stickers and crayons when we went out to lunch.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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