This is the cutest scripture bag and our YW fell in love with them. They can be personalized and changed for each personality, season, or age. They can scrapbook pictures or put their names on them. A scripture or handout can be made at each lesson to go in the "window" of their bags as a reminder of their lesson for the week. This is also a great camp craft.
My bag is scripture size but it can be adapted to a full sheet of scrapbook paper.
Clear vinyl - sold at the fabric store. The heavier the vinyl, the sturdier the bag.
4 (12 x 12) sheets of scrapbook paper (one sided) or 2 (12 x 12) sheets of scrapbook paper (double-sided).
2 rolls of coordinating 1/4 in ribbon
Lanyard string - Clear or Clear with sparkles
Refrigerator tubing - available at the hardware store.
Scissors or rotary cutter
Each bag has a front, back, bottom and 2 sides.
Vinyl: Front & back - Cut 4 pieces to 7" x 8 1/2"
Sides - Cut 4 pieces to 3" x 7"
Bottom - Cut 2pieces to 8 1/2" x 3"
Match sides and cut all pieces on 3 sides with a Zutter Bind-It-All Machine or you can have it done at a local binder such as Kinko's or the UPS Store. Leave the top without holes to make a clean edge.
Scrapbook Paper: Front and back - Cut 4 or 2 to 6 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Sides - Cut 4 or 2 to 2 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Cardstock: Bottom - Cut 1 to 8 1/8" x 2 3/4".
Sandwich the paper between the vinyl to your desired pattern for the inside and the out. Use the lanyard string to lace all the pieces together criss-crossing as if you are lacing shoes.
Refrigerator tubing: Cut to desired length and thread with ribbon allowing equal amounts of ribbon to hang out of each side. Punch 4 holes in the vinyl, two on each side for the ribbon then tie the handle by the ribbon through each hold to make a handle. Trim the excess you don't want.
I left my ribbons long and have my YW scripture ribbons in my scriptures.....ribbons, ribbons everywhere! A little bit of whimsey-perfect for YW!