11.15.2008

quiet bag

In conjunction with our cradle roll + softie book project, my friend Erin & I just finished creating a set of quiet bags for our church. {Since our church is so small, this is the next best thing to a nursery room to keep those unruly, cutie kids calm during church...} We made 4 different canvas bags, each with a different Bible theme. {I thought the baby Jesus/Christmas story bag was a timely example to share.} They'll hang under the mailboxes in our church entryway, so kids+parents can grab a different bag each Sunday. Each bag includes coloring+activity pages, cardboard books, stickers, crayons, pencils, and hopefully/potentially/eventually some cool quiet Bible stuffed toys or action figures. Wouldn't that be awesome? If you know where to find such toys at reasonable prices, please let me know!

8 comments:

sarah b said...

precious!! i'm a children's minister...we provide bags with our ministry's logo but i LOVE this idea! try besttoyou.com. they're a good source for kid's christian gifty stuff. also of course lifeway or family christian store.

and CONGRATS on the precious baby boy!! :)

jen said...

That bag is adorable! You can try oriental trading company for cheap church-y stuff... My mom has found several church-themed coloring books, etc, for her Sunday school classes there. Nice work!

Secondstreetdesigns said...

So cute! I love that idea!

Becca said...

Those bags are so cute! Thanks for the shout out on my shop!

Leslie said...

our church is VERY small as well, and this idea is fantastic, I have made a bag for Rylan, but I love the idea of several bags and them roatating out, so they are fresh every week... brilliant.

Casey said...

love the idea to keep kids entertained! and congrats on your little boy! so exciting!

Kayt said...

I know water balloons and a giant Goliath always keeps kids entertained :)

sam said...

I found your quiet bag idea on Pinterest and wanted to thank you for the inspiration. I ended up making a much simpler version, but make may some fancier ones another time. Thanks again for sharing!
http://mom2mkei.blogspot.com/2012/08/pinspired.html