Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Backpack & accessories

Teacher Backpack

I have had the wonderful opportunity the past couple of months.  One of the local Universities contacted me to see if their student (who is training to be a teacher) could come observe and teach in my room.  I accepted and began the journey of working with a wonderful person who will become a GREAT teacher.  She finished in my room last week and I made her this little gift to wish her good luck.

I have seen these little backpacks several times on the web and have wanted to make one ever since.   I found the best instructions to make these from Becky Roberts from "Inking Idaho" here, here, and here.  I did change her dimensions a little since I needed it to be just a little bigger to fit some post-it-notes.  You can also find instructions here

Here are all of the accessories that I made to put inside.  Just a few things that a teacher can use.
Paperclip bookmarks (so many ideas here)
Thumbtacks (I used mod-podge)

I also covered this small notebook to match since everyone can use a place to jot down notes and why not make it look pretty.

I hope that you all enjoy!

Print the page here for all of the directions and then just write in these new dimensions.

Here are my new dimensions:

Cut base card stock to 11" x 6 3/4"  (cut off 1 3/4" on the long side)
Score lengthwise at 1 3/4". Turn and score the short side at 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 8 3/4", and 10 1/2".
Pocket is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  Score at 1/4", and 1/2" on three sides.
Pocket flap is 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".  Score at 1/4" and 1/2" on one long side only.
Backpack flap is 3 7/16" x 3".  Score at 1/2" on long side only.
Ribbon:  (2) 8 1/2" long

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