As a follow-up to my recent post Thriftie Gifties, my grandkids are very excited to share their ideas for used bags.  We even roped in my almost 12-year-old grandson.  Most of the materials we used were recycled but we also added pipe cleaners and sticky back foam shapes (which stuck very well).  The cute hair strips and shiny ears are pieces of packaging stapled onto the bags.  Stapling worked really well for edges where little fingers can’t reach on the inside.  The pipe cleaners were simply punched through  the material.  Ideally, you could push the pipe cleaner through one hole and push it out through a second hole, then tie or curl.  Most of these, however, were simply twisted on the inside to stay–not recommended for little hands.