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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Got Gohan?

Play Food - Gohan(rice) Bags

At my dinner table it's all about the rice. So it made perfect since to create a bag of rice for my daughter's play kitchen. And as far as I know, there isn't a toy rice bag on the market. Let me know if you see one. Well, after a 15lb bag of rice consumed by the family, trial and error, and an incident involving my hair and hot glue, the toy rice bag was born. Directions Below.

rice bag
hot glue
sewing pins

1. Cut a piece of paper to 6 1/2" by 5". This will serve as your pattern.
2. Pin the paper to the part of the bag that will be the front. Cut out.
3. Pin the paper to the part of the bag that will be the back(I used the nutrition facts). Cut out.

4. Place wrong sides together and glue three sides. You will want to use a liberal amount of glue to insure the bag will stay together. For best results do one side at a time. Use a toothpick to seal both pieces together. Some of the glue will seep out of the sides. This will seal the edges. Once the bag is finished you can go back and cut the glue off that's showing.
5. Fill the bag half full with rice.
6. Seal the last side with hot glue just like in step 4. Trim edges as needed. Done.

*This toy is for children who know the distinction between real and fake food. Age 3 + recommended

For other items you can make with rice bags, click here.


Renna said...

What a neat idea; and what an adorable little cutie peeking over the top of the rice bag!

mushroommeadows said...

hehehe cute idea! Seriously, cute. And I agree with renna, the cutie kid is totally adorable!

Liz said...

She is so cute! How old is she?

Birdie said...

So that's what Gohan is! Big Daddy watches Dragon Ball Z and the main character's son's name is Gohan. When I heard them saying "Ka-me-ha-me-ha!" whilst doing their special fighting moves, I told him that was King Kamehameha's name only drawn out in sections...never knew the rice part.

zakkalife said...

glad I was able to help solve the mystery

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I love the rice bag totes link! I so want to make one. Now I've got to find the rice...

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