Tropical Tote Bags Summer Camp Craft with Stencil Revolution


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Tropical Tote Bags Summer Camp Craft Get ready for Summer sunshine with these cute tropical vibe tote bags! Need a quick craft for Summer camp or just a fun activity?  Stenciling is the solution!  It's easy and great for a wide range of ages and skill levels.   Stencil Revolution sent me a few stencils to sample and I love them. They make this project simple and successful for any skill level.  I love the tropical vibe. I could live at the beach with my feet in the sand. So I picked some stencils with the beachy vibe to them...plus I love peacocks!

Tropical Tote Bags Summer Camp Craft

Get ready for Summer sunshine with these cute tropical vibe tote bags! Need a quick craft for Summer camp or just a fun activity?  Stenciling is the solution!  It's easy and great for a wide range of ages and skill levels. 

Stencil Revolution sent me a few stencils to sample and I love them. They make this project simple and successful for any skill level.

I love the tropical vibe. I could live at the beach with my feet in the sand. So I picked some stencils with the beachy vibe to them...plus I love peacocks!

I love the tropical vibe. I could live at the beach with my feet in the sand. So I picked some stencils with the beachy vibe to them...plus I love peacocks!

Stencil Revolution has a wide range of stencils in varied sizes. For this tote bag project, I used the 8.5x11 size in the flamingo, pineapple, and peacock.

Stencil Revolution has a wide range of stencils in varied sizes. For this tote bag project, I used the 8.5x11 size in the flamingo, pineapple, and peacock.

Supplies Needed for Stenciled Tropical Totes:

Cardboard to fit inside the tote bag
Stenciling Brush or Sponge Brush
Stencil Revolution Reusable Stencils (flamingopineapple, and peacock)

Supplies Needed for Stenciled Tropical Totes: Paint (Apple Barrel from Plaid Crafts) Tote bags (Organic Cotton from Totebag Factory) Cardboard to fit inside the tote bag Stenciling Brush or Sponge Brush Stencil Revolution Reusable Stencils (flamingo, pineapple, and peacock)

Step 1: Tote Bag Prep

Slip the cardboard inside the layers of the tote bag to prevent the paint from seeping to the backside.  No adhesive needed...just place the stencil on the tote and hold firmly.  Or secure it in place with a little painters tape on the top and bottom edge.

Step 1: Tote Bag Prep Slip the cardboard inside the layers of the tote bag to prevent the paint from seeping to the backside.  No adhesive needed...just place the stencil on the tote and hold firmly.  Or secure it in place with a little painters tape on the top and bottom edge.

Step 2: Paint the Image

Open the paint and hold stencil steady while you dab the stencil brush straight up and down.

Step 2: Paint the Image Open the paint and hold stencil steady while you dab the stencil brush straight up and down.

I used 2 different shades of yellow to give it some depth, but it's not necessary.

I used 2 different shades of yellow to give it some depth, but it's not necessary.

Same process for the green crown leaves.

Same process for the green crown leaves.

Step 3: Wash Stencil

Remove the stencil and wash with warm soapy water.  Let the bag dry and remove the cardboard.

Step 3: Wash Stencil Remove the stencil and wash with warm soapy water.  Let the bag dry and remove the cardboard.

Perfection!  Ready to fill with books, groceries and more!

Perfection!  Ready to fill with books, groceries and more!

Step 4: Repeat with the Flamingo

The process for the Flamingo is identical, using 3 shades of pinks to add some variety.

Step 4: Repeat with the Flamingo The process for the Flamingo is identical, using 3 shades of pinks to add some variety.

Remove the stencil and wash while the paint is still wet.  Wash the brush and let the image dry.

Remove the stencil and wash while the paint is still wet.  Wash the brush and let the image dry.

Looks fabulous!  I love the tropical flamingo vibe!

Looks fabulous!  I love the tropical flamingo vibe!

Step 5: Repeat with the Peacock

And finally the peacock--all those teals and aquas! Incidentally, these are my most favorite of colors!

Step 5: Repeat with the Peacock And finally the peacock--all those teals and aquas! Incidentally, these are my most favorite of colors!

Repeat the same steps as the tote bags previously and then let the peacock dry.

Repeat the same steps as the tote bags previously and then let the peacock dry.

Stunning and proud, this peacock tote is ready to fill with fun!

Stunning and proud, this peacock tote is ready to fill with fun!

Great for summer beach bags, pool bags or summer time library trips!  Fun craft for youth groups and summer camps.  Which one is your favorite?  I love all three together!

Great for summer beach bags, pool bags or summer time library trips!  Fun craft for youth groups and summer camps.  Which one is your favorite?  I love all three together!

That's it!

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Tropical Tote bags with pineapple, flamingo and peacock stencils. This is a great craft for Summer camps, girls nights or boredom busters. All ages and skill levels too!









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