Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Elmo Backpack

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Jace loves Elmo—or “Yeyo” as he says it. I’ve wanted to transition to him carrying a backpack when we go places rather than me carrying a diaper bag. I looked around at places and saw some Elmo backpacks he would love, but they just weren’t the quality I could trust to hold up to our day to day use. So instead, I picked up a little Jansport backpack on sale at Fred Meyers the other day, and appliquéd a felt Elmo face on the pocket.

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I googled “Elmo Face” and found an image, printed out four copies of it in the size I was wanting, and then cut out the pieces of Elmo’s face—his eyes, mouth, nose, and head. (I used 4 so I didn’t have to be careful about messing up another part.)

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Then I cut them out of felt and glued the eyes, nose and mouth to the head, and then the head to the backpack. Showing it to Jace was the best part.

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He LOVED it.

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And then we had to go outside for a photo shoot. The other day after a family walk, I did a self portrait of us on the front porch with the camera sitting out a ways. Jace wanted us to sit down and take another one. Of course, I couldn’t say no.

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8 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable, so is that smile!

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  2. It turned out really cute and that last picture is just adorable!

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  3. I missed this while we were gone! Love it! I agree the last picture is so cute! Can't believe he sat there for it!

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  4. Such a cute idea! My daughter is an Elmo fan as well. I just may need to put Elmo on a shirt! I'm stopping by from Serenity Now.

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  5. I am printing this out and doing it NOW. Sorry I'm late...

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  6. that has got to be the cutest backpack I've ever seen.. Elmo!! lol

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