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It immediately reminded him of the book by Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day. Since this is his favorite series at the moment...I was on a mission. The Puppy pattern comes from The Glyph Girls on TPT. The Puppy pattern is here, and I also modified their Splat pattern from here, after all, Bad Kitty is a cat.
I ended up printing the puppy pattern on cardstock on brown kraft. I printed two to a page of each of the patterns so that it would fit on my white handled sacks I got here. I added the names onto the bones and cut my hearts and 1" circle noses out with punches. I am not a fan of scissor cutting, so I tried to eliminate some of it with these punches:
Now for the Splat/Bad Kitty bags. Since I couldn't print on black cardstock, I made one pattern and traced it with the silver metallic marker by American Crafts. I used the puppy standing body and the Splat head for the pattern. I drew in the legs with the silver marker, but for the ears and mouth, I used the American Crafts Galaxy Marker in Pink. I punched two eyes out with my 3/4" circle punch and used a Sharpie to draw in black circles. I used the I used a heart punch for the nose. For the names on the kitty, I used the heart pattern page that was included in the puppy pattern (again printing two to a page), and added text on the computer. I printed them on pink cardstock. I told my kiddo that the "Bad" Kitties had to look a little happy for Valentines...he wasn't buying it!
Using a glue stick, I glued everything together and down on the bags. To put the teacher's name and year, I used a DJ Inkers heart from this collection.
These bags were inexpensive to make. It took a little time to cut all of the pieces out, but I enlisted my second grader to cut the puppy ears out for me. If I were still in the classroom, I would have had the students do this in class. I like it when their projects are unique, so I would have let them choose their own colors.
My second grader is truly excited to take these to school for his classmates. I did make him one kitty that looked more like Bad Kitty. See why these couldn't be on Valentines bags...cute but grumpy!