Yesterday, I was back in the library (I had gotten an email, of course; a book was waiting for me). And I happened upon this lovely book.
As I was flipping through the pages, I found this project.
My girls bring their lunch to school every day except Fridays. On Fridays, they get to buy, and it's very exciting for them. I usually put their lunch money in an envelope and send them off. But now, they'll have these to keep their lunch money in:
I added a strap so it can go around a wrist, if need be. The one in front is made from leftovers of a thrifted and felted sweater. The other one is made from scraps leftover from a skirt. The zippers are from a big thrifting score--a gallon ziplock bag of zippers for $5.00. I've used them for all the pencil pouches I've made over the last year. These were done in under half an hour.
I know they're going to be tickled when they get home from school. Good thing tomorrow is Friday so they can put them to use immediately!