Kermit the Frog I-Spy Bag {Scribble Shop Challenge}

Hello my friends!

I have been almost giddy to share today's tutorial with you. Recently, I participated in a craft challenge from Scribble Shop. At the Scribble Shop, you can find 75,000+ crafting supplies.  I was sent a mysterious box full of very random supplies and asked to create my own project--using every possible supply!   (Think "Iron Chef" for the crafting world!)  This was a fun challenge that forced me to be creative!

So here is what I came up with:

I just love making projects for Little Man!  Since we saw The Muppets movie 3 months ago, Little Man has become obsessed with Kermit the Frog.  He tells me almost every day, "Mom, my name is still Kermit the Frog."  At our house, we do a lot of hopping. We watch Kermit the Frog on You Tube.  We dye our fingers green.  We wear Kermit the Frog t-shirts.

You might remember these themed I-Spy bags I made a while back.  For a while now, I have wanted to make color-themed I-Spy Bags.  I realize that the season of green is over, but it is Little Man's favorite.  And what better shape for a green I-Spy bag than Kermit the Frog?!


Anticipation was high when my box finally arrived and I ripped it open!  In fact, I made a video when I opened up the box! You can check it out here on YouTube. Please be kind.  This was my very first video!  Trying to tape, open up a box, and talk to Little Man was a balancing act!

Here are the supplies that Scribble Shop sent me as well as the supplies I used from my own craft stash:

Scribble Shop Supplies

Glitter brads

Martha Stewart glitter

Chalkboard paint


Blue and green fabric squares

Green roving

Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Supplies on hand

Felt (green, white, and black)

Poly pellets or rice

Small wood/chipboard sign (I used a shamrock)

Ribbon (like this one)

Green acrylic paint

Green thread

Spare buttons, foam stickers, or other knick-knacks

Let's get started!

1 - First, using a rough outline that I made, I cut out 2 Kermit heads (front and back) from green felt.

2 - I took one of those shapes to create Kermit's face.  I cut out a very wide mouth by folding the shape in half. This would be the window of the I-Spy bag.

3 - I cut out large eyes from white felt.

4 - I cut out eyeballs and the mouth from black felt and sewed all of that together to create Kermit's face.

Next, I cut out a piece of clear plastic vinyl to cover the opening of Kermit's mouth.  I pinned this and sewed it on.  (Sew this with the felt on top so the vinyl doesn't stick to the pressure foot.) I went around it twice just to be sure that it would hold up from lots of loving uses!

Next, I pinned the 2 sides of the face with right sides together.  I pinned a small ribbon loop along the side so I would be able to add a list of things to "spy." I sewed all the way around, but left a space at the bottom to sew up later.

Next I added all of the green items to spy inside the bag!  I raided my drawers full of knick-knacks, and I added some foam stickers I had on hand.  Really anything green!  I also added many of the items from my Scribble Shop package here! Do you see the green feathers inside?

I carefully used a funnel to add poly pellets (you can easily use dry rice, too) to the bag.  Then I carefully sewed up the opening!

Are you wondering what happened to all those Scribble Shop items in my package?

Well, many of them are inside!  Here is how I transformed some of the other items to add to the bag....

I used the green felt roving and hot-glued it to make a tree.  I couldn't have a green i-spy bag without a tree!  (Sorry blue felt roving... you weren't green, so you just didn't make the cut!)

I used the fabric squares to cut out  a frog shape. I used 2 different fabric squares--one for the front and one for the back.

I transformed some of the brads by painting them green (are you tired of green yet?) and adding smiley faces.   Aren't they cute?

Of course I took a picture of all of the "green" items to try and spy!  I printed the photo, laminated it, punched a hole, and added it to a book ring and then around the ribbon loop.

I thought it would be fun to use chalkboard paint to paint a shamrock wooden cut-out--because it's typically green! ( You could really use any kind of plaque or wooden cut-out here.)  Hubby drilled a hole in it, and we threw this onto a book ring along with the list of items to "spy."

I used the glitter to add some sparkly touches here and there.  I added glitter to the shamrock and to some of the items inside the bag. Maybe the extra "bling" will help Little Man in his spying searches!

See how all the list hooks on to the ribbon on the bag? I even used green chalk to write "I Spy" on the chalkboard shamrock!

And yes, I even used the truffles!  Powerful fueling for late night crafting!  And with that, I think I used all of the crafting supplies minus the blue roving!

I am quite smitten by little Kermie!

So what do you think?

I could hardly wait for Little Man to wake up the next morning and see his Kermit the Frog all finished!  He absolutely loves it.

I just love that cheesy face!

Thank you, Scribble Shop, for this creative challenge!!  I had a lot of fun with this project. You can keep in touch with Scribble Shop on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. Right now, you can score 15% off any supplies at Scribble Shop!  Just enter code OOPSYDZY at checkout.

Have fun!

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  1. How creative! What a cute I Spy bag!

    I’d love for you to link up and share:

  2. What a fun project! Your creativity really shines with this one! I’m impressed that you were able to take those random items and make something so nice and something that you will use as well. Loved the video too, your little guy is so cute. 🙂

  3. So cute! My guys would love this little Kermit. Great job incorporating all of the supplies in there! Looks like its a hit! 🙂

  4. Seriously Alison- that is so stinkin’ cute! My boys are sitting right here and the moment that saw this they wanted to make one!! As always – amazing! – sharla

  5. Very cute, Allison! I think we received almost the exact same supplies! I’m working on mine today and will post later in the week. This was a challenge, though, wasn’t it?

  6. I just love this! You did an amazing job!

  7. So cute! I bet my son would just love this!!
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  8. Very very sweet – and who doesn’t love Kermie?
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  9. Your I Spy bags are too cute! And now Kermit… I think you’ve topped yourself!
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  10. Hi Alison,
    Thank you for participating in the Scribble Shop Challenge.
    The Kermit Frog I spy bag is so creative, I like how you made a sheet of all the green things, I also really like the little tree you made out of the roving.
    We are posting the finalist on our facebook page tomorrow, March 30th, 2012.
    Stay Tunned!
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  11. This ispy bag is a cute sewing idea to make for kids. I could see us using this to play while waiting at the doctors office. My daughter would enjoy helping me sew this on her kids sewing machine! Thanks for the cute idea!

  12. This adorable Kermit bag is a great beginner’s sewing project for big kids for learning badly needed motor skills. Will put on my roster as a to do projects for this fall. Thanks!

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