Whether you go camping, enjoy gardening, or just spend some time outdoors, you will inevitably find yourself at some stage with a cold and/or wet backside and wish you had a quick and easy solution. Today Kallista will show you her easy step-by-step kid-made upcycled sit-upon to keep you warm(er) and dry.
First, you will need your supplies:
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- Plastic bags; if you have a heavy one, that’s great, but even a bin/rubbish bag will do
- Something for insulation; we used the packing air bubble we get in our Degustabox deliveries. Bubble wrap, foam, bundled up newpapers, or an old towel will also work.
- Packing tape
Kid-Made, Upcycled Sit-Upon How-To:
As you can see, the day Kallista made these it wasn’t too warm outdoors; Tristan preferred to stay inside where it was nice and warm and not windy. I can’t say I blame him, it was chilly! But Kallista is hardy and doesn’t mind a challenge (especially if it proves she’s tougher than her older brother)!
As Kallista sat on the cold, hard cement, she was already wishing she had one of these upcycled sit-upons done! So without further delay, here’s how to do it.
Fold your bubble wrap (or other insulation) to a suitable size.
Slide it into a plastic bag.
Fold the top and sides of the bag over to make one side of your sit-upon look nice without wrinkles and tape.
Use your packing tape to hold everything in place. Make sure that there aren’t any open places that water can creep into, especially if you’re using towels or newpapers.
Repeat over again until you have as many sit-upons as you will need. Kallista made two; one for her and one for her brother. You can see that one bag is quite heavy/thick and has a pretty design on it. The second sit-upon is simply a bin-bag that we use for our household rubbish. It works just as well, but perhaps could have another bag over the top for extra durability.
That was quick and easy! Now how do they work? Let’s try them out…
Kallista is sitting on the plain one so you can see the prettier one beside her.
I know you can purchase similar items inexpensively these days…but still; why spend money when you don’t have to. And with the bought ones you have to find a place to keep them permanently. With these quick makes you can just convert them back into rubbish bags by cutting the tops, removing the insulation, and then using the bag to collect garbage until it’s full and then you can put it out for the garbage truck! No need for storage space, and they’re still useful after they’ve been upcycled 😉
Now the next time you would like to spend some time outdoors at the big game, around the fire pit, working in a muddy garden, camping, or otherwise; all you need is 3 minutes to make yourself more comfortable!
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