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psoupdesigns
« on: March 10, 2008 02:37:27 PM »

I saw this ispy bag and thought it was so cute and would like to make one for my DD. Does anyone know where to find really little objects to put inside for cheap?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10165246



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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008 05:09:19 PM »

You could probably check out the craft sections of some stores for small beads/charms in different shapes. I had actually never heard of these before, but it's a cute idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 06:07:15 PM »

For charms, try wooden pieces at the craft store, along with the charms in the jewelery section, shaped buttons and dollhouse accessories.

The dollar tree has some in the party favor section sometimes, and also the toy section, they often have tiny animals and stuff.

The not quite as inexpensive route, but still affordable sometimes, is to search etsy or ebay for "gumball charms". I bought a couple huge lots on ebay, and some smaller lots on etsy (oh, I'm selling some there too, I forgot about that http://www.artistry.etsy.com).
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 09:11:41 PM »

thank you for the info... this is exactly what i was looking for.

My daughter and I went on a scavenger hunt today thru the junk drawer, toy box and cupboards and found almost 50 items to put in it!

She loves her ispy bag it so much I think I am going to make them as birthday presents for all of her cousins!
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008 02:16:03 PM »

I usually put 20-25 things in each one, so you have enough for 2!! Cool! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008 07:09:17 AM »

I think the ISpy bags are cute, but I prefer the original bottle more. That's how the idea originated. You take a bottle or jar (like a mayonaise jar) and fill it with birdseed/rice/sand/whatever and the stuff.  I like it more because it easily allows more then one person to play. It can be viewed from all sides. Not to mention it can fit WAY more items (i've seen djars with 100+) and it's still tricky. There is so much unexposed space inside of the stuff.

But the bags are cute, if you only have one kid.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008 02:12:01 PM »

I would buy some things at a dollar store.  There are tons of things you can get really cheap, and tiny!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008 05:46:53 PM »

someone made one of those at some point last year. I think they posted it in completed projects. You could try searching for it.
I think it's definitely do-able.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 10:26:31 AM »

Cool! I would guess the plastic would be cheap at wal-mart, and possibly the toys and fabric to make it too. I like this idea better than the jar because it's portable and non-breakable.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008 11:09:52 AM »

Cool! I would guess the plastic would be cheap at wal-mart, and possibly the toys and fabric to make it too. I like this idea better than the jar because it's portable and non-breakable.
Sometimes you can even find remnants at walmart. I've been tempted to get them a time or two but I don't really have a use for them.
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