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« on: December 25, 2009 08:53:24 AM »

I have 2 boys - 5,3 who love playing with their leapster (they were sharing one, but we bought the 3yr old his very own leapster for christmas this year)

and I made 2 leapster custom bags for them.  i used plastic canvas to make it nice and stiff inside.

front of bag with clip on removable embroidered handle:

back of bag:  snap/elastic pocket for holding headphones:

bag open showing pouch pocket - zipper closure for cartridges:

zippered pocket showing cartridges (sorry it's blurry!):

inside shot showing the leapster - with cartridge attached fitting nicely in the bag:

a pic of my 3yr old approving of his new bag (his is blue; his brother's is red):

feedback appreciated.  i think i incorporated all the elements i felt were necessary for a child on the go with his leapster - no space for chargers, etc but really, what does a kid bring with him on the go?  just the game unit and a couple cartridges!  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009 11:45:06 AM »

This is a cool idea! My daughter has a set of Tag Reader books and a tag reader wand - also by LeapFrog. I never thought to create a "bag" or something to keep them all in. It would be a nice thing to have to keep her little brother (he's not quite 2 and into everything!) from getting his little hands on her wand and wasting the batteries. You are very creative to think of doing this!

Thanks for the idea!

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009 01:54:11 PM »

My lil guy has both the tag with books, and just got the leapster thing today!

I'm so gonna make a bag for the game thing and for his books!

What a great idea!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009 04:52:52 AM »

this has worked out well, ya'll!  my kids really like their bags and the cartridges are no longer strewn all over the floor all the time!!

so i encourage you to go ahead and make your projects, too!  Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009 09:04:47 AM »

What a cool idea.

« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010 10:13:24 AM »

so cute, where do you get this bag, so can modify as leapster bag. I like it

i don't understand your question.  i took the kid's leapster, traced it and used that for a starting point for a pattern to make their bags.

it's not that hard to draft a pattern.  you can do it!

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