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Jungle Art Bag
by Mellie from FL, United States
Toy > Plush
Submitted on 8th May 2010
Comments : 20 comment(s)
Voted by : 48 People
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About My Design

I created this unique toy thinking about something that I always wanted to have as a kid. The Jungle Art Bag is reversible, it can either be blue or green. Reversing the bag is easy, the front part and straps can be detached, flipped over and reattached. Kids can also attach stuffed animals to the front of the bag and take them anywhere they want. The backpack includes a stuffed baby leopard and a pouch used to attach the leopard to the bag. It has a small pocket in the front and two main pockets inside. Inside the first main pocket there's a coloring book, markers and colored pencils. Inside the second main pocket there's a painting pad, craft paint and paint brushes. Everything was handmade (except for the included art materials of course!). The stuffed animal was made with fabrics and poly fill; the backpack was sown with quilted fabrics, buttons and zippers; the covers of the coloring books and painting pad were made with foam sheets, the drawings inside the coloring book were hand-drawn using animal photo references. Kids would love this toy because it has many unique uses to it. They can play with the stuffed animal and also use the backpack to carry anything they want (for school, field trips, lunch, or their stuffed toy!). Everything they need is included in the toy and many exciting things wait to be discovered inside the backpack! When the bag is open, they can entertain themselves coloring animal drawings and use their imagination by painting and drawing. I created this toy with the hope of making something fun and unique for kids, not a toy that they would play with one day and then forget about the next day. If this toy gets produced, it would be nice if the backpack could be available in other colors. It would also be great if there were more jungle stuffed animals available that could be attached to it other than the leopard. Please vote for my Jungle Art Bag! =)

Papo commented on 23rd Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
Très joli et fonctionnel. Les enfants vont sûrement adorer. Bravo.
Riala commented on 19th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Awesome idea!
Mellie commented on 16th May 2010 (Report Spam)

RetroRodent: Thanks for the comment! I completely agree with you. I think there aren't enough Patch Together members interested in toys for little kids, which is what this is. If I gear it more towards teenagers it would probably be more successful. I don't think many teenagers would like to carry a stuffed toy in their backpack but I'll still use these ideas and figure out a way to make a new toy for all ages, that's what I'm working on now. =)

RetroRodent commented on 16th May 2010 (Report Spam)

Love the idea. It's really cute! Though honestly the design seems geared toward a preschool-type audience. I'd prefer if the book and pad had more stylish designs. And instead of a coloring book, why not a blank sketch book? Coloring books don't encourage creativity because all you're doing is coloring in printed pictures. And what about more uncommon animals for the plushie? There are so many unique species out there - a platypus, anteater or genet would be awesome.

Again, great idea, but a few tweaks could make it a real success for all ages!

DeeDee commented on 14th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Very adorable! I love it!
Jazzer commented on 13th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Brilliant idea.
ale88 commented on 12th May 2010 (Report Spam)
NoseBearToe commented on 12th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Muy creativo!! I want one! :D
Shantal commented on 12th May 2010 (Report Spam)
It is both usefull and cute!!!! i love it!
Obsideon commented on 12th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Cute! Leopards are adorable :3
Mellie commented on 11th May 2010 (Report Spam)

Everyone thanks for the comments and votes! For anyone who sees this, I put a lot of work into this toy and I would appreciate it if you read the description before you voted. It's hard to see the whole thing just by looking at the pictures. Thank you!

booku commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)

This is a great idea when i got the link to this page I thought it was for sale. kind of sad now that I cant get one for my kids they love tigers : ( . I hope it gets made soooon!!!!

booku commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I want one
CutieBird commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I want one now!!! XD
GoMellie commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I love it! Amazing idea!
Aquascale commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Unique Idea that I'm sure little ones would enjoy. The variety of items surely took some effort!
Mistress-Miel commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)

Very cute! =3

Tutty7 commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I Love It!.... congratuations! :D
Rah86 commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I'd buy this! Love tigers GRAAAARRRRRRRR.
Jon1188 commented on 10th May 2010 (Report Spam)
I love the idea, kids would love it! I know my sister already says she wants one haha. GL, I hope it gets made :)
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