Friday, July 5, 2019

How to Make a Sit-Upon Using a Reusable Shopping Bag

With some many Girl Scout spending their summer outdoors and at camp, now is the perfect time to talk about sit-upons... a great item to bring on any outdoor adventure. So, when we were challenged to make a sit-upon, we decided to do what Girl Scouts do and use our resources wisely... so, we used some items that we had on hand.

Here is what we came up with:

Supplies needed:
  • Scissors
  • Already read newspaper
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Duct tape (we used gold glitter duct tape of course, but an type of duct tape will do)


Cut the sewed seams of the reusable shopping bag. 

Lay the reusable bag out flat (waterproof/plastic side down) and place the newspaper on one half of the laid out bag as shown. 

Fold the other side of the bag over the newspaper so that the newspaper is sandwiched between the two sides of the reusable shopping bag.

Using the duct tape, tape the seams of the bag that are open so that the newspaper is sealed into the bag. When you get to the seam with the bag handles, you will need to cut off the handles before you can tape that side closed.

Once you have finished taping the three open edges, re-tape the bag handles back on to allow for easy carrying.


All taped up? Now it’s time to test out your sit-upon.

Are you looking for additional sit-upon ideas, check out our blog "What do you sit upon?"