There were a couple of things on this project that I struggled with. One was how to close the top. As you can see by the picture I ended up using twine. I had to punch two holes in the pocket of the backpack, string the twine through then tie it in a bow. This isn't going to be easy for the 4th graders to open and close but I just couldn't think of anything else to do. The second thing was how to keep the pocket closed. I put the Welcome Back on it with foam tape so all they need to do is just untuck it.
I didn't take a picture of the back but I'll explain what I did. I cut 2 each of 1/2 inch strips of black paper and adhered them on so they looked like straps.
In the end I think they turned out cute.
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