{Keep Kids Creative with Cricut & Ubooly}

This post is sponsored by Cricut, however all opinions are 100% my own!

One of my favorite things to do lately is to take my toddler to the library.  Besides being nice and air conditioned {when it hasn’t been raining, it’s been super hot here in Georgia this Summer}, it’s the perfect place for him to do a little exploring.  He loves to try out the kid friendly computers, play with the educational toys they have in the kid’s area, but most of all, he loves to look for new books to read.

To make life a little easier for myself since I’m now carrying a newborn with us to the library, I wanted to make a library book tote bag just for Jackson, so he could carry his little books home each time we visit.

Library Tote

In need of making a library tote or two of your own for those Summer trips?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cricut machine

red, yellow, and blue iron on vinyl

canvas tote bag


ironing board


I’ll be honest, not only was this my first time working with the Cricut iron-on product line, but it was my first time using my Cricut!  I received it earlier this Summer, but since having my second baby I just haven’t had the chance to play around with it as much as I’d like to yet!  Let me tell ya though, I’m loving Cricut!  It’s so easy to use and the project possibilities are endless!

Cricut Craftroom is the software that you download once you’ve purchased a Cricut machine.  It not only stores all files digitally that you’ve purchased or already own, but it totally walks you through the creating and cutting process by telling you how to set your depth, pressure, and speed.  Being new to Cricut, I absolutely LOVED this feature!


Once you choose your image and cut, you’ll need to prep your tote bag by ironing the material on the highest setting for approximately 20-30 seconds.  Please forgive me, I totally forgot to take photos of the ironing process as I was too eager to see how this stuff worked!


Next, place your image {in my case it was just letters} on the tote, liner side up.  Put a thin piece of material over your image and iron for 20-30 seconds once again.  Once the vinyl adheres itself to the tote bag, peel back the clear liner, and you’ve completed your project.

Jackson and I couldn’t wait to head to the library to put his new tote to good use!


You may notice a furry, orange stuffed animal looking thing in the picture.  That’s an Ubooly, and he was a lifesaver while I was working on Jackson’s library tote bag.  An Ubooly is a little stuffed animal for my iPhone with a special app to download for kids.  The Ubooly talks to Jackson and they play games together.  It’s super cool and tons of fun for him, plus if I need to keep him occupied for a little while, Ubooly works like a charm!

How do you keep your kiddos occupied when you need to get some things done around the house?


I received free product for this project.  You can read my full disclosure here.

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  1. says

    What a great project. I would love to have an afternoon (or even a few hours) to play with a Cricut… in my to-learn list! Super cute bag and even cuter kids!


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