- What materials do you need for the activity?
- How will you decorate your Sit Upon to make it unique?
- How will you stay safe in this activity?
This is just one way to make a sit upon – there are lots of others, so feel free to get creative!
- Start with a brown paper envelope – decorate it however you want using markers, pencil crayons, etc.
- Crumple up newspaper into balls and use them to stuff your envelope. It should be filled enough that is it comfortable to sit on but can still be closed.
- Seal your envelope.
- Waterproof your envelope – you can put it into a clear plastic bag and seal it shut, or you can cover it with packing tape.
- Alternatively, use duct tape as a waterproofing material and decorations. Stuff a plain envelope, seal it and then cover it in patterned or colourful duct tape to waterproof it!
- Bring your sit upon on your next adventure and use it to stay dry while sitting outside.
- What did you enjoy most about making you Sit Upon?
- What did you use to make it?
- What might you do differently next time?
- Large brown envelope
- Newspaper or other padding
- Clear plastic bags – large enough to hold your envelopes (if you can’t find any, you can fold your envelope in half and use a smaller bag)
- Packing tape or duct tape – if you’d rather not decorate your sit upon
- Markers, pencil crayons, other decorations
Keep it Simple
- Choose a simple sit upon that everyone can make with things often found at home – for example, reusable shopping bags, old towels, old tarps or rugs, and hot glue!
Take it Further
- Consider making a stool or converting an old, lidded bucket into a seat. If you use a bucket, you can even use it to carry things!