Granddaddy usually hikes with messenger bag that he uses for cataloging and his general Granddaddy awesomeness. I struggled to find reasonable messenger bags for little ones. After spending some time examining his bag, I became convinced that I could sew something that would fit the bill. I was able to scale the bags to fit each explorer which means much to my delight I don't end up by the end of the hike holding the bag(s)... literally.
This project was super simple and tons of fun. I will upload my pattern to our printable page if you would like to see how I did it. Two tips I think are most important ... #1 Use a heavy outer fabric. #2 Adjust the size of both the body of the bag and the strap to suite your wee one. Happy exploring!!