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Community Lensmaking Quest: Fill a Backpack with their Favorite Things

7651703666_b36702cfcc_zSince Back-to-School is still such a hot topic, for this community lensmaking quest we’re asking you to choose and fill a special backpack on a new lens, of course.

But…  just like our Decorate a Dorm Room quest, we don”t want you to fill just any old backpack.  We want one that you fill with a particular person in mind.  And NO, we really don’t want to see any lenses that simply feature a long list of backpacks.  Choose one or two of them to share on your lens and then add some related items that match the niche topic you’ve chosen.

Ideas might include choosing a topic or character somebody loves such as:

  • A Backpack Filled with Looney Tunes Love
  • Back to School Supplies for a Soccer Lover
  • Or maybe, Go Back to School with One Direction

Here’s a quick one I made as an example: Filling a Frozen Backpack with Fun Back-to-School Supplies

Other ideas might include:

Filling a backpack by age or grade level such as:

  • Recommended Gadgets for a  New College Student
  • Things every 7 Year-old Boy Wants in their Backpack
  • Cool School Supplies for Middle School

Or Mix it up:

  • Lego Backpack and School Supplies for a 10 Year-old
  • Yes, High School Girls Love Frozen Too
  • A Chic Geek Backpack for Junior

Share a story about why you chose your topic.  Are you currently shopping for a school-aged child?  Are you a fellow Looney Tunes lover?  Are you a teacher?  Tell your reader about it to make your lens more personal and to let them know that you know what you’re talking about.

Choose a few helpful products to feature in Amazon modules but don’t go overboard and do use both description areas of each module to share a personal review along with helpful tips or advice for each and every product you display.  Too much empty white space can ruin the effect of an otherwise terrific lens.

If you’ve got a photo of an actual backpack you’ve filled, we’d love to see it.  If you don’t, be sure to properly cite any type photos you use on the lens.

When your creative new Back-to-School backpack lens is completed, share the link here in the comments below so we can all take a look.

I’ll be grabbing a handful of these to feature in a special post right here at SquidooHQ next week.

PS… I loved so many of the dorm room quest lenses you created last week.  I really can’t wait to see what you all do for this one.

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Funny how I was muddling around in my mind with an idea today and you came up with this Quest that it would suit if brought to fruition. Hopefully I can get the job done in time! Thanks, Robin!

    • rms

      Can’t wait to see it.

  • partybuzz

    I was just talking to my grandson today about backpacks. It’s one of his favorite things to shop for before school starts. I think he has given me an idea of what to do for this one. :)

    • rms

      Very cool getting it from the source! Looking forward to the lens.

  • CalobrenaOmai

    I’m a actually give this a try. This will go great with my other lens I wrote. Just hope it floats.

  • grammieo

    Oh I love this idea! Got something in mind, hopefully I can work it into a backpack!

  • abowaaled

    Nice idea , i think we need to do like that.

  • goldenecho

    You know there’s someone on here who has a lens on how to fill a backpack for a homeless person, so that’s the first thing I thought of. :-)

    • rms


  • favored1

    Fun idea.

  • GypsyOwl

    You are coming up with amazing ideas! I am glad there are a few days left. The quest pages are taking awhile. I just finished one and then found this one for my next lens.

  • partybuzz

    Actually, I did two for this one. I know I can only submit one for the quest, but can I share both here?

    • rms

      Absolutely. Yes and feel free to make as many as you like.

  • Kieron Walker

    I haven’t made a lens in ages, but figured I’d get myself back in motion. Sorry if it’s a little rusty…

  • partybuzz

    My grandson, Douglas, helped me with this one. It’s his favorite pick:

  • angelofabundance

    How about one for a Child in need ? Thank You as this also goes with my lens!!

    • rms

      Great idea.

  • dnwaokocha

    These filled backpacks are great for trips and emergencies.

  • rousho

    Great idea really. Carry on.

  • Comfortdoc

    Did one for my high school freshman. It was interesting to see how many more things they need to be carrying for high school than for middle/junior high.

  • Karbyn
  • Karbyn

    I thought I posted here, but maybe not? here it is again, in case it didn’t stick the first time. hope you enjoy!

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