...so day one of operation 'pack yer bags' went well. Actually, I think it went GREAT! I had the class sit in the cafeteria, one student per table. About 3-6 students were designated as 'project passer outers', depending on the amount of work to be distributed. The students that were not distributing work decorated their bags with their names and designs...but the key direction was that they were to stay in their seats. Once all the work was passed out the students were allowed to move around from table to table and 'sign' eachother's bags.
Now, I don't know if it would work for every grade level or teaching situation, but this works for me. The work goes home, the students get a chance to do all the fun 'end of the year' note-writing...and I just got to sit back and do some directing. They literally 'packed' their own bags for summer!