Turn a boring lunch bag into a personalized suburban house. This self-standing 3-D bag house is a functional collage-sculpture. Using basic shapes and patterns, a simple lunch bag can be transformed into a dream palace, or a famous city landmark. Your child will look forward to their lunch when they have the coolest bag house on the block!
What You Do:
- Have your child decide what type of house he wants to make and where it will be located.
- Have him cut out the base piece of construction paper, which should be a shape that is larger than the base of the lunch bag.
- Now he can design the base for the bag. We added a road, a tree and shrubs to ours. Have him glue all the pieces in place using the glue stick.
- Place your meal inside the brown paper bag and fold the excess brown paper forward to create a flap. Staple the flap in place.
- Encourage your child to cut out basic shapes of rectangles for the roof, chimney and door, and squares for the windows. Have him glue them in place.
- He can now attach double-stick tape to the bottom of the bag and adhere the bag to the base to complete his bag house.
-To get trees or shrubs to stand, fold about a quarter inch of their bottom edges over and either staple or glue them to the base.
-For a longer-lasting sculpture, fill the paper bag with crumpled newspaper instead of food.
-Don't forget to refrigerate your finished bag house if it includes perishable foods.