Monday, December 6, 2010

brown paper "gingerbread" houses

we endeavored to make these and while i was envisioning something a little more festive and decorated, i fought every urge to add to them once the children were napping! ;)

i did a single bag version-i didn't glue on a second bag, but we used construction paper and glued it on the top as a roof.

Approximate Time: 1 hour


  • glue
  • 2 paper bags
  • markers
  • paints
  • felt
  • shredded paper
  • pipe cleaners
  • buttons, poms, poms or any misc tidbits you have


First open lunch bag and fill with stuffing,paper, or shredded paper, I used my shredded waste paper. Fold top over like if you had a lunch in it. Staple the fold down on each end. Take second lunch bag leave unopened. Cut off the fold so that the bottom part is off. Glue over the other bag so it resembles a roof.

Now let you imagination go wild. Use any scraps, buttons, felt, poms poms you have to decorate the bag to look like a gingerbread house. We glued our "houses" onto small pieces of foam board so they could also decorate that!

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