Create a Pretend Neighborhood in 10 Minutes Using Recycled Paper Bags

Create a Pretend Neighborhood in 10 Minutes Using Recycled Paper Bags

Hello friends! It is a cloudy, frigid, spring day in Pittsburgh and we were eager for a distraction this morning.

Little Hannah starting carrying a paper bag around and it ripped opened.

Levi wanted to draw on the paper bag.

Mommy’s brain sparked an idea! Hence, our pretend neighborhood came to be with a group effort!

Materials:

  • minimum of 3 recycled paper bags
  • sharpie marker
  • scissors
  • car, truck or some type of pretend vehicle


Directions: Simply cut a paper bag apart along the side edges to create one connected flat piece. Use a sharpie to draw lines like roads, create a park or wherever imagination takes you! My two year old loved sharing his ideas…”Draw a swing mommy!” “Put a duck in the water, over there!” I would encourage you to ask your child how they imagine their neighborhood and work together to create it. So fun. So easy. Get creating!



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2 thoughts on “Create a Pretend Neighborhood in 10 Minutes Using Recycled Paper Bags”

  • Hello, your mom dropped me a line about your website. I would have never thought to use paper bags to make a pretend neighborhood. What good ideas you have.

    I love that you are ” upcycling ” items from yard sales and thrift stores. Keep up the good work!!!!

    Granny
    PPG

    • Hello PPG! Oh how sweet of you to take the time to come to my site and comment! My MIL thinks very highly of you and I am excited to follow your videos too! Thanks for being an inspiration and for the encouragement. Means so much.

      ~Bethany….Thrifty Pittsburgh Girl

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