Monday, February 6, 2012

Paper Bag Angry Birds

If you saw my sneak peak of this post earlier... did you guess correctly?

Does anyone else have a child who loves Angry Birds at their house... or am I the only one?

This afternoon I was in a bit of a power struggle with my son because he really wanted to play the iPad and I really wanted him to come play with me and use his imagination. We had been crafting with paper bags for Tinkerlab's awesome paper bag challenge and I still had supplies out, so I said, "Hey, what do Angry birds look like? Could we make some from paper bags?"

He was hooked immediately. I drew, he painted, we stapled and stuffed, and then we played our game.

We cut each guy out of a paper bag and then cut a backing that was the same size. We stuck them both together and stapled almost all the way around, leaving a small hole for stuffing. We stuffed toilet paper inside each character and then stapled them shut.

Then my son grabbed our large Melissa and Doug blocks and built tall towers for the pigs. Next time we need to make more pigs.

If you are unfamiliar with Angry Birds, it is a game that's has a goal of getting rid of the pigs. The pigs are blocked by different structures and the Angry Birds fly through the air and try and knock down structures and ultimately get rid of the pigs.

For our first version of the game my son was the human slingshot and he made the birds catapult through the air to knock down the pigs. As we kept playing he came up with more and more versions of how we could play and I was so pleased to have gotten him off the iPad and creating!

He had to make sure to give me his best "angry" face while we were playing as well.

I am so excited to be linking this post up to TinkerLab's Creative Challenge with paper bags.

If you missed my Kindness challenge post earlier today, make sure you check it out and link up any posts you have done recently with paper bags. TinkerLab has a super cool pinterest contest going on for the entry with the most pins... so don't forget to link up!


Need any other Angry Bird activity ideas? 

Quirky Momma shares these Angry Bird Birthday Party ideas
Make and Takes shares these pom pom Angry Birds
The Centsible Family made these Angry Birds bean bags
Crafts by Amanda made tp tube Angry Birds
and No Time for Flashcards created an Angry Birds inspired balloon game

Do you have any other favorite Angry Birds activities you've done?


  1. This will be a MUST MAKE at our house! Love it!

  2. ah, so cute! we adore angry birds & love this homemade twist on it!

  3. I love these!! So creative. Thanks for the link love to our furry poms!

  4. My 3-year-old nephew would LOVE this activity! He's obsessed with Angry Birds, too. :)

  5. What a cute game! Thanks so much for linking to my cardboard tube angry birds :) I also own Fun Family Crafts, you should submit this post there!

  6. I'm dying to know -- what are the little paint bottles called that your little guy is using? They look so 'clean'! :)

    1. You must buy some. They are the best things ever. They are called dot markers. This is the brand we have. You can buy them at most craft stores and they also have them at Toys R Us and other kid's toy stores. Love them!

    2. Oh my, thank you, thank you! :o)

  7. This is fantastic, I love it! I want a set for myself. lol!

    I like how you used them to play with blocks too. :)

  8. Love this! Very creative- especially during these winter months

  9. This is great! So creative and perfect when trapped indoors during the winter months.

  10. I like the angry face of your son. He looks so cute. :) These kraft paper bags of angry birds looks awesome and more creative. I hope your son had a wonderful time playing those angry birds.


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