First, paint the bags to resemble buildings, with one color on the bottom, and black (or another second color) on top for the roof. This turned out to be more of a puzzle for Travis than I imagined, since he just wanted to paint the bags any which way. Providing a guiding line for him helped…
…But the point is never perfection!
I let him decorate a few houses to his own taste, and made a few others to add to our city. Let the paint dry completely.
If your child wants to paint on features (doors, windows), they can do so. Instead, I added those later with permanent marker.
To finish your town, fill each bag with about 1 cup dried beans to weight it down. Fold the top edge over and tape into place.
You can set the buildings up on a car playmat, or just on the floor. Bonus points for toy vehicles in your city!
Since this particular city belonged to a four-year old boy, soon we had villains knocking down the houses… He sure does come up with games I never would imagine!
What buildings will be in your town? Please share in the comments!