Need a fun activity to occupy the kids for the afternoon? How about making an army of mushrooms for your lawn? They’re made from paper lunch sacks, and the technique is pretty simple to master. You can also paint them for additional fun and color. The project is brought to you by the Spore Project, an effort to promote awareness for support of art in schools. [click here to learn how to make a mushroom] [via]

This would be a fantastic community art project for a children’s fair, or would be a fun activity for a birthday party (woodland fairy or gnome theme?), or scout group.

You can get paper sacks at the grocery store, restaurant supply store (like Smart & Final or Cash & Carry), or warehouse store.

Project Estimate:

  • Paper bags, $1
  • Bamboo skewers, $1
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total: $2