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Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 20: Paper bag manufacturing machine patented (1872)

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Bag Bricks


  • brown paper grocery bags
  • brown paper lunch bags
  • newspaper
  • stapler and staples
  • masking tape


  1. Stuff paper bags with newspaper.
  2. Bags should take on a brick-type shape.
  3. Fasten end of bag with staples or tape. Kids can experiment to see which holds bags together better.
  4. Kids can now use the bricks to build structures as they wish.
  5. It is also possible to make the blocks without newspaper, but they won’t be as sturdy.

Source(s): 100 Construction Activities for Kids (activity B6).

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