This Munchy Paper Bag craft from Dog Man: Grime and Punishment is a fun project from a favorite book series. Making Munchy uses supplies already around the house. It Happens in a Blink is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Do you have an elementary aged kid? If so, then you probably know that Dog Man books are all the rage. Kids, especially boys, adore Dog Man books. These books are in the style of a comic book. While I’m all for a hefty traditional fiction book, Dog Man books have inspired my boys to have a newfound love of reading that had been difficult to instill, in spite of significant preschool reading. Dog Man books have also encouraged one of my boys to try his hand at drawing, something he has discovered he has a talent to do.
We are proponents of visiting our local library, but when I find a book that all three of the triplets like, I don’t feel badly about adding that book to our personal library. The boys have all of the Dog Man books except for one, and the pages are looking well worn. They enjoy reading them on repeat. Did you know that the books also demonstrate how to draw select characters? Yep, in the back of every book are step-by-step instructions on how to draw Dog Man characters. My boys have drawn interesting comic scenes with their Dog Man created characters.
One fun project that they created over Spring Break was the Munchy Dog Man character. Munchy was introduced in the Dog Man: Grime and Punishment book.
Munchy only required a few crafty items that we had around the house:
- Brown paper bag
- Different colors of construction paper or card stock
- White construction paper
- Glue stick
The boys followed the instructions in the back of the Dog Man: Grime and Punishment book to create Munchy. Since each boy was determined to make his own, now we have three Munchy characters in our home.
See the back few pages of Dog Man: Grime and Punishment to create your own Munchy! I think over summer break, the boys are going to use leftover cardboard boxes to create a diorama to go along with Munchy, as demonstrated by the book’s author here.
Now I’ve got to run. My boys received the Cat Kid Comic Club book recently, and apparently there is a riveting illustration of dog poo that my boys insist I need to see. Don’t let anyone tell you being a mom to boys is not captivating.