Farmer Boy by Laura Ingles Wilder is a great novel. This is a culminating activity for students to create a "paper bag project". The only material needed for the project is a paper bag and creativity! This is certainly a project that students can create on their own at home without purchasing anything!!
A grading rubric is also included to score the projects. The rubric is designed to score five areas in increments of 20-15-10-5-0 for a total score of up to 100.
This can easily be adapted to other novels as well.