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Easy And Creative Newspaper Craft Ideas For Kids Devyani Koparde

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Origami or paper crafts could be an extremely fun activity to do with your kids. Apart from creating items from scratch and having the satisfaction of playing with your own creations, Origami is good for your kids as it develops eye-hand coordination, memory, sequencing skills, spatial skills, maths reasoning, but also patience and attention skills. Origami will allow your kids to develop fine motor skills and mental concentration. 

 

The best part about origami is that you don’t need a specific kind of paper to get started. You can use newspapers lying around your house and transform it into something fun.

 

Here are some fun/ useful Newspaper craft ideas for children.

 

  •  Newspaper Hat

 

Newspaper Hat

 

A newspaper hat can be made very easily and is a fun craft for your child. He can use this paper hat in many different ways. He can use it as a sailor’s hat and pretend to ride a ship. He can use it a pirate’s hat and get all the treasure from your jewelry box. He can be a Japanese Traveller who is embarking on a trip to his favorite place. The possibilities are endless.

 

What you will need: 

Newspaper

Glue/ Tape (optional)

 

How To Make

  • Take a newspaper ( with both sides) and fold it into half towards your left
  • Take the bottom two corners and fold it up to make it tough the upper two corners and press tight on the line
  • Open up the second fold and place the paper in a horizontal manner with the folded crease on top(The second fold is made just to mark the line in the center)
  • Take the folded crease side and fold it on the centerline. Leave some space below, don’t fold it completely.
  • Do the same on the other side 
  • Grab one sheet from the bottom and fold it up on the triangle fold.
  • Flip the hat and the same
  • Use glue/ tape to secure folds if needed
  • Your child can paint over the hat to make it look like anything he wants.

 

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  • Handmade Newspaper Bag

 

Handmade Newspaper Bag

 

In this world of harmful plastic, it is a great idea to teach your kids to make use of paper bags from a very young age. The paper bag would be useful for the child to carry lunch to school or while taking toys for a playdate with their friends. He/she can use it a shopping bag while playing ‘Going to the Mall.’  You can make it as a gift bag as well. It is a super fun yet useful craft to make. 

 

What you will need: 

Newspaper

Glue/ Tape (optional)

Rope/Thread

 

How To Make

  • Take a sheet of newspaper and fold it in half.
  • Place it in a horizontal way in front of you with the creases on the top.
  • Fold the left side of the newspaper and bring it to the almost center and press hard to create a line
  • Do the same on the other side as well. But overlap this side onto the other side fold.
  • Take some glue and apply it generously to the overlapped area of the newspaper and secure the folds.
  • Press hard to make sure the paper stick well.
  • Take the bottom side of the hollow paper and fold it a bit upwards to give it a paper bag shape.
  • Open up the paper and press down to make two triangles on the side.
  • Add a hard piece of a rectangular paper and place it in between the paper triangles.
  • Fold the newspaper over the triangles and secure with glue.
  • Punch 4 holes on the newspaper top to make them into handles
  • Insert the role onto the holes and tie a knot from the inside
  • Your child can paint over it with colors and make designs like shapes or flowers.

 

  • Newspaper Flower Bouquet 

 

Newspaper Flower Bouquet 

 

Making Paper Flowers from a newspaper is a very fun thing. Your child can gift it to their teachers on Teacher’s Day or give it to their friends. You have a lot of options of flowers you can make. You can put these flowers in a vase or also can use it as flower garland and use it as hanging paper garland.

 

What you will need: 

Scissors 

Newspaper

Glue

Pen

Sticks

 

How To Make

 

  • Take one of the sticks and with a piece of newspaper, make the center of the flower. Just a little bud will do.
  • Make sure to put the tape is tightly around the stick, otherwise, the bud will turn when you try to add the petals.
  • Take the newspaper and cut out many petal shapes they could be in any shape, but we recommend heart-shaped ones.
  • Use at least 3 sorts of petals for a natural effect
  • Stick the petals one of the other. Let the first 2 be very close to the bud.
  • Start layering the petals one over the other a but a bit above the layer beneath. 
  • Made sure the bottom layer petals are small and other layer has large petals
  • Carefully fold down the petals according to how you want the rose to look.
  • You can paint them red, yellow, pick according to your preference.

 

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  •  Wall handing/ Wall decor

 

Wall handing/ Wall decor

 

Wallpaper handing is a fun decoration idea which your kids can hand around the kitchen or in his room. A personalized decoration piece will be treasured by your child for sure. 

 

What you will need: 

Newspaper

Glue

 

How To Make

 

  • Tear the newspaper in rectangular shapes. Around A4 sized sheets. The cutting need not be precise.
  • Now roll the paper firmly with the help of a stick or using your hands.
  • Apply some glue at the end of a stick to secure
  • Now roll the stick around to form a tight coil.
  • Now at the end of the coil put some glue and insert this end into another stick to make it longer. This trick will enable you to make larger circles.
  • Now push some coil from the center to give it a pyramid look.
  • Seal the shape by applying some glue
  • Create different sized coils and place it on a decorative flat paper
  • Stick the circles on the sheet in any design you like
  • Paint the coils in bright colors for a better look.

 

  • Newspaper Kite

 

Newspaper Kite

 

A newspaper kite is such a fun way to encourage your kid to go outside and play. Flying kite is an activity your kid can do alone or with his friends. There are a variety of kite designs you can choose from.

 

What you will need: 

Newspaper

Glue

Kite String

Two Sticks of bamboo

Craft tape/ masking tape

 

How To Make

 

  • Choose and prep your bamboo sticks. Choose ones that are pretty stiff that runs the width of your newspaper sheet, and another one that’s a little bendier that’s as the same length as your newspaper sheet. 
  • Cut your stiffest bamboo piece to the length of the newspaper and the bendy one to the width of the newspaper
  • Use some of your kite string to secure the two sticks together at the center, making a strong “T” shape.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut a slit in both ends of both sticks of bamboo sticks
  • Use masking tape to hold the string secured and start wrapping around the entire kite doing so for every side of the dowel. 
  • You should end the string back on top with some extra at the end. 
  • Use this extra and wrap it down the dowel to create more tension. The string frame should be extremely tight.
  • Lay out a large piece of newspaper on a flat surface and place the kite frame in the middle of the newspaper. 
  • Draw lines around each side of the kite and fold over each side of the newspaper over the string frame. Do this on all four sides of the kite. 
  • The next step to making your kit is to string it. Thread a piece string through the two holes and tie a knot on the side that the dowels show. Do this on all four corners and gather all four strings from each corner and gather it in the center.
  • Set it overnight after putting them all together by taping it or gluing it. 
  • Attach a tail and its ready to fly !!

 

Make sure you are there around your children as they are handling scissors and make sure they are not eating the glue (Yes, one needs to be careful). Children have amazing creative ability. These newspaper crafts would be elevated with their ideas so make sure you give them all the creative freedom they need. This is a new activity you can try and we are sure your kids will love this. 

 

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