Easy and creative newspaper craft ideas for kids

During this quarantine period, when kids are not able to take part in any outdoor activities, you must be always looking for something interesting to keep them engagedat home.So, you can consider doing origami or papercrafts with your kids to keep them busy creatively.Rather than using spanking new paper, you can use old newspapers for this fun activity.Origami or papercrafts not only provides entertainment to kids but also helps in developing they are fine motor skills. Art teachers of Montessori La Habra CA are sharing some of the easy and creative newspaper craft ideas for kids.
Newspaper tree:
Newspaper tree-sounds quite interesting. Isn’t it? Once youare done making this tree with the newspaper you can leave it as it is or paint it to look more realistic. This is a great way to show off your little artist's talent, especially during this time.
  • Newspaper
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
How to make:
Follow the following steps to make your newspaper tree with your kids.

  • First, roll the newspaper andthen tie the rubber bands around the paper roll, one at the bottom and the other at the middle.
  • Then make four cuts around the rolestarting from the top to the middle band.
  • After that put your finger into the centre of the paper roll and slowly try to pull out the inner pages to make layers.
  • And now your newspaper tree is ready.
Funny newspaper leaf garland:
In Montessori La Habra CA,kids do this newspaper leaf garlands as making thesegarlands are fun and easy.
  • Different shaped leaves from your backyard garden or downloaded leaf templatesor freehand leaf drawings
  • Newspapers
  • Crayons or pens
  • Watercolors or paints
  • Scissors and tape
  • String and stapler
How to make:
  • Cut the leaf templates or drawings at the edges and colour them. You can do different colours.
  • You can also invent some leaves if you wish.
  • Let the leaves dry and staple themwith some string.
  • Your newspaper leaf garland is ready and now you can use it as a decorative wall hanging to add some creative touch to your interiors.
Newspaper sailors hat:
You can teach your little sailor how to make this very easy newspaper sailor’s hat.
  • Newspaper
  • Scotch tape
How to make:
  • First, fold the newspaper in half and keep the side that opens facing you.
  • Now pull the top corners of the paper towards the centre and you will get a triangle, with a thin strip beneath it.
  • Then, fold one of the bottom flaps upwards to stuck the triangle in and then flip the hat onto the other side and fold the other flap up.
  • Use scotch tape to secure the folds.
  • Your sailor's hat is ready to wear.
In Montessori La Habra CA, teachers often do this craft activity with kids to strengthen their motor skills.
Newspaper heart streamer:
Involve your kids in making this fun hath streamers for decoration.

  • Newspaper
  • Heart stencils
  • Scissors
  • Paints
How to make:
  • Use stencils and cut out the shape of these hearts on a newspaper. Try to cut the hearts such a way so that they are are in a row and touching one another.
  • You can colour the hearts if you wish
  • Your heart streamer is ready.