Newspapers are a fantastic resource for crafting with kids. Not only do they provide an inexpensive and readily available material, but they also offer a sustainable option for upcycling and repurposing. With a little bit of creativity and some basic crafting supplies, you can turn a stack of old newspapers into a fun and engaging activity for children of all ages. In this article, we will explore 10 kids crafts using newspaper that are both entertaining and educational. From paper mache, painting, and lots of creative animals these crafts will keep your little ones entertained while promoting their creativity and fine motor skills. So, gather up your old newspapers, and let’s get crafting!
10 Kids Crafts Using Newspaper
1. Spiral Snail Newspaper Kids Craft
Kids can roll up some newspaper and make a cute spiral Snail Craft. I love how it stands up on its own! This is a great newspaper craft that is suitable and fun for all ages. Head over to A Little Pinch of Perfect to find out how to make it.
2. Newspaper Quail Craft
Try making an adorable quail artwork from a newspaper. This craft is the perfect way to celebrate the letter Q or to do it alongside a study on nature or birds. Find out more about these adorable quails here.
3. Easy Paper Maché Piñata
It is super easy to make a Paper Maché Piñata using newspaper as a base. Find out how to make it over at The DIY Nuts. Check out our Diy Unicorn Pinata Made From Balloons for an alternative piñata design.
4. Newspaper Stuffed Fish
This newspaper stuffed fish craft is perfect for keeping kids busy at home or at school. Made for newspaper and watercolor paints it is a very low-cost kid’s craft. Included is a free fish template that you can print and use or simply draw your own! Click here to find out more.
5. Creative Creature
We are loving this Creative Creature! Is it an alien or a monster? Either way this creative creature is super cute. Visit Barley & Birch to find out how to make it.
6. Newspaper Owls
This newspaper owl craft is great for older children but younger kids can also make it with a little help from an adult or older sibling. Follow this link to find out more.
7. Newspaper Stamps
Have lots of fun with paint by making your own scrunched up or rolled and folded newspaper stamps. This is a great art activity to do with toddlers and preschoolers but is also still lots of fun for older kids who can experiment making their own stampers. Picklebums has all the details on how to set up this painting activity.
8. Paper-Mâché Food On A Stick
Have fun DIY’ing a set of your very own faux foods! This set of food on a stick all looks good enough to eat but has all been made of newspaper. Barley & Birch has done it again with their amazing creative crafts.
9. Newspaper Lion Craft
This newspaper lion craft has got to be one of my personal favorite crafts that the kids and I made! It is so simple yet can be made to all look totally individual. Adding on the yarn mane was lots of fun and great to add some personality to our lions.
10. Shape Penguins
How cute are these Shape Penguins?! This is a great way to learn about the different shapes and penguins all in one. Or just make them because it is fun!