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Crafting With Construction Paper

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Many crafts can be made using construction paper. Its many colors and ease of cutting work well for crafting with children. This is a page about crafting with construction paper.


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May 2, 20070 found this helpful

Colored construction paper! This is affordable almost anywhere you get it and it usually comes in a rainbow of colors.

Artwork and Photo Frames

I match the kids' artwork (from simple scribbles to masterpieces) with a coordinating sheet of construction paper and mount it in a variety of ways. Sometimes, I just cut the construction paper in a square with just enough bordering the picture to make a frame. Other times I use decorative scissors to make a unique frame in one color and glue this to a square construction paper in another color. You can also use color themes like black and white, earth tones, pastels, and so on.

By Sandy

Children's Hand Wreath

For a fun craft for my four-year old daughter, I traced her hand, then cut out lots of copies from construction paper. Then I had her glue them to a round circle (cut from an old cereal box) to make an adorable hand-wreath. It was so cute and will be so neat to look at when she gets older to see how small her hand use to be.

By Crystal

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Enjoy coming up with creative ways to use this affordable paper in your home!

By Sandy

Paper Chains

You can also use construction paper to make Christmas tree garlands or streamers to use as decorations at a party. Just cut the paper into strips and tape them together to make a chain.

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July 31, 20060 found this helpful

I am a crafting and paper-craft nut but when I sit down to create, I end up with paper everywhere. Short of having the garbage can underfoot constantly, I came up with a better idea. I cut a large circle out of a coffee can (leaving the rim of the plastic top intact) then put a doggie poop bag inside the can and put the top back on the can. Now I can have a smaller garbage can close at all times and when the can gets full, I just remove the bag, tie it up and toss it in the garbage can. I then replace with another doggie bag and I am ready for more creating!


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December 1, 20110 found this helpful

Is there a way to or some product you can apply to construction paper to make it stiffen up a bit, like you'd apply starch to make fabric stiff?

By Cathy


December 2, 20110 found this helpful

Have you tried Mog Podge? Its a sealer, glue and finish all in one and does make whatever you put it on stiffer.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

You can also use diluted white glue to varnish and stiffen paper. You'll have to experiment to get the right dilution formula for your particular application, I usually go with one third water to two thirds glue in a recycled jar, and paint it on with a craft paint brush.

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April 5, 20170 found this helpful

You and your children will love making these cute little paper love bugs. This is a page about construction paper love bugs kids' craft.

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