Sunday, May 26, 2024

Newspaper Creations

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11
Sarah Coraggio

Objective: Students use their creativity and energy to build realistic-looking structures or objects using only newspapers.

Materials: Two bundles (approx. 2 feet high) of newspapers, String, Tape, Paper clips


  • The teacher will divide the class into teams of three or four students each.
  • Tell the students they have a specific amount of time (at least 30 minutes) to build a realistic-looking structure or object out of newspaper. The teacher should be able to tell by looking at it what it is the teams have built (i.e. bicycles, bathrooms, etc.).
  • At the end of the time period, the items are placed together, and all students sit down.
  • Each group chooses one student to be on a judging committee with the teacher. They choose a winner and runner-up.

Assessment: Everyone gets an “A” for effort!

Ian Edmondson says…

Add wooden dowel or paint brushes. Teach students how to diagonally roll into tubes attached with single piece of tape. Then give them some time to explore ‘forms’ and ways of fixing these tubes together. Finally, let them loose on this task and their success levels will be greater.

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