How Do You Make Things Out Of Paper For Kids?
Paper is one of the most versatile materials that can be used to make a wide array of arts and crafts, including origami, card making, scrapbooking, paper mache, and many others. You can create almost anything with paper mache, such as masks, hats, baskets, animals, and pinatas. You probably have all the materials needed to make creative paper mache projects laying around your home. Cover the entire work area with newspaper, including the floor if you are working with small children. Tear sheets of newspaper into 1 by 8-inch strips, and set them aside to be used later. Prepare the paper mache paste by mixing 1 part flour to 2 parts water in a large bowl. Continue mixing and adding more water or flour until the mixture is thick or the consistency of glue. Make sure there are no lumps. Blow air into the balloon until it is nice and firm. Close it by tying a knot at the end. Using the cardboard and scissors, cut out two ear shapes and tape each one to the top of the balloon. Place the bal