3 Easy Crafts with Construction Paper

by Lynn Lilly, Sep 14 2020

I am going to guess that your kids have a stack of construction paper at home for crafting and school activities. This week I am sharing 3 crafts that your kiddos can make with construction paper on the Crayola Facebook Page! Make sure to tune in every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST for 3 new crafts! 

Shop all the supplies I am using for today's projects at Crayola.com

Project 1: 3D Lady Bugs

3D Paper Lady Bugs

Materials: 

  • Crayola Red and Black Construction Paper 
  • Googley Eyes
  • Scissors 
  • Crayola Glue

Directions:

  1. Cut three circles out of the red construction paper. 
  2. Fold each circle in half.
  3. Cut two black strips of paper about 1/4" wide to fit the length of the circle. 
  4. Cut out small circles for the lady bug spots out of black construction paper. 
  5. Cut a round head with antennas out of the black construction paper. 
  6. Glue all three circles together by attaching the halves. It should look like a 3D half circle. 
  7. On the top circle add the strips to create the wings. Glue on the spots. 
  8. Glue on the head and add the googley eyes. 

Have fun playing with these critters or displaying them on your desk! 

Project 2: Wiggley Message Fish

3D Wiggley Message Fish

Materials:

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut a square out of a sheet of construction paper. 
  2. Fold corner to corner to form a triangle. 
  3. Unfold. Hold the square like a diamond. Fold the corners to the center fold and crease. 
  4. Unfold. Fold at the original crease back into a triangle. 
  5. Starting about 3 inches from the on the folded side cut slits about 1/2" apart. Do not cut all the way through. 
  6. Continue to cut slits until you get about 5 inches from the end. 
  7. Unfold and glue into a 3D triangle. 
  8. Trim the point of the large open end to a rounded edge. 
  9. Glue googley eyes on each side of the large opening. 
  10. On a seperate color of construction paper cut out fins and a tale. For the fins use a heart shape. For the tale cut two tear shapes. 
  11. Glue the fins to the side of the gill slits. 
  12. Glue the two tear drops to the end point to create the tail. 
  13. Using a red or pink piece of construction paper cut an oval that fits inside the fish mouth. Fold in half. 
  14. Write a message in the bottom half of the fold. 
  15. Glue the bottom of the fold to the inside of the mouth. 

Have some wiggley fun with your new fish and surprise your friends with a fun message inside it's mouth. 

3D Wiggley Message Fish

Project 3: Construction Paper Crinkle Art

Crinkle Rainbow Art

Materials:

  • Scrap Crayola Construction Paper
  • 1 Sheet of White Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue 
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Decided what picture you want to make. You can create a rainbow, a fish, a sunshine or a nature scene. 
  2. Crumble up the scrap construction paper and cut into pieces. 
  3. Layout the colors of crumbled paper in the design you want to create. 
  4. Glue the pieces to the paper to create your design. 

Construction Paper Crinkle Art

I love this project because it is a great use of your scrap paper! 

Tune in to Crayola's Facebook Page every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST to catch me sharing three crafts you can make at home! 

xoxo- Lynn 



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