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Newspaper Sculpture

Newspaper Sculpture
Newspaper Sculpture
Messiness: High
Age Range: 3y - 7y
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

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Melissa Allen
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We made a mush of paper to sculpt some beautiful hearts. My children had fun getting a little messy and exploring new textures. We decorated the house for Valentine's Day, then gave the hearts away as special paperweights.

How We Did It

Newspaper Sculpture

The kids had fun tearing a stack of newspaper and adding the paper to a large bowl. Next, Emma covered the paper with some warm water, and we let the bowl sit overnight.

Newspaper Sculpture

The next morning, we squeezed the water out of the paper mush. Warning...this is so fun for little hands, but it is a messy step! You may want to wear gloves if you prefer. After we squeezed as much as we could, we added about half a bottle of school glue.

Newspaper Sculpture

Emma mixed in the glue. She was very excited to get her hands in the fun goop!

Newspaper Sculpture

Now for the fun! We dug right in and grabbed handfuls to form the mush into hearts. The smaller the better. (We learned that the small hearts dried the best.)

Newspaper Sculpture

Once the kids finished making hearts, they cut some pretty colored yarn to wrap around the hearts. They loved wrapping several different colors on each heart.

Newspaper Sculpture

We set the hearts in a warm place to dry. They take a day or two to dry, depending on how large they are. Once dry, they make great valentines or paper weights.

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