40+ Newspaper Crafts for Kids

Newspaper Crafts for Kids
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Who said crafting has to be expensive? There are so many wonderful crafts that you can make with items you have lying around your house (like Newspaper!). In this roundup, we discuss more than 40 Newspaper Crafts for Kids that will not only save the earth, but save your wallet as well.


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40+ newspaper crafts for kids

1. Earth Day Craft for Kids with Recycled Newspaper

Recycled Newspaper Earth Day Craft for Kids
Earth Day Craft

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) with this recycled newspaper craft. The recycled newspaper will not only help save the environment, but your wallet as well. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

2. DIY Winter Snowman Card Craft for Kids

DIY Snowman Card Craft
Winter Snowman Card

Are you looking for a heartfelt gift that your kiddos can give to loved ones this holiday season? This recycled newspaper snowman card is just what you need. Want to learn how to make it? Click HERE.

3. DIY Newspaper Panda Craft for Kids (Free Template)

PANDA CRAFT STEP 7
DIY Newspaper Panda

Whether you are a daycare, preschool, elementary school or even homeschool teacher, we know your little ones will love making this super simple newspaper panda. This craft is perfect for kids of all ages! Want to read the full set of instructions? Click HERE.

4. Black Sheep Craft (with Recycled Newspaper)

Black Sheep Craft

This simple sheep craft is a great craft to accompany your farm agriculture lesson. Get the FREE and PRINTABLE template when you visit HERE.

5. Mouse Craft (with Recycled Newspaper)

newspaper mouse craft for kids
Stuffed Mouse Craft

It’s no secret that teachers are often expected to purchase their own classroom supplies. If you’re looking for a cheap way to add fun to your classroom then any of these newspaper crafts are an excellent addition to your lesson plan. You can learn how to make this newspaper mouse when you click HERE.

6. Dog Craft for Kids (with Newspaper Spots)

Dog Craft

This spotted dog craft is so cute! Perfect for National Dog Day (August 26th). You can even customize the nametag with the name of your very own pup. You can read the full set of instructions when you click HERE.

7. Snail Craft (made with Recycled Newspaper)

SNAIL CRAFT FOR KIDS MADE WITH RECYCLED NEWSPAPER USING A FREE CRAFT TEMPLATE

The free, printable template makes this recycled newspaper snail craft perfect for kids of all ages. (Yes, even preschoolers and kindergarteners!). The newspaper stuffing even makes this craft three-dimensional! You can claim your free crafting template when you click HERE.

8. Newspaper Owl Craft (with FREE Template)

NEWSPAPER OWL CRAFT FOR KIDS
Newspaper Owl

This newspaper owl craft is stuffed which gives it a special touch that makes it more lifelike. Your little ones will love carrying around their new pet owl. Click HERE to learn how to make this easy owl craft.

9. Bumblebee Craft (with Newspaper Stripes)

BUMBLEBEE CRAFT FOR KIDS
Striped Bee Craft

This striped bee craft is the perfect addition to your classroom’s science lesson plan or are a great way to celebrate national bee day (May 20th). Did you know that less than 30 species of plants would be able to survive without bees? That’s how important these little insects are! You can read the full set of instructions when you click HERE.

10. Elephant Craft made with Recycled Newspaper

ELEPHANT CRAFT
Elephant Craft

Did you know that elephants are the largest land animals in the world? You can celeberate these mighty creatures by making this adorable recycled newspaper elephant craft. You can learn how to make it when you click HERE.

12. Ladybug Craft (with Newspaper Details)

LADYBUG CRAFT FOR KIDS
Newspaper Ladybug Craft

Did you know that a ladybug’s unique patterning is to ward off predators? You can learn how to make this recycled newspaper ladybug when you click HERE.

13. Chipmunk Craft (with Newspaper Details)

CHIPMUNK CRAFT STEP 4
Newspaper Chipmunk

This newspaper chipmunk craft is the perfect example of how when you mix newspaper and some creativity you can create something new and exciting! You can read the full set of instructions when you click HERE.

14. Newspaper Unicorn Craft (FREE Template)

NEWSPAPER UNICORN CRAFT
Stuffed Unicorn Craft

Are you looking for a craft that will add a little magic into your little ones life? Then check out this stuffed unicorn craft! You can get your free template when you click HERE.

15. Platypus Craft (from Recycled Newspaper)

PLATYPUS CRAFT FOR KIDS
Platypus Craft

Platypuses are truly unique creatures. What even are they? A bird? A beaver? A fish? Scientists say that they are in the same family as the are related to both reptiles and birds! Celebrate this wild-ly interesting creature by making this simple newspaper craft. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

.16. Penguin Craft (with Recycled Newspaper)

PENGUIN CRAFT FOR KIDS WITH RECYCLED NEWSPAPER AND FREE PRINTABLE CRAFT TEMPALTE
Penguin Craft

Celebrate this holiday season with this recycled newspaper card. Your loved ones will love receiving this hand made card by your kids. Click HERE to learn how to make this penguin card.

17. Recycled Paper Turtle Craft

PAPER TURTLE CRAFT
Paper Turtle Craft

You’ve probably heard the phrase “save the turtles”, but how can you do that? Well one way is to reuse items you already have around your house instead of buying new ones. This recycled turtle craft is perfect way! Use leftover newspaper for the body and scraps of construction paper for the limbs. You can view the instructions when you click HERE.

18-19. Mickey Crafts (from Recycled Newspaper)

MICKEY CRAFTS AND MINNIE CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Mickey Crafts

If your little ones are Disney fans then they will love making these Mickey and Minnie Mouse Crafts! You can learn how to make them when you click HERE.

20. Sloth Crafts

Sloth Crafts

Check out this dapper sloth. Whether you have a preschooler, kindergartener or elementary schooler, you kids will love making this craft. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

21. Stuffed Newspaper Penguin Craft

EASY PENGUIN CRAFT FOR KIDS
Stuffed Newspaper Penguin

If you liked our other penguin craft then you will love this stuffed penguin. Want to learn how to make it for yourself? Click HERE.

22. White Tiger Craft (with Newspaper Stripes)

EASY PAPER TIGER CRAFT FOR KIDS
White Tiger Craft

Did you know that there are no white tigers left in the wild? There are, however, several hundred left in captivity. You can make a craft inspired by these unique creatures when you click HERE.

23. Painted Skunk Craft

Painted Skunk

As someone who is from the United States, skunks are a part of daily life. However, I recently learned that there aren’t any native skunks in Europe, Africa, or most of Asia! You can learn how to make a recycled newspaper craft inspired by this animal when you click HERE.

24. Painted Cow Craft

COW CRAFT FOR KIDS
Painted Cow Craft

Whether you are a preschool or elementary school teacher or a stay at home mom looking for some crafts to keep your kiddos occupied, this is the place to be. Your little ones will have so much fun painting and tearing newspaper while simultaneously improving their find motor skills. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

25. Weaved Camp Mat

DIY CAMP SEAT CUSHION
Newspaper Camp Mat

This DIY Camp Seat Cushion is perfect for all of your summer activities. Whether you’re going to the tractor pulls or going to watch fireworks, this camp mat is a must have. You can learn how to make it when you click HERE.

26. DIY Newspaper Wrapping Paper

DIY WRAPPING PAPER
DIY Wrapping Paper

Did you know that the average American family spends over $1,000 every year of Christmas? This DIY Wrapping Paper is a great way to not only save money this holiday season but also add a personalized touch to your gifts. Want to learn how to make this DIY Newspaper Wrapping Paper? Click HERE.

27. Painted Butterfly Craft

BUTTERFLY CRAFT FOR KIDS
Painted Butterfly

This craft is a great way to show how beautiful our uniqueness makes us. No two butterflies will look alike. They will be just as unique as you are. You can learn how to make this simple craft when you click HERE.

28. Newspaper Sea Turtle Craft

PAPER TURTLE CRAFT STEP 7

Are you looking for a simple craft to use up items you already have lying around? Then this sea turtle craft (or any of our newspaper crafts) are a great way to go. You can read the full set of instructions when you visit HERE.

29. Newspaper Koala Craft

Newspaper Koala

Did you know that Koalas sleep for up to 18 hours a day? Learn how to make this newspaper craft inspired by these adorable creatures when you click HERE.

30. Newspaper Soccer Ball

SOCCER BALL CRAFT
Newspaper Soccer Ball

Do you have any little soccer players or soccer lovers in your life? Then this soccer ball craft is the perfect activity for them. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

31. Giant Newspaper Christmas Stockings

CHRISTMAS STOCKING ARTS AND CRAFTS
Newspaper Stockings

These newspaper Christmas stockings are the perfect keepsakes for your little ones to make. You can learn how to make these recycled newspaper christmas crafts when you click HERE.

32. Newspaper Zebra Craft

EASY ZEBRA CRAFT WITH NEWSPAPER
Newspaper Zebra

If you have kids who love zebras, this is the craft for them. They will have so much fun turning a boring newspaper into something new and exciting. You can find the instructions for this adorable stuffed zebra when you click HERE.

33. Newspaper Stuffed Sheep Craft

Newspaper Sheep

Looking for simple crafts that kids of ages can enjoy? Check out this newspaper stuffed sheep! Want to learn how to make this craft for yourself? Click HERE.

34. Painted Bunny Craft (with Newspaper Details)

Painted Bunny Craft with Newspaper Details

Looking for some eco-friendly easter crafts to share with your little ones? This painted bunny craft with newspaper details is just the craft for you. You can learn how to make it when you click HERE.

35. Bee with Newspaper Wings

Bee with Newspaper Wings

Bees are an insect loved by many. They give us honey, polinate most of our plants and are absolutely adorable with their unique coloring and fuzzy bodies. You can make this bee craft inspired by this awesome creature when you click HERE.

36. Newspaper Rain Cloud

rainy day craft
Newspaper Rain Cloud

This newspaper cloud craft is the perfect rainy day activity. Its a great craft to hang in your child’s play or bedroom or for them to gift to a loved ones. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

37. Stuffed Newspaper Turkey

turkey step 6
Stuffed Turkey

Whether is nearing Thanksgiving or just your average day, we know your little ones will love making this stuffed newspaper turkey. Want to view the instructions? Click HERE.

38. Painted Raccoon Craft (with Newspaper Details)

Painted Raccoon

Whether you call them trash pandas, a coon or a raccoon, we know these chaotic, yet adorable creatures have a soft spot in your heart. You can get your free raccoon craft template when you click HERE.

39. Stuffed Newspaper Art

Stuffed Newspaper Art

Imagine if you’re little ones could make their very own stuffed toy of anything of their imagination. Well, guess what? They can! You can learn how to make this stuffed newspaper art when you click HERE.

40. Newspaper Birds Mobile

Easy Kids' Craft Songbird
Easy Kids’ Craft Songbird

This delicate newspaper bird craft is so much fun for kids of all ages to make. You can read the directions and learn how to make this bird craft when you click HERE.

41. Painted Giraffe Craft with Newspaper Spots

PRESCHOOL GIRAFFE CRAFT STEP 3

This adorable giraffe craft starts with some tap painting and then gets newspaper spots. We’ve added a bow tie for a little something extra. You can find the full tutorial HERE.

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