Frugal Kid Fun: Newspaper Art

Thanks to Sharon with Mom on Dealz for providing today’s guest post.  If you’re looking for fun, budget-friendly craft ideas for kids check-out Mom on Dealz Kid Corner to keep your child entertained for less.

Newspaper Art

Materials:
Cereal Box
Newspaper
Mod Podge
Paint

Directions:
1. Grab those leftover newspapers and allow your child to rip or cut it into pieces.

2. Cover the empty cereal box in Mod Podge.

3. Lay the pieces of torn newspaper to completely cover the Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

4. Paint your child’s hand with paint and have them put their handprints on the box to create tree top.

4. Paint a bottom to your tree and allow your child to fingerpaint leaves.

Since the cereal box acts as like a thick canvas print, we are using ours to cover up the thermostat!

Educational Activities:

  • Language Arts: Read the book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest and discuss all the features of a tree and the rainforest and how important these things are for our environment. You can read this book before doing the craft above and have your child try to recreate their own Kapok Tree.

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