Today we look at our favourite NEWSPAPER CRAFT IDEAS. The most obvious use for old newspapers, is to use it for paper mache, but the ideas here today are more about newspaper in it’s natural state… so if you do not like papier mache.. do not fear….. these are all “normal” newspaper craft ideas (apart from a couple of papier mache ideas I popped at the bottom of the post!). Also, newspapers are DIFFERENT to book page crafts , as book pages are usually more durable and easier to craft with. Many crafts on the internet are meant for book pages and not newspapers specifically, but as we don’t all have “old books” to use for crafting, I think newspaper are far more suitable! We have also created a special collection of Easter Crafts From Newspaper, if you are looking for something more seasonal!
These DIY Newspaper Craft Ideas were first shared (as part of a Google+ Hangout) in Oct 2014. The post has been updated and republished for your convenience!
Let’s first watch the Newspaper Crafts & Spiral Making Video
Watch our special Newspaper Craft “Hangout” with Ali from Kids Chaos!
Would LOVE for you to pop over and Subscribe to My YouTube Channel! Lots of quirky, crafty fun!
And here are your additional Newspaper craft ideas and “links”
Learn how to make Paper Straws – a quick DIY that leads to all sorts of new Straw DIYs for kids. LOVE Newspaper Straws!
e.g. turn them into these fabulous Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments and cards!
Or Newspaper Stars
Seriously adorable and gorgeous Newspaper Swirl Frames! These make great gifts!
Wonderful Newspaper Leaf Garland!
Newspaper Shabby Chic Heart Garland
More Newspaper Bunting – 3D Heart Newspaper Bunting
Cute Newspaper Gift Bags – easy and quick.
Newspaper Spiral Cards (see video for spiral how to!)
Newspaper bracelets – uses the curls that we demo in the video – but the link only shows photos, no instructions.
Newspaper swirls mirror decoration
Make newspaper forts and use newspapers as life sized building materials!
Newspaper Mats (no instructions, but see our newspaper coil video and I think you can work out the rest)
Again no instructions (but inspiration) Laquered Newspaper Mats
Wow.. you can even make Newspaper Furniture!! (Sorry no link, website no longer “safe”).
My goodness, did you know you could spin your own NEWSPAPER YARN? Cool Bananas!
Love these Newspaper Coiled ornaments (see our video above to see how to make the “swirls”)
More cute Newspaper Ornaments (no instructions, but you can see what they did..)
And here some cheeky papier mache ideas
If you do make some papier mache.. here is our favourite Papier Mache recipe
Some of our papier mache projects
One of my crazier experiments, I wanted to see if we could make papier mache baubles. For a first try these are not too bad!
A similar experiment shows that you can make Newspaper Papier Mache BEADS too. Mmmh, I may need to practice these some more!
I hope you enjoyed these wonderful Newspaper DIY ideas!!
Looking for more Newspaper DIY resources? Check out our Easter Crafts with Newspapers: