Torn Construction Paper Craft Ideas for Kids

Sometimes kids need to get a little destructive and tearing paper is a controlled way to get out pent up energy and practice fine motor skills!

Here are a couple ideas for creating torn paper crafts using scrap paper and glue ~ no scissors required!

Torn Construction Paper Portraits

For this craft you will tear strips of paper and create a portrait. Kids can create a self portrait or make the face of their favorite character!torn-construction-paper-portrait-1

Materials

  • glue sticks
  • assorted colors of scrap construction paper
  • skin colored construction paper
  • black construction paper

Directions:

torn-paper-portrait-2Start by tearing skin colored construction paper into an oval to create the shape of a face. Tear some construction paper into a rectangle for the neck and glue it onto the back of the face. Glue the neck and the face onto a piece of black construction paper.

Tear scrap construction paper into a rectangle for the shirt and glue it into place.  Use scrap paper to make the eyes, hair, nose, mouth, and any accessories that you want to add.

 

 

Torn Construction Paper Landscapes

Tear paper into strips to create a beautiful landscape for the background of a portrait or on its own!  Below is an example of a colorful landscape  you can make out of torn construction paper.

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Before you begin, decide on what kind of landscape you will be to creating.  Do you prefer a desert or  mountain landscape? Maybe you have an idea for something else. What time of day will it be in your picture?  Will you add trees or bodies of water?

Next, decide what colors you will be using.  You can even use pictures from a magazine as inspiration.  Now your ready to begin!

Directions

1. Choose a color for the sky in your picture.  Place this piece in front of you. This piece will be the background that you glue all the other pieces to.

2. Begin by tearing a strip of paper  for the top part of your landscape.   Tear it so it is the same width as the background.  Position it a couple of inches from the top, leaving enough room for the sky.  Don’t glue anything down yet!

3. Continue to tear and arrange pieces of construction paper until you are done adding the mountains, plains, and hills.

4. Tear a circle shape for the moon or sun

5. Adjust and arrange the construction paper until it is the way you want it.

6. Glue each torn strip to the background piece, starting with the highest paper strip and working your way down. Tuck in the sun or moon behind the top piece and glue it down to complete your beautiful picture!

I hope you enjoyed these craftivities! Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

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Construction Paper Collages

For these pretty construction paper collages you can reuse leftover scrap paper to make a beautiful picture. Cut out and glue shapes onto black construction paper and color the background with crayons or colored pencils.

scrap paper collage

Use black construction paper as a background to make the colors in your collage really stand out.  Crayons and colored pencils will still show up over the black paper and you can also color on lighter paper that you have added to your craft.

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Big flowers, rainbows, and hearts are a few ideas to get you started, but wil a little imagination, you will be coming up with tons of pretty pictures!

Materials

  • glue bottles
  • glue sticks
  • scissors
  • construction paper
  • sequins
  • hole punchers
  • crayons
  • plastic buttons
  • google eyes
  • other craft materials or scraps

Directions

This craft is pretty self-explanatory and results will vary based on what kid of materials you use.  You will simply use your imagination to create a pretty picture, made out of  whatever materials you have around.  You might want to create an example to show your kids what you will be doing before they start, or you can just give them the materials and let their creative spirits run free!

I had a bunch of extra die cuts lying around so I used them to make the construction paper collage shown in the picture above.I also added some plastic buttons and google eyes to my craft.

If you don’t have die cut shapes then just cut shapes out of scrap paper. You can even use a fun hole punch and sequins to decorate the collage. Check your local art store for more ideas!

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Tie Dye Snowflakes

For this easy snowflake craft, you will use an eye dropper and salt to create a pretty tie dye effect! We had so much fun making these in our kindergarten class. Thanks, Cindy Bergeron for this awesome idea!

What you will need:

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watered-down acrylic paint
  • Eyedroppers
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Blue painters tape
  • Blue construction paper

Directions:

1. Start by placing 3 pieces of painters tape onto the watercolor paper in a 6 pointed star asterisk shape.

2. Add 2 short pieces of tape to the end of each point on the asterisk, use the picture as a guide.

3. Have kids paint the whole piece of paper with water.  The paper should be pretty wet.

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4. Use eyedroppers to suction up different colors of watered down paint and drop onto the paper until the colors blend together as desired.

 

5. Sprinkle a little salt over the picture.

 

6. Let dry.

7. Remove the tape, attach to a blue pice of construction paper, and hang up your beautiful snowflake!

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A Minerva Louise Construction Paper Handprint Craft

This craft was inspired by the children’s book “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan, about a chicken who finds a peculiar hat.

Minerva Louise Craft

Supplies

  • construction paper – a variety of colors, cut in half (hamburger style)
  • glue sticks
  • crayons
  • scissors

Directions

On a piece of halved construction paper outline your hand without going in between your fingers. Then, cut out the outline of your hand and glue it onto the half piece of construction paper.

Cut out an orange beak and a red comb and glue it onto the thumb area. Draw on some eyes, a hat, and the snow!

*Other ideas* Add feather and sequins for a fancy twist on this craft!

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