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After School Fun: Paper Building Challenge for Kids

arches national park paper sculpture

Six-year-old Johnny thought that two-year-old Anna’s torn paper collages looked like fun last night, so he built some of his own. Being older, he took it to another level, creating several 3D sculptures. This one was my favorite – it reminds me of Arches National Park. I thought that this would make a great paper building challenge for kids: pick a landmark and make it out of paper! You could also give kids access to several different types of materials (play dough, straws, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, colored paper, and more) and let them use whatever they liked!

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This was a mellow after school week. One of my kids is really struggling to adjust to school this year, and figuring out what to do about that is taking up a lot of time. The kids spent their afternoons playing outside (it’s still pretty warm in California – t-shirt weather!), reading, making Christmas gifts, and playing with wooden blocks. Here are some activities that were linked up last week that I thought were neat:

What after school learning and fun will you share this week? Note that by linking up you give the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

14 thoughts on “After School Fun: Paper Building Challenge for Kids”

  1. jeannine: waddleeahchaa.com

    This is wonderful! It’s so important to take inspiration from our own children! I like your idea of transforming this into a landmark project.

  2. boymamateachermama

    i love doing torn paper projects with my kids. You learn so much about them while doing them!

  3. This really does remind me of a Utah rockscape! Very cool. Love the way the shadows make it look more realistic.

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