Sunday, July 27, 2008

Make It Yourself Monday

Newspaper Hut


I found this cute little project by Pepper Paints and thought it looked like a really fun project for the kids that would not only give them hours of enjoyment after it is finished but would be a great project to keep them busy for a while as well.

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This project uses A LOT of newspapers. Also, you will need tape, a pencil, stapler, a sheet is optional.

First lay 4 sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Place the pencil in the corner and roll the 4 sheets diagonally to make a tube.

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Tape the middle and let pencil slide out of tube. Repeat 25 times. The 25 tubes should be close to the same length-trim if you need to.

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Use 3 tubes to make a triangle and staple at each corner. Repeat until you have 5 triangles.

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Connect the triangles in a long line, staple together.

IMG_7805 Use tubes across the top and staple in place.

Get help! Stand the triangles up and staple the two ends together. Add a tube to the last top spot.

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Use the 5 remaining tubes to make a star stapled in the middle.

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This is the roof. Staple in place.IMG_7819

A sheet or other light weight material can cover your hut if you want. Get inside and play!!!!

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3 comments:

Mamaflo said...

I had wrote out the directions so I could make this for my grandson in about a year when he could appreciate it and I've thought about passing it along to my DIL so that she could make it for my grandson too but then thought.......naw, something like deserves to be at Grandma & Grandpas house!!!

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

Smart thinkin', Grandma points! Brilliant!
This will make you the coolest grandma ever.

Melinda Zook said...

Great idea!!! I am definitely going to try this at home.