Painted Newspaper has become my new best friend in the craft room. I am seriously in love with the vibrant colors of the liquid watercolors against newsprint. Painting the newspaper in itself makes such a lovely art activity for kids but I also love using the painted newspaper to create unique crafts like our colorful owls, jellyfish and polar bear. Today we are sharing this painted newspaper robot craft that could easily be my new favorite newspaper craft. Kids will love cutting out shapes and getting creative making colorful robots! Look for some fun book recommendations at the bottom of this post.
How to Make a Painted Newspaper Robot Craft
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- liquid watercolors
- light blue cardstock (or color of your choice)
- metallic Sharpie Markers
- wiggly eyes*
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1. Begin by painting a sheet or two of old newspaper with your liquid watercolors. If you want colorful robots make sure to use several different colors, or mix colors together. Let the newspaper sit for several hours or overnight to dry.
2. When your newspaper is dry cut out different shapes to make your robots….squares, rectangles, circles and ovals. Use the shapes to design your robots. I fit two robots on my light blue cardstock but you could also make one bigger robot. Once you have laid out the design you want for your robots, glue all the newspaper pieces down onto your cardstock paper.
3. Use your metallic Sharpie markers to add details to your newspaper robot craft like antennae, a mouth, arms, etc.
4. Glue googly eyes onto your robots. Now finish your newspaper robot craft by gluing sequins onto the body of your robots.