🌟 Purpose of the Craft with Newspaper Activity πŸ“°πŸŽ¨

On June 14, 2024, Vidhya Peetham i-School, celebrated as one of the best CBSE schools in Salem, conducted an innovative ‘Craft with Newspaper’ activity for Grade 7 students. The objectives of this engaging activity were:
Fostering Creativity and Ingenuity: Encouraging students to use their imagination to create unique crafts.
Skill Development: Enhancing cognitive skills and mental well-being through artistic expression.

Group of girls working on newspaper crafts at Vidhya Peetham i-School.

πŸ› οΈ Activity Instructions and Preparation

Students were instructed to bring materials such as newspapers, glue, and paints. They were guided to create various crafts like bags, dolls, bikes, and pen stands using pre-rolled newspapers prepared at home.

Two boys cutting and pasting rolled newspapers for a craft project.

🎨 The Creative Process: Step-by-Step

Students gathered in circles on the assembly stage, creating a collaborative and interactive environment. Here’s a snapshot of their creative journey:
Shopping Bags: Students cut long newspapers into the shape of bags and used laces for handles.
Dolls: They crafted dolls by pasting newspaper rolls into the desired shapes and painting them colorfully.
Variety of Crafts: Different sized newspaper rolls were used to create bikes, evil eyes, houses, and pen stands.
Jewelry: One student created a stunning necklace using colorful beads and newspaper rolls, which looked like a real terracotta jewel.

Girls creating various crafts with newspapers at Vidhya Peetham i-School.
Students working on newspaper craft projects in a group activity.

πŸ’‘ Craft With Newspaper: What Students Learned

This activity at Vidhya Peetham i-School, recognized as one of the top schools in Salem, provided several educational benefits:
Boosting Cognitive Skills: Encouraged students to think creatively and use their imagination.
Mental Well-being: Helped improve mental health by equipping students to handle situations effectively.
Artistic Skills: Enhanced their ability to create and appreciate art using everyday materials.

This hands-on project not only nurtured artistic skills but also instilled a sense of accomplishment and cultural appreciation among the young learners.

Two students creating crafts with rolled newspapers at a CBSE school in Salem.
Three girls crafting with newspapers in an outdoor setting at a Salem school.

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