Definition of construction paper in US English:

construction paper


North American
  • A type of thick colored paper used for making models, designs, and other crafts.

    • ‘Fold a piece of heavy red construction paper in half, cutting a smaller piece of pink paper for the front just like we did with the candy cane heart.’
    • ‘The brayers will come in handy when decorating craft bags, construction paper, wrapping paper, stationery and much more.’
    • ‘He has typically made art out of ‘everyday’ materials - hair, toothpaste, construction paper, plastic bags.’
    • ‘Tables were designed with black construction paper (at this point, the table was not glued down, but was put in position and traced).’
    • ‘Store your children's artwork including construction paper and crayons in one of the bins.’
    • ‘Let the children use construction paper, markers, crayons and paint to create flowers to decorate it.’
    • ‘Book artists may use handmade papers, archival art paper, construction paper purchased in bulk or no paper at all.’
    • ‘Designs were transferred to quarter-folded, high-quality construction paper.’
    • ‘For this art project, students first selected a background color of construction paper that was to their liking.’
    • ‘Experiment with other types of papers or colored construction paper.’
    • ‘Bake a few batches of cookies that your child can lovingly decorate and wrap with colored plastic wrap and ribbons; or create thank-you cards on regular old printer paper or construction paper.’
    • ‘Finally, we mounted the designs on black construction paper.’
    • ‘Make templates of cars, cut models from construction paper or cardboard, and decorate them.’
    • ‘He worked with children while he was there, bringing crayons and construction paper - items that were banned under the sanctions - to encourage younger children to draw stories of their lives.’
    • ‘Make teacup invitations cut from white paper or make giant strawberry invitations, from red construction paper, and decorate.’
    • ‘Youngsters will also learn to draw simple shapes with special crayons formulated specifically for use on construction paper.’
    • ‘On small patches of coloured construction paper, you can find names that have gone unspoken for decades.’
    • ‘Paper bags, wallpaper, construction paper, newspapers and magazines all come into play as wonderful woven artworks take form.’
    • ‘A variety of papers are needed, such as construction paper, tissue, magazine pages and so on.’
    • ‘Let your child dip his paint brush into the starch, and then brush it onto their construction paper (they will want to cover the paper with the starch mixture).’


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