How to Make a Table Out of Paper

Written by jeffery keilholtz
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How to Make a Table Out of Paper
Roll newspaper into legs. (newspaper image by Christopher Hall from

Paper crafts are fun and exciting ways to allow children to express their creativity. Craft ideas are beneficial as home activities or valuable projects assign during school. Making a table out of paper is a clever challenge to stimulate the mind and imagination. Test yourself by taking the flexible, lightweight paper and constructing a table durable enough to hold a book. This project can impress observers and inspire others to build one on their own.

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Things you need

  • 8 sheets of newspaper
  • 8.5-by-11-inch cardboard piece
  • Adhesive tape
  • Book

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  1. 1

    Collect eight individual sheets of standard newspaper. All newspaper sheets must be the same size.

  2. 2

    Pile the sheets in sets of two to make four two-sheet piles. Align each top sheet with its bottom sheet.

  3. 3

    Roll one two-sheet pile of newspaper from corner to corner into a long cylinder. Begin from one of the corners of the two newspaper sheets. Roll the cylinder as tight as you can. Apply scotch tape to each cylinder to maintain the firm roles. Repeat for all four piles. You now have four, evenly long, tight cylinders.

  4. 4

    Fold each cylinder into a triangle. Tuck one end of the triangle into the other to secure it. All triangles must be evenly sized. Tightly wound pieces of paper, formed into triangle "legs," are much more durable than winding paper into cylinder "legs" alone.

  5. 5

    Stand the triangles upright in a square pattern so all of the bottom corners are touching one another. This is your table base. Tape the corners to one another to hold the formation in place. Place a flat piece of 8.5-by-11-inch cardboard on top.

  6. 6

    Place a book on top of the cardboard. The paper table should not collapse.

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