Those looking to go green with their crafting activities may want to consider giving papier-mâché a try. Made from strips of newspaper dipped in glue, papier-mâché is a very inexpensive craft project, and it's also a fun way to reuse your newspapers and magazines.
Using an inflated balloon as a base, papier-mâché crafters add layer after layer of glue and paper to form objects like masks, sculptures and even party piñatas. Once the glue dries, the papier-mâché forms a hard shell that can be painted or left unfinished. You can also stick with brightly colored magazine pages instead of newspaper to add color without painting.
This is a great craft for all ages, and it's especially fun for kids who need to let loose and get a little messy. Parents will love papier-mâché for its low cost and eco-friendly vibe.