Thursday, April 27, 2017

Newspaper Art

Some of us still read newspapers delivered to our doors in the morning - one of the pleasures of a leisurely morning (for retired people) with coffee at our house, for sure.

But what to do with all the leftover papers. Can they be reused instead of recycled?

Here's one idea.

Chie Hitotsuyama is a Japanese sculptor who was inspired by her grandfather's paper mill where paper was rolled to make string. She uses discarded newspapers,  rolls them by hand and uses these strings to create life-like animals.

In case you feel inspired and you have some old newspapers and some time on your hands, here's a DIY video to help get you started. It might be a good craft project for kids at a loose end too.