construction paper


: a thick groundwood paper available in many colors and used especially for school artwork

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Use construction paper, glue and crafting paint to personalize an emoji pumpkin. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2022 Walking through the halls, Mr. Houts drops in on a math class where ninth graders are working together to graph survey results on construction paper, and on an English class where 11th graders in five-person pods are enthusiastically discussing the day’s prompt. The New York Times, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2022 Children's watercolor paintings on blue construction paper hung on the wall. Keith Sharon, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2023 Or make a paper chain using green, red, and black construction paper and scissors. Chanté Griffin, Good Housekeeping, 19 Dec. 2022 Then give your toddler construction paper shapes, pom poms and other doo dads. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 28 Dec. 2022 Remnants of construction paper and Mod Podge take over the surface on one day and marshmallows and gumdrops mixed with gobs of white frosting on another. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Country Living, 3 Jan. 2023 Someone had cut the Nazi symbol out of purple construction paper, adding a message in permanent marker: HELL BOUND. Danielle Paquette, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of construction paper was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Construction paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

construction paper

: a thick paper available in many colors and used especially for school art work
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