construction paper


Definition of construction paper 

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

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Consider also that Mother’s Day falls when school is still in session, so the little ones can make their moms all kinds of handmade treasures from yarn, construction paper and macaroni during class. John D'anna, USA TODAY, "Do we really need Father's Day? I'm a dad, and I don't think so," 15 June 2018 Trace a coin 20 times on the construction paper with a pencil. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Charge from Change: Make a Coin Battery," 10 May 2018 As if to add insult to injury, Mother’s Day falls when school is still in session, so your little ones can make their moms all kinds of handmade treasures from yarn, construction paper and macaroni. John D'anna, azcentral, "On Father's Day, dads don't need (or want) you to go through the motions," 15 June 2018 For many graduates, those journeys were written on their caps in glitter and felt, construction paper and duct tape. Rebecca Lurye,, "Grads Share One More Journey As Blue Devils At CCSU Commencement," 19 May 2018 Just give your child some construction paper, markers, glue and a handful of candy hearts. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Candy hearts are the most popular Valentine's Day candy in the nation, and you can do more than just eat them," 11 Feb. 2018 Learn about two styles of quilting in America and make a sample of your own from construction paper. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "The circus is in town, plus Valentine's Day events. Here's what to do in Louisville," 7 Feb. 2018 Girls holding scissors huddled around a table to make decorative paper roses from orange construction paper — the school’s color. Laura Crimaldi,, "Fall River vocational school pulls out all the stops to host Kennedy’s speech," 30 Jan. 2018 Most singers wore pieces of construction paper with their names and interests written on makeshift necklaces. Allie Volpe, The Cut, "A Psychological Explanation for the Appeal of Karaoke," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of construction paper

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of construction paper was in 1902

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English Language Learners Definition of construction paper

: a kind of thick paper that comes in many colors and is used especially by children in school to create art

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Kids Definition of construction paper

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

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