construction paper


Definition of construction paper

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

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Recent Examples on the Web For comparison, black construction paper only absorbs 10 percent. Danielle Hall, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020," 17 Dec. 2020 The Copperas Cove, Texas, educator takes books outside and films her read-alouds in different settings, or uses homemade special effects screens (green construction paper taped up behind her) to add relevant scenery to enhance the story. Michelle Z. Donahue, National Geographic, "How educators are overcoming virtual learning challenges," 10 Nov. 2020 Supplies: Directions: Measure and cut the construction paper into 3 inch wide by 6 inch long strips. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "13 Ridiculously Awesome DIY Gifts for Your BFFs," 9 Nov. 2020 Along with a craft, each child can choose a sticker to place on a 5-foot-tall construction paper tree to share on Facebook. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Entertainers find innovative ways to make music: Whit & Whimsey," 13 Nov. 2020 To honor the girl who loved nature and animals, the school made a tree out of construction paper. Megan Diskin, USA TODAY, "In California: 11 counties backslide as virus surges; CSU sees record enrollment," 11 Nov. 2020 Place a a small bowl with the rim facing down onto a piece of construction paper and trace a circle around the bowl with a pencil., "Kids can make gnome homes from recycled materials following this lesson from the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Departement," 23 Oct. 2020 The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles provides easy-to-follow-steps to transform ordinary household items, like a lamp, shower curtain, construction paper and sticks (branches work, too!), into a dino-variety show. Adriana Balsamo, New York Times, "Become a Dessert Person and Face the Haunts in Edith Wharton’s Home," 17 Oct. 2020 Along with his wipes and wing sanitizer, Big Bird's checklist also includes a distance stick, made out of paper towel rolls, tape and construction paper. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Best moments from CNN and Sesame Street's 'Back to School' coronavirus town hall," 12 Sep. 2020

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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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23 Dec 2020

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“Construction paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of construction paper

US : 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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