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Newspaper Sit-Upon

Materials Needed:

8 full-sized pages of newspaper. (28" across when unfolded)

Plastic grocery bag (optional)

packing or duct tape (optional)

Directions:

1. Open paper up. Fold in half from bottom to top. Fold in half twice more. You will have a strip about 3" x 28"

2. Make seven more strips.

3. Weave strips together tightly in middle (see picture)

4. Fold end #1 up, over the top of #16, and tuck it in underneath #16. You may have to fold the end over at least once before tucking to get it to lie tight and flat.

5. Repeat process with ends #3,5,7,9,13, and 15, tucking ends under the strips that lie across them. Keep the weaving tight!

6. Carefully turn the sit-upon over and repeat folding and tucking with the remaining loose ends.

Completed sit-upon can be easily folded in half or in quarters for portability. You can also slip it into a plastic grocery and seal it with tape for a waterproof sit-upon. To make a bigger sit-upon, use 12 strips. Practice making this sit-upon before teaching your troop. It can be a tough project for little hands.


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