Archive for ‘Newspaper structure’

January 18, 2012

Paper Flag-post

by Neha Gupta

While trying to make the highest tower with newspapers, our goal was to build a strong base which shall hold the weight on the top of it. Our idea was to build something like a flag-post, where it had a strong base to sustain a tall and thin structure on the top of it. Here are a few pictures which we took while building the paper-tower and after its completion.

Trying to build a strong base with lots of newspaper bundled and tied with paper itself.

After the base, building a  tall and thin paper roll and fixing it together with the base.

Everything ready and done.

January 18, 2012

Rolling in the Paper Stack by Archita, Garima, Neha and Manmeet

by architanasit

How to make a “Tallest” paper structure using just “paper” and nothing else???

All you need is a stack of newspapers and you are all set to roll 😉

Step 1: Roll the tower.

Take a sheet of news paper and roll it diagonally, making a slim and stiff tube.

Join one tube with another using a square piece of paper with a hole it, to hold them together.


Step:2 Create a Base

Take 7 sheets of news paper and stack them.

Put the tower in the center and roll the stack.

Tie the roll with news paper ribbon.


Step 3: Rolling in The paper Stack.

There you go!!


January 18, 2012

Telescoping Tower of Awesometude

by nanokiwi

In this particular newspaper instance, the gallery delineates the basic steps required to create a “telescoping tower of awesometude”.

Materials:  1-2 full newspapers


1. Creating the base:  Roll 7 -10 sheets of newspaper into tubes and tie the tubes together 3/4 of the way up from the ground.  It should look like a teepee.

Step 1 - Creating the Base

2.  The initial telescope:  Roll a piece of newspaper into a tube and insert it into the center of the teepee.

Step 2 - The Initial Telescope

3. Continuing to telescope:  Continue to roll the newspaper and insert into previous tube.

Step 3: Continue to telescope, Part 1

Step 3: Continuing to telescope, part 2

4.  More height:  To prevent the newspaper rolls from falling to the bottom, we inserted rolled up balls of newspaper.

Step 4: More height

5. Rigidity:  To prevent the structure from tipping over, we angled “leaves” of newspaper to the base.

Step 5: Rigidity


Hopefully, you can now create your own Super Telescoping Tower of Awesometude.  Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions on how to make it better 🙂

January 12, 2012

Elegant Newspaper Tower

by Ellen Yi-Luen Do

here is the picture of an elegant newspaper tower –


The step-by-step instructions are here –