Paper Skateboards

  • Due No due date
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  • Questions 4
  • Time Limit None


Create a super cool mini skateboard using only glue and paper!

Your Instructor: Tia

Difficulty: Medium

Length of Activity: 30 Minutes 

Parental Warnings: Scissor use 


  • 5 pieces of printer paper
  • 1 glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Fold a stack of 5 sheets of paper in half twice (so that it is 20 layers thick). Then cut a of about one inch of the stack of papers so that you have 10 long strips. Cut it in half at the fold line to get 20 smaller strips in total.
  2. Glue together the 20 strips by stacking them one at a time.
  3. Fold up the ends of the glued paper to create a skateboard like curve at either end of the paper.
  4. Trace and cut an oval skateboard shape from your glued paper. Fold up the ends again to reshape it and allow it to finish drying.
  5. Draw 4 circles on either end of the paper skateboard to resemble the truck bearings on real skateboards.
  6. Using leftover paper from earlier, cut 10 narrow 1-inch long strips of paper and glue 5 pieces together to create 2 small stacks of glued paper.
  7. On both strips of paper, fold the ends of the paper in towards the middle to create a bridge shape. Then fold the end pieces of the bridge shape in half (folding away from the middle) to make a z shape. Glue each piece to the bottom of the skateboard beneath the 4 circles you drew on each side. 8
  8. Let dry and enjoy your paper skateboard!