The Eiffel tower has to be one of the most well known structures in the world. Make your own paper Eiffel tower with only tape, newspaper and a pencil. Find out how tall the Eiffel tower is and build your own Eiffel tower at home or in the classroom from simple supplies. We love fun and easy building ideas for kids!

HOW TO MAKE AN EIFFEL TOWER OUT OF PAPER

EIFFEL TOWER

Located in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known structures in the world. It was originally built as the entrance arch for the World’s Fair in 1889. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of the project.

The Eiffel tower is 1,063 feet or 324 metres tall to its tip, and is about the same height as an 81-storey building. It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to build the Eiffel tower, which was a big achievement at that time.

Make your own paper Eiffel tower from a few simple supplies. Read on for the full instructions. Let’s get started!

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DIY EIFFEL TOWER

SUPPLIES:

  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Marker

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Roll the newsprint into a tube, using a marker.

STEP 2: Repeat until you have 7 tubes. Making sure to tape each one.

STEP 3: Shape one tube into the shape of a square. Tape the ends.

STEP 4: Tape another four tubes to each corner of your square so you tower can stand.

STEP 5: Now make a smaller square and four arches with your remaining tubes.

STEP 6: Tape the smaller square slightly above your first, attaching to each of your tower legs.

STEP 7: Gather together the top of your tower and tape.

STEP 8: Tape the arches between the bottom of the tower legs.

STEP 9: Make one more tiny square and add at the top of your tower. Then tape a pencil ‘antenna’ to the top of your tower as the final touch

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