Here is another artistic recycling idea for you, one that should be ideal to take on if you want to put old waste such as newspapers back to good use. Perhaps easy for the folks who have done origami folding activities, these eight legged cephalopods by Natsuko Kogure should be something interesting to make.
Of course you may only enjoy them if you are able to make multiple pieces, each having their own set of colors and designs. But with that in mind and the tons of newspaper left out everyday, you can just imagine how to re-use them and turn them into these cute little creations.
Apparently Kogure paid tribute to these creatures, the ones who can predict volcanic eruptions.