Construction paper is a staple school supply for all young children. Sometimes referred to as sugar paper, this multi-colored, slightly textured craft material was originally developed from bags used to package sugar. Advances in paper manufacturing and dying techniques eventually led to a rainbow of vivid colors suitable for any home art project. It is perfect for creating everything from holiday ornaments to woven baskets and origami figures. The unfinished matte surface accepts pen, crayon, chalk, glue, marker, finger paint, and more. Professional animators even used construction paper to create cartoon characters. If you have kids around, here’s how to keep 'em busy with this all-purpose paper.