An inexpensive, heavy paper produced in many colors and sizes. Construction paper is made from groundwood pulp and is not durable. Many of the colors are water-soluble and most are susceptible to fading. Construction paper is used primarily by children for posters, costumes, crafts, and school projects.
Synonyms and Related Terms
papier de bricolage (Fr.)
- Most colors fade in sunlight
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Most of the colors are water soluble.
Resources and Citations
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000