Here's a thought: Make origami paper out of junk mail! Flyers! Wrapping paper from the last Christmas!
Google "Origami" or "Origami instructions", you'll get tons of step-by-step origami instructions.
They will probably stop running around your small apartment. They'll quietly (or at least less screaming) sit down and concentrate on folding colorful papers... or not ;p
But this is kind of fun for you to do while watching a boring TV show or something. You don't have to look for paper called "origami." You already have it at home.
Step 1: Fold and Cut
P.S. Please fold the paper as neat and precise as possible. Otherwise, you'll get very frustrated while folding your origami to make your origami art ;)
Step 2: More Origami
Also, make a trash can or a treasure box out of origami, too! It'll come in handy while you are making origami. I made it with a supermarket flyer. So it was like 8" or 9" square box. FYI, because I used the flimsy supermarket flyer, the box came out flimsy, too. But it holds origami scraps and creations. If you want to make it sturdier, use sturdier paper and paste some glue between the folded areas.