Back here in Sri Lanka we encourage young girls with no income or education or orphans to start small business at home while looking after their kids.
One of the ways we have found is newspaper weaving...it's cheap and very versatile. It's the same as basket weaving...only cheaper as we use newspaper. :-)
Here I have displayed a simple twist weave which looks very difficult...but is in fact very easy.
I would later try and post another instructable...if requested on how to weave a magazine rack with newspaper...I actually wanted to post it up for the design contest...but that is not up for ages.... :-)
I have posted pictures which i feel would be easy to follow so please ...if you have any questions ...don't forget to ask...I'll be happy to help :-)