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10 Creative Paper Crafts for Kids

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PAPER CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Paper crafts for kids are very fun, interesting, and easy to do.

Paper crafts can be done with paper that is bought at any store or made with scrap paper.

They are great ways for a parent and child to bond by spending time doing something together instead of just watching T.V etc.

 

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Paper crafts for kids are a cute way to spend time with your children. You can make all kinds of things like paper hats, cards, plant pots, and bookmarks.

Paper crafts for kids are a wonderful way to teach children the basics of arts and crafts. Paper crafting can be done by anyone with just about any kind of materials, at any time, anywhere!

This is an excellent choice for those that may not have supplies or space to work on other kinds of projects.

There are many papercraft activities available for kids, including making greeting cards, decorations, coloring pages, and puppets.

Children can also make their own books or bookmarks using paper.

There are even papercraft kits available with all the items needed to complete one specific project. It is easy to make your own crafts using recycled magazine pages, scrapbook papers, and junk mail flyers.

 

The following are some great papercraft ideas for kids:

1) Make Paper Hats – There are plenty of websites that show you how to properly fold the paper so that it becomes like a hat that fits on your child’s head.

You can buy paper in many colors and patterns, so the designs are pretty wild.

 

2) Make Paper Cards – The simplest cards are just folded rectangles of paper with words written on them.

However, you can also make all kinds of other shapes like diamonds, hearts, or stars to surprise your little friend.

If children want to be creative they can make their own designs instead of following a ready-made template.

When making cards for certain occasions (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.) it is nice if they write personal messages inside them as well.

 

3) Make Plant Pots – Most plants need quite large pots to grow properly, however, this might not always be practical when you have a small garden or balcony.

Paper pots are a great alternative – they look cute and kids can make them themselves!

All you need is paper, scissors, and glue and your children will be able to use their creativity to decorate their plant pots however they want.

 

4) Make Paper Bookmarks – Once children learn how to read they often become hooked on stories that take multiple days to finish.

In order not to lose track of where they stopped reading they can make their own paper bookmarks with the name of the story as well as a picture from it.

Instead of buying expensive bookmarks from shops, you can simply recycle materials from things like packaging boxes instead!

 

Here are some other creative paper crafts to get indulged in.

 

 1. PAPER UMBRELLAS

paper umbrella

This could be a fun rainy day craft.

 

All you need:

  • color papers
  • 1 light blue cardstock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • yarn
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • 1 toothpick (for applying glue)

From easypeasyandfun.com

 

2. MOVING CAT EYES

MOVING CAT EYES

How crafty and elegant does it look?

A perfect paper plate fun with the moving eyes of a cat.

 

All you need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Black Paint
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pom Poms
  • White Paint Pen
  • Coloured Cardstock
  • Punch All Over The Page Circle Punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue

From kidscraftroom.com

 

3. PAPER ROLL DRAGON

PAPER ROLL DRAGON

You will love how the little dragons turn out to be.

A lovely playmate at least for a day.

Kids will enjoy making it.

 

All you need:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors

You can get a printable template from the site itself.

From madetobeamomma.com

 

4. PAPER LILY

FLOWER LILY

Transformation of paper plates into beautiful lily flowers.

 

All you need:

  • Paper plates
  • Green paper straws
  • Yellow pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Paint

From theresourcefulmama.com

 

5. ELSA MAGIC WAND

ELSA MAGIC WAND

Come to the wonderland.

A perfect beautiful craft to feel magical.

 

All you need:

  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft sticks
  • Sequins
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

From messylittlemonster.com

 

6. 3D ICECREAM PAPERCRAFT

3D ICECREAM PAPERCRAFT

This actually looks like real ice cream on paper.

Decorate it the way you want.

Use punch holes, markers, or sprinkles to decorate your favorite ice cream.

 

All you need:

  • The ice cream template printed out in white
  • A sheet of colored card stock for the base
  • Felt tip pens
  • Tissue paper in the color you want your ice cream to be
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Optional hole punch to make circles for decorating

From thecrafttrain.com

 

7. PAPER HELICOPTERS

PAPER HELICOPTERS

Crafty tiny helicopters that actually fly.

These colorful helicopters are a perfect friend on a sunny windy day.

 

All you need:

Paper (we used cardstock)

Paper clip

Scissors

From thislittlegoose.com

 

8. PAPER JELLYFISH CRAFT

PAPER JELLYFISH CRAFT

This one is my favorite.

Though takes a bit of time, but totally worth it.

 

All you need:

  1. Jellyfish printable
  2. White A4 cardstock (to print the Jellyfish’s head)
  3. A4 Construction papers of different colors to make the paper chains.
  4. Watercolor (or crayons or colored pencils)
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue stick
  7. Yarn and clear tape(optional, only if you want to make it a hanging jellyfish)
  8. Stapler (optional)

From craftsbyria.com

 

9. PAPER STRIP RAINBOWS

PAPER STRIP RAINBOWS

This is a no-mess kids’ craft.

Colorful and bright.

 

All you need:

  • Construction Paper (Rainbow Colours)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Cotton Balls

From onelittleproject.com

 

10. DOVE PAPER CRAFT

DOVE PAPER CRAFT

It a beautiful and calm to see papercraft.

 

All you need:

  • 1 white paper plate uncoated
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Magic markers, assorted colors

My Take on Paper Crafts for Kids

Kids love crafts. And parents, grandparents, and friends all enjoy spending time with kids making paper crafts together!

Paper crafts are a great way to get kids interested in art, and they also help develop their creativity.

From making your own origami swans to turning old magazines into colorful paper flowers, there’s something here for every child with an interest in art.

 

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Mukles

Friday 8th of July 2022

Very helpful informaion.

Ava Garcia

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Such a great article! thank you for sharing and keep posting.