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We are crazy for crafts! Seasonal crafts, holiday crafts, rainy day crafts – we love them all. We especially love easy peasy and fun crafts, like these easy paper crafts.
Some of the best crafts are those you can pull out any time of year, with any number of kids, and know they’ll turn out super cute. Our easy crafts are perfect for all ages and couldn’t be cuter.
The best ideas come when given a few different supplies and imagination. Grab some card stock, scrapbook paper, construction paper, or even computer paper. Turn those pieces of paper into a fun projects and fabulous kids' crafts.
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Simple Easy Paper Crafts For Kids
Paper crafts are an easy and great way for fun for the whole family. Kids will love each and every design in these fun paper crafts. You will love that they require no specialty supplies or extra trips to the craft store (not that we don’t love those trips).
These paper crafts for kids don’t require anything more than paper, markers, glue sticks, scissors, paper plates, paper lunch bags, and tissue paper. Our free printable designs will help the kiddos make specific creations. However, it can be just as fun freestyling and just letting them explore these materials on their own.
Choose bright paper colors and make some room at the table for all the kiddos. Setting up and cleaning up this activity couldn’t be easier. Even your non-crafty kids will love making paper pirates, flowers, and animals.
Look no further for simple paper kid crafts. Seeing these designs come together will delight both you and your kids. With over 35 crafts to choose from, you’ll be busy all afternoon.
We highlighted these paper crafts along with tons of others in our 101+ Easy Craft Ideas for kids.
Easy paper crafts can be completed by children of all ages and abilities. If they need a little extra help cutting or gluing, you can step in, otherwise, they can complete most of these cute paper crafts on their own.
Turn your next kid’s birthday party into a crafting party. Our free printable drawings and designs will help keep costs down and keep the fun to a maximum. Your birthday kid can invite the whole neighborhood (and then some) for games, crafts, and tasty treats.
Simply set up a craft table with a few supplies, and let kids create. It improves their fine motor skills and gets the creative juices flowing. You could even organize the party around a theme that matches our adorable designs like flowers, paper snowflakes, turkeys, or heart baskets. Whatever they create, each party-goer can take their paper crafts home as part of their goody bag!
Uses for Paper Crafts
Easy paper crafts make for excellent gifts. Surprise a loved one with a homemade creation. These gifts are full of great ideas and from the heart are totally unique and totally thoughtful. We especially love the easy yet beautiful paper flower.
Simply scrunching up some colored tissue paper can bring these paper flowers to life. Tissue paper is very forgiving and has that satisfying crinkle sound kids love. Create a whole bouquet and give them to a friend or neighbor.
They’re so adorable, you might just want to keep them for yourself and display your paper flower bouquet as a centerpiece.
For the book worms in your life, the corner bookmarks make for a perfect gift idea. They are quick and easy to make and are incredibly useful. Your kids will love to see their art sticking out from your favorite book.
If you or someone you love is getting ready to celebrate the first anniversary, a paper gift is a perfect present. Paper is the traditional symbol for the first year of marriage. While the kids are crafting, have a seat at the table and get inspired.
Facts About Paper
Precocious kids will love to learn fun facts about paper while they craft.
Tell them their paper has a tooth! Paper “tooth” refers to the thickness and surface of the paper. Some paper is super smooth while others are rough. This can affect the way ink adheres to the surface and how it looks. Have your kids feel different kinds of paper to see the difference.
Paper is one of the oldest inventions still used today. It was first developed by ancient civilizations in China by pounding mulberry tree fibers. Later, they perfected the designs by adding hemp rags and even fishing net material. The ancient Egyptians also used a type of paper called papyrus.
In some cultures, animal skins, like sheepskin, used to be pulled tight and used as paper.
Americans alone use up to 90 million short tons of paper and paperboard a year. So don’t forget to reuse and recycle whenever possible! Don’t throw those scraps of paper out. Keep them in a separate bin. When they’re bored, challenge them to make something out of only the scraps!
One pine tree can make about 80,500 sheets of paper. While that seems like a lot, remind kids it’s important to keep planting more trees.
But tell those kiddos not to make money from their paper. “Paper” money is not actually made from paper. Those dollar bills in your wallet are actually made from a unique linen and cotton blend.
Paper Crafts For Kids
These easy paper crafts can be pulled out any time of year, day of the week, a special holiday, or any old day of the year. Once kids start working on one fun project, they’ll be eager to continue and complete more.
Table of Contents Different Paper Crafts
- Simple Easy Paper Crafts For Kids
- Kids Crafts
- Uses for Paper Crafts
- Facts About Paper
- Easy Construction Paper Crafts
- Animal Alphabet Letters
- Seasonal Paper Crafts
- Paper Plate Crafts
- Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
- Paper Bag Crafts
- Tissue Paper Crafts
- Other Fun Kids Crafts Based on Supplies
- Easy Paper Crafts For Kids
A ream of construction paper is anything but boring when paired with the tons of Made with Happy paper craft ideas for kids. Have them pick a few pieces of their favorite colors and watch their imaginations take over. There is so much fun to be had with these easy construction paper crafts.
One of the most popular paper crafts. These are fun for kids of all ages. These make for great paper placemats with colorful paper. They are a beautiful paper craft that everyone will love.
With a free printable template, these cute paper cactus are great as gifts or party decor.
Turn any fun paper into a crown for the prince or princess in your life. These are great for parties or just fun everyday dress-up.
These paper flowers are a cute craft to gift as a gift for mother's day or any special day. These paper flower crafts are so fun and personal. I know anyone would love to get the gift.
Making these paper windsocks is as simple as making paper chains. Sweet simple and a great camping craft.
One of the all-time favorite past times for young children over the past four to five decades. This fun game is sure to these geometric shapes into a fun football game.
Have some fun creating this fun craft with the kids and have some sweet dreams.
These paper pinwheels are a fun simple craft. They make great gifts for Valentine's day or throughout the Summer. The best part is that is that you simply need a piece of paper and a pair of scissors to make these cute crafts
Making origami cars and trucks is one of our favorites for the car enthusiasts. We're sharing how simple folds turn those favorite papers into sweet paper cars.
Throughout the spring, these sweet 3D paper butterflies make for great party decor or just to hang up throughout the Springtime.
Paper lanterns make for a fun celebration decoration. They are festive and easy to make in different sizes.
Have some paper fun with this sweet paper lion with a free printable lion craft template.
The Handprint Butterfly is a classic paper craft for kids that never goes out of style. Using just a few basic materials such as construction paper, scissors, and paint, children can transform their handprints into colorful and whimsical butterflies.
This craft is not only fun and easy to make but also provides an opportunity for kids to learn about symmetry and the anatomy of butterflies. The Handprint Butterfly is a perfect addition to any paper crafting session and is sure to delight kids of all ages.
Grab those colorful pieces of paper and make a sweet pinwheel wreath full of your favorite colors.
These sweet paper hearts turn into a beautiful butterfly. These are a simple paper craft project for kids of all ages.
Have some water fun with these paper boat crafts for kids.
These sweet bunny origami projects are great for the bunny lover, or can even work as place settings for Easter.
Discover the joy of creating a cute paper caterpillar in our paper crafts collection, a perfect addition to your creative endeavors.
A fun koala with a printable template made from paper.
There is nothing sweeter than receiving a hug in the mail. Especially with social distance, your loved ones are going to be ticked to open a giant hug.
The Frog Craft is a cute and easy paper craft for kids that allows them to create a charming little frog. With just a few basic materials such as construction paper, scissors, and glue, children can cut and assemble the pieces to make a fun and whimsical frog. This craft is perfect for a rainy day activity or a summer afternoon project, and is sure to provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages.
The 3D Rainbow Craft is a fun and engaging paper craft for kids that allows them to create a vibrant and colorful rainbow. With just a few basic materials such as construction paper, scissors, and glue, children can cut and fold the paper to make a three-dimensional rainbow that pops off the page. This craft is a perfect addition to any paper crafting session and is sure to bring a smile to kids' faces.
With just a few supplies, these are fun craft to make for those little ones that love a great night light.
Another sweet bookmark idea with these beautiful paper flowers. Create them with whatever color combination your heart desires.
Have some beautiful paper fun with these origami butterflies.
With only a few simple crafts, you can make this sweet paper flower bloom.
Of course, there are always paper crafts around each of the holidays and seasons. Here are some of our favorite holiday paper crafts.
The Easy Paper Bird Feeder is a simple and eco-friendly paper craft for kids that allows them to create a bird feeder using just a paper plate and some string. With this craft, kids can learn about birds and their habitat while providing them with a source of food and entertainment. This craft is a perfect addition to any paper crafting session and is sure to make kids feel proud as they see birds enjoy the fruits of their labor.
he Paper Cat in the Hat Craft is a fun and whimsical paper craft for kids that allows them to create their own version of the beloved Dr. Seuss character. This craft is perfect for a rainy day activity or a reading-inspired project, and is sure to inspire creativity and imagination in kids of all ages.
The Dinosaur Paper Craft for Kids is a fun and engaging addition to any paper crafting session. This craft is perfect for sparking an interest in dinosaurs and history while providing hours of entertainment and creativity for kids.
This simple Solar System craft for kids is a great paper craft for those kids that are interested in outer space. A fun project with paint and paper and out of this world fun.
This cute owl is made from paper and has a free printable template to help make it. The googly eyes are a fun way to bring these owls to life.
This is APPLE-solutely fantastic craft for kids. They make a great teacher craft and fall craft.
These sweet butterflies are great as bookmarks or just as a fun simple craft with only a few craft supplies. These Spring crafts are a fun way to create some beautiful butterflies.
Have some Mickey Mouse fun with this paper Mickey.
Unfold the magic of paper crafting with our step-by-step guide on making enchanting origami boats, a delightful addition to our diverse Paper Crafts
Explore our collection of Paper Crafts For Kids, including the delightful Paper Pineapple Craft, and ignite your children's creativity with fun crafting ideas!
Create beautiful origami maple leaves, a symbol of the fall season, with step-by-step instructions in this craft activity.
Craft a charming paper cornucopia using a free template, adding a festive touch to your seasonal decorations with creativity and fun.
Animal Alphabet Letters
Seasonal Paper Crafts
- Love Jar
- Heart Symmetry Art
- I Love You To Pieces Card
- Valentine's Day Countdown Craft
- Valentine's DIY Candy Bar Wrapper
- Origami Hugs and Kisses
- Bunny Foot Print Craft
- Scratch Off Easter Paper Craft
- Easter Egg Craft
- Paper Plate Bunny
- Easy Paper Bunny
- Witch Paper Craft
- Paper Bat Craft
- Cat Halloween Luminaries
- Haunted House Craft
- Spider Craft
- Alien Craft
- Build a Bat Craft
- Halloween Countdown
- Mickey Pumpkin
- Halloween Haunted House Craft
- Paper Spider Web
- Halloween Paper Masks
- Paper Monster Candy Boxes
- Haunted House Paper Plate Halloween Craft
- 3D Pumpkin Craft
- Vampire Paper Plate Craft
- Paper Plate Ghost
- Paper Plate Mummy
- Bat Paper Plate
- Paper Plate Monster
- Frankenstein Paper Plate
- Paper Teepee Craft
- Photo Turkey Craft
- Paper Pilgrim Hat Craft
- Paper Turkey Craft
- Fall Tree Craft
- DIY Thanksgiving Cards
- Paper Bag Turkey Craft
- Thankful Tree Craft
- Pumpkin Pie Craft
- Thankful Turkey Craft
- Build A Turkey
- Printable Turkey Game
- 3D Paper Christmas Tree
- Paper Nutcracker Craft
- Reindeer Ornament Printable
- Paper Christmas Tree
- Ugly Sweater Craft
- Christmas Footprint Craft
- Printable Christmas Stocking
- Elf Craft
- DIY Pop-Up Christmas Cards
- Printable Grinch Countdown
- Printable Grinch Face Treat Box
- Bible Crafts
- Paper Christmas Wreath
Other Seasonal Paper Crafts
We hope you enjoy all these simple paper crafts as much as we enjoyed making them.
Paper Plate Crafts are a great addition to any paper crafting session for kids. This versatile and inexpensive material can be transformed into a wide range of creative projects using paper plates.
Whether it's a mask, a flower, or even a hat, paper plates provide a blank canvas for children to explore their creativity and imagination. These crafts are perfect for a rainy day activity or a summer afternoon project and are sure to keep kids entertained and engaged for hours.
- Paper Plate Wind Chime
- Paper Plate Fish
- Paper Plate Penguin Craft
- Star Wars Baby Yoda Craft
- Paper Plate Watermelon Craft
- New Year Paper Plate Wreath
- Paper Plate Earth
- Paper Plate Reindeer Craft
Toilet Paper Rolls Crafts are an easy and eco-friendly addition to any paper crafting session for kids. This versatile material can be transformed into a wide range of creative projects, including animals, flowers, and even vehicles. These craft projects are perfect for when kids are looking for some downtime or a summer afternoon project and are sure to keep kids entertained and engaged for hours. Best of all, they are an excellent way to repurpose something that would otherwise be thrown away, making them an environmentally friendly choice for crafting.
Tissue Paper Crafts
- Summer Popsicle Tissue Paper Craft
- Tissue Paper Butterflies
- Easter Suncatcher DIY
- Simple Rainbow Craft
- Rainbow Name Craft
- DIY Tassel Garland
- Coffee Filters Butterflies
Other Fun Kids Crafts Based on Supplies
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