Does the idea of art & craft projects with your child fill you with dread? Are you the un-crafty type of parent? Fear not, we’ve selected 18 Easy Paper Crafts for Kids You’ll Want to Make Too!
#1. Colourful Paper Lanterns
Instructions for how to make easy paper lanterns, could be used for Chinese New Year celebrations.
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#2. Love Heart Wreath
Use different patterned paper strips in different colours to make love hearts that you glue together into a wreath.
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#3. Paper Heart Penguin
Another sweet Valentine’s Craft For Kids, making Love Heart Penguins.
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#4. Marble Run
Use up cardboard rolls from paper towels and toilet paper and make an amazing marble run!
Make these lovely tissue paper stained glass kites, nice for catching the light on your window.
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#6. Racing Cars
These cute cars are made from toilet paper rolls and wheels cut out of cardboard. The instructions are in Hungarian but most browsers offer translation to your language and it’s fairly obvious from the pictures what to do.
These cute minions are also made from toilet paper rolls. Full instructions with a great printable sheet available on Craftsbyamanda.com.
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#8. Folded Paper Bracelets
This is a nice craft project, using watercolours on paper and then cutting into strips to make folded paper bracelets.
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#9. Paper Chain Caterpillar
Use strips of construction paper glued or taped together and decorated with a smile and some googly eyes.
Learn about snails while you make these cute ones out of paper.
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#11. Snowflake Ballerinas
This paper craft making pretty ballerinas with snowflake skirts combines making paper dolls with the old classic cut out snowflake craft.
#12. Paper Roll Owls
Make cute owls out of paper rolls. Why not make a whole family of owls?
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#13. Corner Bookmarks
We love these cute monster corner bookmarks. The Tallystreasury.com website has complete instructions as well as patterns for monster bookmarks.
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#14. Octopus Craft
Make this fun octopus out of a toilet paper roll with googly eyes and decorate him or her anyway you like!
#15. Paper Weaving Craft
This simple paper weaving craft for kids is a fun way to take ordinary scraps and transform them into colorful art.
#16. Super Hero Cuffs
Make super hero cuffs from empty paper rolls painted and then decorated with glitter and stickers.
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#17. Easter Animals
These cute Easter animals are made of coloured paper. The Krokotak website is in Bulgarian but most browsers can translate and there are easy to follow photos with printables.
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#18. Paper Fish
Very easy and cute paper craft making paper fish from construction paper which you fold up like a concertina then fan out and attach eyes and a string to hang them.
Did you try any of these paper crafts with your child? Tell us how you got on in the comments below.