18 Easy Paper Crafts for Kids You’ll Want to Make Too!

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!

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#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!

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#5. Stained Glass Kites

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.

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#7. Minions

These cute minions are also made from toilet paper rolls. Full instructions with a great printable sheet available on

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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.

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#10. Snails

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.

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#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 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!

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#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.

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#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.

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Did you try any of these paper crafts with your child? Tell us how you got on in the comments below.

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