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This craft category is a huge collection of paper crafts! Crafts with paper: DIY home decor from magazines & newspapers ( paper weaving, paper flower bouquets, wall decors, art projects ), crafts with colorful papers ( origami / paper folding, quilling ), easy papercrafts for kids ( toilet paper roll crafts, easy cards, handprint arts, thumbprint arts ), DIY gifts from paper ( gift box patterns, free printable cards & tags, paper flowers ), seasonal and holiday papercrafts ( Christmas decorations from paper, autumn decorations from paper, spring decors from paper ), upcycling paper crafts ( papermache, newspaper crafts, magazine crafts, paper weaving )... and many more other creative craft ideas with papers! If you are looking for specific paper craft category ( for example: origami or quilling ) please choose a sub-category from the "paper crafts" main menu ( at the top of the page).
Easy paper pumkins - quick fall decor
Look at these  super fun and easy to make fall pumpkins! These paper pumpkins are super cute and the perfect craft for ANYONE to make. (Even the smallest crafty hands can make some!) This gorgeous fall/autumn pumpkin decor is really simple and inexpensive to create. There’s so many fun different papers out there that you can try! The pumpkins would be fun to make with a little sprinkle of glitter too!  In this nice craft website you will find a video tutorial which will teach you how to make these cute paper pumpkins in minutes!
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Easy DIY origami money shirt tutorial (paper folding)
This step-by-step origami video tutorial will teach you how to make an origami shirt from money or rectangular paper ! This origami money shirt is super easy to make and it can be a great gift for dads or boyfriends ! So learn how to make the simplest of money origami - the dollar bill shirt ! This easy origami shirt is also awesome for decorating greetings cards ! Whether this is for your d ad, husband, boyfriend or colleague , they will appreciate the extra time and effort spent on a handmade greetings card. For this easy to make origami dollar bill shirt , you'll need - a dollar bill ! ( If you'd like to use origami paper instead, the dimensions don't matter, just make sure it's a long rectangle. )
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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) .
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DIY Paper plate bunny mask - fun Easter craft for kids
This cute whiskered paper plate Easter bunny mask by Kids Craft Room is a really easy spring craft and something children of all ages will enjoy having in their dressing up box all year round. This paper plate bunny mask is super easy to make and so much fun to wear! We love the idea of kids dressing up in these adorable bunny masks and all the Easter role play they inspire. Now you can make them too with Kids Craft Room 's step-by-step tutorial. Who wouldn’t enjoy being an Easter bunny at this time of year?
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Dinosaur handprint card - fun handprint craft for kids
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun dinosaur card by The Joy Of Sharing. This handprint dinosaur card is super easy to make, plus you don't need special tools or skills to make one, which makes this fun craft perfect for kids of all ages ! With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies , you'll be giving your child the tools he needs to spark imagination and creative play. Read The Joy Of Sharing's tutorial, get the supplies and craft on!
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Gorgeous DIY dimensional paper butterfly wall art - kids' room decor
We love art projects , so we look at every empty wall as a great opportunity! Almost in every home walls are always empty, and there is always space for experiment with decoration. So why not create an incredibly easy to make and beautiful butterfly wall art to spice up those boring white walls? You can use The Best Ideas For Kids ' free printable butterfly templates to make a gorgeous butterfly wall art , a paper butterfly pop-up card , or just for a fun and quick butterfly craft. They have 3 different sizes of a butterfly cut out you can choose from:
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How to make square pillow gift boxes easily with a CD
A personalized gift for a dear one should also be wrapped properly. So in order to make the packaging truly personal, you should make yourself. This will make the whole gift -giving idea more fun and special and you will also be saving some extra dollars, by wrapping the present yourself. This video tutorial , will teach you how to make a small square-shaped gift box in which you can store a little surprise. You will only need: an old CD , triangle, a pair of scissors, paper or cardboard, pencils and a piece of fabric. Just add a cute ribbon to finish the pillow box and you can place your gift inside right away.
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties!
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Confetti paper-mache bowl
For the upcoming New years eve party make this easy DIY project , the confetti bowl with some leftover christmas wrapping paper or confetti. It's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase.
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Paper stripe pumpkins - easy  fall carft for kids
It’s fall, and this paper pumpkin craft tutorial is the perfect pumpkin craft for kids. Can’t you just imagine a whole classroom filled with these hanging pumpkins? They are beautiful as they twirl in circles! With very few supplies needed, it’s so easy to make these with kids. Working on how to measure can be another component of this easy autumn craft. This cute pumpkin paper craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some!
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Christmas Paper Cone Star Wreath
It's time for a new fun and easy Christmas project : let’s make a gorgeous paper cone star wreath ! What’s wonderful about this paper cone star wreath by Ribbons And Glue is that you can turn some leftover Christmas wrapping paper into the most beautiful Christmas decoration ever ! Paper is one of our favorite crafting material ( so many possibilities and quite frugal too! ) With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive decors, making paper cone star wreaths is certainly a must. Ready to make your gorgeous paper star wreath ? Clink on the link below to get the tutorial and create one with the kids !
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DIY Easy origami flower bowl - paperfolding
Learn how to make a pretty origami flower bowl, dish or plate! It’s great to display jewelry or serve candies & snacks. We like the fact that you can use paper with the color or pattern only on one side, because when it’s complete you don’t see the white side! This origami serving dish works best with paper that's a bit thicker or has a texture. Even though you have to cut the square to be a pentagon, and fold the bowl in on itself, you get a surprisingly big bowl. Fold some gorgeous origami flower bowls for your upcoming party with this nice step-by-step video tutorial with PaperKawaii!
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DIY swirly paper spring flowers -  hyacinth
These gorgeous colorful spring ( hyacinth ) flowers were made of a few sheets of simple craft papers with a very easy paper strip rolling technique ( same used in quilling ). It`s a very easy , and quick spring kids papercraft project and the flowers will look so beautiful. It's not just a perfect and low budget spring decor , you can use them to create beautifull gifts or bouquets for mothers day , or Valentine's day. You can use any type of colorful paper to create these beautiful paper hyacinth spring flowers , even leftower christmas wrapping papers will work well!
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DIY Make a tea advent calendar ( envelope advent calendar )
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this elegant DIY "make a tea" advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this envelope advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a handy and exciting holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great Christmas decor you can use year after year. If you aren't a tea type person you could maker an envelope advent calendar with lovely little love notes or even fun activity or product coupons !
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Shabby chic easter bunnies ( free printable )
There are lots of fun uses for these little Shabby Chic Bunny Silhouettes by Hostess with the Mostess Blog! Jenn's original intention was to create a decorative paper Easter bunny garland – but she also discovered that they look pretty dang cute as gift bottle tags or party favor bag accents ! Especially when decked out with a cute little craft pom cotton tails! Of course you can use this adorable free vintage / shabby chic style cartoon bunny printable to decorate your home or the kids room at Easter / springtime or you can use is as part of other craft projects as well ( Easter gift cards,wall arts, scrapbook pages.. )
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DIY Paper reindeer antler headband - Christmas hat (free printable)
This super simple and super cute antler headband by Kids Craft Room is our new favorite Christmas hat! This paper reindeer headband is super easy to make and so much fun to wear! We love the idea of kids dressing up in these glittery Rudolf the reindeer antlers and all the Christmas role play they inspire. Now you can make them too with Kids Craft Room's free printable reindeer antler template. Who wouldn’t enjoy being Rudolf at this festive time of year? You can print this reindeer antler pattern onto white card to color in yourself or trace it straight onto colored craft paper.
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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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DIY Octopus corner bookmarks - fun summer craft for kids (origami)
Easy Peasy And Fun has an another super cute corner bookmark project for you: this time make a silly octopus corner bookmark ! Corner bookmarks are extremely practical and slip over the corner of a book with ease. Books will be a whole lot more fun when your kids make their own cute DIY octopus ( or squid ) corner bookmarks ! Aren't these just the cutest thing ever ? So grab your origami papers , get the paper folding tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and start folding:
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6 different easy paper toys for kids (fun paper crafts for kids)
Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper. These DIY paper toys by 123 Easy Paper Crafts will keep kids amused for hours and it's super easy to make! DIY toys are one of our favorite things to make with and for our kids, not only are they wonderful to play with but they are packed with design and engineering challenges for the whole family! So instead of heading to the store the next time your child asks for a new toy to play with, consider making one of your own. Plus: these paper toys are engaging activities that will put an end to excessive screen time for kids. So let’s begin with crafty fun!
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Toilet paper roll monsters - fun Halloween craft for kids
We love toilet paper roll crafts because they are so easy to do and it’s a great way to recycle materials that you already have on hand! These Halloween toilet paper roll monsters by The Best Ides For Kids are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely monster craft is a great way to celebrate Halloween , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting :
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3D paper tulips - easy DIY spring flower decoration
These cute 3D paper tulips by Anna Swenning are perfect additions to a fun colorful spring decoration or Easter egg tree . You can use a sewing machine to assemble the paper tulips or simply use glue. This 3D paper tulip tree is great for spring, mother's day or just for brightening up your everyday home decor. These 3D paper tulips make the perfect centerpiece or decoration for any occasion!
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DIY water lily candy bowl from napkins - napkin folding
With this great napking folding video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous water lily candy bowl from simple paper napkins. It's a perfect easter - spring decoration / wedding decor or you can spice up your birthday party with them as well. It can be a simple and elegant table decoration or you can put in them some small candies or treats for your guestst.
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form!
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DIY Origami spring flower (tulip) greeting card - paper folding
Are you looking for a f rugal but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these gorgeous origami ( paper folded ) tulip greeting cards ! They can be perfect flowery gifts for Mother's day or other special occasions! You can make the origami tulip flower cards with any type of colorful paper ( you don't need special origami paper , even simple ( Christmas ) wrapping paper works well ). Thi s spring tulip flower gift card is also a easy and fun spring kids craft project. You can use the paper origami tulips ( and their parts ) to make other spring decorations just as wreaths, bouquets or a flower garlands!
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Adorable paper polar bear twirler - winter craft for kids
This super adorable paper plate polar bear twirler by Kids Craft Room is so much fun! You can hang this cute polar bear craft from the ceiling or hold it up in your hand and then watch it spin round and round. Paper plate twirlers just as this little polar bear are really easy to make and so much fun to play with. This polar bear twirler is perfect as a winter kids craft, preschool craft, paper craft or arctic animal crafts for the kids.
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Santa hats with paper weaving from newspapers
This fun and whimsical Santa hat is made only from simple newspapers. Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect way to repurpose old paper junks and create gorgeous Christmas / winter decors at the same time! And this decor is almost cost's nothing to make! You can stuff this paper weaved Santa hat with numerous amount of different sweets/ treats ( like a cornucopia ) or simply use them as cute Christmas decors ! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make one easily! This recycling craft project is a little bit time consuming but absolutely worth it!
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Easy DIY dimensional paper bird - spring decoration (free printable)
We hope you will enjoy these simple-to-make paper birds which will to brighten up any house or work desk. The paper bird printable is available at instructables.com for free ! Print out the parts, score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts. To make the bird extra colorful, print it out and use it as a folding and cutting template in a colorful patterned paper. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one color and the remaining parts from the other color. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.
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DIY fabric covered cardboard storage boxes
She made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front. Absolutelly brilliant! With these super easy, cheap but still gorgeous fabric covered storage boxes you can eliminate any mess in your home in a practical an decorative way! Of course you can use other materials to cover your cardboard storage boxes: leftover wallpapers,craft papers,wrapping papers, contact papers or you can "simply" paint it to a fun color or pattern!
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Easy paper rosette wedding bouquet or topiary (spring decor)
Are you looking for an inexpensive but still gorgeous wedding bouquet, spring decor or mother's day gift ? Try this paper rosette ball bouquet ( or spring topiary ) ! This beautiful paper rose bouquet won't wither so you can preserve a precious memory of a special occasion forever! This paper rosette / rose bouquet ( despite the look ) is a super easy craft project , with this step-by-step paper rose topiary / bouquet video tutorial making one will be a piece of cake! So watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to make one gorgeous paper rose bouquet or spring decor for yourself or as a precious gift!
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DIY Articulated dragon puppet ( free printable template)
Make an articulated dragon puppet from paper with a free printable puppet template! Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have a pet dragon? If we consult literary sources, they differ on this account: a dragon brought quite a bit of trouble to Hagrid, but if we take Daenerys, she made good use of hers! One way or another, it’s a fascinating subject for daydreamers to ponder over! Especially for kids. Could they ride on a dragon’s back? Could they roast marshmallows with its fire? A fun pet it would make! Besides the dragon template that you can download from Adventure in a box for free, you’ll need some card stock, glue (white glue in a bottle or a glue stick) and bamboo skewers to create this super fun origami dragon puppet!
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