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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).
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DIY Autumn paper owl decorations
This cute "pinata style" frizzle little paper owl decor is so easy and simple to make! Go to A Beautiful Mess's website for clear step-by-step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. We love the color combination of paper, wooden beads & twigs used to make these little owls. This paper owl i s just a wonderful fall decor , plus it can be a fun party pinata ( with small modifications ) ! If you are organizing a fall party for kids, then this will be a great project! They'll love to help you make this, too! You could use different types of paper ( such as newspapers, old book pages, crepe paper, brown paper grocery bags.. ) the possibilities are truly endless.
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DIY Aluminum foil and acorn cap owl (step-by-step tutorial)
Autumn isn’t just about skulls and ghosts! If you are in the mood for a more sweet, less spooky fall craft, here you go! These owls by artstudio.club are super easy to make with recycled supplies and SO cute! Construct a cute little owl in brown or white using aluminum foil, acorn caps, and store-bought structure paste or DIY paper mache paste. ( Paper mache is a crafting method that involves three inexpensive common ingredients to produce a long-lasting, rock-hard structure: newspaper, water, and PVA glue or "flour glue". ) Make an owl to add to your fall or Christmas decor. If you have an owl-loving friend, fashion an owl to give as a gift , complete with a personalized name tag collar.
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Easy DIY toilet paper roll bunny - fun Easter craft for kids
These paper roll bunnies by One little Project are so adorable! They look like mischievous little rabbits getting ready to jump. We simply LOVE their adorable, fuzzy little cotton tails! Seriously.. who car resist it? So cute! If you are up for a fun little Easter project , get the tutorial at onelittleproject.com and paint a few toilet paper roll bunnies with the kids :
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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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DIY Santa drinks - fun Christmas party decor (free printable)
The Christmas decorations are set up, the playlist is on point, and everything is nearly ready for your holiday party - except for the drinks. You may need to serve non-alcoholic drinks at you r Christmas party since you might have guests coming over, who don't imbibe, or kids who want to partake in the fun too. Don't worry: we've got you covered! Visit Pysselbolaget's wonderful blog, and learn how to transform the simplest drinks into the most festive Christmas party drink ever. Whether it be a cocktail in a mason jar or a simple raspberry soda, this free printable bottle decor will convert your beverages into a fun & festive Christmas party drink ! ( To download the free printable , please choose the UNTRANSLATED link below, then click on the blue "vår tomtemall här" link ( next to the assembly photo ). )
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DIY origami jumping frogs - easy paper folding instructions
Are you looking for a super easy and fun origami diagram which can be a perfect starting origami project for kids? Teach your kids to make origami jumping frogs and watch whose frog could jump the furthest and who could get his/her frog to land on it’s feet more often. These cute little origami frogs are pretty easy to fold, so most upper elementary age kids will have no trouble with them. Click the buttons below for full instructions on how to fold your own origami jumping frog. These frogs are a little easier to fold if you have origami paper, since it’s nice and thin , but you can really use any square piece of paper. Once your frog is folded, press down on the folded “legs” with the tip of your finger, then quickly slide your finger off to make the frog jump.
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Easter egg holder origami rabbit
With the help of this nice video origami tutorial make these fun and adorable origami Rabbits. This bunny is a charming addition to other origami models for Easter presented at Origami Spirit. This origami rabbit is a perfect model to hold a real egg that’s been decorated for Easter. All that’s needed are the desire to make the model, and an 8 x 8 inch ( 20x20cm ) piece of paper.
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DIY Origami Easter egg cups (paper folding)
Is it too early to start making Easter crafts ? We hope not because we've already found million craft ideas and we can't wait to start sharing them with you! For this time we brought to you a beautiful paper folded ( origami ) Easter egg holder ! Decorate your breakfast table this Easter with these adorable origami egg cups or use them to spice up your painted and ready to be gifted Easter eggs. Super simple, super cute and only take a minute to make. In this nice step-by-step video origami tutorial Emma will show you how to make your paper Easter egg cups with simple paper folding. What do you think? Easy peasy, right?
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DIY Unicorn ornament - easy paper craft for kids
If you are on a hunt for a quick, easy and frugal paper craft , these cute little paper unicorn ornament are certainly your thing. We love all the diversity simple colorful paper offer when it comes to crafting ( and these unicorn ornaments prove that ). If you are in a need of a fun paper craft idea for a classroom these are your thing because these paper unicorn ornaments make a fantastic afternoon craft. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself ( well the kids ) to sticking to the colors of this paper craft project. Naturally this is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home. Download the template >> at RedTedArt <<<
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Gingerbread house Christmas treat boxes (free printables)
One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is the giving and receiving of yummy gifts. This year, she's sharing two versions with us of the cutest gingerbread house treat boxes and a yummy snack to fill them with. This gingerbread houise cookie box filled with delicious store bought or homemade cookies is really a perfect gift idea for co-workers, neighbors or teachers at Christmas because who doesn't love delicious swets packaged in an adorable gingerbread house box? In this ice craft blog you will find the free gingerbread house printables: a colorful version and a plain cut file to decorate!
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors!
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DIY Cardboard box castle - upcycling craft
Today's craft by A Beautiful Mess is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle is easy to make, and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys bring much more fun and happiness than the store-bought versions ( especially dollhouses ) because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys' taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, or a pink sparkly castle for your precious little princess - the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box castle tutorial, you can make one cardboard box castle in no time:
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Origami pumpkin witch - Halloween paper craft for kids
Today Paper Kawaii sharing a super fun & easy paper folding tutorial with us on how to fold a fun origami Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin witch ! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami pumpkin witches with the kids ! This Halloween kids craft projec t is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). The origami pumpkin 's faces give them such different personalities, don't you think? This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor or fall decor ( without faces ). Glue the mini paper pumpkins to a string and create a fun frugal fall garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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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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DIY Enchanted rose ( with free printable ) - fun Disney craft for kids
This simple but gorgeous Beauty and the Beast Enchanted rose craft by A Magical Mess makes a great tabletop decoration and can also put a wonderful touch of Disney to your home. This enchanted rose craft is just perfect for all the Disney fans ! This time Jen shows you how to make this beautiful enchanted paper rose from a few sheets of simple craft paper and a big plastic cup. These beautiful enchanted roses are not only a joy to create, but they are also super special for the recipient who will get them. This enchanted rose is also super gorgeous, sweet and unbelievably easy to create, so don't hesitate: get the free printable paper rose template at amagicalmess.com and let's get crafting:
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How to make ATM piggy bank for kids from cardboard
This Easy to make ATM Machine Piggy Bank is a Fun Toy for Kids. You can use both currency notes and coins. This functional cardboard box ATM piggy bank is extremely fun to use and also super fun to make ! All you need is to create one fun ATM piggy bank for yourself ( or for the kids ) is: a few sheets of cardboard , and 3 spring s! This frugal and easy to make cardboard ATM piggy bank will be your kids ( and your ) favorite we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own cardboard ATM piggy bank with a few sheets of cardboard !
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Easy DIY Paper crab card - fun summer craft for kids
These little crab cards by Easy Peasy And Fun are super cute, very easy to make, and it's just perfect for keeping little ones entertained for hours. This crab card is a great fun craft for kids that lets them practice their fine motor skills too. The finished crab cards make adorable summer decorations or you can share them with friends and family members! Plus, because this crab card is such a simple and easy craft, it’s great for kids of all ages !
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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DIY easy paper daisies - paper spring flowers
With this nice video ( quilling ) craft tutorial you can learn how to make these cute paper spring flowers / daisies ! These colorful paper flowers are perfect spring decors for your home, and believe or not it's a very easy craft project ! You just need a little piece of colorful paper , scissors and some glue! You can use the quilled paper daisies to create a beautiful mother's day paper flower bouquet, a spring flower garland or you can simply use them as cute additions in a gift card !
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Pear shelf,star money bank and swan basket from cardboard
In this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can learn how to make these super adorable and inexpensive kids' room decors completely out from cardboard ! Unbelievably , inst't it? In this video tutorial you will find an adorable pear shape miniature shelf , a super cute ( kawaii ) star shape coin-bank and a gorgeous swan organizer. All of these fun kids' room decors are super easy to make! You can find the free pattern for the pear shelf >>here <<, the star money-bank pattern >>here<< and the swan organizer's free pattern >>here<<
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Easy DIY Paper  pig ornament - fun paper craft for kids
If you are on a hunt for a quick to do paper craft idea these cute little piggies are certainly your thing. We love all the diversity simple paper strips offer when it comes to crafting ( and these pigs prove that ). If you are in a need of fun the year of the pig ( 2019 ) ideas these little paper stripe pigs are your thing as you can easily “thread” them on a string and make fantastic decorations. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself ( well the kids ) to sticking to pink color for this paper craft project. Use pastels and have a nice variety of piggies. Naturally, this is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home.
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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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Enchanting halloween lanterns
Decorate your house for Halloween with this stunning, and easy to make enchanted halloween lantern. With this creative halloween craft idea you can upcycle some old mason jars and bring a little magical feeling into your home.
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DIY Gorgeous origami spring flowers (paper folding)
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flowers can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper or from leftover wrapping papers ( even wrapping paper pieces will working well with this origami project ) !
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Easy colorful paper plate owl - fall craft for kids
The fall season is the perfect time for lots of fun craft activities. This paper plate owl craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is perfect for preschoolers and older children. This fun and easy paper plate owl craft make a great classroom craft for fall or for the spookiest time of the year! And the best is: you probably have all of these materials at home for this lovely owl craft project. So get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and create your own lovely paper plate owl :
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Plastic spoon angel - easy Christmas craft for kids
It's time time to make a beloved icon of Christmas . And it's none other than the beautiful angel . Angels are believed to be messengers of God. The lore is that an angel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Christ and proclaimed him the savior of all people. Here is our adorable spoon angel ornament to adorn Christmas tree ! These little plastic spoon angels are super sweet and simple to make - this is a perfect afternoon Christmas craft for the kids.
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Diy Toilet paper roll penguin - winter craft for kids
Any penguin lovers around? Here is an incredibly cute paper roll penguin craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little TP roll penguin is great as a fun winter kids craft, preschool craft and also great for learning about winter animals. You can use simple toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls or even craft rolls. This little toilet paper roll penguin will be both fun to make and to play with. Follow Andreja's easy instructions and learn how to craft an adorable penguin today:
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Printable christmas decorations: Santa and his friends
Six Christmas paper dolls you can make easily from just 2 sheets of paper! They are so simple you can print and make them in a few minutes.They are really versatile – from delightful Christmas tree decorations, accessories to Christmas table settings, children’s holidays toys, hanging pendants to stocking fillers… + all of your ideas we haven’t thought of yet!
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3D Spring flowers in a box pop-up card  ( Mother's day gift )
We love simple papercrafts especially when it comes to flowers and greeting cards ! This beautiful 3D flower card can be a great gift for any special occasion or you can use them as frugal wedding / spring party invitations ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial where SweetBioDesign will teach you how to make this beautiful 3D flower pop-up card in no time! All you need is to make one 3D flower pop-up card are: some colorful papers, scissors, and a little glue! This spring craft project is suitable for kids of all ages, because it's super easy ! ( especially if you help them in cutting out the flowers ) >>Download the template here <<
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Easy fall leaf silhouette card - autumn craft for kids
Making fall art can be simple! Since fall is all about the falling leaves , why not incorporate them into your crafts? The Best Ideas For Kids shares how to make fun and thoughtful hand-written fall cards out of colorful construction paper, yarn and other simple craft materials. These DIY fall leaf cards are a quick and easy way to send a personal note this fall. ( These cards could be used to for any fall occasion and they are made using the perfect fall colors! ) Your little artist can easily sit and make a whole collection of these beautiful fall cards in one sitting!
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Easy Rudolph reindeer accordion craft for kids
We love reindeer crafts ! Today Kids Craft Room shares with us an adorable printable accordion paper reindeer craft that the kids can actually play with too. This homemade paper reindeer toy has a simple but cleverly folded body that makes it nice and strong and allows it to stand up and be walked along by little hands. The accordion folds also work a bit like a spring so the paper reindeer can be made to boing and bounce up and down on their bottoms. Seriously so much fun and cuteness! Get the free printable template and full instructions at Kids Craft Room:
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