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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).
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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DIY Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable paper plate crabs by Kids Craft Room can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor!
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DIY Handprint fox craft - fun fall paper craft for kids
If you want an easy, and virtually mess-free craft to do with kids this fall , you need to make this super cute DIY Fox handprint craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This handprint fox is such a wonderful craft idea for all the fox lovers out there! ( Ok, that’s not actually a hanprint but a hand-trace craft ). This is an easy project to make, that doesn’t take long, so it’s also great to use in the classroom ( great for advanced scissor practice ).
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Origami pokemon bookmarks - paper folding for kids
They have taken 9 of the most popular Pokemon characters and turned them into bookmarks with step by step guide to help your kids make fabulous bookmarks too! A great way to get kids reading or make a whole set of these and use them as cute pokemon finger puppets! In this nice kids craft website you can find 9 different paper pokemon corner bookmarks to make, with video tutorials! Origami (paper folding) is a great technique because it's easy and costs almost nothing!
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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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Heart house - christmas ornament from greeting cards
This is a very easy to make chirstmas craft idea and also a very good way to upcycle your old greeting cards!  Make this beautiful  heart - house christmas ornament out of them, or you can make it with tissue / cereal boxes too. It can be a perfect (cheap) valentine's day gift, or a decorative garland in your little girl's room ( if you paint them into pink )
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Easter bunny napkin - napkin folding
With this nice video napkin folding tutorial in under three minutes you can learn to fold plain paper ( or cloth ) napkins into adorable little Easter bunnies for your dinner table! ( If the napkin is too thick to stay in shape you can fasten it in the back with a small clothespin )
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Easy DIY 3D paper pumpkins - fall decor from paper
These little paper pumpkins by Golden Hands are so much fun to make, and it's just the perfect f all or Halloween craft you can do with your kids ( and its also perfect for sprucing up your mantel or fall table decor ) ! You can try to create some adorable paper pumpkins with different colored papers in different patterns as well. Watch Golden Hands' step by step tutorial on how to make these lovely little dimensional paper pumpkins for fall and open a paper pumpkin factory!
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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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Santa belt - gift wrap
She would like to show you how to make this Santa’s Belt Gift Wrap. You may adapt the Santa’s Belt method to wrap the others, just take off the buckle and add another layer of contrast band across. Again, use any festive season paper punch to punch out some embellishments to decorate. Add some ribbons elements to the gift wrap will further personalize look.
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DIY gorgeous spring flower lantern (or gift box) - free pattern
For you upcoming wedding or spring party create a delicate paper flower lantern which can be used practically as well as aesthetically. The House That Lars Built came up with a gorgeous paper flower lantern that you can place an electric tea light in. She also added some delicate florals on it and voila : a perfect spring party decor was born! We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous party and home decors ! These floral paper lanterns are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous?
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
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Easy DIY paper 3D flower wall art - spring craft for kids
Paper flowers as wall decor? Why not?What a, easy, fun and frugal way to decorate boring wall spaces at home or in the classroom !These construction paper crafts for kids are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids of all ages. Use them to create fun pictures, mother’s day cards ,gorgeous spring wall arts . Not only are these DIY paper flowers are super simple to assemble ( even for a beginner ) but they are really inexpensive and have that handmade touch, that makes them so impressive too! Now grab a few sheets of colorful construction paper, check out the full craft tutorial at stranamasterov.ru and create gorgeous spring decorations / flower cards for Mother's day with your child today!
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Easy DIY 3D heart card ( Valentine\'s day card )
This Valentine's day, don't forget to give your loved ones a big hug ! When it comes to giving the perfect gift for Valentine's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely dimensional heart card craft by I Heart Crafty Things a perfect Valentine's day gift! Everyone loves a gift comes from the heart! This easy, DIY 3D heart card is a simple craft , and ( if you add personal notes to them ) it will make you smile every time. This easy DIY 3D heart card is just the perfect gift to tell your loved ones just how special are they!
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Colorable New year's eve party hats
Ring in the New Year with with the kids in style  with wearing TotSchooling's printable New Year's Eve coloring party hats!  Whether your kids will be staying up until midnight or not, they can still celebrate the New Year with these fun Coloring Party Hats by TotSchooling! Just color, decorate and turn them into party hats. Kids will enjoy personalizing their hats, choosing the parts to color, and finding the fun little details.
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Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills.
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DIY Thanksgiving thumbprint fall leaf keepsake card
Are you going to be spending the Thanksgiving holiday away from some of your loved ones this year? Send them a little something to let them know you are still thinking of and missing them. Create this Thanksgiving card with your little ones fingerprints ( or your own ) and send them a note to express your gratitude for them. At the end, Amy also shares how you can print this out to make some fun Thanksgiving decor too.
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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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Easy DIY egg carton flowers - spring craft for kids
Recycled crafts are the best crafts! If you’ve got a couple of egg cartons laying around use them to make these gorgeous egg carton flowers! You can use this gorgeous egg carton flower art to decorate your home at springtime / Easter ( or at any time of the year ) . This brilliant kids' craft project is also a great way to re-purpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! These egg carton flower s are appropriate for many age groups as they are fairly simple to make and look really pretty. In this easy to follow craft tutorial Easy-Peasy And Fun will show you how to make them:
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Fingerprint pumpkin wall art - fun fall craft for kids
We LOVE easy crafts and activities that toddlers can do, and of course, we love fingerprint crafts ! This time One Little Project will show you how to make this super cute fingerprint pumpkin! Your kids will love dipping their fingers into the paint to help make the fingerprints for these pumpkins. If you make them on a nice thick canvas, as Debbie did, they can be pulled out each year for some cheerful fall decor! Have fun experimenting with different patterns and color combinations! ( We LOVE how the paint creates a marble effect when the colors mix! )
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DIY paper clip love birds
These paper clip love birdies are super cute and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors, or seat cards at a fun party, or you can adapt this technique and create decors for other holidays (imagine a whimsical black crow for halloween or a christmas themed paper bird with wrapping papers and holly leaves/berries !) Of course instead of paper clips you can use any bendable wires, and you can create the paper birds in any size that you want.
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DIY funny face flip book - craft idea for kids
Have you heard the “I’m bored” phrase too much already this summer ? Put together this DIY Funny Face Flip Book with your kids ! This super fun and frugal paper face flip book is simple to put together, but it will keep your kids creatively entertained for an entire afternoon. Believe us when we tell you this funny faces flip book is amazingly fun because we could hardly keep ourself away from it. Ha! It’s a great activity for the whole family to participate in and enjoy. You can use this creative flip book ide a to create other fun flip books as well: imagine a book with girls and boys ( with different head-body-leg parts ) , or monsters ! Fun isn't it? The possibilities are endless!
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DIY Chick & hen corner bookmarks - easy Easter craft for kids
Today, RedTedArt have some lovely DIY Chick & hen corner bookmarks for you today ( perfect for your collection of chick crafts! ) . This adorable little paper chick corner bookmark is perfect for Easter, don’t you think? We do think RedTedArt's short and fun video tutorial will be a great help in create some! So here is a super helpful bookmark how-to video!
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Crepe paper succulents
If you are also that type of person who cant handle properly a living houseplant ( just like us ) these cute crepe paper succulents are perfect for you! Or you can decorate your wedding with them! This time Ash And Crafts shows you how to make gorgeous and lasting crepe paper succulents using our favorite craft material: crepe paper. These crepe paper succulents are not only a feast for the eyes, but they are easy to make for even those who haven't yet dabbled in paper craft.
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Free printable christmas Playdough mats for kids
Playdough mats are fun for kids of all ages and encourage creativity, imagination, and help strengthen hand muscles. Kids will love these Christmas themed ones as they get ready for the Holiday season! At totschooling.net you will find a complete set of free printable Christmas playdough mats, which includes 10 fun activities: Making Santa's beard, making Rudolph's antlers, decorating a Christmas tree, a wreath, making a snowman, a gingerbread man, candy canes, decorating ornaments, presents and more!
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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 Fall leaf print - beautiful autumn decor
Are you looking for an inexpensive but beautiful craft to do with your kids this fall? This fall leaf print by Meaningful Mama is a super easy and fun fall craft for kids. There are so many gorgeous fall colors to represent in such a graphic, fun presentation. You can decorate your home, the classroom or the kindergarten with these gorgeous leaf artworks! Even the collection of  leaves will be a super fun autumn activity! Bring a little nature inside your home with the leaf prints, or  create an inexpensive and unique wrapping paper with this brilliant stamping technique!
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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