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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).
3D flower coloring pages ( free printable )
We are really excited to share these paper craft flowers 3D coloring pages with you as they give coloring a whole new dimension. These gorgeous colorable paper flowers bring two of our passions together, the intricate coloring and the detailed paper crafting. If you’re more a fan of paper crafts than coloring pages for adults though there’s a pre-colored version included in the free printable too! You can use the finished artworks to decorate your home (at springtime), or it can be a perfect present for your coloring enthusiast friends ( along with a nice set of pencils/pens)!
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DIY Easter treats - bonbon holder bunnies from craft foam
Are you looking for an easy & super cute Easter favor idea? Try these craft foam bunny Ferrero Rocher favors! With this free printable bunny template you can make delicious and super quick Easter gifts for your whole family and your friends in minutes! Of course this fun Easter craft idea works well with other delicious (homemade) Easter treats and bonbons as well! You can create the Easter favor bunny wraps with any color ans style craft foams or (construction or scrapbook) papers, it will look gorgeous in any form!  This Easter craft is so easy even the kids can create some to gift their teachers or friends at Easter!
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DIY round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape ( cardboard ) roll ! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls , check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers ! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes. And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion !
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Easy DIY paper Easter egg wreath - Easter decoration
It’s so much fun to decorate eggs for Easter in all kinds of ways! How about creating a fun & easy, paper Easter egg wreath this year?  If the kids can cut, they will love helping to make this and cut an easy egg shape. Card stock is cut into egg shapes and glued together – it couldn’t be easier! Top the finished paper Easter egg wreath with a cute bow  These gorgeous paper Easter egg wreath can be a perfect  ( and cheap )  Easter home decor because you can create them from any kind of paper (you can even use old books!) So gather up pretty card stocks  or paint in bright, spring hues and create this super cute Easter wreath!
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DIY Pop up tulip flower card - Mother's day card
If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mother’s day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s day pop up tulip flower card by I Heart Crafty Things can’t be topped. Her template makes this gorgeous pop up flower card an easy kids craft to make and mom or grandma will adore the special message hidden inside the pot when she opens it up on her special day! Once you learn the simple technique of how to make a pop up card , you are sure to be addicted. Get the free pattern and tutorial at iheartcraftythings.com and let's get crafting:
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Paper tulip bouguet gift box from a tin can
With the help of this nice, detailed spring craft video tutorial you can create this "magical" paper tulip bouquet easily! Why is it "magical"? Because it's not just only a simple paper flower bouquet it also has a gift box/jar inside! You can "hide" any kind of gift inside the bouquet it or simply fill it with delicious sweets/cookies. This crepe paper tulip bouquet treat box can be a perfect gift for any ocassion ( mother's day, birthdays, weddings ) or you can simply use it as a nice addition to your spring decor.
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DIY Gnome Easter eggs - fun Easter egg painting idea for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and unusual way to decorate your Easter eggs this year then this gnome Easter egg craft could be just what you’re looking for! Gnome Easter eggs are very easy to make and you can use plastic eggs, wooden eggs or even real blown or hard boiled eggs. This Easter craft project makes us happy because you know we are mad about gnomes ! Plus it’s happy, colorful, fast and inexpensive!
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Winter wonderland cardboard toy set (with printable)
It’s icy cold outside so for more indoor fun to survive the winter without boredom, their DIY peg dolls and cardboard slotted animals are ready to take you on a winter adventure! They have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic.
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DIY toilet paper roll sheep - fun Easter 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 paper roll sheep by One Little Project are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely sheep craft is a great way to celebrate Easter , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy spring day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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DIY paper bunny Easter egg holder (free printable template)
We love to decorate Easter eggs, and every pretty egg deserves a fun display!  These adorable bunny Easter egg holders was made with simple construction paper in various colors, mini pompoms and a black marker. Cute isn't it? This Easter egg holder craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's so easy, and I bet you've already have all ingredients at hand! (Instead of pompoms you can simply draw a cute pink bunny nose!)  Simply print  out the free Easter bunny egg holder template, cut it out from a colorful sheet of construction paper, draw a cute bunny face with a marker and glue on a mini pompon as a nose.
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Easter egg paper doily craft for kids
Kids can easily make one of the most beautiful Easter egg crafts without needing paint (sometimes it’s nice not stay relatively mess free). No two eggs will turn out exactly alike and each Easter Egg Doily Craft will look intricately decorated. These eggs will look beautiful added to any Easter decorating you plan on doing. Since the Easter eggs were so easy to make your kids will keep requesting more craft paper eggs and doilies so be prepared–you may be making a whole basket full of Easter doily eggs. You can hang your paper doily eggs on the wall for the Easter bunny to see, or turn them into lovely Easter cards by gluing them on a folded piece of paper.
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Simple cute origami cat (paper folding for kids)
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial by Hello Origami and learn how to fold a super cute origami cat ! This lovely little origami cat is just a perfect paper folding model for kids of all ages and beginners in origami, so don't hesitate: grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable purring cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 21 cm x 21 cm ( or any other size rectangular ) paper. Kids can have lots of fun folding this lovely little origami cat and drawing in its face. Simply follow Hello Origami's instructions and make your very own amigurumi cat now:
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Origami witch hat - easy 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 witch hat ! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami witch hats s with the kids ! This Halloween kids craft projec t is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor. Glue the mini paper witch hats to a string and create a fun frugal Halloween garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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Simple DIY Twisted paper Christmas ornament
We simply love frugal handmade ( Christmas ) decorations ! These elegant twisted paper ornaments by How About Orange are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or even wrapping paper, whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to make twisted paper ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree frugally or they will look beautiful as a Christmas garland. How About Orange used vivid colors but you could use classic white or more subtle winter colors as well! This elegant , twisted paper ornament is a super easy Christmas paper craft project which makes it a perfect project for kids of all ages.
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Easy paper ball garland - DIY quick party decor
This colorful paper ball garland craft is perfect as a Christmas decoration and it will also look absolutely adorable at any (birthday) party (any time of the year). Simple paper garlands (and paper chains) make the prettiest decorations if you ask me and they are frugal! You can make a pretty colorful paper ball garland like they did or even turn these into Christmas tree ornaments! You can make the paper balls in any size and color, it will be super fun and gorgeous in any form! But beware:  this paper ball garland can be quite addicting!
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Double origami star - easy Christmas tree ornament from paper
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful paper Christmas decor which involves a stylish but classic star ? This gorgeous paper origami star can be folded literally in minutes and it will spice up any boring wall space in your home or in the classroom ! You can use the origami star to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into Christmas decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami stars with your kids in no time, from a few sheets of colorful origami paper - or from leftover wrapping papers pieces ( even wallpaper pieces, and old book pages will work well with this easy origami project ) !
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Origami Jedi Master Yoda - Star Wars
DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO "TRY! " With this nice detailed step-by-step video origami tutorial you can make the Jedi Master Yoda from Star Wars. This is a high intermediate origami projet, but this video is really REALLY nice and detailed, so you can try it even if you are not professional in origami.
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Kid fall craft - leaf suncatchers
These gorgeous fall suncatchers are not just super easy to make (even for the smallest crafty hands) but they will bring warmth and love to your home instantly! The end of summer doesn’t mean we have to give up on the sun altogether. These bold and colorful fall leaf suncatchers are just the thing to use the sunlight to welcome autumn with the kiddos. You can use these beautiful leaf shape suncatchers to decorate your home at fall or it can be a perfect fall craft project for the kids in the school /kindergarten as well!
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Adorable handprint reindeer - fun Christmas craft for kids
If you’re on a hunt for a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids, look no further! Christmas is nearly here, and we’re ready to celebrate with tons of adorable handprint crafts , such as this lovely little reindeer card by Simple Everyday Mom. Your kids will love making handprint crafts , and since Rudolph , the red-nosed reindeer is one of the most iconic characters of the Christmas season , we know that you will love this craft. This simple Christmas craft is perfect for kids of all ages ( from toddlers to preschoolers to elementary-aged children ). It’s also super simple and uses common supplies: like card stock, glue, and craft punches.
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Easy hanging paper flower - party or spring window decoration
This nice step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you how to make this beautiful paper flower. This spring flower craft is not just super easy ( suitable for kids of all ages ) , very quick but it's also versatile! It can be a great fun party decor at Easter/spring, birthdays , or a hanging clover decor at St Patrick's day ! To make some gorgeous hanging paper strip spring flowers you will need: colorful construction paper ( or magazines, wrapping papers etc ) , scissors, glue and that's it! You can hang them almost everywhere, they will look gorgeous in your classroom or home windows, or you can make a colorful paper spring garland with them!
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DIY Owl baby painting - fun fall craft for kids
Fluffy baby owls are so cute! These wise birds are incredibly popular right now, so why not make this super cute baby owl-painting with your children and watch the delight on their faces? These sponge painted baby owls are easy to make and an absolute joy as well, so why not get underway and make these delightful birds that will add color and creativity to your household? Follow along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step owl painting tutorial and create your very own super cute baby owl painting :
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3D printable and colorable Christmas ornaments
Ready to take your coloring hobby to a new level? Make it pop in 3D? They’re sharing these printable Christmas ornaments with us today, so you can really have a unique Christmas tree this year, or you can color these and gift them to your friends and family. Even the smallest crafty hands can color and decorate some, so it's a perfect choice for your next group project in kidenrgarten or school as well. This gorgeous free printable and colorable christmas tree ornament will look good in any style Christmas tree from rustic whites to extreme neon pinks!
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Easy 3D paper strip reindeer craft for kids
Raise your hand if you love reindeer crafts ! We’ve got an extremely fun one for you: make a 3D construction paper reindeer! This 3D reindeer card is so fun to make, you’ll want to make all of Santa’s reindeer! It’s a super easy Christmas paper craft to make too, with simple to measure parts of this craft, it’s a great classroom art project idea – can’t you just see all the wonderful little deer ? These 3D paper reindeer are not only fun for the little ones, they are a fun project for all ages and also make for a wonderful DIY placeholder for a Christmas dinner table . Ready to make one ( or ten ) of your own? Let’s get crafting !
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DIY cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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DIY Paper plate scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall craft for the kids ! We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper plate scarecrow craft by The Keeper Of The Cheerios with you today, because we love everything about the fall season ! Pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrows ... fall 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 earasable message board from old photo frame
This diy erasable message board is a super quick, low budget and easily customisable craft/decor project, perfect for any home or for the kids room! You can change the colorful papers inside of the message board to any pattern/color (for different holidays/seasons), or you can put in funny family photos and use this table as a "doodle" board! (Draw mustaches, clothes or funny accessories for the family members!) If you would like to create this erasable message board fol small chidren, do not use photo frames with glass planes! (Use clear plastic instead of glass, dry erase pens will work well on it ! )
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4 different Halloween and fall garlands
Garlands are not just only beautiful decors to your home but these are also very inexpensive and easy to create! Even the smallest kids can help you in the making process! She whipped up 4 garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall at fall or Halloween, but you also can use these simple ideas to create garlands for other holidays/seasons as well! (Imagine a nice paper flower garland, or a happy birthday bunting!) They add such a festive flair for the season!
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DIY paper leaves wall art
Today she will show you how to make a gorgoeous, modern & cheap wall art! This beautiful leaf wall art is not just only a perfect low budget (and easy) home decor but  this papercraft technique can be used in soo many different  craft projects efficiently! (Imagine it in a nice gift card, a lantern  ... The possibilities are endless!) You can use any colorful combinations of contruction papers (but other paper junks also will work well!) You can spice up  easily this paper wall art with using special backgrounds (shiny foils,textured or patterned papers, neon colors etc.. ) I doesn't have to be green!
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Mini paper angels (with printable template)
If you looking for a nice. colorful and very fast christmas craft idea these little paper angels are the perfect choice!. Print them out, cut them out and fold them together, it’s really that easy (and quick!).
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How to make magazine beads (paper beads)
Make magazine beads ! Magazine beads are a popular craft amongst children and teens but in fact they originated in Africa, where people make them for a living . Magazine ( paper ) beads are fun, easy and frugal! And also colorful and above all provide a bit of much needed upcycling. She made her magazine beads child friendly with a nice wide opening so that your children can manage the beading. ( but you can make them as neat as you like – using a toothpick as a centre. ) Watch the how to make paper beads video and create your very own magazine beads ready to bead a gorgeous eco-friendly necklace ! ( This method is similar to the base technique of quilling ! )
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