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This craft category is a huge collection of fun paper crafts for kids! Simple & frugal paper crafts for kids, seasonal kids crafts from paper ( winter paper crafts, spring  paper crafts ), holiday paper crafts for kids ( Christmas paper crafts, Easter paper crafts), DIY paper toys ( printable board games,puppets, paper toys ..), keepsakes, easy DIY gifts from paper(mother's day gifts, father's day gifts, teacher appreciation gifts) ,various art projects from paper, classroom paper crafts(toilet paper roll crafts, construction paper crafts, origami) .. and a lot more!
Bunny art project with chalk pastels - fun Easter craft for kids
This bunny chalk pastel art for kids by Projects With Kids is just gorgeous! The chalk pastels on black paper look like they are glowing and using this simple technique makes this art project perfect for kids of all ages. This beautiful chalk pastel art is such a great lesson on positive and negative space which lets kids explore drawing and smudging with chalk pastels and it also produces wow-worthy art kids will be proud to display! Pastels are so fun for kids to explore! So don't hesitate: get those pastels and let's get crafting :
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Adorable turtle handprint Father's day card  - Father's day craft for kids
Want to raise creative and happy kids ? Time for some crafting ! We just love doing crafts with kids which is why we love this turtle craft by Red Ted Art & The Joy Sharing so much! This adorable little turtle handprint Father's day card is super easy to make, and it's just perfect for keeping the little ones entertained for hours and create something heartwarming. ( This craft is just perfect for Father's day or any time you want to make a memory or two with your little ones. ) Get the tutorial at Red Ted Art and let's get crafting :
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DIY Handprint acorn lacing cards - fun fall craft for kids
This handprint acorn lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is such a fantastic activity for fall ! If you’re anything like us then you and the kids probably love collecting real acorns. This handprint acorn craft is great for a rainy autumn afternoon in after you’ve been out on an acorn hunt! We think this handprint craft for kids is just perfect because it’s a lacing craft too! Kids can make an acorn that has a lovely textured cap just like real ones and they’ll be building their fine motor skills too! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let the fun begin!
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How to make paper umbrellas - easy & fun paper craft for kids
Spring brings rainy days so it’s a great time of the year to learn how to make paper umbrellas. This cute and fairly easy paper craft by Easy Peasy And Fun can be used as a home or school decoration ( a mobile made out of these will brighten up even the rainiest day ) , or you could leave out the raindrops and use the finished paper umbrellas as colorful party decors ( combine with straws instead of pipe cleaners and boom: you have fun, handmade cocktail umbrellas! ). Read Easy Peasy And Fun's detailed ( step-by-step ) tutorial and create your very own colorful paper umbrellas now:
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Paper plate Rudolph reindeer craft - fun Christmas craft for kids
We love reindeer and what time is better for reindeer crafts than Christmas ? With Christmas slowly approaching it's time to create fun reindeer-themed kids crafts ! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament or stick them onto homemade greeting cards! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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Adorable paper plate sloth - fun & easy paper plate craft for kids
Are your kids sloth fans? Then they’ll LOVE this super adorable paper plate sloth craft ! This paper plate sloth by I Heart Crafty Things is so easy to make using the free printable template and such a fun craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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Rocking paper plate reindeer - fun Christmas craft for kids
It's time to create fun reindeer-themed kids crafts! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament , stick them onto homemade greeting cards, or you can play with them because it rocks! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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How to Make a Castle from Cardboard
Today's craft by Adventure In A Box 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 c ardboard box castle tutorial, you can make one cardboard box castle in no time:
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DIY Toilet paper roll Olaf (tp roll snowman) - Frozen craft for kids
Sometimes the simplest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( or toilet paper ) roll Olaf by Simple Everyday Mom as an example. Adorable isn't it? Today Sam will show you how to make cute little snowmen with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with the help of a little paint, craft paper , and a pencil - or you can print the free printable and make it much easier! ). This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids on a cold winter afternoon, or you can decorate a Frozen themed party with them frugally! ( This paper roll Olaf can be a perfect gift box: just shape it as a pillow box, or wrap it like a candy! )
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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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Father\'s day handprint craft - fun Father\'s day gift idea
These father's day handprint cards by The Best Ideas For Kids can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to make the best dad in the whole wide world smile. Thi s card is such a fun and inexpensive craft! If you need a Father's day craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial The Best Ideas For Kids will teach you how to make this fun card in no time:
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Simple DIY Gift box advent calendar (matchbox 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 super adorable and super easy to make DIY matchbox advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this tiny paper box advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful 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, frugal Christmas decor. This paper box advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it
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Paper Easter bunny rosettes - fun Easter craft for kids
Spring is here and that means it’s bunny season! This easy-to-make Easter kids craft project by Johanna is a fun way to decorate for Easter and get in the spring spirit. These versatile paper bunny rosettes would look great on a gift box or hanging from branches to make a fun Easter centerpiece ! Every-bunny will love it! You could use any type of paper to create these cute Easter decorations ( A4 printer paper will work well, just as scrap Christmas wrapping papers, or colorful craft papers ). Let's get folding!
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Easy yarn wrapped foxes - fin fall craft for kids
Do you like to decorate for fall with the kids frugally? We enjoy making super easy and fun paper decorations, but what we really love is involving kids in the decorating process. Kid-made fall decor is the best decor! Here is a lovely and super easy paper craft project by Kids Craft Room your kids will enjoy trying: a cute yarn wrapped fox. With completing a few simple steps, you can craft a yarn wrapped fox and create a lovely fall garland with them, or you could use the finished foxes as fall ornaments or cute fox puppets!
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Egg carton snowman - fun winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft, look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session thrifty too. This time turn egg cartons into adorable snowmen by following along Papelisimo's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover egg cartons , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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Winter hat art project for kids with DIY pom poms
This winter hat art project by One Little Project is so much fun! We love experimenting with all sorts of "magic" and this fun little craft project is no exception. Your kids will have lots of fun hiding secret patterns on the paper and having them magically appear when you paint over them with watercolor. This winter hat art project for kids is such a fun winter craft idea! Use One Little Project's free printable winter hat template to have a fun day of crafting at home or in the classroom!
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Adorable clothespin scarecrow - fall craft for kids (free printable template)
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall crafts for the kids ! We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper plate scarecrow craft of The Best Ideas For Kids 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 just perfect. This cute little paper scarecrow with its clothespin arms and legs would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board:
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DIY Paper bird feeder - fun spring craft for kids
These craft paper bird feeders by Paper Magic can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to pass the time. Thi s paper bird feeder is such a fun and inexpensive craft , and the best : you can use the paper bird feeder as a fun puppet theater ! ( Just glue the birds on craft sticks instead of the bird feeder and voilá' you have bird puppets ! ) If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial Paper Magic will teach you how to make this fun bird feeder in no time:
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DIY paper robot Father\'s day card
This Father's day robot card by I Heart Crafty Things is super easy to make, and the outcome is so adorable! This heartfelt robot card is such great activity for kids of all ages, plus it can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! ( No special tools or skills are required! )
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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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Adorable paper hedgehogs - simple fall craft for kids
Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple and adorable paper hedgehogs made from all varieties of colorful paper. These DIY paper hedgies by Paper Magic 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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DIY Christmas tree ornaments from scrap fabric with a glue gun ( No sewing )
These cute and light orbs will look great in your Christmas tree. They're easy and fun to make, and the best thing about them is that you can make them from almost any stiff scrap fabric or paper you have around. They even look good with leftover jeans fabric, or newspaper. No sewing involved, you just need a glue gun. Watch Thoughts for Happy Minds' video tutorial and learn how to make them:
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Flying bats paper plate puppet theater  - Halloween craft for kids
Let's make bat crafts ! This fun bat craft by Kids Craft Room has a bat puppet that kids can enjoy playing with and flying around in its own little paper plate theater back drop! This DIY flying bats paper plate theater is such a great bat craft to inspire imaginative play and story telling! This paper plate bat puppet craft is also super simple to make and perfect as a playful Halloween craft. You could also make this fun paper plate theater any time of the year ( with different themes ).So many fun possibilities! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Easter bunny card - simple & fun easter craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Easter craft for kids to make this spring , this Easter bunny card by The Best Ideas For Kids can’t be topped. Best Ideas For Kids' easy to follow tutorial makes this lovely bunny card a super easy and fun ( kids ) craft to make. This bunny craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your loved ones! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create a bunch of super cute Easter bunny cards for your loved ones!
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Origami bird - paper folding tutorial
Learn how to make beautiful origami birds with MP Easy Origami's easy to follow instructions! Origami birds with wings are usually more complex than this, but this bird is very easy to fold. It only takes a few simple steps and the result is almost as awesome as the more complex origami models. This origami bird can also pass for a pigeon or dove. Watch the video and let's get folding!
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Adorable easy paper hedgehog - fun fall craft for kids (paper craft)
Ready for fall craft ideas? We certainly are and are excited to share this cute hedgehog paper craft with you all! Welcome fall with this super adorable and simple hedgehog paper craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. This lovely paper hedgehog is a cool little project that can be done with the kids in the classroom or as an after school project. This fall craft also goes wonderfully with many hedgehog books.
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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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6 Creative gift wrapping ideas (Christmas gift wrapping)
Watch this video tutorial by DIY Nikol & Alexandra and learn h ow to wrap gifts ! These fun gift wrapping ideas will make your presents stand out under the tree. No matter what presents you decide to gift your loved ones, a well-wrapped package always makes it more meaningful. These wrapping ideas may even result in a new Christmas tradition or signature style of packaging you become known for. And, because they're lovely to look at, friends and family may even take extra time opening their Christmas presents, rather than tearing right into it.
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Easy paper ghost finger puppets - fun Halloween craft for kids
Making your paper ghost Halloween finger puppets is easy-peasy: no master skills or expensive craft materials required to create them. ( It's also a super quick papercraft , which makes it perfect for kids of all ages! ) This paper ghost finger puppet is such a cool Halloween craft for kids to make in the classroom or at home ( especially on a rainy day ). Watch Easy Peasy And Fun's step-by-step paper ghost finger puppet making tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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Paper plate Santa Claus - fun Santa craft for kids
Christmas is such a fun time of the year for crafting! If you're looking for a fun Christmas craft for your preschooler, this lovely little paper plate Santa by I Heart Crafty Things will be the perfect choice. Using a paper plate and some glue made this one so simple and adorable! This paper plate Santa craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you. Read the tutorial and learn the how to's:
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Adorable paper turtle - simple & fun paper craft for kids
Looking for a great indoor activity to keep your children busy? Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays or rainy days with this fun kids craft by Paper Magic! This paper turtle is super easy to make and the outcome is so adorable! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too! This turtle is such great activity for kids of all ages, plus it can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! ( No special tools or skills are required! )
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