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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).
Christmas tree gift boxes (with free printable)
These gorgeous Christmas tree shaped treat boxes can be perfect to wrap small presents/sweets for Christmas in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is  a suprisingly easy Christmas craft project: you just need a piece of cardstock , a little fun Christmas wrapping paper, and of course this free christmas shaped gift box template! In this nice craft site you will find a nice step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make one Christmas tree gift box in minutes as well!
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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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Special floating Christmas tree from cardboard
If you love upcycling , easy and outstanding Christmas crafts and saving Christmas trees you will love this Christmas tree alternative the floating cardboard box Christmas tree ! This flloating cardboard box Christmas tree will amaze everyone who sees it, and it's also super easy to make ! You just need cardboard boxes , a little paint , and fishing line. You can decorate this floating cardboard box tree with your favourite plastic christmas tree ornaments os you can use it to display the kids' artworks ! With this Christmas tree you can save real pine trees and upcycling old cardboard boxes witch is also a nice thing! And as an extra this Christmas tree can be stored in a tiny space!
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DIY Snowman windsock - fun toilet paper roll winter craft for kids
Take recycled toilet paper roll crafts to a whole new level with Easy Peasy And Fun's amazing snowman windsock toilet paper roll craft! These adorable little DIY snowman windsocks are a great way to put those toilet paper rolls to good use! We hope you have a bunch of paper rolls stored as there is no chance you will do just one winter windsock toilet paper roll craft. Get the tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and recycle your toilet paper rolls into cute snowman windsocks:
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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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Handprint chick - easy Easter craft for kids
One of the cutest parts of spring is all the baby animals that start appearing like cute little fluffy chicks–so adorable! So she decided to make egg shaped chicks that are perfect for spring, Easter, or while enjoying farm themed activities. If you looking for a cute keepsake or card idea for Easter this Easter egg chick footprint and handprint card is a perfect craft choice for you! This chick footprint and handprint art is super easy to make and also super fun for the kids and for their parents as well! In this post A little pinch of perfect will give you instructions on how to make this handprint chick card. Are you ready to make this adorable Easter chick card keepsake? Let’s do it!
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Origami Easter bunny baskets (paper folding)
Are you looking for an adorable and decorative little Easter treat box that almost cost nothing? If yes, this origami bunny Easter treat box by Minidrops is a perfect paper craft project for you! This nice step-by-step origami tutorial will help you to fold these cute rabbit baskets ! You can use various types of paper to fold it, it will look gorgeous from normal white printer papers or leftover wrapping papers as well as origami papers . This paper bunny basket can be a cute addition to your spring decor or Easter table, or you can give them as sweet gifts stuffed with delicious Easter treats ! For a working download link please choose the original ( untranslated ) link below
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DIY Toilet paper tube snowman bowling - fun winter game for kids
A few fun winter activities stashed in your back pocket for a snowy day can end up being a lifesaver. This fun toilet paper tube bowling game by From ABCs To ACTs is just the perfect winter craft for the kids! It's super easy to make, almost costs nothing and also super fun to play with! Head to fromabcstoacts.com learn how to make this fun toilet paper tube snowman winter game and voilá': you’ve got yourself a fun winter game for kids that will make you forget all about the fact that you’re stuck indoors!
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Watercolor spring flowers ( step-by-step painting tutorial )
Have you always wanted to paint watercolor flowers? I am pretty sure 9 out of 10 would say YES! These gorgeous watercorlor spring flowers are really easy to paint! Once you go through a few simple steps and watercolor painting tips, you will be able to improvise on your own, and paint all kinds of flowers in no time! You can decorate your home with this beautiful spring flower painting or give them as a nice (mother's day) card!
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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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Free printable Halloween chocholate holders
Today we are sharing a super quick, and fun free Halloween printable with you : a treat holder set! These Halloween printable treat holders are awesome party favors, and great for handing out to the little trick or treaters who come to the door as well. They fit the Hershey’s snack sized bars perfectly, or you can enlarge the pattern with the printer to fit other sweets as well. (Or simply use this free Halloween printable to create a base template, and make your own handmade Halloween themed candy holders! )
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Paper baskets from newspapers - paper weaving
Do you love recycling , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys /stationaries. You can leave the paper baskets in their original newspaper look or you can paint it with acrylic paints/varnish for a more fun look. Of course you can make the paper newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the Earth with upcycling some paper trash !
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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 Amazing paper rose - origami flower gift topper
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to fold this cute paper rose from simple origami curler units. Unbelievable, but simple colorful paper is all you need to make these gorgeous origami flowers ( gift toppers ) . Take small squares of copy paper with a side-lenght of 7 cm. Use these beautiful paper roses for handmade greeting cards for Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day or birthdays OR decorate a gift box , a spring mantel or other craft projects with them. You can also DIY these handmade paper flowers and give them as gift to your mom, grandmother, sister, friend or someone else special. You can fold several paper roses and make a cute origami bouquet for your wedding as
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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet craft - spring craft for kids
When flower starts to bloom, let the spring crafts begin! This butterfly paper plate toy by The Joy Of Sharing is so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate puppet craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the little butterfly collecting nectar again and again! So much fun! Butterfly crafts like this are great for spring or if you’re planning a butterfly life cycle study theme. Head to thejoysharing.com and learn how to make one:
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Paper handprint and footprint flowers - fun gift or keepsake idea
Which mom doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of flowers made by their children?  That’s why this handprint and footprint flower craft that’s complete with a vase is perfect for anyone planning on making mom smile, maybe even cry a little on Mother’s Day.  If you aren’t used to crafting with the kids don’t worry because you totally got this! She even share craft tips along the way so making this craft is super easy!  Don’t forget to make one for grand-MOTHER too!
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DIY Tissue paper plum flower - spring decor
Spring is finally here! So in order to bring a bit of spring spirit in our houses,create a few gorgeous plum branches with PetitBoutDeChou's tutorial and tissue paper. You will see that this DIY Tissue paper plum flower is fairly simple and quick to do! This sweet paper plum flower can be a perfect decor in your home at springtime/ Easter ,you can decorate your wedding party with them frugally, or you can gift them for any special occasion ( such as mother's day ! ) Of course you can make these easy and quick crepe paper flowers in any other color than pink, they will look gorgeous in any form! You can adapt this nice paper flower making technique and create other gorgeous ( spring ) decorations such as: wreaths, centerpieces,garlands and even accessories!
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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DIY Cotton ball snowman Christmas card - winter craft for kids
The holidays are a prime time for sending handmade Christmas, holiday, and winter cards. This fun cotton ball snowman craft by Easy Peasy And Fun makes the cutest little DIY Christmas card ever. It’s cute, it’s fluffy and it’s personal. This winter craft project is also great to make in the classroom. This little fluffy cotton ball snowman card is just perfect for sending warm winter greetings to friends, family, and anyone. Head to easypeasyandfun.com, learn how to make them and share handmade holiday kindness this season by sending out DIY holiday cards that show you really do care:
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DIY Paste Costume - last minute costume idea
Turn yourself into a bow-tie pasta or a cute ravioli by following along Studio DIY's easy-to-follow costume making tutorial ! These DIY pasta costumes are great show-stopper costumes , because, well.. just look at them! Who doesn't love pasta ? And look at that tiny ravioli ! Isn't it super adorable? This pasta costume is such a great group costume because you could be all sorts of pasta. Plus this costume is super simple and doesn’t take much time at all, too. Head to studiodiy.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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DIY Christmas street lamps (lamp posts) fom paper (free template)
This beautiful winter/Christmas paper lamp ( lamp post ) is not just a super easy and inexpensive recycling craft but it can be a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decor ! With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can create one paper Christmas lamp post in no time! For this Christmas craft project you will need: paper tubes, black construction paper, glue and a little faux snow. Of course you can make the paper lanterns / lamp posts in any other color than black they will look gorgeous! ( Imagine a nice gold or silver , or a romantic/vintage antique white! ) You can find the free template >>>here<<<
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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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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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DIY Rocking paper plate Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
Why make a regular paper plate Santa when you can make one that doubles up as a toy ? This fun little rocking paper plate Santa craft by Easy Peasy And Fun isn’t just for making : once done you can push it and it will rock left and right and even slightly forward or backward, depending on how you push it. Fun, isn't it? Or you can use the finished paper plate Santas as an ornament : just hang it on a string. This fun little Santa craft makes a pretty cute classroom or home decoration ! Besides of it's super fun and adorable, It’s also super easy ! Ready to make one? Let’s get Christmas crafting :
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