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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).
Spooky bat chalk pastel art  for kids - Halloween craft
A spooky Halloween sky and flying bats come together to make this awesomely spooky Halloween art project by Projects With Kids ! This bat chalk pastel art is so fun and easy and great for kids of all ages! The bright chalk pastels on black paper make the whole image look like it’s glowing. Kids will learn a simple chalk pastel technique that gives wow results every time. Plus they can experiment with blending different colors together to create the Halloween sky which is also super fun! Get the step-by-step art tutorial and create one now:
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DIY race track from cardboard and newspaper - paper mache
Enjoy the excitement of car racing by creating your very own city race track with upcycling some paper "junks"! To create this fun cardboard car race track you just need some cardboard , small ( paper ) boxes and tubes and newspapers ! Brilliant craf t idea for the kids ! You can make a cheap ( and non toxic ) paper mache glue with flour and water ( search for " paper mache glue " ) or simply use any PVA ( water soluble ) glue. Use your imagination and create a unique car racing track in any shape and color that your kids want, or you can gift this cheap but fun handmade toy for any ocassion, they will love it!
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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 Handprint flower Mother's day card
If you’re looking for a fun and quick Mother’s day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s day handprint flower card by The Best Ideas For Kids can’t be topped. The Best Ideas For Kids' template makes this gorgeous handprint 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! Get the free pattern and tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Coffee filter dancer - washable marker craft for kids
Look at these coffee filter dancers by One Little Project! Aren't they super pretty? We really love how bright and colorful they are! And the best part is that they’re actually really simple to make ! Coffee filter crafts are easy, fun, and less messy than most. Best part? Kids of all ages will love watching the colors swirl together as they paint! These beautiful coffee filter dancers make a fun art activity for little ones to play designer ( The kids will love designing their fashionable dancers ! ) or show them off by stringing them up in a pretty, dangling garland.
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DIY Paper plate pig twirler - fun paper craft for kids
This little piggy is a fun paper plate craft for the Chinese new year ( 2019 - the year of the pig ) by Kids Craft Room! Paper plate twirlers just as this little pig are really easy to make and so much fun to play with. You can hang this cute pig craft from the ceiling or hold it up in your hand and then watch it spin round and round. This pig twirler is perfect as a Chinese ( Lunar ) new year kids craft, preschool craft, paper craft or farm animal crafts for the kids.
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Wooden spool spring flower craft - fun spring decor
We love bringing happy spring colors into our home! These whimsical wooden spool flowers is a fun spring craft to create, and an adorable addition to your spring / Easter decor. This spring craft would be also an adorable gift for Mother’s Day. The fun pops of color from these wooden spool blooms will make you smile every time you'll pass them in your home! Alternatively, if you haven't got wooden flover shapes at home, you can make the flower petals from a sturdy cardboard! This adorable easy & quick spring decor  will look gorgeous in any form!
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Quick and easy DIY unicorn costume (last minute, no-sew costume)
Unicorns: WE LOVE THEM! It's no myth that unicorn costumes will never go out of style! Just look at The House That Lars Built's fun unicorn costume ! Isn't it beautiful? Well, ok... technically it’s a "pegacorn", a cross between a unicorn and a Pegasus ! This Pegasus or unicorn costume is so far our favorite last minute Halloween costume! It takes only a few materials but they make such an impact. Make this easy DIY Unicorn costume for girls with just a few items and no sewing involved:
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DIY Baking paper Christmas tree ornaments
In this video tutorial Thoughts for Happy Minds will teach you how to make these fluffy paper snowflakes / Christmas tree ornaments using baking paper sheets. These paper pom-poms are super easy and fun to make, and they make a great DIY Christmas craft to try out with your children. These baking paper ornaments are also surprisingly quick to put together. ( If you haven't got baking paper / parchment paper at home, you could try it with tissue paper or paper napkins as well! ) Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make it. Happy holidays!
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Gingerbread houses from milk cartons
This is a very creative christmas craft idea: gingerbread houses out of milk cartons! If you woul'd like to upcycle some "junk", this craft idea is absolutelly perfect for you! Your kids will also enjoy the making of this village, but it they don't like gingerbread, it can be a "robot creator station" (with some foil and straws) or a cute princess tower (with pink paint and some bling).
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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 Rose filled heart card - Valentine's day card
An another super cute homemade Valentine’s day card you or your kids can make – this time Easy Peasy And Fun is showing you how to make a rose filled heart card! You can easily make the most beautiful card for Valentine's day by following along Andreja' step-by-step DIY spiral paper flower heart tutorial. It’s super crazy how small details add so much to the finished project! This gorgeous Valentine's day art is the best example of fun paper crafts to do at home, with such a gorgeous outcome. An easy-peasy paper craft to create a heart shape floral bloom with a few sheets of simple colorful paper.
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DIY Rocking paper birds - spring craft for kids
These paper birdies are super cute, fun to play with 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 simply create some with the kids just for fun! Of course, these paper birds will look gorgeous in any color and size! This paper craft can be a great spring class project as well!
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DIY Chocolate bonbon and liquor cake (bonbon bouquet)
Tired of creating ordinary cakes ? Try this gorgeous and delicious chocolate bonbon and liquor "cake" ! This fun "cake" ( bonbon bouquet ) is way more unique and enticing than ordinary cakes and flowers. Fine chocolates are gathered together to create a delicious bouquet , perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion. Artfully arranged with paper flowers , these chocolate bouquets are just perfect for every special occasion. You will be surprised how easy is to create one! Watch Kateryna Bay 's video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass , instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay !
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Paper bag Christmas star lanterns - Christmas decor
Stick paper bags together, and you've got a gorgeous Christmas star ! This simple fold-and-cut trick yields a very intricate and festive homemade Christmas decoration for your home. Make your own gorgeous DIY paper bag star for the Holidays with Craft And Creativity's step-by-step tutorial. You could attach a string of lights inside the finished paper stars, which will brighten up those dark winter evenings.
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Easy paper snowflake ballerinas - winter kids craft idea
These beautiful paper snowflake ballerinas are super easy to make, you can create some literally in minutes, and they can be gorgeous decors in your home at Christmas/winter. This can be a perfect last-minute Christmas decor or craft idea for your little girls because it doesn't require special crafting skills or any special hobby craft materials just plain white printer sheets (and this nice free ballerina and paper snowflake template from Kroktak!)
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DIY Nightmare before Christmas wreath - Halloween decor
It's almost Halloween ! If you're among the masses that love to craft Halloween decor , you're in for a treat! Add some fun Halloween decor to your front door with a DIY Nightmare before Christmas Halloween wreath! Learn how to make this paper Jack Skellington Halloween wreath by following along Red Ted Art's step-by-step instructions. Of course, this paper wreath ( with different motifs and colors ) can be perfect for other seasonal/ holiday decorations , and it's also super easy to make so it can be a great craft project for the kids. So grab some craft paper and create your own paper wreath:
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DIY fall leaf flower - easy fall craft for kids
When if comes to fall crafting, nothing beats fall leaf crafts ! It's one of the most fun and frugal natures crafting materials! This time bring the beauty of the changing seasons into your home with Krokotak's fun fall leaf flower craft ! Fall leaves are one of those glorious gifts of nature. Trying to find the one that is the most red, the most variegated, the biggest, or the most pristine and unblemished is a fun activity for kids in itself, but the forms and colors of fall leaves can also spur creativity and young imaginations. So head to Krokotak.com and create a bouquet of fall leaf flowers :
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Rock snail - simple and fun rock craft for kids
Have you ever tried shake painting before? Shake painting is super fun and it's virtually mess free! With this super adorable rock snail craft by Kids Craft Room kids get to shake out all their wiggles and fidgets and create some beautifully painted rocks that make perfect snail shells ! The rock snails are fun to create, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. These lovely little rock snails would also make a great activity for summer!
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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 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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DIY Cardboard box which house - recycling craft
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun and easy craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it.
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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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Handprint and paper plate bitten apple - fun fall craft for kids
We love paper plate crafts for kids ! Nothing beats crafting with a frugal material, and we can all agree paper plate craft fits the description! Paper plates are such easy and thrifty craft supplies, and handprints make such gorgeous keepsakes ! The two come together brilliantly in this fun bitten apple craft by Kids Craft Room. Who could resist taking a bite out of a big red juicy apple like that? This handprint and paper plate bitten apple craft is so fun to do with the kids , so don't hesitate! Get the tutorial and let the fun begin:
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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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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 easy paper droopy ear bunnies - with template
These adorable droopy ear paper bunnies  will look so cute on your Easter table or in baskets for Easter! It's a very easy easter paper  craft project : you just need a little piece of colorful ( not so thick ) paper and a little glue! In this super craft website you can find a free bunny template (even for you cutting machine!). You can use these paper bunnies as a cute additions to you easter gifts, or in bigger sizes it can be a nice easter gift card! You don't need expensive scrapbook papers to create them, even normal drawing papers (attached with a little leftover christmas wrapping papers) will make it.
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How to paint landscapes,birds and seasons with Peter Sheeler
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful watercolor landscape/nature/seasonal pictures ? Peter Sheeler 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures with nice easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! His watercolor painting and drawing videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in ( watercolor ) painting , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! ( Dont forget to use watercolor paper ! )
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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  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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