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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).
Easy paper plate Santa craft for kids
Create festive Christmas crafts with the kids! Today we are sharing a fun looking Santa paper plate craft with you created by Andreja Vucajnk. Whether you’re crafting with a preschooler  or a school aged child at this Christmas, this Santa craft is fun for a wide range of age groups. Paper plates, paint and white glue are the kids best crafting friends! So pull out the paint and the paper plates and follow along Andreja's tutorial on how to make this fun Christmas paper plate craft: Santa!
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DIY origami jumping frogs - easy paper folding instructions
Are you looking for a super easy and fun origami diagram which can be a perfect starting origami project for kids? Teach your kids to make origami jumping frogs and watch whose frog could jump the furthest and who could get his/her frog to land on it’s feet more often. These cute little origami frogs are pretty easy to fold, so most upper elementary age kids will have no trouble with them. Click the buttons below for full instructions on how to fold your own origami jumping frog. These frogs are a little easier to fold if you have origami paper, since it’s nice and thin , but you can really use any square piece of paper. Once your frog is folded, press down on the folded “legs” with the tip of your finger, then quickly slide your finger off to make the frog jump.
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DIY Make a tea advent calendar ( envelope 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 elegant DIY "make a tea" advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this envelope advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a handy and exciting 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 Christmas decor you can use year after year. If you aren't a tea type person you could maker an envelope advent calendar with lovely little love notes or even fun activity or product coupons !
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DIY Ombre paper chain wall art - home decor from paper
We love simple craft projects that make a big impact! Paper chains are fun, festive and easy to make, and they are so versatile! Just look at this beautiful ombre wall decor ! How gorgeous is it? Create intricate paper chain decorations easily with Design Improvised's simple & fun tutorial . This DIY Ombre paper chain wall art ( and of course the paper chain itself ) is a great home or holiday party decor and it's so simple to make! ( Even the smallest kids can help you to make this gorgeous wall art or simple long paper chains for brightening up your party or holiday decor )
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Origami carambola (or spring flower) - paper folding
With the help of this nice, detailed video origami ( paper folding tutorial ) you can create these gorgeous colorful carambola flowers in no time! You can decorate your home with the origami carambolas / spring flowers at spring or you can gift them as a nice mother's day paper flower bouquet. This is a very easy ( beginner ) paper folding project , so if you are new to origami that's not a problem! You can fold these fun flowers with any type of paper ( plain A4 printer papers , book pages, colorful papers , wrapping papers , almost anything works well! )
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Father\'s day shirt card - simple DIY father\'s day card
These fun Father's day shirt cards by The Best Ideas For Kids are super cute, super easy to make, and it's just perfect for creating heartfelt Father's day messages. This shirt card is also a great fun craft for kids that lets them practice their fine motor skills. The finished shirt cards make adorable wall /party decorations or you can share them with friends and family members! Plus, because this shirt is such a simple and easy craft, it’s great for kids of all ages !
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Gorgeous DIY dimensional paper butterfly wall art - kids' room decor
We love art projects , so we look at every empty wall as a great opportunity! Almost in every home walls are always empty, and there is always space for experiment with decoration. So why not create an incredibly easy to make and beautiful butterfly wall art to spice up those boring white walls? You can use The Best Ideas For Kids ' free printable butterfly templates to make a gorgeous butterfly wall art , a paper butterfly pop-up card , or just for a fun and quick butterfly craft. They have 3 different sizes of a butterfly cut out you can choose from:
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Easy paper toy -  flexagon kaleidocycle with winter motifs
If you looking for a very special "magical" winter toy or Christmas kids Craft this easy paper toy is perfect for you! Make your own Flexagon - a never ending paper toy ! You can download the printables >>>> here <<<<.
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Origami pull out drawers (paper folding)
With this nice detailed video origami ( paper folding ) tutorial you can learn how to make some cool origami pull out drawers. These origami drawers make great organisers , make lots and stack them up. You can choose to have the drawers either tall or rotate the drawers for a horizontal cabinet. These drawers use Masu boxes that slot together, it’s pretty easy. You can store in them small things ( buttons, toys, jewelries ) or you can make them with larger paper.
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Unique designer knobs in minutes with decoupage
Well, these gorgeous knobs may look like hand painted ceramic knobs, but the secret is- they are the easiest things to make, and there is no painting involved!  She will show you the tricks and share all the knob patterns  she made here. You can download them to make your own set of “hand-painted” designer knobs for your home or you can use regular decoupage napkins to make some. Sometimes the littlest details gives the biggest impact on your environment! Try to spice up your boring furnitures with a fresh new color or new stylish knobs!
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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Adorable bunny easter egg holders (with template)
With this super free easter printable and craft tutorial you  can make a parade of easter bunnies for the breakfast table on easter morning, or just create some for a cute easter gift for your loved ones! This easter egg holder paper bunny is a super cute (low-budget) easter home decor and you can add a (sweet chocholate) easter egg to their backsides which makes it a perfect gift too! You can choose to make your paper bunnies as colorful as you like like these six bunnies or just in one color for a quieter, more pulled together look.
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DIY Toilet paper roll ladybug windsock - fun spring craft for kids
This ladybug windsock toilet paper roll craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is a great project to make with your kids or students during the spring time. This ladybug craft is easy enough for the kindergartners to make and it will be the coolest little classroom decoration. Plus these adorable little DIY ladybug 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 spring windsock toilet paper roll craft. Get the tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and recycle your toilet paper rolls into cute ladybug windsocks:
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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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3D Butterfly card - easy spring craft for kids
Spring is here and that means you can get giddy about creating pretty butterfly and insect crafts. Today iheartcraftythings.com shares a fun tutorial with us about how to make this simple 3D paper butterfly card. It’s a simple and colorfu l spring craft that kids of all ages will love. Kids will adore using their creativity to design the wings of their colorful butterflies . Download the template for this simple paper butterfly craft at iheartcraftythings.com :
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Pumpkin lollipops - easy Halloween party favors
The kids LOVE the idea of jack-o-lanterns , but they’re too little to cut anything out themselves. Which is why these pumpkin lolly pops are pretty much fantastic for them. They can draw half a dozen little faces on the pumpkins , and when their five minute attention span is up, they’re happy with themselves and what they’ve created! These lolly pop pumpkins are really easy to make ! If your kids are older they can help with the cutting and assembling, but if they’re little, you can let them have the glory of drawing the faces on the pumpkins. These guys make awesome Halloween party favors or treat idea s, and you could even send them to school as a class treat!
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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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DIY heart shaped book page wreath
With this great video craft tutorial make a pretty, heart shaped wreath with recycled cardboard , and old book and a glue gun. It's a perfect cheap Valentine's day home decor , but you can make it in any other shape. If you love rustic/vintage style this c raft idea is a perfect choice for you!
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Super simple DIY reindeer Christmas gift tags with pom-pom
You can make this super cute reindeer gift tag with pom-pom nose literally in seconds! If you're looking for a simple but still cute and unique Christmas gift tag  to accompany with your Christmas presents, this quick craft idea is the perfect choice for you! You just need  a little piece of cardstock, a  sharpie and a few colorful mini pom-poms! These pom-pom nose reindeer gift tags also can be perfect Christmas cards for the family members (or teachers) if you make them in bigger. In this nice craft blog you can find an another easy and quick craft idea on how to make personalised wrapping papers with a simple pencil!
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DIY Funny movable paper worm - fun paper craft for kids
Rain or shine, you'll love this absolutely adorable & fun kids craft by Paper Magic! This paper ( earth ) worm is such a great craft to use as an instant activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as a craft project for kids with short attention spans. It's great to have such fun kids crafts in the stash for slow moments after school, on weekends, or on holidays! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too.
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DIY Paper winter village - fun winter paper craft for kids
These beautiful paper winter villages by Krokotak are so much fun to make, and it's just the perfect winter or Christmas craft you can do with your kids ( and its also perfect for sprucing up your mantel or winter decor ) ! You can try to create some adorable winter villages with different colored papers in different patterns and motifs as well. Watch Krokotak's step by step tutorial on how to make these lovely little dimensional paper winter villages for winter and let the crafting fun begin:
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DIY Paper plate chick - fun Easter craft for kids
Looking for fun Easter crafts your kids can make in under an hour? Create a fun little paper plate chick with the kids using materials you already have at home! This time Kids Craft Room will teach you how to make this adorable little paper plate chick in no time! ( An hour or less is all you need to get this paper plate chick done, so - for your bored little ones - this craft is perfect indeed! ) Get the step-by-step tutorial and let's get started:
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Shape and color sorting caterpillar - kids craft
This shape and color sorting caterpillar is a great way for preschoolers to practice color recognition and shape identification. It’s a fun spring activity for kids ! This is very easy to make because all you need are large colored circles and foam shapes. This caterpillar craft foam matching game is not just a perfect learning toy for boring spring afternoons but you can modify this craft idea and make other learning toys with this super cute caterpillar for the kids ! ( Imagine a math game, a picture-letter matching game or other matching games! )
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Hands holding a heart - DIY Mother's day card
This hands holding a heart Mothers day card by Easy Peasy And Fun is one of the simplest and cutest Mother's day craft ideas for kids to make ! For all mothers , seeing their child's artworks created with love by far the most beautiful and rewarding gift they can enjoy. A homemade card can make Mother's Day extra special, and adding your own personal touch is easy.
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Simple spring paper flower craft - kids paper craft idea
This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring in your home. These will make a wonderful (frugal) decoration, you can make a few and have a lovely paper flower bouquet. As this is a quick spring craft to make, it is also perfect for classroom. We think flowers are at their prettiest when they are in the nature so today we are showing you a step by step tutorial on how to make an adorable paper flower craft. This one can be great for kids of all ages, younger kids (preschool and kindergarten) will get a wonderful fine motor practice out of these while older kids will just enjoy the project and have fun.
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Easy origami paper dress - paper folding
We love origami ( paper folding ) , because with this easy papercraft technique we can create lots of fun inexpensive decors and gifts from a little colorful paper or leftover wrapping papers ! This cute spring/summer origami dress is perfect to decorate your girl's next birthday party , create an adorable invitation card ( or gift card ) , OR just make some for fun! With this beginner step-by-step origami tutorial making one colorful paper dress will be a piece of cake! You can make the origami dresses from any type and color paper, it will be gorgeous in any form! You can add small embellishments to the paper folded dresses ( such as rhinestones, ribbons etc ) or you can leave them plain.
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DIY Carrot nibbling Easter bunny card - adorable Easter card idea
Look at these super adorable carrot nibbling bunny cards ! Can a handmade Easter card be more cuter? These carrot nibbling Easter bunny cards by Kids Craft Room are super adorable, super quick, and easy to make ! ( Kids Craft Room will give you the printable template of this lovely little Easter card for free! ) These are our favorite Easter cards of the season so far! So adorable! Get the free bunny card template at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
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Valentine's day paper heart decor from cardboard
This Valentine's day craft project is made within 30 minutes and is fun and easy for kids to do. Not only is this corrugated cardboard heart decoration great as a Valentine’s Day gift for a mother or grandmother, but is just as nice as a Mother’s Day gift. If you omit the bottom stand, the corrugated cardboard Valentines heart can also be used as a cute plant stick. You can add any small decors to your cardboard hearts and make them in any color that fits into the occasion or your house! It can be  a great inexpensive wedding party decor as well just paint them with a stylish romantic and elegant pearl white or pastels!
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Hedgehog corner bookmarks - origami for kids
These origami corner bookmarks are a great beginner origami for kids, easy to make and kids will be able to put them into good use! We love easy-peasy and adorable fall crafts , and this cute origami hedgehog bookmark is one of them! You can esily make some with the kids! It's not just only a perfect way to mark a book at fall but it's also can be used as finger puppet! In this nice craft website you can find LOTS of corner bookmark patters to make (if hedgehogs are not your favourites).
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DIY Paper plate apple lacing craft - fun fall craft for kids
We simply L-O-V-E apple crafts! This paper plate apple lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is loads of fun for toddlers and preschoolers ! And its also perfect for fall and back to school time! Each one is made using just one paper plate so it’s super thrifty even if you’re making it with a whole class of children. This paper plate apple craft is super easy to make and gives kids lots of opportunity to practice threading and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Apple crafts are always fun for fall and this one lovely apple lacing toy gives kids the opportunity to play and learn too! So, head to Kids Craft Room and create your very own fun apple lacing toy :
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