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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 monster and owl origami bookmarks - paper folding
These paper corner origami bookmarks are super easy to make ( even for the smallest crafty hands ) , look fun and are super quirky. They are great as a father's day gift or a teacher's appreciation gift or simply for back to school crafts. Turn the paper corner bookmarks into monsters, owls or whatever takes your fancy! You can add other decor elements to the origami ( folded paper ) corner bookmarks for a more whimsical /complex look ( googly eyes, yarn hair.. )
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Easy DIY paper carrot easter baskets (free printable template)
These super cute paper carrot Easter baskets by Kids Craft Room only take a few minutes to make and the finished baskets filled with yummy Easter sweets or toys can be a wonderful ( last minute ) Easter gifts or Easter party treats! ( As usual ) Kids Craft Room will give you a free printable carrot basket template to make it really easy. So don't hesitate: get the free printable Easter basket template , follow the step-by-step tutorial and create a bunch of these lovely little paper carrot easter baskets now:
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Easy DIY origami Christmas ornament star
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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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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Free printable christmas gift tags
These printable Christmas gift tags will hopefully help you wrap up Christmas. When the presents have been bought and handmade gifts made, wrap them up pretty and use these darling gift tags.
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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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Folded paper autumn leaves - easy fall kids craft
These beautiful paper fall leaves are perfect crafts for kids in boring autumn afternoons (even the  smallest kids can create some, because it's very easy!) You will need colorful printer or origami papers and that's all! You can use any fun color to create these gorgeous paper leaves, you don't really need autumn colors to make it! In this nice craft website you can find 2 different leaf shape versions. You can use these accordion folded paper leaves  to decorate your home at fall,or it can be a perfect addition to the class room / kindergarten decor!
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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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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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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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Adorable paper plate bee - paper plate craft for kids
Looking for a fun and easy spring craft for kids to make? This paper plate bee craft by Simple Everyday Mom is just perfect! ( Simple kids' crafts that involve paper plates are always the best! ) This adorable paper plate bee is not just only a very easy and fun spring craft for kids but it also can be a nice spring decor in your home or the classroom. This time Simple Everyday Mom will teach you how to make your very own adorable paper plate bee.
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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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DIY Yarn bunny Easter card - fun Easter craft for kids
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun Easter craft by Kids Craft Room. This yarn art bunny card is super easy to make, plus you don't need special tools or skills to make one, which makes this fun craft perfect for kids of all ages ! With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies , you'll be giving your child the tools he needs to spark imagination and creative play. Get the step-by-step tutorial, grab some yarn and craft on!
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DIY Balerina silhouette - watercolor painting for kids
There are so many fun ways you can craft with ballerina silhouettes! Express elegance and beauty through brush strokes with this lovely watercolor balerina painting by The Best Ideas For Kids! The Best Ideas For Kids used coffee filters to decorate the ballerina’s tutus but you can use cupcake liners, craft tulle or even tissue paper! You can frame the finished dancing balerina artwork and use it as a lovely nursery or kids room decor or just have fun making these gorgeous watercolor ballerinas ! Get the free printable ballerina silhouettes and the step-by-step painting tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get painting :
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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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Toilet paper roll monsters - fun Halloween 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 Halloween toilet paper roll monsters by The Best Ides For Kids are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely monster craft is a great way to celebrate Halloween , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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DIY Funny puppy ears card
If you need a last minute birtday card or you just want to suprise your friends with a cute and funny card, with the help of this nice craft tutorial and its dowloadable card template  make this silly, flappity-eared puppy card that has a tongue pull tab! It’s just the thing to make to say Hi to friends you miss, or just give to someone who could use some puppy love.
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DIY paper puppet polar bear - fun winter craft for kids
This fun paper polar bear puppet by Kids Craft Room It is totally the cutest winter craft project we've ever seen! It's super fun to play with and it's also super easy to make! We also love that this puppet polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of paper. As a bonus: Kids Craft Room has created a free printable pattern for you, so you can start to enjoy all the fun and games right away! All you need to do to make these adorable polar bear puppets is: print the template, cut it out and then follow Kids Craft Room's instructions:
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DIY Paper towel roses - fun paper craft for kids
Kids can make these gorgeous colorful paper towel roses literally in minutes from simple household materials such as paper towels ! These pretty paper towel roses by Happy Hooligans are super easy to make and they look just like real roses. Tie them together with a ribbon, or display them in a vase. Either way, they’re a fun way for kids to give roses that will last forever for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and birthdays :
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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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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet - fun butterfly craft for kids
Kids will not only love the creative process of making this paper plate fluttering butterfly craft but afterwards they will have a blast getting to play with it. All they have to do is move the craft stick around on the back of the paper plate and watch as their butterfly flutters around the sky and above the colorful flower garden . This creative butterfly craft by IHeartCraftyThings is perfect for a colorful spring craft or summer craft and makes a great compliment to learning about and observing butterflies around your home or neighborhood.
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Paper owl with handprint wings - fun fall craft for kids
We just love owl crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this darling and easy paper owl craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! These colorful paper owls are so quick to make and so cute! This super easy owl craft is great for young kids, even the smallest can do this with help! You can the finished paper owls as ornaments or stick them onto homemade greeting cards. Get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and make this adorable paper owl with your kids today.
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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 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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Crepe paper peony bouquet
These gorgeous peony flowers are made out of crepe paper. If you haven’t seen crepe paper before, it is a type of paper that is crinkled. The advantage of crepe paper over regular paper or tissue paper in flower making is that you can create curves and cups with the crepe paper to closely resemble the natural curves of real petals.
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