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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).
Flying bat handprint craft - fun Halloween craft for kids
These handprint bats by Kids Craft Room are so super adorable! These paper bats are great fun as a Halloween craft for the kids, plus they make such lovely keepsakes ! Handprint crafts are always nice to do with the kids and make great keepsakes that you can enjoy over the years as we watch their little hands grow. This handprint bat craft is not just for Halloween: it can be enjoyed at any time of the year and would be a great little craft to use when learning about nocturnal animals or working on a dark nights theme.
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DIY Rustic pallet wood Christmas tree
We have seen many Christmas trees that were made from reclaimed wood and old pallets but this fun vintage style Christmas tree is our favorite! Follow this nice step-by-step pallet Christmas tree tutorial and create your own unique and gorgeous Christmas decor piece from a pallet, mod podge, napkins, buttons and some milk paint ! This gorgeous decoupaged DIY Christmas tree can be a great addition to your winter/ Christmas decor both inside and outside!
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DIY Heart flower Mother's day card - Mother's day craft for kids
This heart flower card by Easy Peasy And Fun is the cutest handmade card your kids can make, either for Valentine’s day or Mother’s day. This time Andreja will show you how to make this beautiful heart flower card from a few sheets of simple craft paper in no time! Homemade cards are not only a joy to create, but they are also super special for the recipient to open up. This 3D paper flower in a heart card is colorful, sweet and unbelievably easy to create. Get the free template and the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and create yours today:
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DIY easy paper tulip chocolate bouquet (free printable)
If Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it’s about time to come up with a thoughtful handmade gift. A gift that’s handcrafted and from the heart is always well received. Even more so if it involves flowers and chocolate. Give mom flowers and chocolate in one pretty handmade bunch for a special occasion with this paper tulip bouquet by Frog Prince Paperie  which is stuffed with delicious dark chocolate! This isn’t a super quick project, but the finished chocolate bouquet is  so pretty we think they’re absolutely worth the time.
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Fire breathing toilet paper roll dragon - kids craft
This fire breathing, paper roll dragon craft is so fun! The crepe paper flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth when you blow into the paper tube! We just love it! Save this fire breathing paper tube dragon for your crafty bucket list, because it’s SO MUCH FUN to make!(And it's also a super easy kids craft project, even for the smallest crafty hands!) You can make fun  wind toys with this technique as well: just use larger paper tubes, tie a string to it's back and run with it!
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DIY Shadow theater from a cardboard box - recycling kids craft
Today's tutorial is a wonderful recycling craft , one of those fun craft ideas for kids! This brilliant handmade shadow theater is easy to do and inexpensive, a perfect gift for your kids! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially shadow theaters, because you can make it with every fairy tale characters that your kids loves most!  You can create an ice castle tale with the characters of Frozen, a woodland theme with different animals.. The possibilities are endless!  With this nice step-by-step cardboard box shadow theater  tutorial you can make one easily for your kids and thew will love it!
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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 Cone gnome Christmas gift box (free printable)
Read Pysselbolaget's step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make this lovely little Christmas gnome gift box ( or advent calendar ) easily out of simple household materials! This lovely little Christmas gnome box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents for Christmas ( such as gift cards, money, or sweets ) in an adorable way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project: you just need one sheet of white construction paper, a ruler, the free template , and that's it! Get the free Cone gnome gift box template and create your own lovely DIY gnome gift box now: ( To download the free printable please choose the UNTRANSLATED link below, then click on the blue "ladda ner dem här" link above the assembling photo. )
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DIY tangram rubber stamp from rubber eraser
A Tangram is a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes . They all fit perfectly in one square. You can make all sorts of things with the pieces…animals, people,and things! Since geometric anything is all the rage, she though it would be fun to make Rubber Stamp Tangrams art and cards with the kids ! This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift –A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!
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Easy DIY handprint owl craft - fun fall craft for kids
With the weather starting to get cooler, it’s a perfect time to make fun indoor fall crafts! This lovely little owl handprint by The Best Ideas For Kids is the perfect autumn craft ! Just look at these whimsical paper owls! Aren't they super adorable? And we love that this owl craft can double as a keepsake! This owl craft is such a fun paper craft to make! Kids will love making the owls from their handprint and adding feathers to them.
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DIY Cardboard cat scratcher - cardboard upcycling craft
Let’s make a DIY cardboard cat scratcher from the boxes you’ve got piling up in the garage! It's a known fact that ALL kitties ( small or big ) LOVE DIY creations, so go to your garage, grab a decent sized box from your cardboard box pile and create this DIY Cat scratcher now ! Dream A Little Bigger will show you how to make this cat scratcher in no time out of a simple cardboard box. This cat scratcher costs almost nothing, and your cat ( s ) will love it!
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DIY Santa envelope puppet - Christmas craft for kids
Are you ready for some Christmas fun ? This paper bag Santa puppet by I Heart Crafty Things is such a fun interactive winter craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home or at school ) Create Christmas elves and reindeer as well , and have fun putting on a festive puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a Christmas party. )
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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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Corrugated cardboard snowmen - easy Christmas ornaments
These cute smiling snowmen are made from simple corrugated cardboard sheets with a little acrylic paint. Aren't they adorable? Corrugated cardboard snowmen can be a perfect quick and inexpensive winter/chirtsmas decor in your home or a fun craft project for the kids in boring winter afternons. This happy cardboard snowman also can be a perfect group craft project in the school (or kindergarten) because it's super easy to make! You can use any other paper leftovers and decos to create a few snowmen, they will look gorgeous in any form!
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Yarn wrapped paper plate hegehog - fun fall craft for kids
Today Kids Craft Room will show you how to make an adorable paper plate hedgehog in a really simple and enjoyable way. Your kids can have lots of fun yarn wrapping to make their own unique hedgehog , all the while building their motor skills ! This paper plate hedgie craft is a great evergreen craft for any time of the year ( not just for fall ! ). This hedgehog craft can be a great afternoon craft project after spending some time in the nature, or it can be a great classroom craft as well!
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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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Watermelon seed counting activity for kids (free printable)
If your kids are really into learning numbers and math, AND yummy watermelons you will love this super easy ,fun, inexpensive DIY number learning toy! She designed a whole set of watermelon seed counting toy for us which can be downloaded from abcs to acts as a nice free printable! This fun watermelon seed counting toy  allows your child to practice numbers,improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The watermelon counting set is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already. (Just a few black buttons and a few sheets of printer paper and of course this nice free watermelon seed counter toy printable)
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Origami witch hat - easy Halloween paper craft for kids
Today Paper Kawaii sharing a super fun & easy paper folding tutorial with us on how to fold a fun origami witch hat ! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami witch hats s with the kids ! This Halloween kids craft projec t is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor. Glue the mini paper witch hats to a string and create a fun frugal Halloween garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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DIY Valentine's day handprint lovebirds
We L-O-V-E handprint crafts ! They are adorably cute and make such super keepsakes ! These little Handprint Love Birds by Kids Craft Room are the sweetest little bird craft around and just perfect for Valentine’s day or even Mother’s day ! As usual, Kids Crafts Room will give you a free printable template so making them is super simple and it comes with three different heart messages to add to your love bird craft:
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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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4 Easy DIY Valentine's day decor
Kimberly has a fun Valentine’s Day Mantel to share with you today, created and updated with Martha Stewart craft supplies! Click on the link below to watch what Kimberly used to create these easy DIY Valentine's day decors and how you can incorporate these lovely last-minute Valentine's decors into your home! What do you think? We think it’s simple, but oh so fun!
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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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Mini paper angels (with printable template)
If you looking for a nice. colorful and very fast christmas craft idea these little paper angels are the perfect choice!. Print them out, cut them out and fold them together, it’s really that easy (and quick!).
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3 Simple DIY fall decor (twig pumpkin, tp roll pumpkin & leaf suncatchers)
Even though it's tempting to spend all your days outside enjoying the crisp autumn weather, make time for these adult and kid-friendly fall crafts! In this step-by-step video tutorial Megan Weller will show you how to make 3 fun crafts you can make to decorate your room for fall : the twig pumpkin ( wood stick pumpkin ) , the toilet paper roll pumpkins and the gorgeous leaf suncatchers ( or fall leaf galand ). These fun fall crafts are really easy room decor projects that you can make using things you probably already have at home! So, don't hesitate: watch the video and learn the how-tos:
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Cute little origami elephant - easy paper folding model
Watch this nice origami tutorial and video instruction on how to make an adorable little origami elephant with a single sheet of colorful paper ! Elephants have been admired by humans for many centuries, because hey are intelligent and humble animals. Elephants have the largest brains of all mammals! In the application of feng shui, the elephant is considered a sacred symbol. Although it is often used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength and fertility , it can also be used to symbolize longevity, good luck and success. It can act as the grantor of wishes and as the protector of the household. So fold this cute little elephant and use it as a home decor or give as a good luck gift to your friends!
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DIY Cute (kawaii) paper rainbow - Kkid craft idea
We are sharing another wonderful rainbow kids' craft tutorial with you today :  a cute (kawaii) paper rainbow kid craft (in noway limited just for kids). This is a quick and super easy paper craft to make, so it can be a perfect  project for hands on scissor practice in the classroom as it doubles up as a wonderful decoration. Easy peasy and fun, right?  This cute paper rainbow kid craft can be done in under minutes and the finished artwork can be placed somewhere in the kids' room as a cute,colorful and frugal  decoration!
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DIY Black glue butterfly suncatcher (free printable template)
Want to make a cheery butterfly suncatcher with kids ? It’s surprisingly easy with nothing but black glue , sharpie markers and some recyclables. This time Adventure In a Box will show you how to make this gorgeous butterfly suncatcher in various beautiful designs. These butterfly suncatchers look brilliant with the sun streaming through them. You will find a free downloadable butterfly template at adventure-in-a-box.com which makes this spring craft project perfect for kids of all ages !
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DIY stackable easter egg gift box from toilet paper rolls
This brilliant and funny stackable easter egg / chick gift box is a perfect way to gift small sweets / jewelries for easter. And all you need is to create them some toilet paper tubes , a little bit of paint and glue! This stackable toilet paper roll easter ( matrjoska style ) gift box is a super fun and easy easter ( kids ) craft idea , and it doesn't require special craft materials! With this funny and detailed step-by-step craft video tutorial you can make them easily and it will bring smile to anyone face who will get it!
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DIY flower (jewelry) organizer box from toilet paper tubes
Do you love upcycling ? Would you like to create a gorgeous, unique and super cheap organizer for you buttons/jewelries /beads or other small things? If you ranswers are yes, this super video craft tutorial and the DIY toilet paper tube jewelry / organizer box is a perfect craft project for you! You can personalise these toilet paper roll boxes vary easily: just use any kind of adhesive craft foil or simple leftower wrapping papers to wrap it. Of course, you can simply cover it with paint and decorate with other elements ( decoupage, pressed flowers, mozaics etc )
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5 Retro DIY school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique DIY School supplies in retro style: a pencil case from a simple cereal box, fun pencil decorations , a post-it storage box and an amazing magic notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Christmas village advent calendar ( free paper house cutting files )
Here comes a lovely & festive printable paper craf t: a wonderful set of enchanting little DIY paper houses perfect for your Christmas village ! These little paper houses by Delia Creates are simple in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers. There are lots of possibilities! If you don't need an advent calendar you can use these little paper houses as adorable Christmas ornaments or even as cute party treat boxes for your upcoming Christmas party !
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