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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).
Gorgeous fall leaf chalk pastel art for kids
This fall leaf chalk pastel art for kids by Projects With Kids is just gorgeous! The chalk pastels on black paper look like they are glowing and using this simple technique makes this art project perfect for kids of all ages. This beautiful chalk pastel art is such a great lesson on positive and negative space which lets kids explore drawing and smudging with chalk pastels and it also produces wow-worthy art kids will be proud to display! Pastels are so fun for kids to explore! So don't hesitate: get those pastels and let's get crafting :
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Easy DIY paper Easter egg & bunny wreath - Easter decor
If you are on the hunt for a fun Easter wreath idea to make with your kids this year but don’t want to glue together all of those plastic eggs, this lovely paper Easter egg and bunny wreath by I Heart Crafty Things is just the perfect craft for you! This paper plate Easter egg wreath is beautiful and so simple for kids to create ( even preschoolers can help take part in making it ). get the tutorial at iheartcraftythings.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Round Santa Christmas card ( handmade greeting card )
It’s always lovely to receive handmade greeting cards isn’t it? This round Santa Christmas card by Kids Craft Room is super fun for kids and grown-ups and so adorably cute! These handmade Santa cards are really easy to make with the free printable template and everyone is will love them, because who could resist such a jolly little Santa Claus ? Plus, this printable Santa card pattern can be used in two ways: you can either trace around it onto colored card or use it as a fun Christmas coloring sheet !
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DIY Flower wall art from toilet paper tubes
Are you looking for a cheap but gorgeous ( spring ) home or kids room decor ? Try this toilet tube flower wall art project! You can upcycle lots of toilet paper tubes with this nice and easy craft project , and it's also perfect for decorationg your home ( not just onyl at springtime ). Paint the finished pictures to any color that fits in to your home and no one will be able to tell it's made from toilet paper rolls ! Beautiful, isn't it? You can use this method to decorate complete walls with flowers, or simply create a family tree with framed family portraits and toilet paper tube leaves.
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Paper plate Santa Claus - fun Santa craft for kids
Christmas is such a fun time of the year for crafting! If you're looking for a fun Christmas craft for your preschooler, this lovely little paper plate Santa by I Heart Crafty Things will be the perfect choice. Using a paper plate and some glue made this one so simple and adorable! This paper plate Santa craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you. Read the tutorial and learn the how to's:
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Simple DIY Disco ball - stylish party decoration from paper
With At Charlotte's House's step-by-step tutorial ( and a sturdy hole puncher ) you can enhance any party decoration with this gorgeous paper-wrapped styrofoam ball. If you love making DIY party decor, you have to check out this one! We love the way it's easy to make, but also how you can customize it with any color of paper you'd prefer! Just use a color that fits into your party ! ( Imagine one giant ball in silver, beautiful pearl-white or rose-gold or even in mermaid colors! Isn't it super fun? ) This disco ball style party decor is so simple to make, and the outcome is so gorgeous and sparkling!
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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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Easy DIY Paper crab card - fun summer craft for kids
These little crab cards by Easy Peasy And Fun are super cute, very easy to make, and it's just perfect for keeping little ones entertained for hours. This crab card is a great fun craft for kids that lets them practice their fine motor skills too. The finished crab cards make adorable summer decorations or you can share them with friends and family members! Plus, because this crab card is such a simple and easy craft, it’s great for kids of all ages !
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DIY water lily candy bowl from napkins - napkin folding
With this great napking folding video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous water lily candy bowl from simple paper napkins. It's a perfect easter - spring decoration / wedding decor or you can spice up your birthday party with them as well. It can be a simple and elegant table decoration or you can put in them some small candies or treats for your guestst.
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DIY Simple bird kite - fun and easy paper craft for kids
This super fun flying bird kite ( wind toy ) is a super easy spring or summer craft idea for kids , and it grants hours of fun! You can wave them around and watch the pretty paper birds fly ! This DIY is suitable for kids of all ages, and you won't need expensive craft materials to create some only a few sheets of colorful paper and some kind of thread. This super easy and frugal paper bird kite is a great craft for spicing up boring summer afternoons. You can use any type of paper ( or another light materials ) to make this colorful b ird shape kite , and it's almost costs nothing! This is a really enjoyable outdoor summer or spring activity !
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Pirate finger puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This pirate finger puppet by Red Ted Art is such a fun interactive summer 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, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials:
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DIY Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique
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Origami bird - paper folding tutorial
Learn how to make beautiful origami birds with MP Easy Origami's easy to follow instructions! Origami birds with wings are usually more complex than this, but this bird is very easy to fold. It only takes a few simple steps and the result is almost as awesome as the more complex origami models. This origami bird can also pass for a pigeon or dove. Watch the video and let's get folding!
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Christmas cookie containers from empty Pringles cans
There’s not much better than Christmas cookies right?! ( Big cookie fans here. ) You can make them even better by packaging them up cute and taking them to a friend and this is a super fun way to do it. Make a cookie container from a Pringles can. It’s easy, it’s creative , it looks amazing and it’s a perfect fit for cookies ! Your friends and neighbors will love this gift ! How perfect and pretty does that Pringles cookie container look? And won’t your firends be surprised when they open it up and there’s cookies inside! ? And you can make this useful container in any style you want! You can use any other cardboard tubes to make a cookie container if you haven't got Pringles cans at hand.
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Easy DIY paper hyacinth flower - spring craft for kids
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun spring craft by Kids Craft Room. This paper hyacinth flower 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 and the free printable hyacinth flower template at Kids Craft Room and craft on!
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DIY Modern photo wall hanging - creative home decor
Amy came up with this really simple modern wall hanging DIY in partnership with SnapBox to put her Instagram pictures on the wall in a cool and modern way, perfect for hanging up inspiration in a work space or just a casual way to display house memories. We love stylish modern  wall hangings especially if they serves a function while still being decorative. You can make this gorgeous photo wall hanging in any color and size that fits into your home and style, and if you haven't got air drying clay at hand you can substitute it with cardboard or wood pieces  instead.
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Toilet roll easter bunny pompom popper ( pompom shooter )
Here is a fun, easy kids craft for easter:  an easter bunny pompom shooter / popper from toilet paper rolls! This is a super fun toy for kids (and not just for easter)! Pop a pom pom inside, pull the balloon knot down, let go and see how far it goes! Seriously, this one will keep the kiddos entertained for a while. You can use this shooter toy for other parties/ocassions as well: just use confetti/small candies or rice instead of pompoms! You can create a colorful bullseye from cardboard as a nice addition to your toilet paper tube bunny  shooter and create a fun easter family scoring game!
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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 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 easter egg scratch cards - scratch art
Have you seen those scratch art kits you can buy in craft stores? The ones where you scratch an image onto a black surface and it appears in rainbow colours? They are actually very easy to make yourself at home, so long as you have the time and patience to make them!  Their version has an Easter spin on it, with the scratch art base being made in the shape of an easter egg but of course you could make this in any shape you like at any time of year.
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DIY Easy hinged origami gift box - paper folding
Watch this great step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami hinged box with lids that open to the sides, this origami gift box would make a very neat wedding ring box ! Although this origami model requires a bit of measuring and marking thirds, it’s very simple when you’ve got the hang of it. The best paper to use would be thicker paper like construction paper , thin card maybe, but not really thin origami paper.
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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race!
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Easy & adorable DIY animal Valentines ( Valentine\'s day cards )
Follow along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step card making tutorial and give your parents, friends or love a super adorable handmade animal Valentine card for Valentine's day or Mother's day / Father’s day ! ( Or you can make this lovely animal card any time of the year! ) These animals are adorable, and kids will love making them. Get some craft paper and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY paper Christmas star gift box (free printable template)
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutoria l and learn how to make this gorgeous paper star gift box easily with simple household materials and colorful construction papers ! This beautiful star treat box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents/sweets for Christmas ( or other occasions ) in a stylish and gorgeous way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project : you just need a piece of s crapbook or construction paper ,a ruler, the free template and that's it! With this step-by-step video tutorial creating your own beautiful DIY paper gift box will be a piece of cake! ( To make the video and template download button work please choose the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE button below! )
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DIY Paper cup fox - fun fall craft for kids
Raise your hand if you love foxes ! ( We do! ) If you have a little fox fan then this lovely paper cup fox craft by Kids Craft Room is an absolute must! This little paper cup fox craft is super adorable, super quick and super easy. ( It only requires simple craft materials, plus it’s budget friendly! ) This lovely fox craft is just the perfect fall craft project for preschoolers. Kids Craft Room will provide you a free printable fox craft template too so it’s really quick and simple to cut out the shapes and stick them on:
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Easter egg (chick and bunny) pocket cards
This fun easter card is not just a super cute (and quick) easter gift but it's also very unique, because you can use the bunny , the chick and the easter eggg separatelly thanks to the clever pocket design. It's not just a fun way to greet someone but its also a nice easter home decor! And of course, you can find the free printable easter card template  in this nice craft blog. Happy crafting!
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Adorable paper hedgehog with chestnut nose - fun fall craft for kids
As the temperature drops, and leaves on the trees start changing their colors, it’s time to create fun fall crafts with kids! This little chestnut nosed paper hedgehog by Krokotak is just the perfect autumn activity to make with your kids at home or in the classroom. Isn't it super adorable? All you need is a few sheets of craft paper and a chestnut. This hedgehog craft is perfect for kids of all ages. The chestnut nosed hedgehogs can be great fall decors both in the classroom and at home, or you could use them as lovely greeting cards. Either way, the kids will love this fun little fall craft.
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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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