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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).
DIY Paper cone Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
When gearing up for the holidays, paper crafts are an easy way to catch a little bit of holiday spirit, and this adorable paper cone Santa Claus decoration by Paper Magic is just a perfect craft to make! These adorable little paper cone Santas can be used as Christmas decorations to hang around the house, or they can be turned into lovely Christmas tree ornaments. So, grab a mug of peppermint hot chocolate, put your feet up, and get ready to fall in love with a paper cone Santa Claus:
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Easy DIY spiral paper flower heart - Valentine's day craft
You can easily make the most beautiful decoration for Valentine's day by following along Canary Street Crafts' step-by-step DIY spiral paper flower heart tutorial. It’s super crazy how small details like the yarn accent and the “Love” stencil 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 paper craft to create a heart shape floral bloom with a few sheets of simple colorful paper. Head to canarystreetcrafts.com and learn how to make them now:
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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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Easy DIY 3D heart card ( Valentine\'s day card )
This Valentine's day, don't forget to give your loved ones a big hug ! When it comes to giving the perfect gift for Valentine's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely dimensional heart card craft by I Heart Crafty Things a perfect Valentine's day gift! Everyone loves a gift comes from the heart! This easy, DIY 3D heart card is a simple craft , and ( if you add personal notes to them ) it will make you smile every time. This easy DIY 3D heart card is just the perfect gift to tell your loved ones just how special are they!
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Pop up daffodil flower craft - fun spring craft for kids
Spring is just about here and the days are finally starting to warm up. This fun pop up daffodil craft by Kids Craft Room is the perfect way to celebrate springtime, Easter or Mother’s Day! This pop up daffodil craft lets kids grow their own spring flowers time and time again. Little hands can pull the daffodil flowers down to hide them in the grassy hill and then a simple push lets them grow and bloom upwards just like real daffodil flowers! This pop up daffodil craft is so much fun and goes well with springtime learning projects or as a cute Mother’s Day craft or Easter craft too.
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DIY Stained glass nativity (with printable silhouette)
To get on board with the festivities here's a beautiful and super easy to make stained glass nativity scene! Today Meaningful Mama will show you how to make a faux stained glass nativity scene using our favorite craft material: paperStained glass crafts are so interesting! When there is no light shining through, it’s beautiful and still , but when the light shines through, the colors come to life! Beautiful, bright stained glass is something children are drawn to. The rainbow of broken colors and shapes are like puzzles of light.
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DIY Paper circle hen and chick - quick and fun Easter card
We love Easy Peasy And Fun's crafts because they are so wonderful and easy to make! And this lovely Easter card is no exception! This paper circle hen and chick craft is the simplest Easter card or craft you can make with your kids. If making this craft in larger groups we really recommend you get two circle punches, one big and one small to make the process faster ( and more fun as kids love punching circles ). Get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting:
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Rudolph reindeer paper puppet (free printable template)
It's time for a new fun and easy Christmas project :let’s make a super cute Rudolph reindeer paper puppets! What’s wonderful about these lovely reindeer paper puppets ( by Kids Craft Room ) is that they can doubles up as Christmas cards ! Construction paper is one of our favorite crafting material ( so many possibilities and quite frugal too! ),and we do love all kinds of paper creatures! With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive characters, making Rudolph the reindeer is certainly a must. Ready to make your little reindeer ? Clink on the link below and create one!
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Crepe paper water lily
With following along Ash And Crafts' wonderful craft tutorial you can learn how to make these beautiful crepe paper water lilies in no time!  You can decorate your wedding table with them, or it can be a lovely Easter / spring decoration. Crepe-paper flowers capture the essence of flowers without all the botanical details. Their whimsy makes them not only a pleasure to behold, but also an but also an enjoyable project to undertake. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins : they are far more durable and won't wilt or droop.
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DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers , they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial , you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch.
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DIY Jewelry organizer box from paper junks
With this super detailed video craft tutorial you can create this gorgeous and practical j ewelry organzer easily in an afternoon! If you love upcycling and organizing this is a perfect craft project for you! This paper tube and cardboard box jewelry organziner is not just only a super cheap jewelry ornaginzing alternative, but it's also a perfect decor for the girls room! You can create the organizers with any craft paper ( or leftower wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
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3D Spring flowers in a box pop-up card  ( Mother's day gift )
We love simple papercrafts especially when it comes to flowers and greeting cards ! This beautiful 3D flower card can be a great gift for any special occasion or you can use them as frugal wedding / spring party invitations ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial where SweetBioDesign will teach you how to make this beautiful 3D flower pop-up card in no time! All you need is to make one 3D flower pop-up card are: some colorful papers, scissors, and a little glue! This spring craft project is suitable for kids of all ages, because it's super easy ! ( especially if you help them in cutting out the flowers ) >>Download the template here <<
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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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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties!
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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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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold.
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Tin can coffee advent calendar (advent calendar for adults)
One of our favorite traditions around Christmas is the advent calendar ! If you love coffee , you will LOVE this advent calendar idea by Sarah ( from Look What I Made ). Turn your coffee addiction into a festive Christmas decoration : make a coffee advent calendar ! For a coffee enthusiast this tin can coffee advent calendar is simply the most delicious way to pass the days until Christmas. Of course this fun idea absolutely works well with other things: you can use you empty ( tin ) boxes or even empty tin cans to create festive advent calendars filed with various sweets / toys or other fun or delicious treats.
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Simple origami Christmas tree ornament - paper Christmas tree (video tutorial)
If your kids are eager to make their own DIY Christmas ornaments , these simple paper Christmas trees ( pine trees ) by Handimania are just perfect! This little green pine tree is one of the simplest origami projects , so it’s perfect for beginners as well ( and, it only takes a few minutes to make ) ! This origami pine tree / Christmas tree is also a great Christmas craft project for the classroom. You could use any kind of paper ( no need to stick with green either ). You can decorate the finished origami Christmas trees as you wish - the outcome will be surely wonderful! Watch the tutorial and let's start folding:
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Easy frugal DIY spring decor  - paper butterfly garland
In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous 3D paper butterfly garland! This is one of the easiest garlands we've ever seen! To make this gorgeous frugal spring decor you will need: colored paper or other paper materials (such as magazines, leftover wrapping papers...), a string and  some glue. This spring butterfly garland craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's super easy to make! Of course this craft tutorial comes with a free butterfly template! With this making one beautiful frugal paper spring butterfly garland will be a piece of cake!
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Printable christmas decorations: Santa and his friends
Six Christmas paper dolls you can make easily from just 2 sheets of paper! They are so simple you can print and make them in a few minutes.They are really versatile – from delightful Christmas tree decorations, accessories to Christmas table settings, children’s holidays toys, hanging pendants to stocking fillers… + all of your ideas we haven’t thought of yet!
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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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Egg carton train - fun egg carton craft for kids
When it comes to crafting with kids, there's one magical material that always comes through: paper. Repurpose your recyclable paper egg cartons into a wonderful craft that will have your kids cracking up: create this lovely little egg carton train! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little train in no time, out of a simple egg carton . Isn't it wonderful? You may need to help the kids with the small fiddly bits, but the boys ( or girls ) can help out plenty, and the kids will love playing with these fun DIY toys once you’re done! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thecrafttrain.com and let's get crafting :
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Easy colorful paper plate owl - fall craft for kids
The fall season is the perfect time for lots of fun craft activities. This paper plate owl craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is perfect for preschoolers and older children. This fun and easy paper plate owl craft make a great classroom craft for fall or for the spookiest time of the year! And the best is: you probably have all of these materials at home for this lovely owl craft project. So get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and create your own lovely paper plate owl :
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DIY mini notebooks - notebook keychains
Thus cute miniature paper notebook is a surprisingly easy craft project and it can be a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice video craft tutorial and create one for yourself or for your friends! You can create the miniature notebooks in any color and size! It can be very handy if you have LOTs of phone numbers, adresses or other important informations or you can gift them with personal messages/quotes/images. Of course you can use printed images/messages to create the mini books instead of plain white sheets, the possibilities are endless! ( Imagine a miniature coloring book , or your favourite novel in miniature ! )
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Cute miniature DIY School supplies (backpack, notebooks and pen)
Ready for school ? Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right Today Nim C will teach you how to make these super cute ( kawaii ) mini school supplies: a slime notebook, a unicorn backpack, an emoji pencil case & an ice cream cone pen! Watch this video tutorial , get creative and personalize your school gear so it's one-of-a-kind, just like you!
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DIY paper cut-out lanterns and Christmas houses ( free template )
We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous christmas / winter home decors! These paper lanterns and Christmas houses are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous? You can make these paper cutout decors in any size: it can be a perfect Christmas table / mantle decor and also a nice Christmas tree ornament! You can glue in a colored tissue paper or clear plastic piece and fill the houses and lanterns up with Christmas cookies / treats!
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Little easter baskets from newspaper - paper weaving
Learn how easy it is to weave a basket using newspaper! These adorable little ( easter ) baskets are made from newspaper using the technique of paper weaving with two tubes and the basic type of edging technique to finish the basket. These colorful, super easy to make, eco-friendly baskets can be wonderful handmade gifts for any occasion, just fill them up with easter treats or delicious cookies! You can weave baskets in any size and shape they will be just perfect! If you need a colorful toybox in the kids' room , or a nice litttle easter or cookie basket this upcycling diy project is a perfect choice for you!
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DIY Toilet paper roll unicorn - fun recycling craft for kids
Who can resist unicorns? Today’s TP roll craft by Kids Craft Room embrace everything that is fun about recycled crafts,while celebrating unicorns ! Who needs more? So grab your paper tubes and create lovely unicorns with following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial. This super easy unicorn paper roll craft is a perfect ( summer ) craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home ! These paper roll unicorns are super simple to make and their fingerprint rosy cheeks add a lovely personal touch:
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