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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 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 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog - kids craft
Spring is a perfect time to make gorgeous paper flowers. If you’re looking for an easy, adorable and super fun spring craft , this 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog by The Best Ideas For Kids is just the perfect spring craft for you! This handprint frog craft can be a fun afternoon activity or a perfect classroom craft. Kids will love making their own handprint frog and bringing it to life on a paper plate lily pad with 3D water lily !
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DIY Origami spring flower (tulip) greeting card - paper folding
Are you looking for a f rugal but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these gorgeous origami ( paper folded ) tulip greeting cards ! They can be perfect flowery gifts for Mother's day or other special occasions! You can make the origami tulip flower cards with any type of colorful paper ( you don't need special origami paper , even simple ( Christmas ) wrapping paper works well ). Thi s spring tulip flower gift card is also a easy and fun spring kids craft project. You can use the paper origami tulips ( and their parts ) to make other spring decorations just as wreaths, bouquets or a flower garlands!
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Christmas tree gift boxes (with printable template)
What’s better than teeny tiny thoughtful gifts for those you love this holiday? Well, wrapping them in teeny tiny adorable gift boxes you made out of scrapbook paper, of course! And this creative gift wrap idea works for everyone because today, she have a FREE cut file for the Silhouette users as well as a FREE printable for the scissorhands in the bunch!
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DIY Miniature paper straw easel
This picture of cute paper straw easels is instantly caught our eyes. These paper straw easels would look great at a party, wedding, baby shower or at a dinner party. Did you get inspired too? You can make a whole bunch of miniature easels in no time at all and all you need is paper straws, a glue gun and a pair of scissors.  Use your miniature easels to display a menu or your guest’s names at a table setting. You can use the easels at a buffet to inform about which dishes contain nuts/gluten/dairy or anything else the guests need to know. Or you can use them to display family photos or the kids' drawings!
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Confetti paper-mache bowl
For the upcoming New years eve party make this easy DIY project , the confetti bowl with some leftover christmas wrapping paper or confetti. It's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase.
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DIY Gorgeous origami spring flowers (paper folding)
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flowers can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper or from leftover wrapping papers ( even wrapping paper pieces will working well with this origami project ) !
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DIY Rocking paper birds - spring craft for kids
These paper birdies are super cute, fun to play with and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors , or seat cards at a fun party, or simply create some with the kids just for fun! Of course, these paper birds will look gorgeous in any color and size! This paper craft can be a great spring class project as well!
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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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Cardboard art supply orgainzer
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and rubber bands. You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other art supplies in it!
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Winter wonderland cardboard toy set (with printable)
It’s icy cold outside so for more indoor fun to survive the winter without boredom, their DIY peg dolls and cardboard slotted animals are ready to take you on a winter adventure! They have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic.
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DIY Santa and reindeer stick puppet - fun Christmas craft for kids
Looking for simple, fun and adorable crafts to do with your kids this Christmas ? Get into the Christmas spirit by making these adorable and fun p aper puppets with your kids. These paper puppets by I Heart Crafty Things are not only adorable but really fun to make and perfect for a cold winter day. These lovely Santa and reindeer puppets even make perfect Christmas decorations for your Christmas tree ( just leave out the craft stick and attach a string to it's back! ) Head to iheartcraftythings.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Crepe paper rosebud bouquet - spring flower decor
In this nice video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose bud bouquet ! This sweet paper rose ( bud ) bouquet can be a perfect decor in your home at springtime/Easter , you can decorate your wedding party with them frugally, or you can gift them for any special occasion ( such as mother's day ! ) Of course you can make these easy and quick crepe paper flowers in any other color than pink, they will look gorgeous in any form! You can adapt this nice paper flower making technique and create other gorgeous ( spring ) decorations such as: wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and even accessories!
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DIY Hatching chick card - Easter card craft for kids
Rain or shine, you'll love this absolutely adorable Easter craft by Kids Craft Room! This Easter chick card is such a great craft to use as an instant activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as an Easter 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 spring holidays! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too.
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DIY super cute (kawaii) mini nutella notebook
We absolutely love kawaii crafts ! Look at this super cute kawaii Nutella notebook ! Can a DIY notebook be more sweet? Nothing quite like paper crafts for kids, especially easy ones like this. You only need one sheet of paper to make these paper books and guess what, no glue! We like today’s mini notebook , because not only can you decorate it in whatever way you wish, but you can also shape it a little which opening up the cuteness decorating factor. As you can see she went for a jar of Nutella! We LOVE Nutella! and hopefully you will love this oh so cute Nutella Notebook DIY too!
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DIY Mother's day flower pot tulip card - Mother's day gift idea
If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mother’s day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s day flower pot card by I Heart Crafty Things can’t be topped. Her template makes this gorgeous flower pot 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 iheartcraftythings.com and let's get crafting:
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4 different Halloween and fall garlands
Garlands are not just only beautiful decors to your home but these are also very inexpensive and easy to create! Even the smallest kids can help you in the making process! She whipped up 4 garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall at fall or Halloween, but you also can use these simple ideas to create garlands for other holidays/seasons as well! (Imagine a nice paper flower garland, or a happy birthday bunting!) They add such a festive flair for the season!
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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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3D paper tulips - easy DIY spring flower decoration
These cute 3D paper tulips by Anna Swenning are perfect additions to a fun colorful spring decoration or Easter egg tree . You can use a sewing machine to assemble the paper tulips or simply use glue. This 3D paper tulip tree is great for spring, mother's day or just for brightening up your everyday home decor. These 3D paper tulips make the perfect centerpiece or decoration for any occasion!
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DIY Egg carton Easter carrot treat bag with felt bunnies
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring crafting ! Today CreativeMamy will show you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a super cute carrot treat bag. This egg carton Easter treat bag is just a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies. They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs! And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy , making them a great craft project for beginners, b ut they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats ! You can make a few or make a whole bushel.
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DIY Dog marionette puppet - fun tp roll craft for kids
This tutorial by Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a dog marionette puppet , a lovely recycled project that kids are going to love! Marionette puppets might look complicated but are in essence pretty easy to make and chances are, you have everything you need in your home. This fun puppet toy will grant hours of fun! This lovely paper dog puppet walks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! Get the tutorial , and let's get crafting:
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Adorable easy paper hedgehog - fun fall craft for kids (paper craft)
Ready for fall craft ideas? We certainly are and are excited to share this cute hedgehog paper craft with you all! Welcome fall with this super adorable and simple hedgehog paper craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. This lovely paper hedgehog is a cool little project that can be done with the kids in the classroom or as an after school project. This fall craft also goes wonderfully with many hedgehog books.
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers ! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home ! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how , she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowers. Watercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic!
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Easy paper spring bird craft – chick Easter decoration
We love easy,fun &frugal Easter paper crafts! And if it is an adorable and easy paper chick craft for Easter, then even better! Today, Maggy will tech you how to make these adorable paper bauble chicks! These super cute dimensional paper spring chicks will look gorgeous on your Easter tree and the kids will adore them too. This paper spring / Easter chick decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! If you love Easter and are looking for more Easter Chick Crafts, Red Ted Art have a whole collection for you, as well as plenty of Bunny Crafts and Sheep Crafts!
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Adorable aluminium foil spiders - fun Halloween craft for kids
These foil spiders by The Joy Of Sharing can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Halloween when you’re short on time. If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this aluminium foil spider craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial ( as usual ) The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to make this adorable foil spider in no time:
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Egg carton helicopter - 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 helicopter ! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little helicopter in no time, out of a simple e gg 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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DIY Fun magic notebook - easy back to school craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a magic notebook ! This DIY back to school project is super fun and also very easy to make! ( You will be surprised how easy is to create one, with simply household items and a little acrylic paint ! ) Spice up your boring notebooks with this easy magical craft idea , and create gorgeous unique artworks in minutes! This magic notebook can be a great gift for your friends/family members for any special occasion! And of course it can be a great boredom buster at school !
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DIY Family photo Christmas tree
Looking for easy Christmas decor for your home? This DIY photo Christmas tree is a great way to show off your favorite photos from the year and utilize wall space! This DIY Family photo Christmas tree is a really simple craft project that is so fun to do! This DIY Family photo Christmas tree is so fun - you can look at the photos as you walk by and remember the fun memories from the past year! We bet that you will get lots of comments from visitors about it being a neat way to display photos.
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DIY Oz paper bag scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows, and that means a fun fall craft for the kids! Amanda created this adorable paper bag scarecrow to celebrate the Lost In Oz series, but it also can be a great fall decor in your porch! Create this super cute  DIY paper bag scarecrow with the kids , they will love to make it and also to play with it! Kids can play with this lovely scarecrow puppet until you’re ready to watch the next episode of Lost In Oz! Or accompany this cute scarecrow with a few pumpkins and create a gorgeous fall garden porch decor with him! ( You can use old clothes instead of fabric, to make your DIY scarecrow more weatherproof!) This scarecrow craft is perfect for preschoolers and kids of all ages!
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Decoupage tutorial - decorationg candles with napkins easily
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how easily decorate and personalise pillar candles with napkins ! These gorgeous napkin decorated candles can pe perfect gifts and decors for every season, holiday and occasion ! You can use floral motifs for spring/Easter , winter wonderland scenes for Christmas , or simple nonfigurative patterns ( stripes, dots, moroccan flowers, vintage designs ) to spice up your everyday home decor , the personalised pillar candles will look gorgeous in any form! But beware: these candles are just DECORATIONS , because the napkins are flammable, so please keep this in mind and dont light them!
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How to make a whirligig (cardboard circle spinner)
You might have heard of whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners) before, they are a classic craft that has been around for generations. Apparently even the Native Americans had their own version of this easy cardboard toy as early as 500BC, and they were also popular back in the great depression using old buttons or similar as the centre piece when kids didn’t have many toys. These whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners)  are very easy to make, almost too easy, and kids will love to watch the patterns twirl and whirl around. Her free printable spinner template gives you a few different patterns as well as a blank one so kids can get creative and design their own.
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TP roll Christmas coundtdown calendar  ( advent calendar )
This toilet paper roll advent calendar is the perfect Christmas countdown! (Or countdown for any other occasion!) Not just only because it's super inexpensive (because you just need some tp rolls and a little colorful wrapping paper to make them), but also because it's perfect to suprise your kids with small lovely gifts! They will love to punch the pockets to get the small toys and sweets you put inside! You can tape the toliet paper rolls into any fun shape (imagine a nice house or Christmas tree calendar). You can adapt this great idea and make a "reward box": when your kid cleans up or helps you in housework you can reward him / her with one of these small suprises.
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