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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 Cotton ball snowman Christmas card - winter craft for kids
The holidays are a prime time for sending handmade Christmas, holiday, and winter cards. This fun cotton ball snowman craft by Easy Peasy And Fun makes the cutest little DIY Christmas card ever. It’s cute, it’s fluffy and it’s personal. This winter craft project is also great to make in the classroom. This little fluffy cotton ball snowman card is just perfect for sending warm winter greetings to friends, family, and anyone. Head to easypeasyandfun.com, learn how to make them and share handmade holiday kindness this season by sending out DIY holiday cards that show you really do care:
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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Heart balloon Valentine's card - Valentine's day photo gift
This adorable Valentine's day heart balloon card by The Best Ideas For Kids was made with only a few supplies and a huge bunch of love ! You can modify the balloons by drawing your own, using heart stickers, or make fingerprint hearts.. the possibilities are endless! The only important thing you’ll need is a picture of your child pretending to hold balloons. Super fun, isn't it? Create festive photos and make fun cards for your loved ones ( not just for Valentine's day ) !
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DIY Clothespin zombie - fun Halloween craft for kids
Ready for Halloween ?Have clothespins ? Lets make some talking zombies ! This clothespin zombie puppet craft by Easy Peasy And Fun will be ready in no time and it’s insanely fun. You can either print Andreja's version or draw your own zombies , both will be silly and fun! These DIY clothespin zombie puppets are sure to be a huge playtime hit for your creative kids. So get the free printable and tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and let's get started:
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DIY  toilet paper tube knitting loom for kids
Today, crafting expert Sophie Maletsky goes back to working with her most favorite of all recycled crafting materials - the TP Tube. In this nice c raft video tutorial she demonstrates how to use a simple cardboard ( toilet paper ) tube and some popsicle sticks ( spatulas ) to make a loom for finger knitting. You can guarantee hours of fun for the kids with this super low budget knitting loom ( because the will love to create these colorful yarn "noodles" ) , and as an extra : you can get a few quiet hour, which is always nice! : )
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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150+ Different printable masks
In this super website you can find 150+ different free printable halloween / dress up party masks! There are many colorable masks for extra fun! These masks are perfect  halloween on dress up party additions, and you can find soo many designs I'm sure you will find a nice one for your costume! There are animal masks, monster mask and also superhero masks in the collection among many others.
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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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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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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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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DIY Easy paper fruit cards  - paper crafts for kids
It’s a perfect time to celebrate autumn with a pretty and fun apple craft! This paper pop-up fruit card is vibrant and fun looking just like real fruits. This paper folded pup-up fruit card and the paper fruits (apple & pear) is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft. Visit this step-by-step picture & video tutorial on how to make these pretty paper dimensional (pop-up) fruit cards! Whip up a few fun paper fruits and paper worms to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little paper decors!
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DIY Paper advent wreath candy bowl - Christmas craft for kids
Creating your DIY advent wreath at home is a lovely way to pause, reflect and create meaning during this busy Christmas season! Surprise your friends and family this year and create a fun, whimsical Christmas decoration with the traditional warmth, by making a craft of a paper advent wreath with candles, which will beautify your home at Christmas. This simple tutorial by Pyyselbolaget will show you how to make an adorable and fun paper advent wreath to celebrate the Christmas season. Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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Origami rocket ship ( spaceship ) - fun papír craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun but also super easy and frugal paper craft for the boys ? Fold this easy origami spaceship ! With this nice step-by-step video origami tutorial you can fold this fun paper spaceship in no time! Of course you can make the o rigami paper spaceship in any color and size , it will be great in any form! Paper folding is one of our favorite craft technique because its inexpensive, fun and versatile! And you can use other creative household craft materials as well ( such as silver or gray gift wrapping papers or aluminium foil! )
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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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DIY Christmas tree ornaments from scrap fabric with a glue gun ( No sewing )
These cute and light orbs will look great in your Christmas tree. They're easy and fun to make, and the best thing about them is that you can make them from almost any stiff scrap fabric or paper you have around. They even look good with leftover jeans fabric, or newspaper. No sewing involved, you just need a glue gun. Watch Thoughts for Happy Minds' video tutorial and learn how to make them:
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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 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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Easy spring paper flower garland (free template)
Paper flower garlands add whimsy and color to an empty wall , and you can custom design the colors for birthday parties, bridal showers, weddings or any other special occasions that call for festive decor. Hang them horizontally as bunting, or hang several garlands vertically side-by-side, and you have an instant photo booth backdrop. Of course you can use this super quick and inexpensive paper flower garland to decorate your home ast spring / Easter as well! In this nice site you will find a step-by-step assembling tutorial and a free printable template to create your own paper flower spring garland !
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DIY Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft
Are you looking for an educational Santa craft idea to enjoy with your toddlers and preschoolers this Christmas ? This DIY t rim the beard paper plate Santa craft by Kids Craft Room is super cute and gives kids lots of opportunity to develop their fine motor cutting skills and have fun ! We simply love this trim the beard paper plate Santa craft , it's so brilliant and simple to make. So grab those inexpensive paper plates and create this super fun DIY Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft by following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial:
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Easy paper pumpkin lanterns with paper mache
Do you have Halloween pumpkin lanterns in your front yard yet? If you haven't got artistic pumpkin carving talent, or you just need a simple inexpensive jack'o lantern alternative try this brillant craft idea: the paper mache pumpkins!  These lanterns are created with paper mache, a simple but genious craft tecnique, out of tissue paper that’s thin enough for the flame to shine through! Paper mache is absolutelly inexpensive, all you need is a little paper (orange tissue paper or newspaper) and a little homemade paper mache glue (from flour and water! If you need a nice homemade paper mache glue recipe search for "glue" in our site!)
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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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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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Tissue paper flowers (with 4 different petal pattern)
Are you looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous spring /wedding decor, or a last minute flower bouquet? If yes, this tissue paper flower making technique is a perfect choice for you! All you need is some colored tissue paper and a bunch of green pipe cleaners (or sticks). If you are out of time and you can't buy special multi colored tissue papers just try to make the flowers from  ordinary paper napkins! In this website you will find 4 different petal pattern: dahlia,rose,peony,daisy,poppy
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Easy paper rosette hedgehog - fall paper craft for kids
Time for another hedgehog craft idea! This time Andreja from Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a super cute paper rosette hedgehog craft (well half the rosette). This cute paper rosette hedgehog is perfect to make at home or to use as a classroom project or fall decoration! You can make the whole paper rosette too! This cute paper hedgehog is super adorable on it’s own but you can make it even cuter by adding an paper apple or an pear on it’s back. Ready to make one or ten? Let’s make them! This is a super simple paper craft for kids.
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Paper cone dolls with Halloween costumes
Mr.Printables' popular free printable paper dolls set 'Cone Girls' get to dress up in spooky fashion for Halloween - Yay! They've created a few Halloween costumes for them so they don't miss out on this fun day! If your kids had fun playing with the original cone girl printable paper dolls, surprise them with these cool new outfits on Halloween day and help the cone girls boo everyone! = ) (You can find the original base cone shaped paper dolls >>>here<<< )
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Easy DIY Cork Pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
We L-O-V-E super fun kids crafts and this lovely little pirate ship by Red Ted Art is no exception! These D IY corks boats are ridiculously easy quick to do and yet are so cute and fun and really float well. All you need are a few wine corks , some paper and toothpicks. This little DIY pirate ship is not only fun to play with, but will also look lovely sitting on your windowsill or as centerpiece at your child’s next birthday. You could even make a fleet of tiny cork sailboats for a bath time regatta. Get the step-by-step tutorial at redtedart.com and start creating some:
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Simple spring paper flower craft - kids paper craft idea
This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring in your home. These will make a wonderful (frugal) decoration, you can make a few and have a lovely paper flower bouquet. As this is a quick spring craft to make, it is also perfect for classroom. We think flowers are at their prettiest when they are in the nature so today we are showing you a step by step tutorial on how to make an adorable paper flower craft. This one can be great for kids of all ages, younger kids (preschool and kindergarten) will get a wonderful fine motor practice out of these while older kids will just enjoy the project and have fun.
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101 free adult coloring book pages
With all of the wonderful artists out there creating their works to share for free with the world, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage thought it would be fun to showcase some of the best (and most beautiful) adult coloring book pages around. If you choose to color with old school crayons, some water color pencils or even some super fancy markers, you can take a printable coloring page and turn it into your very own work of art. Coloring isn’t just a trendy thing that the cool kids are doing, though! Studies have shown that it helps to de-stress adults by calming them down. Cheap (or free!) stress release that’s fun? We call that a win/win. So get your art on with one of these beautiful, free adult coloring pages:
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DIY paper puzzle game - free printable tangram & challenge cards
DIY games are a simple but fun handmade gift idea ,whether you’re planning for Christmas or a birthday. Download these printable tangrams and the challenge cards for a fun kids activity to enjoy year-round. Tangrams are a simple 7-piece puzzle that can be put together in a square or an infinite number of combinations to make other shapes. They make a good activity for kids who need to be busy or just enjoy a good brain challenge. There are plenty of difficult puzzles for older kids to make with these, but even preschoolers will enjoy the simplest ones.
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