When it comes to crafting with children, there’s one magical material that always comes through: paper. When it’s construction paper, computer paper, or newspaper, your art supply drawer isn’t complete with this specific DIY ingredient. That is why we’ve gathered up 26 crafts that spotlight paper in a big way, from cootie catchers to garlands to merry hats. Check’em out under!
Holiday Card Bookmarks
Follow the instructions from Hands As We Grow and learn how to make these artfully amazing bookmarks. Keep a few of your own kiddo’s creations for your self or give them out as holiday gifts.
Fireplace Paper Bag
This warm fireplace out of Crafts by Amanda is a homey addition to your doll house or a kid’s room to make them feel as real grownups (minus the fire hazard, naturally!) . It is going to be fun for the little ones to search out sticks in the woods or at your local park to get their own miniature fire location! Thanks to Crafts by Amanda with this awesome idea!
Your kiddo can create the perfect plump pumpkin, then cut it into puzzle-type pieces. Place the rearranged jack o’ lantern onto a larger piece of paper, creating a cool collage which looks entirely artsy.
These crafty cardboard and paper bats from Buggy and Buddy are 3D cuties which can hang almost anywhere. Decorate a party table centerpiece with those winged creatures or flip this Halloween craft into a an imaginative accent for your autumn foliage or floral arrangement.
If you’ve got a budding bookworm in your loved ones, you’ve got to make this adorable project from Easy Peasy and Fun. There is plenty of room for imagination with these because you may add eyes, teeth, horns… the sky’s the limit.
Make candies sheep with paint, paper and some of your child’s other favourite art materials. This spring-time craft is ideal for preschoolers. And incentive, it’s easy to adapt to your toddler or grade schooler. Get the facts on how to get artsy with DIY stamping from Buggy and Buddy.
Hop to this particular hat craft that you can make anytime of year (not just Easter!) . Directions from our buddy Alpha Mom involve scissors, one pink marker, and one paper plate. The website provides other great ideas for paper plat hats like cosmetic crowns and heart hats so look it over.
Simple Apple Tree Craft
This craft entails a small amount of spin and a tiny bit of curl. And remember there are many fruits out there that you can jazz the branches up with. Maybe add a bird or a squirrel or 2! Check out Creative Jewish Mom for the whole low down on how best to twist, curl, and make this fun paper bag craft.
This craft from First Palette is appropriate for the pint-sized royalty on your life. With construction paper, crepe paper, and as much sequin bling because you can find, you will have a new addition for the dress-up bin. Head here for the full instructions.
Paper Doll Chain Ballerinas
Paper doll chains really are a pretty classic paper craft and we think this one from Mer Mag includes a specially irresistible charm. It is fantastic for your aspiring prima ballerina’s room decoration or next birthday party.
Props to Handmade Charlotte, that came up with this super adorable and easy idea for critter-inspired masks. All you need is repurposed paper bags, sharpies, and some creativity to get a house full of wild animals.
Intelligent Cat Garland
This one goes out to all of the itty bitty kitty fans out there. Thanks to A Subtle Revelry, you are able to whip up a DIY garland that is totally cat-tastic.
Are you digging the tie dye impact of the art from Buggy & Buddy? This action is about cheery watercolor and the perfection of imperfection.
Homemade Harvest Herb Paper
Alright, so this craft is not as crafting-with-paper and more make-your-own-paper. It is an educational combo of art, science, and layout and a great way to educate the littles about where paper comes from. Head here to Babble Dabble Can for step-by-step directions for all sorts of homemade paper.