Some of the best projects start out with the simplest of materials: paper. And if you have some paper lying around the house, you have the ability of flexing your creative muscles. Check out 23 of our easiest and best paper crafts for kids.
1. 3D Paper Dog Puppet
What kid wouldn’t want to make one of these 3D paper dog puppet? Not only will they get to make it and personalize it to their liking, but they’ll get to play with them afterwards. Make sure they make more than one so they can participate in some imaginative play for a while after the project is finished.
2. Birthday Card
One of the best ways to get your kiddos’ busy using their creativity and check off one of your to-do lists? Have them create some DIY birthday cards, of course! We’ve got some easy ideas up our sleeves too spark their own ideas.
3. 3D Paper Flower
Here’s another 3D craft that the kiddos will want to dive into. Make one for your loved ones or to decorate/top a gift. Or create an entire bouquet! Learn how to make a 3D paper flower after the jump!
4. Paper Roses
The little ones can whip up some paper roses too. You know there’s an infinite amount of possibilities with this project as well. Essentially, you could decorate anything if you know how to make paper roses.
5. Paper Candle
You can make a paper candle on a star too and add it to the tablescape for the holidays. Every part of this project, from the creasing of the paper, to the glueing, a little one can handle.
6. Paper Plate Tree Art
Paper plate tree art can be a fun for everyone! And what’s so great is that, in the end, everyone’s will look completely different. Give the kids the tools and the materials and watch the art unfold.
7. Paper Frogs
We’re swooning over these paper frogs though too. And we know the kids in the family will be down to make some of these. If you have leftover construction paper, you’re good to go!
8. Paper Lantern Art
How awesome is this paper lantern art ? Tweak the design to make it perfect as a Christmastime piece or leave it as it is for a wonderful addition to the Halloween landscape inside the house. Place a battery-operated votive inside for extra spook!
9. Paper Plate Bee Puppet
How adorable is this bee puppet? Grab your markers, grab the kiddos, and although it won’t take too much time whipping this cutie up. The imaginative play that comes afterward will last all afternoon!
10. Patriotic Blower
This patriotic party piece can be whipped up with a toilet paper roll in just a few minutes. Hang it up so it blows in the wind on the patio. In fact, make sure you save a few rolls so you can make several for your 4th of July shindig.
11. Grinch decor
When the holidays come to call think of making this piece a part of the festive collection. Your Grinch Christmas decor isn’t complete without a few of these cuties on the tree. The kiddos will love to help out with this project!
Scarecrows fall under the umbrella of harvest decor for the fall and we’re loving it. A couple of these cuties would pair well with the pumpkins we see up at the top. They’re also easy to personalize – so let everyone in the family “dress” their scarecrow to their hearts’ desire.
13. Paper Santa Candy Holder
You could always start with a classic project like with this popsicle stick picture frame. There are so many different ways to decorate it and the kids will easily be able to make one for themselves (although this is a great way for them to DIY their very own gift for Mom and Dad).
14. Paper Wreath
Check out this paper plate wreath! Have the kiddos whip up their own and then use them to decorate different doors around the house. They could even make one for their own bedroom and add some festivity to their own space.
15. Paper Plate Snowman Head
A paper plate snowman head is also really easy to make and you have most of the materials already lying around the house. The best part? The kids will stay entertained for awhile with this type of project. And no one’s has to look the same!
16. Paper Plate Scarecrow
Just like with the snowman, you can make a face of a harvest-inspired character too. A paper plate scarecrow is a great activity to get the kids’ to take part in when fall comes to call. And, again, no one’s has to look the same!
17. Paper Angels
Aren’t these paper angels just adorable? Whip these up and then create some garland out of them to decorate the mantle with. Or add a string to decorate the tree with the family’s sweet creations.
18. Paper Star Ornament
Isn’t this a beautiful design? Have the entire family make their own paper star ornament and then add all of them to the tree. Just give everyone different paper so the tree gets a sprinkling of color.
19. Toiler Paper Roll Angel
What about making a few of these adorable toilet paper roll angels? They’d work well as Christmas ornaments or gifts from the kiddos to family memories. With a red or pink spin they could even serve as sweet Valentine’s Day accents.
20. Paper Sunflower
A paper sunflower is an easy craft for the family as well. Again, you can cut these out and use them to create garland. And it’s not too hard for the little ones to make on their own as well.
21. Paper Cone With
Make a paper cone and then create a paper cone witch for Halloween! Whip them up in different colors and have a family of witches to display on the mantle this year. Channel your inner Sanderson Sisters, in fact!
Isn’t this a sweet paper project? With some construction paper or colored tissue paper, you can create rainbow paper suns! Hang them up in the windows for springtime.