We're rounding up the best paper crafts for kids, with easy ideas that we've tried out with our families and would recommend to fellow parents. It's amazing to see the cool things kids can create with a little paper and a lot of creativity!
If you've got some extra construction paper, printer paper or tissue paper lying around, we've got ideas for fun indoor activities to keep the kids occupied.
Parents, let us know which paper crafts your kids tried and loved below!
Paper Strip Rainbows
Paper Chevron Bookmarks
Kelly R.: These bookmarks are such easy paper crafts for kids, and you can really never have enough of them if your kid enjoys making them! Try them in Harry Potter house colors as the tutorial suggests, or use the easy folding technique to make them in whatever color combo you please! From Red Ted Art
Tissue Paper Flowers
Kelly R.: I remember making tissue paper flowers this way when I was a kid! All you need is tissue paper and pipe cleaners to make these fluffy flowers, and kids can experiment with different colors and sizes. These make fun room decorations, or a cute little homemade gift. From Tinker Lab
Paper Peacock Craft
Kelly R.: This peacock with a looped paper tail is so cute, and the craft can be adapted to suit the age of your kid. Preschoolers can use fewer and wider paper strips, and older kids can make more intricate designs with a larger number of thinner strips. My kids did this as a turkey craft for Thanksgiving by changing up the color scheme to brown, yellow, red and orange. It was a lot of fun! From Easy Peasy and Fun
Amy S.: A relatively simple craft (although kids will need solid fine motor skills and a little patience), making Waldorf stars is a great way to spend time indoors and brighten up your windows with a colorful stellar display! You’ll need kite paper, glue sticks, and a little know-how. From Bella Luna Toys
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