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!

    Origami Jumping Frogs

    Kelly R.:  Kids can fold their own jumping frogs with this easy origami for kids! Once they master the steps, your kids can make a whole menagerie of colorful frogs and test them out to see which ones hop the farthest. From It's Always Autumn

    Paper Strip Rainbows

    Kelly R.:  These cheerful construction paper crafts for kids are so easy to make with paper, scissors and a stapler. Use a string to hang them up and watch them twirl, or stand them upright to brighten up a bookshelf or nightstand. From One Little Project

    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 Beads

    Kelly R.:  DIY paper beads are a fun way to repurpose old kids magazines your family has finished reading. Kids can roll up a rainbow of different beads and string them into necklaces or bracelets. From Go Places With Kids

    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

    Waldorf Stars

    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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