Learn to make easy paper crafts that are perfect for kids or even adults. There is so much you can do with paper – get over 50 great ideas here. These projects are quick and you probably already have the supplies on hand!
Skills Required: None. Working with paper is perfect for beginners, even if you’ve never crafted before. All of these projects are easy enough for kids, and there are even options for toddlers and preschoolers.
I think we all know that paper is one of the best crafting supplies out there. Or at least, if you don’t know it yet, you will after looking at this list of craft ideas.
When I talk about “paper crafts” that could be any number of things – origami, card making, weaving, costumes, gifts, party decor, and even jewelry. There are so many projects you can make with paper, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.
That’s why I’ve put together a list of crafts with paper for you, so that you have a resources for projects to try with your kids. No matter their skill level or age, you’ll find something they can make. Adults might even like to try some of these!
Types of Paper for Crafts
I’m sure you’re aware that different types of paper exist, and here’s what I find is most commonly used in these projects:
This adorable 3D paper caterpillar craft is a cute and wiggly project to make with your kids! It can be a “freehand” project or you can use the printable caterpillar craft template and cut along the lines.
Weaving paper was one of my favorite crafts to do as a kid. It was really fun to see ordinary paper transformed into a paper weaving masterpiece! Introduce this simple craft to your kids and enjoy the results.
Have a space-themed classroom unit or birthday party in the works? This rocket craft for kids is a simple and fun activity they’re going to love! It involves painting and cutting paper so there are a lot of skills at work while kids are crafting.
This "twirligig" spinner toy is made of strips of paper and a wooden skewer. It twirls as it spins and makes all kinds of beautiful patterns! It rounds out to a ball the faster you go. They are tons of fun to play with!
This fun alien paper craft can be used as an art activity for little ones but can also be used as a spaceship bookmark or for a puppet show. There are so many options and kids will love zooming these around!
Crafts with paper are even more fun when they're three-dimensional! The variety of colors makes it a beautiful craft to display at home or school. You can even make several different colored balloons and hang them up as party décor for a summer celebration.
I might have to try this paper craft for spring! They look like they might be complicated, but the truth is once you get the hang of it, it's about five minutes per flower to make. Great for adults or kids.
A lot of witches are covered in warts and might be considered ugly - but this witch is super cute! You can make her from a variety of shapes, which makes it a nice learning experience as they go through the project.
Penguins are such adorable winter creatures! I have no idea if they are friendly, but they sure seem like it to me. This paper penguin craft for kids is perfect for little hands and building fine motor skills.
This paper ball garland craft is perfect as a Christmas decoration and it will also look absolutely adorable at any birthday party (any time of the year). This paper craft is addicting - you'll want to make balls all day!