Roll it, fold it, dippy glue, paper crafts for kids that are easy to do. So gather some colored copy paper, scissors, and maybe some glue. Today the kids can make cards and other fun and cute stuff.
You probably have decorated your Christmas tree with paper chains. Do you know that you can use the same process to make cute animals? Here are three paper crafts for kids that will brighten your day.
Here is a cute Easter decoration. Let's hop to Easter and make this cute little bunny.
Cut three strips 1 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches.
Bring the ends together so that they make a ring then glue.
Glue two of the rings together.
Fold the third strip in half. Cut a 6-inch line down the center of the strip.
Glue the rings together to make the bunny. Draw eyes and a nose.
To make the base, cut a 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangle from cardstock. Draw a heart shape that is not too pointy in the back.
Glue the bottom ring to the base so that your bunny can stand.
Cut three strips of blue paper 1 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches.
Cut a 1 1/4 by 6 1/2 inch piece of blue paper.
Cut 3/4 inch square from white or yellow paper. Fold the square diagonally to make a triangle for the beak.
Make a base similar to the bunny. Cut a 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch piece of yellow cardstock and make feet on one side.
Glue one strip together into a ring.
Cut another strip in half. Fold it into a ring then glue it.
Glue the smaller ring on top of the larger one.
Fold the third strip of paper in half and cut the corners off the ends.
Glue the strip inside the body piece under the head.
If you used yellow paper to make the beak glue it on near the bottom of the head. Or color your beak yellow with a marker. Then glue it on.
Add eyes with a black marker.
A frog for your lily pad.
Cut two strips of green paper 8 1/2 by 1 inch. Also, cut two circles 2 inches in diameter.
Cut a red strip of paper 4 1/4 by 1/2 inches.
Wind one end of the red strip around a pencil to make the tongue.
With a black marker make a dot on the center of the green circles for eyes.
Glue the ends of the green strips together.
Glue the tongue between the two green rings.
Glue the circles to the center of the top ring.
Glue the bottom of the frog to the cardstock.
Quilling is the art of rolling paper. Usually, you would do it with 1/8 inch wide paper strips. Though it is easier for kids to use strips between 1/2 inch or 1 inch wide and use a paintbrush for a winder.
A great Valentine's craft. Don't forget to write your love message!
Use a ruler to make the quilling strips. For your first project make the strips 1/2 inch wide and 8 1/2 inches long. Cut the strips from the paper.
Use your toothpick to roll the strips into coils.
Tear off the end before you glue the coil together. Tearing helps the paper to stay together.
Fold the cardstock in half to make a card. On the front draw a heart shape. Cookie cutters make nice templates.
Pour a puddle of glue on a paper plate. Dip the bottom of the coil in the glue.
Place the coil on the heart. Put a drop of glue on the side of the coil.
Dip another coil in the glue. Place it next to the one on the heart. Continue until the heart is outlined in red.
Add pink coils to the center of the heart.
Make a special card for someone special.
Fold your cardstock paper in half. Find the center again and draw a line about 4 inches.
Cut several green strips 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.
Fold the strips in half.
Roll one end to the center
Roll the other end to the center.
Place a small puddle of glue on a paper plate.
Also, add glue to the line on the card.
With tweezers dip one of the strips in the glue.
Place on the top of the line on the card.
Dip another strip in glue. Also, add a drop of glue to the rolls.
Place the strip under the first strip on the card. Have the rolls touching each other. Press lightly so that the paper sticks into the glue.
Continue adding the strips to the card. Let the glue dry.
With a marker color the glue brown to make a tree trunk.
When you get good at quilling you can make
If you like quilling you can buy tools that are helpful. There is a quilling tool for rolling the coils. The paper even comes pre-cut so you don't have to take the time to cut your own.
Fold the paper and snip snip with scissors then you will have a cute banner to hang on the wall. Kirigami is Japanese for paper cutting. The items are symmetrical in design. Think snowflakes and paper chain dolls. These paper crafts for kids don't use glue.
An easy Christmas cutting project.
Fold your green paper in half. Draw a small triangle. Below draw another slightly larger triangle. Next, draw a larger triangle below it. Now draw a rectangle approximately 1/2 inch wide. Cut on your lines. Unfold your paper. You should see a shape that looks like a Christmas tree.
To make the tree decorations. Fold the tree in half again. Now on the fold cut small rectangles.
Fold the sides of the tree back. Place a dot on the fold and make a slit from the dot to the outside.
Open the tree up and bend the triangles that you cut to the backside.
Your project is completed though you can glue the tree to a background piece to make a pretty picture.
“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”
Fold the paper 1 3/4 inch from the edge. Then fold back and forth. There will be a fold on each side.
Place the star on one folded edge and draw around it. Draw a C shape on the other folded edge to make a heart shape. Connect the two shapes.
Cut around the C and star but don't cut between the heart and star.
When you unfold your paper you should have several hearts and star shapes.
To make a circular chain you need to fold your paper differently. First, you need to make your paper into a square. So bring the left bottom corner up so the two right sides meet. You will have a strip at the top of the sheet. You can either cut this strip off or simply draw a line.
Next, unfold your paper. Then fold up to meet the line. Then fold in half the other way.
Now fold on the diagonal line from when you made the paper into a square.
Next, draw your star and heart design. (You can draw something else if you want.) The heart and star need to connect.
Now cut out the heart and star. Don't cut between the heart and star. Also, don't make your points of the star too narrow. You want two of the points to connect with a small open space between when you unfold your paper.
Unfold your paper the hearts and stars should be connected in a circle.
Another paper craft for kids is where you take strips of paper and make something beautiful from them.
You can learn about patterns and colors when you weave placemats.
Fold your background paper in half. Measure 1/2 to 1 inch from the edge. From the line to the fold draw a zigzag line about 1 inch apart.
Cut strips 1/2 inches by 11 inches.
Weave the strips over and under the cut lines on the background piece.
Glue the ends to the background piece.
Cut 1-inch strips from colored paper for a border.
Look at all of the cute paper crafts for kids that can be created with a ream of paper.
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