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Easy Paper Craft Project Ideas

Updated on March 29, 2015

Paper Craft Art

  • Paper craft projects are one of the most fun and versatile activities that kids and adults alike can take part in to express themselves.
  • I pretty much grew up with paper crafts. In kindergarten I learned simple things like cutting color papers into different shapes and pasting them on a white sheet of paper to create a variety of cool objects like people, animals, and flowers.
  • When I came home with excitement and showed my mom what I made she would say, "Wonderful! Would you like to do some more of that at home?" and I was overjoyed. My mom was pretty skillful herself. She would come up with creative paper craft ideas and spend an afternoon with me working on different projects.
  • In elementary and middle school I learned more intricate paper crafts like origami and making various decorative objects.
  • Paper crafts are an inexpensive medium in which you can show your artistic talents. Working on craft projects is also a great way to spend time with your kids. You may be surprised how a few hours of fun and play after school can produce a work of art that your family will treasure for many years to come or even an heirloom.
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Paper craft ideas for kids

  • Children's construction papers, fine Japanese rice paper, and rag cotton woven papers are great for kids to work with. Here are just a few ideas.
    • Cut construction paper into paper dolls of people, pets, or other objects of your kid's imagination.

    • Combine different colors of construction paper in beautiful pictures of your backyard, a farm, mountains, or your beloved cat or dog.

    • Make colorful garlands of construction paper chains at Halloween or Christmas.
    • Make hanging decorations or paper-mache ornaments.

    • Make a collage or containers.
  • These paper craft projects will give your children a sense of contribution and self esteem.

Origami - A wonderful paper craft idea

Origami is a fantastic paper folding art that allows you and your children to create amazing objects. There are great books on this traditional Japanese art geared to your kid's imaginations and abilities.

Paper craft idea for adults

Decorate a regular gift bag with bows, beads, ribbons and glitter, and transform it into an artistic one that outshines the contents!

Special Item - Cricut 29-0001 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine - Portable electronic cutting machine for greeting cards, scrapbooks, and other paper crafts

Cricut 29-0001 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine
Cricut 29-0001 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine

Craft enthusiasts will love the portability and convenience of this electronic cutting machine. Weighing just 7 pounds and equipped with a generous handle, the unit can be taken along when traveling or to scrap-booking parties with friends. Stylish totes, sold separately, also make it easy to bring the cutter anywhere. Ideal for greeting cards, scrapbooks, and other paper crafts, the machine uses a cartridge-based system (no computer required) for cutting thousands of beautiful letters, shapes, or phrases in a variety of sizes and styles with just the touch of a button.


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    • ghoststorylover profile image


      5 years ago

      I love making little villages out of paper. Right now I'm working on a Halloween village!

    • knitstricken profile image


      6 years ago

      This has been another pleasurable visit to a lens if yours. My son is into origami. You've included some cool books on the subject. It's nice to see that this is a "So Crafty" Lens. Congratulations!

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      Monica Lobenstein 

      6 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I like paper crafts a lot. Wish I had more time to spend on them...

    • Joy Neasley profile image

      Joy Neasley 

      8 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I love papercrafts....I am working on making a portfolio case for my drawings out of Coke Zero wrappers.

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      Paper crafting is a great way to relive stress and let your creativity flow wild! Lensrolling this to my origami jewelry lens. (:

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      9 years ago

      Great paper crafts!

    • aidenw profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from USA

      @Sylvestermouse: wow, that's amazing!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Would you believe I have an origami swan that my son made for me over a decade ago that sits in my kitchen just keeping me company when I cook:)

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Fun lens!

    • LotusMalas profile image


      9 years ago

      It's amazing what you can do with simple items. You don't need alot of $$ to be really creative and have fun.

    • purplelady profile image


      9 years ago

      Just letting you know that I stopped by. I am always amazed at what one can do with just paper.

      But I am not a crafter as you can see in my Get Cracking lens for today: A great job with this lens.= 5 paper crafts and a retweet.


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