53 Easy Paper Crafts For Kids That Are Absolute Fun!

Looking for cool art projects to keep your little kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these paper crafts and deck your walls with colourful art. These are engaging activities that will put an end to excessive screen time for kids. So let’s begin with crafty fun!

53 Awesome Kids Paper Crafts To Try Today!

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Dancing Paper Pinwheel

Are you planning to take a trip to the beach anytime soon? Then you should probably take a paper pinwheel along with you! Your child can dance to the tunes of the wind with this super quick and engaging paper craft activity. If you don’t live by the sea, you can go to your upstairs and enjoy a breezy evening with the dancing paper pinwheel.

 

3D Indian Flag

It is essential to teach children about patriotism and make them feel proud of themselves to be a part of India. So, it’s time to make them feel proud about Mother India by helping them create a 3D version of our iconic tricolour flag. Let’s get our national flag up in the sky

 

Kite Paper Craft

With the International Kite Festival Celebrations right around the corner, why don’t you let your child create their very own version of a paper kite? Kite flying is perhaps what our childhood comprised—carefully crafting the kites, learning the knack of cutting the neighbour’s kites, and understanding the force of the wind! Time to teach your little one about the art of flying kites with this fun kite paper craft activity!

 

Monsoon Holiday

With Children’s Day around the corner, we’re going to take you for a nostalgic trip! Remember how when we were in school, we would get all excited on seeing dark clouds looming at the distance singing “rain rain, don’t go away!”?Remember how we’d watch the news with bated breath to see if they’d declare holidays for schools? Remember how we’d put on our rain-coats, hide beneath big umbrellas and splash water on each other? Can you recall how many paper boats you set sail to during your good ol’ school days? Well, this one’s a children’s day monsoon holiday special! So sit along with your little one, tell him/her stories from the past, and have a blast!

 

Postage Stamp

Children’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got an activity that will take you for a trip down memory lane. Remember the good ol’ letter writing days when we’d walk to the local store to buy postage stamps? Well, we’ve come up with our own version of a postage stamp that depicts childhood for us. Are you ready to begin Children’s Day special postage stamp?

 

 

Dandia Sticks

Navratri is a time which is filled with happiness and celebrations. After the prayers along with the variety of sweets and snacks, it all culminates with the celebratory dance by everyone in the family with dandia sticks. And to make sure that everyone in the family gets them, we bring to you the navratri special dandia sticks paper craft activity.

 

Paper Craft Butterflies

Aren’t butterflies one of the most colourful creatures in a garden? Fluttering about here and there, all around. Imagine how wonderful it would be to make butterflies out of paper? Recycle those coloured papers and make these winged wonders along with your toddler! Check out our paper craft butterflies activity to know how.

 

Handmade Rakhi

With the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood in the air, it’s time to celebrate raksha bandhan. Here we have an interesting paper craft to celebrate this special occassion. Is your child ready for a raksha bandhan special handmade rakhi? Let’s get started

 

Handmade Roses

Now who doesn’t love Roses! Why not teach your child to make some pretty paper craft handmade roses. Not only does your child get to engage in some creative play, but will also be able to cherish his/her creative output forever or at-least until he/she grows a little older!

 

 

Paper Craft Piggy Bank

Ever thought of teaching your child about ‘Savings’? How about giving him/her a piggy bank of his/her own? Well not the porcelain one that the kid (usually) ends up breaking (dramatically) in the movies. Why not make a paper craft piggy bank with your child?

 

 

Paper Craft Geometric Gift Wrap

Want your child to learn about shapes and simultaneously  create something that can be utilised? How about adding a splash of colours and shapes on paper and turning it into a gift wrapper? This way your child will learn shapes and also get creative! And with the festive season just around the corner, gift wrapping papers will come in handy! Are you ready for paper craft geometric gift wrap activity?

 

Paper Craft 3D Cubes

Looking for unique ways to teach your child about different shapes? How about 3D cubes with paper craft? You can be rest assured that your child will enjoy doing this activity that will also strengthen his/her hand-eye coordination. Ready for paper craft 3D cubes?

 

Geometric Owl

Hoot Hoot! Ever seen a flamingo-coloured owl at night? We’ve made one completely with geometric shapes and vibrant colours! This way, your child will get a hands-on understanding of shapes while enhancing his/her creative skills. If you’re ready, let’s begin paper craft geometric owl activity!

 

 

Geometric City

Calling little architects! How about building and designing a mini city with different shapes? Grab your craft papers and get ready to roll, cut, and shape a city with paper craft geometric city! This one has triangular roofs, cylindrical homes, square windows and rectangular doors!

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Geometric Headband

Time to put on a tribal attire! Today we’re going to make a headgear with colourful little shapes. Your child can then wear the geometric headband and will also simultaneously learn about them! Squares, rectangles, or triangles? Begin with your favourite!

 

 

Paper Craft Flower Bunch

Engage in a creative paper craft today! Let’s create a bunch of colourful paper flowers. Paper craft flower bunch is simple, beautiful and everlasting! Not the type that dries up! You can make a bunch of these in different colours and hand them over as a thank-you token when you feel like!

 

 

Birds Door Decor

Here’s a cute paper craft that every kid will love! An endearing activity where a mama bird feeds her baby bird! Once your child completes it, you can put it on your wall. Ready to chirp along with the little birds and begin paper craft birds door decor?

 

 

Hot Air Balloon

Ever wanted to fly high up in the air and look down at the world below? For the time being, we hope this hot air balloon activity will suffice! Cut colourful strips of paper to create a fascinating three dimensional craft! We’ve used all the colours of a rainbow so this will work as a great way to teach kids about this meteorological wonder! Are you ready to soar in the air with rainbow hot air balloon?

 

Colourful Caterpillar

Time to enhance your kid’s fine motor skills! We’ve got a colourful paper craft activity in store. Does your child know the life cycle of a butterfly? What did it look like before it became one? Does he/she know about the crawling caterpillar? Well, this paper craft colourful caterpillar activity will help!

 

 

Origami Paper Camera

Before the foray of smartphones and digital cameras, the age-old film camera is what we used to store memoriesand very selectively as well! How about using the art of origami to craft a toy camera with your child? It even goes klachak every time you click! Get ready for this fun origami paper camera activity!

 

 

Origami Gift Box

Have a small gift to give to someone? How about a unique box to wrap it in? Here’s an interesting origami activity for your kid to engage with and gift a near and dear one! Make an origami paper gift box!

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Christmas Decoration Craft

Spruce up your walls this Christmas with this creative activity of fun hanging decorations and get your house ready for Santa’s visit! Try this interesting Christmas decoration craft activity with your little one!

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Christmas Decoration Hat

It’s the season of fa-la-la-la-la and jingles all the way! How about engaging your little one with a creative Christmas activity to ring in the season? As this is the season of sharing, don’t forget to make some Santa hats for your friends! Easy Christmas decoration Santa hat activity for your little ones!

 

 

Paper Craft Leaf Art Portrait

“Why are leaves green in colour,” “Are they always green in colour,” or “Are all leaves of same shape?” Has your child asked you such questions about leaves? There are no easy answers, just yet. Well, science behind leaves is for later. Instead, engage your child in this simple activity to create a branch with leaves of different shapes and colours! In this DIY activity, the child’s creativity are engaged, besides his/her fine motor and sensory skills.

 

Rocket Launcher

Paper crafts are always fun and can even teach your kids a thing or two about science! Like this amazing paper craft rocket launcher. We assure you, this activity will hardly take a couple of minutes for you to create! And once you do, your child won’t stop having fun with this rocket launcher! All you need is paper, a pair of scissors and a straw!

 

Japanese Paper Folding Fan

Here’s a really cool art project that you must try — the Japanese paper folding fan! Paper pleating is something kids thoroughly enjoy! Strengthen your child’s fine motor skills and make the Japanese fan as colourful as possible! The fan is sure to come in handy during summer.


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Kite Festival

We’re sure this activity will take you for a trip down memory lane.

Tell your kids stories about kite flying and the kite competitions you took part in during your childhood.

Make this colour paper kite and have a blast with fun storytelling! You can also create the same by recycling plastic bags!

 

Pleated Peacock

Here’s a really enthralling way to introduce your child to India’s National Bird – the Peacock! Do the rain dance and engage with fine paper pleating. A wonderful and magical paper craft activity that will be educative for kids and boost his/her artistic skills.

 

Circular Paper Spinner

All you need is yarn, paper and sketch pens for this creative paper craft idea! Design colourful concentric patterns and spin it to watch a magical show! Watch as colours burst out from the spinner! Your kids will love this — and so will adults!

 

Pleated Mini Umbrella

Use the cool art of paper folding to pleat a miniature umbrella to take for a mini monsoon trip! This fine motor activity will enhance your child’s out-of-the-box thinking. All you need for this activity is coloured craft paper and toothpicks!

 

Magic Wallet

Here’s an excellent April Fool’s or everyday trick that your child can play on his/her near and dear ones. Surprise the participant with a magic wallet. Make money appear and disappear upon command! It’s a simple and easy paper craft that will totally trigger your little one’s curiosity!

 

Bunny Puppet

A super fun and creative finger puppet idea for your child. Especially fun during the month of Easter, this bunny puppet can even be used to boost pretend-play and imaginative skills. Your child can tell a story and at the same time learn about the life of bunny rabbits!


Bee Colony

A lovely art work to create and great add-on to your living room wall! In this activity, your child will engage with fine motor paper rolling and even create a fantastic projecting bee hive. This bee colony activity will also introduce your child to bees and give him/her a better understanding of their lifestyles.


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3D Ladybug

Here’s a super cool art project that kids can create with paper crafts. Your child makes a 3D artwork using paper folding.

He/she also gets to understand about the famous beetle bug.

This will also look great on a greeting card and will introduce your child to different dimensions.

 

3D Parachute

Make a colourful parachute using paper cutouts. Teach your child about the flying machines – parachutes! Hot air balloons are always fun to look at. Make this with your child and hand it in front of his/her window. Watch as it sways along with the breeze!

 

Paper Spinning Top

An activity that will make you reminisce for a while! Remember the old spinning top we played with as kids? How about creating one from scratch with your child? This spinning top will test your little science kids. A super useful paper craft to keep kids engaged for hours. With this activity, your child will also understand basic balance dynamics.

 

Roll An Elephant

The jumbo animals are flapping their mighty ears to grab your attention! How about having a little safari fun with paper crafts today? Roll out an interesting elephant craft using paper rolls! This way, your child will also get to learn about shapes and animals! You can further your child’s animal knowledge by creating other animals as well!

 

4-Step Geometric Giraffes

The previous activity was elephant themed! This one, let’s add to the African flavour with conical giraffes! With four simple steps, your child will be able to create giraffes of different sizes and even make a little safari corner in his/her room! Isn’t this a fun way to learn about shapes?

 

Monster Bookmark

Make reading a quirky experience with colourful and not-so-scary monster corner bookmarks! All it takes is paper folding, fine cutting and creative artwork. The monster corner bookmarks will act as friendly reminders and make the reading a whole lot jollier. Your little ardent readers will be super fond of this.

 

Paper Lantern

Any festive occasion coming up? How about creating bright and vibrant paper lanterns? You can make them all the more attractive with serial lights! Use textured or handmade paper for a better effect. Your child can beautify his/her room with lights and lanterns!


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4 Fold Gummy Bear

Here’s another fun origami craft that will test your child’s motor and creativity skills. Make a cute gummy bear in just four simple folds. Origami is a great paper folding technique to keep kids engaged physically and mentally. You can also put this up in your child’s study table or safari corner!

 

King Of The Jungle

Did you know you could create a lion with 3 paper hearts of different sizes? We have with us a not-so-fearsome yet mighty looking lion created with some snips and snaps of a pair of scissors! Experiment with the scissors and create the majestic king of the jungle with a majestic mane.

 

Weave A Fish

Here’s a superb and ultra-colourful paper weaving activity to fine-tune your little artist’s fine motor skills. Weave in a magical looking fish with colourful paper strands. This activity will also introduce your child to underwater aquatic life! It’s loads of fun and we’re sure it will look great on your wall!

 

Straw Missile

An engaging activity that will tickle your little scientist’s thinking! Make way for the non-destructive straw missile! It will hardly take a couple of minutes, but we’re sure that the engagement with this activity will be never-ending. This will trigger your child’s understanding of balance and projection like no other.

 

Craft A Bird

Who knew that paper crafts could be this fun? Let’s involve with some aviary fun! Try this bird craft activity with simple shapes and paper folds. It’s a lot of fun and will teach your kids the vastness of paper craft ideas. Don’t forget to add the tail!

 

Tweety Bird

Unlock your child’s artistry skills with this creative Tweety bird. Remember the old Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries? We’re making our very own Tweety with just paper! Pique your little one’s interest in birds with this fun paper craft activity. Ready to begin?


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Go Fish Project!

Ready to go fishing? Because we’re creating a fishing setup with different coloured sheets of paper. Add a dash of creativity to your child’s room with this art project. You can teach your kids about the art of fishing with this engaging activity. Add paper craft fish, stones and aquatic plants to make it more magical!


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Flower Pot Greeting Card

Teach your child to create a colourful and unique greeting card for an upcoming family occasion! Your child can surprise his/her loved ones with this greeting card. There really is nothing as beautiful and loving as a handmade gift, is there? Your child can also personalize it with his/her favourite things!

 

Strawberry Notebook Cover

Here’s a super duper back-to-school paper crafts activity for your little ones! Cover your child’s notebooks with layers of fruit designs. You can also add a name label as well as a pen-holder. We’ve done a strawberry themed notebook cover. You can make one with your child’s favourite fruit! They’re sure to love it. (This may also get them to eat healthy!)

 

Forest of Fir Trees

Recycle an old cardboard box to create a mini forest setup. Cut strips of different shades of green paper to make fir trees. You can also prop it on a paper plate and add a snowy effect to it. You can also add on to the magical fir tree forest by adding giraffes, elephants or even hippos!

 

Storage Station

Paper crafts that are useful? Yep! This one is! Recycle an old cardboard box and transform it into a useful storage station! Cut strips of coloured paper to make it more creative and colourful. Small boxes can be used as stationery holders and large ones can be to stack magazines. This will not only be useful, but will also look absolutely great!

 

Carrot Container

Does your child like eating healthy food? What about carrots? Well, this activity will come in handy! Make a delicious and crunchy carrot shaped stationery holder with your little one. Try carrot container paper crafts of different shapes to store different items! It’s useful and loads of fun to create!

 

Spiral Snake

A really quick activity to end the paper crafts list! Say hello to a spiral snake. It’s twisty, friendly and not poisonous! It’s extremely easy to create and will improve your child’s coordination skills in a jiffy. Make these snake decorations – but make sure you don’t scare your loved ones with it!

 

Conclusion

Wasn’t that fun? Paper crafts are easy to make and can be created anytime and anywhere. There are less restrictions to creativity and no limits to fun! Do share your favourite paper crafts in the comments section of this post!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

1 Comment

  • Madhulima

    March 28, 2018 - 9:08 pm

    Loved the craft ideas. Thanks.

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