Here are some simple paper crafts for kids that don’t require you to take a trip to the store! And the kiddos will have so much fun! High fives all around.
I’ve been on a journey of simplifying my life.
I’ll be homeschooling preschool and kindergarten starting September. So, my life can easily gets packed full of things to do. And my home, well let’s just say, it gets so messy in such a short amount of time because of all the clutter.
It’s time to simplify everything.
And that’s perfect!
Because as a mom of 3 kids, I don’t have time to do elaborate crafts and activities. I don’t have time to visit the store.
How do we simplify crafts?
We use the things we already have lying around the house. And, if we have to use craft supplies, we use just the basics that we can keep in a medium-sized bin.
Easy Peasy. Lemon Squeezy. LOL.
The simpler the better, am I right?!
Today, I want to share with you crafts that you can make with your kiddos using paper and basic supplies.
Just to share with you a few basic supplies I keep handy at all times, here is a small list:
- construction paper
- glue sticks
- wiggly eyes
- pom poms
- empty cereal boxes
- cardboard tubes
- pipe cleaners
- craft sticks
- paint (various colors)
- foam brushes
- colored pencils
I have these supplies handy; because, you can make almost anything with them.
If you can think it up, you can create it.
Now, here are the paper crafts you can make with your kiddos:
Simple Paper Crafts to Do with Your Kids
#1 Menucha from Moms & Crafters has your kiddos practicing their scissor skills with this Haircut Craft. It just uses paper, glue, markers, and scissors.
#2 It’s a Rip-Some-Paper Party with Shelah and Sarah at Moss Wood Connections! Your kiddos will love tearing up paper to make this Ripped Paper Art. The possibilities are endless using just paper, glue, crayons and your imaginations!
#3 Does your kid love geography as much as mine? Then, he will love this Paper Art: Landforms for Kids at Kid World Citizen! Becky walks you through how to make a landforms poster using paper and glue!
#4 Amanda at Easy Crafts for Kids shares how to make a Paper Fan using only paper and markers!
#5 The Joy of Sharing has this adorable Family Hand Prints Peacock Puppet you can make with your kids! It’s so adorable. It uses paper, scissors, wiggly eyes, a glue stick and a craft stick! Just look how adorable it is:
#6 Heather from Preschool Toolkit has a fun Paper Shapes Flower Craft. My daughter loves flowers. So, we will be doing this activity for sure!
#7 And when it feels like sunshine and rainbows, make this Rolled Paper Rainbow Craft with your kiddos! Kristina from School Time Snippets shows you how using only a few supplies.
More Simple Paper Crafts to Do with Your Kids
#8 Ok. Who remembers paper airplane contests?! This lady does over here! They were so fun! Cerys from Rainy Day Mum shows you how much fun these STEAM Paper Airplanes are. And they’re so simple to do!
#9 My kids love outer space! We did an entire space week! It was so fun! Tara at Homeschool Preschool has an absolutely space-tastic Easy Paper Weaving Rocket Craft for your littles to do! Look how out-of-this-world it is:
#10 Maggy from Red Ted Art has the most fun paper crafts on her site. You can literally spend hours on her blog looking at crafts (if miraculously your kiddos nap). She has DIY Paper Spinner Toys that will occupy your kiddos for awhile (and you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Whoo hoo!).
#11 And if you have old sponges lying around, you can make this fun Sponge Art Wrapping Paper from Three Different Directions. What a fun way to wrap a birthday present!
#12 Gena from Ginger Casa walks you through how to make these Quilled Trees. They are so cute! My kids will enjoy rolling paper around a pencil!
#13 We made some Parrot Puppets for pirate week. They were so simple! And my kiddos went around squawking like a parrot. It was hilarious. Check them out on our Instagram!
#14 And if you love watermelon, we made a Watermelon Seed Match Game using a cereal box (we will just call that really thick paper, ok?).
#15 Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy has the most brilliant idea. Crumpled Paper Art! I am totally doing this with my kiddos and we are framing it as art! So, cool! So, pretty!
I hope you have so much fun doing these simple paper crafts for kids! We love how simple they all are! If you enjoyed this post, you may also like:
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