25 Boredom-Busting Paper Crafts for Kids

Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained during quarantine? We’ve got you covered with the 25 best paper crafts for kids. You don’t even need to run to the store first because you probably have most of these materials lying around the house already. Check them out!

1. Paper Roll Bunnies

Paper Roll Bunnies - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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Hop into fun with these cute paper roll bunnies. This is a great make to teach your kids about reducing, recycling, and reusing. Who knew leftover toilet paper rolls held so much cuteness potential?

2. Paper Plate Ocean Craft

Paper Plate Ocean Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Fun Money Mom

Make a cute reminder of a family trip to the beach by incorporating your newly found seashells into an easy paper plate ocean scene. I love how bright and colorful it is!

3. DIY Recycled Toy Trucks

DIY Recycled Toy Trucks - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Handmade Charlottle

These upcycled trucks are both fabulous and functional. Your kiddos can play with them and use them to store their craft supplies too!

4. Easy Origami Monkey

Easy Origami Monkey - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: One Colorful Day

These silly monkeys like to hang by their tails and make funny faces at people that walk by. This origami monkey is beginner-friendly and only uses 9 folds.

5. Ladybug Hats

Ladybug Hats - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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Little ones can practice their scissor skills on the free printable templates for these adorable ladybug hats. Look at their cute little booties!

6. Pineapple Party Decorations

Pineapple Party Decorations - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Abbi Kirsten Collections

Add some pizzazz to your next summer bbq with these fun pineapple party decorations. They look really detailed but they’re actually pretty easy!

7. 3D Bee Craft

3D Bee Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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You can teach your kids about the importance of bees while you make these cute 3D Bee Crafts. Hang them up on your wall or make them into a card. You could give one to a neighbor or friend to make them smile!

8. DIY Paper Bug Kid Craft

DIY Paper Bug Kid Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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Make an adorable and unique bug with these cute customizable paper bugs. When you’re done making them you can hide them and have a little scavenger hunt.

9. Animal Wrapping Paper

Animal Wrapping Paper - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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With a little imagination and some construction paper a plain box can become a penguin, a cat or a shark. This animal wrapping paper is almost too cute to tear off and see what’s inside.

10. Paper Cup Cactus Craft

Paper Cup Cactus Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Red Ted Art

A few paint strokes and embellishments turn one paper cup into an extra cute cactus. The dainty cardstock flower and polka dots are optional but I love them too much to skip.

11. Ocean Paper Craft

Ocean Paper Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Messy Little Monster

Layers of brightly colored paper bring this ocean scene to life right before your eyes! The free template makes this craft extra easy peasy.

12. Paper Plate Flowers

Paper Plate Flowers - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Made to be a Momma

Fact: everything is better with sequins! I love how shiny and sparkly these paper plate flowers are. This craft is even simple enough for the littlest crafters.

13. Straw Rockets

Straw Rockets - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

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Spark an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by making these fun and easy straw rockets with your kids. You don’t have to know how to draw a rocket because there is a free printable, yay!

14. Paper Roll Seahorse Puppets

Paper Roll Seahorse Puppets - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: The Craft Train

These Paper Roll Seahorse Puppets couldn’t be simpler. There are a free printable template and an instructional video for you to follow! The blog post also includes fun facts about seahorses you can share with your kids.

15. Paper Bobble Head Bunny

Paper Bobble Head Bunny - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Fireflies and Mudpies

Watch your little bunny’s head bobble when you touch his cute little button nose. This bouncy paper bunny can be made assembly-line style if you have a large group of kiddos.

16. Paper Bag Fox Craft

Paper Bag Fox Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Look We’re Learning

You can probably make this quick fox craft with things you have around the house. Don’t worry, they are not tricky to make. If you look closer, it’s just simple shapes.

17. Paper Crocodile Craft

Paper Crocodile Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Blue Bear Wood

Did you know that a group of crocodiles is called a bask? This cute crocodile craft is part of a series of collective noun crafts. His bumpy skin is made from paper rolls glued together.

18. Preschool Bumble Bee Craft

Preschool Bumble Bee Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: The Inspiration Edit

This Bumble Bee Craft is made from a paper cup and some construction paper. There is also a free printable template for the facial features so your kiddos can practice their scissor skills.

19. Paper Cup Flower Craft

Paper Cup Flower Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Artsy Crafty Mom

Turn a straw and a paper cup into a beautiful paper flower with this fun and easy craft. I love the coloring tips that this article gives for really making your flower petals pop.

20. Starfish Texture Art

Starfish Texture Art - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Fireflies and Mud Pies

This fun starfish craft feels as cool as it looks. Just put your paper down over a textured surface and rub your crayon across the top. Check out all the different texture ideas in the article.

21. Frozen Paper Craft

Frozen Paper Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Moms and Crafters

These cuties are inspired by the movie Frozen and can be used as bookmarks or puppets. This easy Frozen Paper Craft uses a free printable template, yay!

22. Monkey Paper Tube Craft

Monkey Paper Tube Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Little Bins for Little Hands

This playful monkey craft is made from a recycled toilet paper or paper towel tube. Kids can use their new monkey toy as a puppet or as a decoration for their bedroom.

23. Paper Leprechaun House Craft

Paper Leprechaun House Craft - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Our Kid Things

Grab some green construction paper and print out the free template to make these fun little leprechaun houses. Each house only uses a single sheet of green paper. Decorate them however you want!

24. Shape Space Rocket

Shape Space Rocket - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Stay at Home Educator

Circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, and stars come together to make a wonderful colorful space rocket ready to blast off! What a great way to teach your kids about shapes.

25. Bunny Paper Treat Bags

Bunny Paper Treat Bags - Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: Crafty Morning

This papercraft is quick like a bunny and perfect for last-minute party favors. You can make these adorable bunny treat bags in no time!

Crafting with your kids can be such a fun and rewarding experience. Which paper crafts are you going to make first? Let us know your favorites in the comments below and please let us know of any that we may have missed. Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can come back here when you’re ready to have another fun afternoon of crafting with the kids and making memories.

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