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!
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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?
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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!
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These upcycled trucks are both fabulous and functional. Your kiddos can play with them and use them to store their craft supplies too!
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Layers of brightly colored paper bring this ocean scene to life right before your eyes! The free template makes this craft extra easy peasy.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.