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Fantastic Paper Craft Ideas You Can Try Out This Weekend

Megha Tiwari Apr 23, 2019
There are many different forms of paper craft that are a lot of fun to make. Read on to know more unique paper craft ideas.
Right from childhood, paper crafts have been a fascination for all. Whether it is making airplanes in the classrooms or boats on rainy days, everything is made from paper. There is real fun in making different things out of paper. Not only for kids, even adults enjoy such art and craft activities.
Paper can be used to make decorative things for the house and also interesting things for kids to play with. Here are some paper craft ideas for kids and adults that are easy to learn.

Crafts For Kids

Envelope Craft:

  • An envelope
  • Sketch Pens
  • Glue and scissors
  • Construction papers
  • Pencil colors
  • Black felt pens
♦ To start with, decide the face you want to make; for example, the face of a rat, a rabbit, a dog, or any animal or cartoon character you like. If you decide to make a rat, then seal the envelope first, and stick a nose that is cut out of construction paper on it.
♦ Cut 2 ears and a tail out of the construction paper (color of your choice) and stick it on the back of the envelope (at the 2 corners) and the tail at the bottom. Make the eyes and other features with sketch pens and pencil colors.
A few more ideas that are simple to make are:

➾ Paper Hats
➾ Paper Boxes
➾ Paper Bag Puppets

Butterfly Craft

  • Butterfly stencil
  • Construction papers
  • Scissors and glue
  • Sketch pens
» For these kind of ideas, stencils can be bought from any store as kids might find it difficult to make the stencils themselves. Draw a butterfly on the construction paper with a stencil and cut it.

» Color the wings and body of the butterfly with colors you like. Attach the antennae and eyes made from the black paper and your butterfly is ready to fly.
Some more easy activities:

➾ Butterfly Art and Craft
➾ Origami Butterfly

Flower Craft

  • Floral wire
  • Colorful craft papers
  • Glitters
  • Scissors and glue
  • Colorful buttons
♠ Paper flower craft is a very interesting art that can be taught to kids. For making paper flowers, you need to follow a few instructions. Draw flowers of different shapes on the paper. Cut them properly; parents should help kids cut these flower patterns.
♠ Once you have finished cutting, stick colorful buttons at the center of each flower. Stick the flowers to the floral stick. Cover the floral stick with green tape to give it the look of a stem. Use glitters on the flowers for the shine. A paper flower bouquet can be made by arranging the colorful flowers in different patterns.

Book Mark Craft

  • Glitters and sketch pens
  • Construction papers
  • Scale
  • Scissors and glue
  • Transparent cellophane sheet
♣ Making bookmarks is one of the many easy craft ideas for children. Take a construction paper of the color of your choice. Draw a rectangle having a length of seven to eight inches and a width of one and a half inches.
♣ Decorate this strip of paper. Write a meaningful quote in different colors using sketch pens and glitters. Cover the bookmark with the transparent cellophane sheet. Children would enjoy these construction paper crafts that are simple and easy to make.

♣ There are many more ideas for these and your child would love to learn how to make them.
Another idea of paper craft made out of readily available materials is

➾ A paper towel roll.

Photo Flower Bouquet

  • Smooth sticks of the same size
  • A small flower-pot
  • Ribbon
  • Glue and scissors
  • Construction papers of different colors
  • Individual photograph of each family member
♦ This is one of the unique paper craft gift ideas for adults to make. This can be a perfect gift for occasions like wedding anniversaries, birthdays, etc., especially for family members and relatives. You simply need to cut the construction paper (color of your choice) in the shape of a flower.
♦ You can either sketch the flower before cutting or cut it without drawing. Cut the photographs in a round shape and stick them glue them in the center of each flower. Attach the flower to the stick and with a few leaves on each stem. Arrange the flowers to make a beautiful bouquet or tie them in a bunch with a ribbon to make an adorable gift.
Here are some more ideas.

➾ Tissue Paper Pom Poms
➾ Quilling Art
➾ Pinwheel

Paper Mache Craft

  • Glitters
  • Waste newspaper strips
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Water, 2 cups
  • Water colors
  • Balloon
» This paper mache craft is the simplest of all, a paper mache pinata. Pinatas are a type of container that are used for keeping gifts, sweets, and cookies in parties. Start with preparing the paper mache by adding water to the flour and stirring it properly so that no lumps are formed. Add the newspaper strips to it, and mash to form a thick paste.
» Blow up a balloon and apply 2-3 layers of paper mache on the balloon. While applying the next layer, make sure that the previous one is dried. Keep the structure for a day or two to completely dry. Pop the balloon after 2 days and remove the remains of it from the structure.
» With the help of a damp cloth, make the surface smooth and give shape to the edges and bottom of the pinata. Color the container with bright colors and decorate it with glitters.
» Keep the sweets and candies in it, cover it with cellophane, and tie it with a ribbon. The pinata is ready to be gifted. Likewise, there are many paper mache projects and recipes to make by simply following the instructions.
Once you know how to make paper mache, you can use your creativity to make different items out of it.

Crafts for Adults

ABC Scrapbook

  • Alphabet stickers
  • Different pictures
  • Scissors and glue
  • Sparkle pens
  • Colorful papers of the same size
» Scrapbook paper craft can be used by parents to make a unique and educational tool for their child. It is quite different from the usual ABC books. Define one page for each alphabet in the scrapbook.
» Don't follow the usual structure of ABC books that is, A for apple and B for ball. Instead, paste pictures of cartoon characters or friends on the sheets, starting with that particular letter of the alphabet; things which are familiar to the kid.
» The learning will be simplified as they will be able to associate the letter with the corresponding pictures easily. This can be converted into a project idea for school children by asking them to make a journal in a similar way.
Here are some more ideas for scrapbooking.

➾ Scrapbook Paper Piecing

Pen Stand

  • Water colors
  • Waste newspapers
  • Tissue Papers
  • Glue and water
  • Balloon
♦ Start the procedure by making paper mache out of the newspaper strips. Add water (¼) and glue (¾) to the newspaper strips and mash it properly until it becomes a thick paste. Now, blow up a balloon and tie it. Apply 2-3 layers of the paper mache paste on the balloon, except for the area where the balloon is tied.
♦ Keep 3-4 tissue papers on the mache to absorb excess water. Leave it to dry for a day or two. After it has dried totally, pop the balloon. With a damp cloth, properly shape the opening and bottom of the stand. Adorn it with paints and ribbons. There are many paper mache craft ideas for kids, like flower vases, animals and masks that are easy to learn.
Some more easy craft ideas are given here.

➾ Paper Mache Animals
➾ Paper Mache Volcano

Origami Dog

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Sketch pens
♠ This paper folding craft is popularly known as origami. Though it takes a little time to learn, paper folding techniques make the whole activity quite simple. For making an origami dog, take a square paper and fold it diagonally to get an isosceles triangle.
♠ Fold the two edges partially inside to get two small triangles. Now, fold the two remaining edges (upper and lower) towards the back. Make the eyes, a nose, and a mouth with a sketch pen. You have your dog ready. The art of origami is quite vast.
Here is a list of easy-to-make origami.

➾ Origami Flower
➾ Origami Swan
➾ Origami Lily
➾ Origami Lotus Flower
These paper craft ideas are not at all difficult. There are so many more beautiful things that can be made out of paper with the use of your creativity and imagination. Some of those are given here.

➾ Paper Picture Frames
➾ Paper Lanterns
There are many such cool things to make with paper that don't require much effort. Kids would love to get involved in these activities. Also, it will be a great stress buster for the adults.