Fantastic Paper Craft Ideas You Can Try Out This Weekend

There are many different forms of paper craft that are a lot of fun to make. This article provides a list of various 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
Requirements
  • An envelope
  • Construction papers
  • Glue and scissors
  • Pencil colors
  • Sketch Pens
  • 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 two ears and a tail out of the construction paper (color of your choice) and stick it on the back of the envelope (at the two 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 as follows.Butterfly Craft
Requirements
  • Construction papers
  • Scissors and glue
  • Butterfly stencil
  • Sketch pens
For these kinds of ideas, stencils can be bought from a local craft store because kids might find it difficult to make the stencils themselves. Draw a butterfly on the construction paper with the help of the stencil and cut it properly. Color the wings and the body of the butterfly with colors of your choice. Attach the antennae and eyes made from the black construction paper and your butterfly is ready to fly. Some more easy activities are as follows.Flower Craft
Requirements
  • Glitters
  • Colorful craft papers
  • Scissors and glue
  • Floral wire
  • 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
Requirements
  • Scale
  • Construction papers
  • Scissors and glue
  • Glitters and sketch pens
  • 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
Requirements
  • Ribbon
  • Glue and scissors
  • A small flower-pot
  • Construction papers of different colors
  • Smooth sticks of the same size
  • 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 with the help of glue in the center of each flower. Attach the flower to the stick and attach a few leaves on each stem. Arrange the flowers to make a beautiful bouquet or tie them together in a bunch with a ribbon. It is going to be an adorable gift. Here are some more ideas.Paper Mache Craft
Requirements
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Water, 2 cups
  • Waste newspaper strips
  • Water colors
  • Glitters
  • 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 two to three 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 two 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
Requirements
  • 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.Pen Stand
Requirements
  • Tissue Papers
  • Waste newspapers
  • Glue and water
  • Water colors
  • 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 two to three layers of the paper mache paste on the balloon, except for the area where the balloon is tied. Keep three-four tissue papers on the mache to absorb the excess water. Leave it to dry for a day or two. After it has completely dried, pop the balloon. By using a damp cloth, give a proper shape to the opening and bottom of the pen stand. Decorate and color the pen stand with water colors and ribbons. There are many easy paper mache craft ideas for kids as well like flower vases, animals, and masks that are easy to learn. Some more easy craft ideas are given below.Origami Dog
Requirements
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • 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.These paper craft ideas are not 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 below.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.
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