Paper Activities For Kids

Today we are sharing 31 paper activities that are easy peasy to do with kids of all ages, and most importantly, they are so much fun! If you are looking for easy crafts, you’re in the right place. Enjoy these fun crafts!

Image shows a compilation of paper crafts for kids, such as a paper octopus, paper beaver, paper banana, and more paper crafts.
Let’s make some fun paper crafts!

Simple Paper Crafts For Kids

Paper activities are a great way for younger kids to work on their fine motor skills, while older kids enjoy creating beautiful art projects with a piece of paper and other simple supplies you can find in regular craft stores.

Today we compiled the best ideas to make easy paper crafts with little kids and older children of all skill levels. These simple crafts can be done at school or at home, so if you’re looking for fun classroom crafts, here you will find the perfect activity.

Grab your crafting materials and enjoy these kid-friendly paper craft ideas to make lots of fun projects.

Image shows a paper flower bouquet of different colors. Idea from KAB.
The best thing about this craft is how it can be used for different reasons.

1. Mother’s Day Construction Paper Flower Bouquet Kids Can Make

This DIY paper flowers craft is perfect for mother’s day, birthdays, grandparent’s day, or just for décor! 

Image shows a paper plate rose craft being held by a kids hand.
Make this paper craft in different colors.

2. How to Make Paper Plate Roses

These paper plate roses are the cutest craft kids of all ages can do. You just need red paper plates and scissors to make a beautiful bouquet.

Image shows 5 paper flower bouquets in different colors. From KAB.
Here are more paper flower crafts!

3. How to Make Paper Flowers – Easy Flower Making Craft

This is a wonderful craft to make big, colorful tissue paper flowers as decorations or to use in other art and craft projects.

Image shows a kid hitting a piñata made out of paper plates and tissue paper. From KAB.
Let’s make a cute piñata!

4. Easy Paper Plate Piñata Craft for Cinco de Mayo

Who doesn’t love a piñata? This easy way to make a piñata starts with a paper plate and tissue paper. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Image shows a kid wearing paper bracelets.
Make and gift these paper straw bracelets!

5. Easy Paper Straw Bracelets

This colorful and easy paper straw bracelet uses colorful straws to make beads that you can thread to create lovely bracelets. 

Image shows an easter egg paper craft decorated in many colors. Idea from KAB
A perfect way to celebrate Easter!

6. Easy Colorful Easter Crafts on Paper

Let’s make colorful paper Easter eggs using scrap fabric, ribbons, glitter glue, and more. How will you decorate yours?

Image shows a marble maze using a paper plate and paper straws. From KAB
A fun and simple activity.

7. How to Make a Simple Paper Plate Marble Maze

This simple maze craft is fun with younger kids because it becomes a toy and is great for older kids who can plan out the marble’s path and then make it happen with paper straws.

Image shows a groundhog paper bag craft. From KAB
What a cute adorable craft!

8. Make a Paper Bag Groundhog Puppet for Groundhog Day 2022

We have the cutest groundhog day craft for kids of all ages. Let’s make a groundhog puppet and make a pretend play game!

Image shows a pink octopus paper craft from KAB
Isn’t this a cute octopus?

9. Adorable Paper Bag Octopus Craft for Kids

Let’s make an octopus craft out of a paper bag! It can be pink, green, blue or any color you want.

Image shows colored paper lanterns. From KAB
Paper lanterns are always a great idea.

10. Paper Punch-Out Lanterns

Who doesn’t love paper lanterns? Here is a fun way to spice up your paper punch-out lanterns and then use them as decor for a party, a kid’s room, or an outdoor BBQ.

Image shows a snowflake paper craft for kids. Idea from KAB
Kids can make snowflakes in different shapes!

11. How to Make Paper Snowflakes Decorations For Kids

These paper snowflakes are a great winter decoration that kids can make when it’s too cold to be outside, or you simply want them to practice their fine motor skills.

Image shows a glitter wrapping paper for Christmas. Idea from KAB.
We love making our own glitter wrapping paper!

12. How To Make Homemade Glitter Wrapping Paper that Isn’t Messy

Many of us love how cute glitter wrapping paper is, but most don’t like how messy it is. Here is a tutorial to make your own DIY glitter wrapping paper perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids.

Image shows two paper bag puppets decorated in funny ways. From KAB
Paper bag puppets are one of the most fun kid things to do!

13. Silly, Fun & Easy Paper Bag Puppets for Kids to Make

Making paper bag puppets is a classic craft that has been around for years because it’s great fun.

Image shows a pink paper plane craft with coins for a STEM activity.
Learning is so much fun when crafts are involved.

14. How To Make A Paper Airplane (Multiple Designs & Instructions)

This paper plane craft is more than a fun paper craft – it’s also a great STEM activity for kids of all ages.

Imag shows a toddler making a window decoration with paper in different colors and shapes. From Teaching2and3yearolds.
This is such a simple paper craft activity!

15. Colorful No Mess Art Toddlers That Makes A Fun Window Decoration

This no-mess art for toddlers activity is super simple and fun, plus it strengthens fine motor skills. Makes a nice display for the window! From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

Image shows a paper plate suncatcher hanging from a window. From Teaching 2 and 3 year olds.
What a lovely suncatcher!

16. How To Create Toddler Rainbow Art with Vibrant Suncatchers

A fun way to work on color skills while putting pieces of the rainbow on sticky paper for an easy suncatcher. From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

Image shows pieces of paper with colored squares taped to it with the words blue and green. Idea from Days with Grey
What a fun way to learn the colors.

17. Stuck Inside? Try Sticky Color Sorting!

This activity is perfect for learning the colors in a fun way because it’s very sticky and kids love sticky games! Plus, it is effortless to set up. From Days with Grey.

Image shows a stained glass kite decoration made with tissue paper. Idea from Kindercraze
Aren’t these window decorations so beautiful?

18. Stained Glass Kite Decorations Made from Tissue Paper

This beautiful craft requires only 3 materials: construction paper, tissue paper squares, and clear contact paper. You can make it in a variety of colors and shapes! From Kinder Craze.

Image shows a paper camping trip. From Pottery Barn.
Create your own DIY camping scene!

19. A DIY Paper Camping Trip

Download the paper printable to make your own paper camping trip. Kids can color and set it up however they want to! From Pottery Barn Kids.

Image shows three paper flowers in different colors. From Easy Peasy.
Welcome Spring with a cute caft.

20. Paper Flower Craft

This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring in your home. These will make a wonderful decoration too! From Easy Peasy and Fun.

Image shows two construction paper crafts. From Easy Peasy and Fun
Let’s learn how to make these beautiful paper tulips.

21. How to Make Origami Flowers

Learn how to make origami flowers – this origami tulip tutorial will teach you how to make a super easy flower that stands on its own! From Easy Peasy and Fun.

Image shows a cmpilation of paper flowers in different colors and decorations. From First Palette
Make cute little paper flowers!

22. Folding Flower Templates

Download and print these flower files to make foldable paper flowers in many different designs and colors. From First Palette.

Image shows a flower mae out of tissue paper. From Mess For Less
Let’s work on those fine motor skills!

23. Tissue Paper Flower Art Activity

Do you love dot art? Then this tissue paper flower art activity by Mess for Less is perfect for you! Just get tissue paper squares, glue, and the free flower printable template.

Image shows two trees made with quilled paper. From Ginger Casa
This is a pretty simple craft for kids.

24. Quilled Tree Craft For Kids

All you need is a quilling tool, quilling paper or some cut pieces of paper, and some colored paper to glue these quilled “leaves” on! From Ginger Casa.

Image shows a shark cootie catcher made out of paper. From Easy Peasy and Fun
Isn’t this shark cootie catcher so much fun?

25. Shark Cootie Catcher – Origami for Kids

Folding paper is an art and origami for kids projects are perfect for beginners! Kids will love making a shark cootie catcher from Easy Peasy Fun.

Image shows a fruit slice corner bookmarks from Frugal Momeh.
Make your own fruit slice bookmarks!

26. Fruit Slice Corner Bookmarks

These sweet DIY bookmarks are perfect for summer reading. From Frugal Momeh.

Image shows paper monsters from Craftwhack
Isn’t this wonderful?

27. Surprise Ferocious Beings Paper Project

This project is so fun and creative; you only need paper, pencil, black sharpie and markers. Then follow the instructions to create these surprise ferocious beings. From Craft Whack.

Image shows a paper spinner from Krokotak
Look how beautiful it swirls!

28. DIY Paper SPINNER

Make a small spinner from a toothpick and colored paper strips with glue. Kids will love how beautiful it spins! From Krokotak.

Image shows a paper flower bouquet from RedTedArt
What a lovely gift for Mother’s Day.

29. Flower Basket Paper Weaving

A fantastic Mother’s Day Craft project to make at home or in the classroom – have a go at these easy printable flower basket paper weaving cards. From Red Ted Art.

Image shows a combination of paper dolls from Picklebums
Paper dolls are such a fun activity!

30. More Than Just Paper Dolls

These paper cut out chains are so easy and such a creative way to make a paper craft. From Picklebums.

Image shows a pop up book from Hobbies on a budget
Make your own pop up book!

31. How to Make a Pop Up Book

Kids can have a whole lot of fun with nothing more than some paper, scissors and a little imagination to make a pop up book. From Hobbies on a Budget.

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What was your favorite paper activity or kids?

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