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These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like paper, string, crayons, paint, markers, glue, etc. See a page on color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

Miscellaneous Paper Crafts:
ALLIGATOR CARD


This very simple alligator is a cute craft that also makes a nice card.
BALLERINA MARIONETTE

Make a dancing ballerina using paper, a printer, string, a hole punch, paper connectors, a needle and thread.
BIRTHDAY WHEEL


Make a paper Birthday Wheel, a handy birthday reminder.
BOUQUET IN HAND CRAFT


This simple paper craft made from a child's handprint, paint or markers, and construction paper makes a great gift for a birthday or Mother's Day.
BROWN GROCERY BAG CRAFTS

canoe

Many crafts you can make from brown paper grocery bags, including cards, hats, a teepee, a canoe, gingerbread men, a Christmas stocking, and others.
BUTTERFLY CARD

A great butterfly card.
CHINESE LANTERN

A simple lantern to make from paper.

CLOCK CRAFT


Make a simple paper clock that you can use to practice telling time.
COMPLETE THE PICTURE #1


Practice drawing using part of a picture from a magazine.

COMPLETE THE PICTURE #2

Practice drawing using half of a picture from a magazine.

Complete the Picture #3

Practice drawing using a prompt from a small picture (from a magazine or old greeting card). Glue a small picture on a blank page, then use your imagination to complete the drawing.
Curved-Flap Envelope Craft


Make a special envelope/card out of any type of paper - it has unusual curved flaps.
DANCING DRAGON/LION TOY

Make a dancing paper lion or dragon toy for Chinese New Year.

DOVE OF PEACE


Make a beautiful dove that symbolizes peace.
Dog-Ear Bookmark Craft


Some people bend the corner of a book's page to mark where they are (this is called dog-earing a book). Librarians do not like having their books dog-eared! You can avoid annoying your librarian by making a simple bookmark from the corner of an old envelope. You can adapt this craft to make other bookmarks using different pictures, including flowers, butterflies, cats, or any other image you like.
FIREPLACE

Make a fireplace from 2 brown paper grocery bags and red tempera paint.
FIREWORKS CRAFT

fireworks

Create your own fireworks by using dark construction paper, glue and different colors of glitter.

FIVE-POINTED STAR


Make a 5-pointed star the same way that was used for the first US flag.
GOOD LUCK HAND (KHAMSA)

The khamsa is a symbol of good luck from Morocco, Africa. You can make this simple version out of paper or aluminum foil.
HOLE PUNCH PAPER MOSAIC


Make a simple paper mosaic by glueing colorful hole-punch circles to paper. You can adapt this craft to make a beautiful card for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, a birthday, or other special occasions when a home-made card is the best.
HAND-MADE ENVELOPE CRAFT


Make a special envelope out of gift wrapping paper, old maps, pretty wallpaper scraps, catalogs, brochures, newspaper, or magazines. You can even make a tiny envelope to match a gift exactly.
HANDPRINT BUTTERFLY


Make paper butterflies from handprint cut-outs.
HANDPRINT PAPER LILIES


Simple paper flowers made from a child's hand cutout.
HANDPRINT RAINBOW

The handprints of many children form a beautiful rainbow, making a great classroom decoration or bulletin board. This project is great for a group of children.
HANGING JAPANESE FISH


A beautiful Japanese hanging fish.
Hole Punch Ghost


This scary ghost card is easily made from white hole punch paper glued to a piece of black construction paper. It makes a great card or Halloween decoration.
Hole Punch Jack-o'Lantern


This scary jack-o'lantern card is easily made from white hole punch paper glued to a piece of black construction paper. It makes a great card or Halloween decoration.
KWANZAA PLACEMAT

placemat

Make a woven placemat from construction paper.
LADYBUG COSTUME


An easy-to-make ladybug costume that is made from a large paper grocery bag.
LETTERHEADS

LINCOLN'S HAT


Make a tiny version of Lincoln's stovepipe hat from construction paper and a paper tube.
MAGNIFICENT MASKS

Print out and decorate many masks: lion, cat, dog, pig, koala, and robot.
MITTEN AND FOREST ANIMALS

A mitten and forest animals made from paper -- these accompany the Ukranian folk tale The Mitten.
NAMEPLATE CRAFT


These simple nameplates are easy to make and stand up on a desk. The student can use this nameplate to help learn to write their name.
OCCUPATIONS COLLAGE


Make a great collage by cutting out pictures of workers from magazines and gluing them to poster board.
The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Craft

Make a lady and the animals she ate from paper -- these accompany the rhyming story The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
ORIGAMI PROJECTS


Simple-to-make origami projects.
PAPER BAG PINATA

Make a scary party pinata from a paper bag and colored tissue paper.
PAPER BAG PUPPETS


An easy way to make a dog, panda, raccoon, pig, cat, frog, or mouse puppet.
PAPER BOX


Make a little paper box. You can put a small gift in it if you like.
PAPER EVERGREEN TREE


Make a simple 3-dimensional evergreen tree from construction paper.
PAPER FAMILY TREE


Make a Family Tree from construction paper.
PAPER FINGER PUPPETS


Your fingers are the legs of these simple paper puppets. Make dinosaurs and nursery rhyme characters.
PAPER FROG PUPPET


A simple-to-make frog puppet made from a piece of paper. This puppet's mouth moves!
(MAKE A) PAPER HOUSE


Print out plans for a simple paper house.
PAPER PYRAMID

Make a pyramid and decorate it using paper, scissors, and crayons.
PAPER SCARECROW


This easy-to-make scarecrow makes a nice fall decoration.
PINWHEEL

Make a pinwheel from paper, a pencil and a pushpin.
POLYHEDRA


Make regular polyhedra from paper.
POP-UP CARDS

POSTAL STAMP

Make your own postal stamp to honor a person, commemorate an event, or remember a favorite place or thing.
POTATO FACE

Make a silly potato face from a brown paper bag and construction paper.
PRESSED AND DRIED FLOWERS
Stationery and Cards Craft



You can press and dry delicate flowers and then use them to make beautiful cards and stationery.
SPIDER WEB CRAFT


Make a dazzling, glittery spider web for a Halloween decoration.
STAND-ALONE STAR

Make a paper star that can stand by itself on a table.
STAR LIGHT POEM CRAFT


A simple craft about the rhyme "Star Light, Star Bright."
STAR WREATH

Make a patriotic red, white, and blue star wreath from construction paper and a paper plate.
STRING OF STARS


You can decorate any area with a patriotic flair!
TANGRAM PUZZLE

A traditional Chinese puzzle to make out of paper.

TEPEE CRAFT


You can make a wonderful model tepee using a brown paper grocery bag and twigs.
TETRAHEDRON FROM A SMALL ENVELOPE
tetrahedron

This is an incredibly easy way to make a tetrahedron (a pyramid) from a small envelope.
THREE-D HEXAFLEXAGON
hexaflexagon done

The hexaflexagon is a folded geometric figure that can be "flexed" to expose many sides. To make a 3-D hexaflexagon, print out the template, cut and fold carefully, then tape (or glue) into shape. You can then "flex" the 3-D hexaflexagon, exposing each of four six-sided faces, one at a time.
THANKFUL LEAF WREATH


Make a wreath of leaves that features what you are thankful for.
WOVEN HEART BASKET


A simple basket to make with paper or felt. Great as a party favor.

Japanese Crafts:
MINIATURE JAPANESE GARDEN


A miniature Japanese garden made from paper, pebbles, and an egg carton.
HANGING JAPANESE FISH


A beautiful Japanese hanging fish made from paper.
ORIGAMI PROJECTS


Make a wearable Samurai warrior hat, a frog that jumps, dolls, a whale, or a beautiful butterfly.

Simple Origami Projects:
FORTUNE TELLER


Make a fortune teller (or cootie-catcher) from a piece of paper.
ORIGAMI JUMPING FROG


Make a frog that really jumps! Then you can have a frog jumping contest.
ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY


A simple-to-make origami butterfly made by folding a piece of paper.
ORIGAMI DOLL


Very simple dolls to make and play with.
ORIGAMI SAMURAI HAT


A wearable Samurai warrior hat.
ORIGAMI WHALE


A simple-to-make folded paper whale.

Butterfly and Caterpillar Crafts:
PAPER CHAIN CATERPILLAR


Make a cute caterpillar from a paper chain.
ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY


A simple-to-make origami butterfly made by folding a piece of paper.
BUTTERFLY COLORING BOOK


A butterfly and caterpillar book you can print out and color.

Native American Crafts:
TOTEM POLE

Make a Totem Pole from a paper towel tube and paper.
PAPER CANOE


Make a tiny birch bark canoe from construction paper (or a brown paper grocery bag) and yarn.

Hats:
BLACK CAT HAT

A scary black cat hat made from construction paper.
ORIGAMI SAMURAI HAT


A wearable Samurai warrior hat.
MORTAR BOARD


Make a great graduation hat from poster board and yarn.
REALLY BIG HAT

Make an incredibly huge hat from a large brown paper grocery bag. This is a nice, simple craft that works well at children's parties.
LEPRECHAUN HAT


Make a tiny Leprechaun's top hat from paper.

Cool Cards:


Tissue Paper Flower Card Craft

Make a beautiful flower card using tissue paper. This is a great Mother's Day, Spring, Get Well Soon, or Birthday Card.
FROG POP-UP CARD


A great card for a birthday.
POP-UP FLOWER GARDEN CARD


A beautiful card for a birthday, Mother's Day, Spring, or a Get Well Soon card.
DELIGHTFUL DOG CARD


An easy-to-make card for dog lovers.
CUTE CAT CARD


A cute card for cat lovers.
ALLIGATOR CARD


This very simple alligator is a cute craft that also makes a nice card.
BROWN PAPER AND RIBBON CARD


Make a beautiful card from a brown paper grocery bag and ribbon.
SCARY SPIDER POP-UP CARD


Make a spider pop-up spider card that will scare everyone!
HAPPY BIRD-DAY POP-UP CARD


Make a "Happy Bird-day" card using paper, scissors, and crayons.
SCARY POP-UP CARD


Make a pop-up card that a friend will always remember!

Nature Crafts:
WHALE MOBILE

Print out whale templates to make a mobile.
OCEAN DIORAMA


Make an ocean scene in a box. Print out the sharks and whales, then color, cut, and hang them in a decorated box.

Dinosaur Crafts:
DINOSAUR COLORING BOOK


A dinosaur book you can print out and color in.
DINOSAUR DIORAMA


Make a dinosaur scene in a box. Print out the dinosaurs, then color, cut, and paste them in a decorated box.
BUILD A T. REX


Create a fierce Tyrannosaurus rex out of paper, cardboard, glue, scissors, and crayons.
STUFFED DINOSAURS
Giganotosaurus

Print out dinosaur templates to make stuffed dinosaurs.

Crafts for Kids:
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Earth Day
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