11 Colorful Paper Craft Ideas for Kids to Do this Weekend

Your kids will love these paper craft ideas. From flying dragons to monster bookmarks and pattern pinwheels! Something for all ages!

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These paper craft ideas for kids look like super fun!

Paper Craft Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for a weekend project you can’t go wrong with any of these paper craft ideas for kids. There is something here for children of all ages to enjoy, and they’re all keeper projects that your children will want to use or display after they’ve made them!

1 | Folded Paper Bracelets

Folded Paper BraceletsI am in love with these folded paper bracelets! They take a little time and patience so this is one for the tweens in your family. But they look FABULOUS and would make great back to school gifts for friends!

Folded Paper Bracelets by Picklebums

2 | Snowflake Ballerinas for Little Hands

Snowflake Ballerinas for Little HandsCutting skills are so important for little ones to practice and what better incentive is there than to make a whole garland of snowflake ballerinas!

Snowflake Ballerinas for Little Hands by Krototak

3 | Paper Plate Dragons

Paper Plate DragonsOh my goodness! How amazing are these dragons! And I can’t believe they’re a paper plate craft. These are total keepers; I can see them being strung with fishing line from the ceiling so they can fly around all day! Sometimes I feel I don’t share enough boy crafts, but this is one that boys will love to make I’m sure!

Paper Plate Dragons by Pink Stripey Socks

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4 | DIY Corner Bookmarks – Cute Monsters

DIY Corner Bookmarks – Cute MonstersOh and just like busses, two come long at once… here’s another craft that boys would love as much as girls! And these fabulous bookmarks are sure to encourage them to go read a book!

DIY Corner Bookmarks – Cute Monsters by Easy Peasy and Fun

5 | Paper Cat Garland

Paper Cat GarlandI love garlands, they’re fun for the kids to make and the perfect way to brighten up your mantel or even a window whatever time of the year. Your kids could make this cat garland for Halloween but I don’t see any reason to take it down when October is over!

Paper Cat Garland by A Subtle Revelry

6 | Paper Village

Paper Village Oh here’s a paper craft for the budding architect in your family! A whole village full of paper houses! These are fun to decorate and build and then fun to play with too!

Paper Village by Babble Dabble Do

7 | Shark Cootie Catcher

Shark Cootie CatcherDod you remember making cootie catchers at school? That’s kids making origami without even realising it! This shark cootie catcher is super cute don’t you think!

Shark Cootie Catcher by Easy Peasy and Fun

8 | Printable Dragon Marionette Puppet

Printable Dragon Marionette PuppetOh look here’s another dragon! This little guy is super cute and the perfect way to spend a weekend colouring him in and then making him come alive in a puppet show!

Printable Dragon Marionette Puppet by Create in the Chaos

9 | Quilled Paper Watermelon Jewllery

Quilled Paper Watermelon JewlleryIf you’re looking for a paper craft for your tween or teen to enjoy then show them how to make these fabulous watermelon pendants. Paper quilling will no longer be snubbed as a granny craft!

Quilled Paper Watermelon Jewllery by Red Ted Art

10 | Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake CraftAnd while we’re on a quilling roll have a go at these GORGEOUS snowflakes too! They’d look fabulous on your Christmas cards. I think they look like flower heads too so add a stalk and your kids could make some summer wall art on a canvas!

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft by Arty Crafty Kids

11 | Paper Pinwheel Craft

Paper Pinwheel CraftAnd lets finish up this collection of paper crafts for kids with these GORGEOUS paper pinwheels! Let your kids lose with your old scrapbook paper scraps (or pick up some of the paper squares from the Dollar Store craft section) and they’ll have hours of crafty fun!

Paper Pinwheel Craft by Positively Splendid


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