Looking for some unique paper crafts for kids? Here’s 40 amazing ideas for fun crafts you can make out of paper!

Many of these craft ideas can be made with items you already have around the house. Most of them are quick and easy kids crafts, but there are a few that are a little more complex for the older kids!

These ideas come to you from many different craft blogs! I asked my fellow bloggers for fun paper crafts for kids and boy, did they deliver. I guarantee you will find something amazing to create with your kids!

Best paper crafts for Kids - paper craft activities including paper bag puppets, paper hot air balloon craft, and paper rockets

Here’s 40 Fun Crafts to Make from Paper.

1) Paper Bag Unicorn Puppet

diy paper bag unicorn puppet

This Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet from Simply Full of Delight is perfect for your unicorn loving kids or a Letter U craft! Grab the free printable to make this super easy Unicorn craft for kids!

2) Paper Hot Air Balloon Craft

hot air balloon paper craft for kids - by I heart Crafty things

These adorable Paper Hot Air Balloons are by i heart Crafty Things. With the free template provided, you can easily create these amazing 3-D hot air balloons.

3) Paper Dinosaur Craft

diy paper dinosaur craft for kids

This Paper Dinosaur Craft is from my blog. Kids will enjoy creating their very own paper dinosaur with moveable head and tail. What fun!

4) Cute Paper Ladybug

paper ladybug craft for kids

This Cute Paper Ladybug is from my blog as well. Kids can create their own little ladybug with moveable wings with the free printable!

5) Paper Flower Craft

Paper Flower Craft - 2 flowers displayed on a blue background by Mombrite

These fantastic Paper Flowers are by Mombrite. With just a few basic supplies, you can create amazing 3-D flowers with your kids! These would be perfect for Mother’s Day or celebrating spring!

6) Easy Paper Penguin Craft

paper penguin craft for kids

This adorable Paper Penguin Craft is from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids can create their own Paper Penguin with moveable flippers with this free printable.

7) Paper Flower Wreath

paper flower wreath by Ottawa Mommy Club

This colorful Paper Flower Wreath is from Ottawa Mommy Club. With the free template to create both the flowers and the wreath circle, this project can be done independently by kids who can trace and cut!

8) Easy Unicorn Mask

unicorn mask by Messy Little Monster  - small white unicorn mask attached to a straw

This Easy Unicorn Mask craft is by Messy Little Monster. With the free template this craft comes together in a snap! It’s sure to be loved by all unicorn fans. What a fun arts and crafts for kids idea!

9) Pig Cootie Catcher Craft

Pig Cootie Catcher Craft for Kids by red ted art.  (Pink cootie catcher shown with pig features)

These adorable Pig Cootie Catchers are by Red Ted Art. If you remember making cootie catchers as a kid, you are going to love doing this project with your kids!

10) Paper Kite

Kite Craft for a party activity or DIY party decor by Desert Chica - 3 multicolored kites on a brown background

These adorable Mary Poppins Inspired Paper Kites are by Desert Chica. Your children will love putting their creativity to work to decorate their kite. We love easy construction paper crafts like this!

11) Hexaflexagon

a hexaflexagon by Chaotically Yours - folded paper colored with rainbow patterns

These amazing Hexaflexagons are by Chaotically Yours. Perfect for older kids, these geometric origami shapes fold over and over in the same direction infinitely. Be sure to watch the video to see how amazing these are. What a cool STEM activity!

12) Paper House

Red and white paper house by Two Kids and a Coupon

This adorable Paper House is by Two Kids and a Coupon. Little ones and older kids alike will enjoy creating these cute little houses. Maybe they will create an entire village!

13) Paper Ants

self standing paper ants by Simple Living creative Learning (one blue ant and one black ant)

These self standing Paper Ants are by Simple Living Creative Learning. With the free template provided, these awesome little ants will come together easily! This is the perfect paper craft for younger and older kids!

14) Paper Hexagon Kaleidocycle

Paper Hexagon Kaleidocycle  by Artsy-Fartsy Mama - mutlicolored patterned paper folded into a 3-d hexagon with markers and cricut in background

This amazing Paper Hexagon Kaleidocycle is by Artsy-Fartsy Mama. Made simple with the free printable template, this fun paper toy craft will be a quick favorite! Little ones may need help assembling, but will love coloring and playing with the finished Kaleidocycle.

15) Paper Picture Frames

diy paper picture frames by craftsy hacks  - 3-d paper frames with various artwork inside

These Paper Picture Frames are from Craftsy Hacks. Perfect for art work or pictures, these 3-D frames are a fun way to display your child’s art!

16) Easy Origami Jumping Frog

Origami Jumping Frogs by The Printables Fairy - shown: green paper folded into frog shapes

These Easy Origami Jumping Frogs are from The Printables Fairy. Perfect for Origami beginners, these little paper frogs come together quickly and they actually jump. What fun!

17) Paper Flowers

DIY Paper Flowers by the Flying Couponer - 3 realistic looking flowers made of paper shown

These beautiful DIY Paper Flowers are by The Flying Couponer. With just paper, scissors and glue, your child can create a lovely bouquet of paper flowers. These flowers would be perfect for Mother’s Day or celebrating spring!

18) Origami Heart – Paper Crafts for Kids

origami paper hearts by One Crazy Mom

These fun Origami Hearts are by One Crazy Mom. With just a sheet of paper and the step by step instructions, this simple craft comes together easily!

19) Tissue Paper Flowers

tissue paper flowers by The Country Chic Cottage - pink and yellow tissue paper flower shown

Beautiful and easy to make, these Tissue Paper Flowers by The Country Chic Cottage are great tissue paper crafts for kids. They are so fun and easy, your child will probably want to make a whole bouquet.

Don’t you just love paper flower crafts! They make such fun projects for Mother’s Day or a Spring theme.

20) Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Painted coffee filter butterfly by Honey and Lime

This Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft is by Honey & Lime. This is a great craft idea for young children to celebrate spring or to go along with a book on butterflies! Either way, it’s a great project! We love easy crafts like this!

21) Dog Paper Craft for Kids

Slinky Dog Craft by Seasonal Memories - shown: Slinky dog face on an accordian of paper with a tail

This adorable Toy Story Inspired Dog Paper Craft by Seasonal Memories will delight your child! With a little help, your child can create this fun paper dog and then of course, play with it. What a great craft!

22) Cactus – Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

an assortment of 3-D paper cactus crafts  by i heart crafty things

This beautiful Paper Cactus Craft is by i heart Crafty Things. There’s a free template to help even the smallest crafters create the perfect cactus!

23) Curled Paper Flower – Easy Kids Crafts

Curled Paper Spring Flower Craft for Kids by Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

These Curled Paper Flowers are by Mom. Wife. Busy Life. This fun paper craft is perfect for spring and the cool 3-D effect will make it a quick favorite. I love simple paper crafts for kids!

24) Paper Bag Pig Puppet

pig paper bag puppet

Looking for a fun paper bag craft? Make a simple Pig Paper Bag Puppet from Simply Full of Delight!

This free printable makes this craft super simple for younger kids! You just need a pair of scissors, crayons, the printable, and a glue stick for this fun activity that’s perfect for little hands.

25) Easy Paper Bee Craft

easy paper bee craft with free printable

Make your own Paper Bee Craft with this free printable from my blog. Kids will enjoy making their very own little bee with moveable wings with this free bee printable!

26) Easy Preschool Paper Turkey

easy paper turkey craft for kids

Looking for seasonal crafts for young kids? This Easy Paper Turkey Craft is perfect for preschool! Little ones will enjoy coloring the turkey and then attaching the moveable wing. What an easy peasy fun craft!

27) Rocketship Craft – Arts and Crafts for Kids

paper tube rocketship craft by  Grace, Giggles and Naptime

This Disney Inspired Rocketship Craft is by Grace, Giggles and Naptime. Have a blast with your kids painting toilet paper rolls, gluing on wings and decorations with this fun rocketship project! What fun paper kid crafts!

28) DIY Love Banner

DIY love banner - a make your own banner printable

Make your own DIY Love Banner with this easy tutorial from my blog. Kids can color the free printable banner, cut it out and thread it together to make a one of a kind decoration!

29) Rocket Paper Craft for Kids

paper rocket craft by Simple Everyday Mom

This Rocket Craft is by Simple Everyday Mom! Just a few simple supplies and you are on your way to a fun project that is out of this world!

30) Cat Paper Bag Puppet

cat paper bag puppet

Make your own DIY Cat Puppet with this free printable from my blog! Kid will love coloring the cat and attaching the pieces to make a fun puppet to play with! Perfect for Halloween or a Pets theme!

This printable also works with a paper plate if you don’t have a paper bag. It’s a great way to practice those fine motor skills and it’s so much fun!

31) Paper Weaving

Kids Paper Crafts - Paper Weaving  by Made with Happy (pink and blue paper woven together along with white and blue, teal, yellow paper woven together)

This Paper Weaving craft is by Made with Happy. If you’ve ever wanted to teach your child how to do paper weaving, this amazing step by step tutorial will show you exactly what to do with those paper strips. What amazing crafts to do with paper!

32) DIY Patriotic Uncle Sam Hat

Uncle Sam hat headband paper craft

Make your own DIY Patriotic Uncle Sam Hat with this free printable from my blog. Choose from a full color version or color your own. Such a great idea for patriotic holidays. Your kids will love these printable paper crafts for kids!

33) Torn Paper Bunny

paper bunny craft for kids

This cute Torn Paper Bunny is from Simply Full of Delight. All you need are a few simple craft supplies and the free bunny template to create this one of a kind bunny paper craft.

Art projects like this are great for kids who like to tear and it’s a fun idea for Easter, spring, or just a rainy day.

34) Paper Mittens Craft

mitten paper craft for kids

Check out this Paper Mittens Craft from my blog! It’s perfect for little ones. Kids of all ages will enjoy decorating the mitten printable to make their own cool mittens!

35) Squirrel Paper Craft

Squirrel paper craft

This Squirrel Paper Craft from Simply Full of Delight is perfect little ones. It has a moveable tail and nut! This easy craft is perfect for autumn or a woodland theme. I

t’s super easy with the free printable. All you do is color, cut, and add a paper fastener (brad) to make the parts move! What amazing fall fun for preschoolers!

36) School Bus Paper Craft

paper school bus craft

This School Bus Paper Craft is from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids will love creating their own bus with moveable wheels! Perfect for back to school season or a transportation themed unit!

37) Paper Tractor Craft

paper tractor craft for preschool

Don’t miss this Paper Tractor Craft from my blog. Preschoolers and kids of all ages will enjoy this simple paper craft!

The wheels move with the help of a brad! Great for a Farm theme, a Transportation theme or a Fall Harvest unit.

38) Printable Paper Spider Craft

easy paper spider craft

This Easy Printable Spider Craft is from my blog.

Kids will love creating their own Itsy Bitsy Spider for a nursery rhyme theme or for Halloween with this free template.

Perfect for little ones practicing scissor skills.

39) Easy Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet

printable reindeer paper bag puppet with glue stick

This Easy Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet is from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Simple enough for kids of all ages, this puppet is perfect for going along with your Christmas themed activities!

40) Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet

groundhog paper bag puppet

This Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet from my blog is perfect for Groundhog Day! Kids simply color, cut, and glue this free template to a lunch size paper bag. Easy and fun!

That’s it! 40 Paper Crafts for Kids! I hope you’ve found some fun new paper craft activities to do with your children.

I will be adding to this post from time to time, so be sure to check back for more amazing paper craft ideas! You can find more Kid Activities here.

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Incredible Paper Crafts for kids - cool kids crafts to make with paper including origami hearts, unicorn paper bag puppet, paper flower wreath and tissue paper flowers

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