Paper crafts for kids

Paper crafts for kids

02.06.2022 0 By admin

A good material for crafts is paper. Always at hand and multifunctional, namely:

  • sticks together;
  • develops;
  • you can cut anything;
  • draw, color, etc.

With small children, you can make light paper crafts in the form of applications, with older children – fold origami or a three-dimensional structure. Suitable for crafts and colored, and even plain white paper, which can be painted in the finished product.

Let’s share step-by-step schemes on how to make interesting crafts.

Paper crafts for kids
Making paper crafts develops fine motor skills well. Photo: © Yan Krukov / Pexels

How to make a kitten out of paper step by step

Together with their parents, a child of 3-7 years old will master such a craft. The kitten turns out to be voluminous, and you can play with it.

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • colored and white paper;
  • black and brown markers;
  • glue.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. Cut out two 1 cm circles from white paper.
  2. From pink paper, cut out another circle of the same diameter.
  3. Circle the bottom of the glass.
  4. Cut out two orange circles.
  5. From orange paper, get ears – two rounded triangles. And the same ones made of pink paper, but a little smaller.
  6. Start shaping the kitten’s body like this:
  • take one large orange circle;
  • draw a tail along its edge;
  • cut the tail to the middle of the circle so that it separates a little;
  • make stripes on the tail with a brown felt-tip pen.
  1. Cut the same circle to the center.
  2. Fold the part into a cone, glue the edges. It turned out a body with a tail.
  3. Take the second large orange circle.
  4. Glue two white circles on it at a distance of 5 mm from each other – these are the eyes.
  5. Draw pupils on them with a black felt-tip pen, leaving white highlights.
  6. Glue a pink circle on the bottom – the nose.
  7. Glue orange triangles to the head, and pink ones on them. These are ears.
  8. Under the nose draw the mustache and cheeks.
  9. Glue the head to the conical body.

Kitten is ready!

How to make a ladybug appliqué

This simple and bright applique is sure to please kids!

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • colored and white paper;
  • glue;
  • black marker.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. Cut out three identical circles from red paper. The diameter depends on the size of the future application.
  2. Fold each circle in half.
  3. From black paper, cut out one semicircle smaller than the red ones. This is the head of a ladybug.
  4. Cut off two thin strips of black color – antennae.
  5. Glue a black semicircle on a white sheet of paper, and antennae to it.
  6. At the ends of the antennae, draw roundings with a felt-tip pen. The head is ready.
  7. Glue two red semicircles with one half to the head.
  8. Between the second halves, glue the third semicircle with the folded side. It turned out the voluminous body of a ladybug.
  9. Draw black circles on the body with a felt-tip pen.

Application is ready!

How to make a paper balloon craft

This is one of the non-standard types of paper work. Such an activity not only develops fine motor skills, but also trains tactile (associated with the sensation of touch) perception of information.

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • A4 yellow cardboard;
  • colored corrugated paper;
  • glue stick.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. Choose a pattern with clear outlines as a stencil. Balls will stick to it.
  2. Cut corrugated paper into squares with a side of 2 cm.
  3. Crumple each square with your fingers and roll into a ball. The number and color of the balls depend on the selected base pattern.
  4. Spread glue on the desired part of the picture that you will fill.
  5. Glue the balls.

To get a voluminous craft, fill in all parts of the picture. You can make balls from white paper, and then paint.

How to make a narcissus out of crepe paper

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • yellow corrugated paper (light and dark);
  • green corrugated paper;
  • wooden skewer;
  • threads;
  • glue.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. Cut strips 1 cm wide from green paper. These are future leaves.
  2. From yellow paper, cut out rectangles with sides of 6 and 2 cm. For one flower, you need six of them.
  3. From these rectangles cut the petals.
  4. For the middle of the flower, cut out a yellow rectangle with sides of 14 and 2 cm.
  5. To frame the middle of the flower, cut out a rectangle with sides of 10 and 4 cm.
  6. Make the middle itself like this:
  • cut the first rectangle along the wide side into strips (not completely!);
  • twist each strip so that you get stamens.
  1. Glue the wooden skewer with green paper. Get a flower stem.
  2. Glue stamens to it.
  3. Twist the second yellow rectangle with a funnel and make a small indentation.
  4. Wrap it around the stamens.
  5. Fasten with thread to the skewer.
  6. Give the petals a convex shape.
  7. Glue them around the middle.
  8. Wrap the bottom of the petals with a green stripe.
  9. Glue the leaves to the stem.

Narcissus is ready!

How to make an origami mushroom

Origami is the art of paper folding. Without glue, amazing three-dimensional figures are obtained. Accuracy and accuracy of movements comes with practice. Let’s practice on a simple example of a mushroom.

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • paper.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. Cut out a square from A4 sheet.
  2. Fold it diagonally.
  3. Bend two of the three corners to the center.
  4. Hold the figure so that the remaining corner is at the bottom.
  5. Fold the figure in half with a book.
  6. Fold the corners back.
  7. Flip the piece.
  8. Once again, fold the corners towards the center and unfold the paper.
  9. Bend the bottom corner – the leg of the mushroom.
  10. Flip the piece.

Mushroom is ready!

The mushroom cap can be left sharp or rounded by bending the corner.

Paper crafts are the easiest way to keep your child entertained and useful, as well as spend time together.


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