5 Fun Paper Crafts That You Can Make with Your Young Ones
Discover your child's inner creativity by doing these fun paper arts and crafts, which can be a great way to spend time with them!
With the internet and technology at our disposal, it’s easy for you and your kids to get lost in a world of TV and social media. And although this is good once in a while, too much can be a bad thing.
So, let’s dial it back a bit, shall we? And go back to the basics—those arts and crafts kind of days, that is. It’s not only a great way to spend quality time with each other, but it’s also a fun way to pass the time. Plus, who knows? You may discover your child’s inner creativity!
Here’s a list of 5 fun paper crafts that you can make with the kiddos, right at home:
1. Paper Flowers
Flowers are a great way to add a pop of color and brighten up your home. And although real flowers are pretty, they don’t last very long. Not unless they’re made of paper! Together with your kids, you can make some lovely paper flowers—from sunflowers to daisies, roses, and more. All you need are tons of colorful paper, some scissors, glue, and little accessories like beads to add some pizzaz!
Photos are a great way to capture important milestones and cherished memories with loved ones. Similarly, keepsakes like your child’s hair from his or her first haircut, those movie tickets from your date with hubby, or even drawings from your kids are just as memorable. To keep all these in one place for you and your kids to look back at fondly, you can always make a scrapbook… together! With fun stories to share and some creativity, scrapbooking can be both relaxing and a great way to
3. Paper Diorama
Make your adventures more memorable by creating a keepsake diorama with your kids! Using brightly colored paper, some glue, scissors, figurines, accessories, and a box to keep everything in one place, you and your kids can make just about anything! Take for example a starry sky for that space adventure, a deep blue sea for an under the sea journey, or even a lush green forest for that jungle trek. The possibilities are endless!
4. Paper Lanterns
Want to challenge yourself in the world of paper crafts? Try making paper lanterns! There are so many designs and styles you can do—from bright red Chinese lanterns to thin paper lanterns with cutouts, a patchwork of other papers, or even leaves stuck on it. You can even paint it in bright colors and basically do just about anything to make it uniquely yours. Plus, these paper lanterns can be used to decorate your home or as props for playtime with the kids!
5. Shadow Puppets
Making puppets of animals or even yourselves can be fun, but how about taking it up a notch by making shadow puppets? This not only opens a wide range of possibilities for pretend play, but it’s something we think kids will be fascinated with. When done, you can even host your own shadow play a la movie theater. Just find a dark area in the house, turn on the spotlight, and let the show begin!
Looking for more creative ways to keep you and your kids busy and entertained? Club Knots has you covered! Just head on over to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ClubKnots for step-by-step guides and videos of fun things to do. It’s #KnotsAndKnotsOfFun, let me tell you!