When your kids say they’re bored (what mama has not heard that about a million times on a summer day?), don’t flip out while you stare down a pile of laundry and a sink full of dishes and wish that YOU could declare that you are bored! No! Simply break out a pile of construction or scrapbooking paper and deliver reams of fun to your kids with the six creative kids’ paper crafts presented here! From paper flowers to party lanterns, you’ll be amazed at all the things your kids can make with paper! Boredom busters at their finest!
Can you imagine the huge smile that would appear on the face of the recipient of a homemade bouquet of bright and colorful flowers? Grandma Bea or Aunt June would be beaming for weeks! Learn how to make a charming paper flower bouquet at Vixen Made.
Now, we’re getting serious with the paper crafts! Using toilet paper rolls to create slithery, springy snakes will banish the fiercest case of boredom out the door! Using supplies you are sure to have handy, this paper craft will be a hit! Instructions for the creepy snakes can be found at Eighteen 25.
The simplicity of these paper lanterns makes this paper craft a piece of cake to make, but the payoff is huge in the final presentation! Learn how to make these festive paper lanterns at Design Dazzle.
Did you ever make paper chains using your Doublemint or Juicy Fruit gum wrappers? Me too! This paper craft ups the ante by using colorful and coordinated patterned paper, resulting in true works of art! For a reminder of how to make those gum wrapper chains, go to Art Projects for Kids.
Have your children crafted with paper this summer? Tell us in the comments!