Fun & Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

We've put together an excellent list of paper crafts for kids that you're going to love. Crafting with kids can be fun, but let's face it sometimes, all those materials can be pricey! And if you don't want to spend a small fortune on craft materials, then paper crafts are the way to go.

paper crafts for kids



This list of easy paper crafts for kids features lots of adorable animals, fantastic flowers, and a few other fun projects to try. Paper crafts allow kids to focus on their cutting skills most of all, and some of these crafts also incorporate other skills like tracing, weaving, and paper folding.

So, if you're looking for a simple activity for the kids today, try one of these fun paper crafts for kids. Many of them include printable templates, and all can be adjusted according to your child's age and skill level.

fun and easy paper crafts for kids

Paper Crafts for kids from Messy Little Monster


Of course, we have lots of fun options for you right here at Messy Little Monster! We know paper crafts are super easy and convenient because it cuts down on the supplies, so we have several different options for little girls and boys. All of our paper crafts include templates too!

Woodland Animal Paper Craft

Have you seen our paper Woodland Animal Craft? It's full of adorable little animals, and the templates make them easy enough for preschoolers and up to put together. You'll make a raccoon, a fox, an owl, and a bear along with some trees, mushrooms, and grass to create a fun forest scene.

woodland animal paper craft for kids

Frozen Inspired Paper Doll Craft

Frozen fans will fall in love with this gorgeous Elsa Paper Doll. Our printable template makes it easy to recreate this craft. Add it to a frame or canvas to hang in your child's room as a piece of decor! You don't want to miss our Frozen Magic Wands, either.

Elsa paper craft for kids

Butterfly Paper Craft

Our Paper Butterflies with accordion wings are beautiful for springtime or summer. They are super simple; toddlers and preschoolers would love decorating them. You could even string them together for a pretty garland or suspend them on strings to make a mobile!

Butterfly paper craft for kids

Turkey Paper Craft

Make a Paper Turkey in November when you're celebrating Thanksgiving! These cute birds with colourful wings would also make a fun addition to a bird-themed learning activity for kids.

Turkey paper craft for kids

Paper Fortune Cookies Craft

These Paper Fortune Cookies are so much fun to make and read! They include motivational and encouraging messages for kids, and there are even a few spots to write your own messages. The fortune cookies are a fun craft for Chinese New Year.

Fortune cookie paper craft for kids

Shamrock Paper Wreath Craft

Feeling lucky? You will, after you make our Shamrock Paper Wreath. All you need is our shamrock template and a bunch of tissue paper in various shades of green.

Shamrock paper craft for kids

And now that you've seen some of our paper crafts, let's check out some other fun ones from around the web.

Easy Paper Crafts for Kids


Here are some of our favourite paper crafts from other websites we love. 

Rocket Craft for Kids

3...2...1... Blast Off! This Rocket Craft by Simple Everyday Mom is the perfect activity for a space-themed learning unit. But really, making rockets is fun at any time. This is a wonderful craft for both boys and girls, but it's an especially good one for little boys who may not be into crafts. After all, who can resist making a rocket with flames blasting out the bottom?

rocket paper craft for kids

Winter Animals Paper Chain

Rolled paper loops are turned into cute arctic animals in this fun Winter Animals Paper Chain by Artsy Momma. You'll make a polar bear, a penguin, and a fox. All are equally adorable.

winter animals paper craft for kids

Dragonfly Paper Craft

Use the printable template by I Heart Crafty Things to create a fun Dragonfly Paper Puppet to play with. Children can hold on to the straw to fly their gorgeous dragonflies all around after they're finished making them.

dragon fly paper craft for kids

Paper Weave Seahorse Craft

Work on fine motor skills with some paper weaving! How adorable is this colourful Paper Weave Seahorse by The Inspiration Edit? Little ones may need help learning how to weave, but it just makes the project that much more fun to learn a new skill.

seahorse paper craft for kids

Handprint Caterpillar Craft

This Handprint Caterpillar project by The Soccer Mom Blog is perfect for preschoolers or for a sibling group. Each child can complete an individual caterpillar, or children can each contribute a handprint to each circle. This would be fun to do as a class, as you'd end up with a really long caterpillar!

caterpillar paper craft for kids

Paper Rainbow Craft

Springtime is a time of rain and rainbows, and this Paper Rainbow Kid Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun couldn't be any cuter. Add this craft to a weather-themed learning unit or make it just for fun. It looks so cheerful!

rainbow paper craft for kids

Easy Creeper Paper Craft

Any Minecraft players here? This Minecraft Creeper Craft by Fireflies and Mud Pies looks just like the stealthy figures in the game. This paper craft would be a great choice for summer camps or library game day crafts.

minecraft creeper paper craft for kids

Pirate Finger Puppets

Arrr, matey! These Pirate Finger Puppets from Red Ted Art are sure to capture your kids' imaginations. They'll have all sorts of fun playing pirate after crafting their puppets.

pirate paper craft for kids

Jellyfish Paper Craft

Encourage tracing and scissor skills by making these silly little Paper Jellyfish from Non-Toy Gifts. The paper loops on the tentacles give the jellyfish dimension. We just love their faces. They look totally mischievous. What sort of fun expressions will you give your jellyfish?

octopus paper craft for kids

Blue Bird Handprint Craft

Handprint keepsakes are always a treasure. Make this Blue Bird Handprint Craft by Fun Handprint Art as a fun kick-off to spring.

bird handprint paper craft for kids

Paper Flowers Craft

Look at this sweet Paper Flowers Craft by Fun with Mama. It's your child's handprint embracing a bouquet of paper flowers. It's a lovely idea for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day for moms and grandmas. This will be a treasured project for years to come one for the scrapbook for sure.

handprint flower paper craft for kids

Fruit Bookmarks Paper Craft

If your child loves simple origami, these Fruit Bookmarks by The Craftaholic Witch are a fun summer craft. The template makes it easy to create the fruit wedges.

bookmark paper craft for kids

Rolled Paper Rainbow Craft

Put this pretty Rolled Paper Rainbow by School Time Snippets in the window to add a little cheer this spring. Use rainbow crafts like this to encourage discussion about how rainbows are formed or simply to study the colours that make up a rainbow.

rainbow paper craft for kids


Polar Bear Handprint Craft

This Polar Bear Handprint Craft is a fabulous option for an Arctic animals unit. It gives kids the chance to practice tracing, cutting, and gluing. The foam snowflakes in the background are a cute touch!

polar bear handprint paper craft for kids

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21+ fun and easy paper crafts kids will love

So the big question is which of these fabulous and easy paper crafts for kids are you going to try first!?

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