Summer is here and the kids are home. If you’re looking for ways to entertain them or keep them from zoning out in front of the TV, try some of these paper crafts. You can use scraps of recycled paper or magazines and let their little imaginations do the rest!
1. Hot Air Balloon Mobile
Let the big brother or sister make a mobile for their younger sibling’s crib. Babies will love to sit and watch these paper air balloons swing and twist.
2. Paper Purse
Your future Project Runway designer can use these as party favors for her next birthday or send them to her friends from school.
3. Origami Shirts
How adorable?! If you don’t have patterned paper laying around, you could just let the kids design their own. They won’t disappoint you.
4. Paper Bag Crown
This beats that Burger King crown, hands down. Don’t you think?
5. Paper Hand Puppets
Add a cardboard stage and you’ve got yourself an act ready for showtime. Inspire their inner ventriloquist.
6. 3D Triceratops Dinosaur
This is actually from a printable model that your kid can decorate any way he/she wants and then assemble with a little Scotch tape.
7. Paper Weaving
Place mats, hats, vases, lamp shades, paper wallets or just frame it. The possibilities are endless with paper weaving.
8. Sun Catchers
A few of these will look gorgeous on your patio or porch. Who says kid’s crafts can’t be nice to look at?
9. Owl Bird Feeder
This goofy little project requires nothing more than a few items from your recycling bin. They get to feed the birds as well as learn about up-cycling.
10. Fishing Pole
They don’t have to wait for dad to take them fishing. This pole is made out of an empty toilet paper and paper towel roll. You can glue or tie any magnet to the end of the string.