Looking for fun things to with kids to pass the time during lockdown? I have found myself getting more and more creative with the things my children and I do together. And in return, they have been getting more creative and have been learning so much in the process.
We love spending time together, and while more often than not, my children choose and lead the activities, it is always great having a few ideas up my sleeve for when they come with the classic 'Mom, I'm BORED!'.
I have come up with some fun, creative paper crafts for the kiddos to do when they need a quieter activity. These crafts are great to tune their fine motor skills and get the creative juices flowing when it's time to decorate. From using a paper rose template to make a gorgeous flower to a paper aeroplane to zoom around with - there's something for every child's interests.
A 3D rainbow is a perfect and easy craft. Add little cotton wool balls for a cute cloud effect. Accessories like the pot of gold are also amazing extras that you can add. It's great to see how all the bright colours come to life and is a great accessory to use for storytelling with any books that are about rainbows, e.g. Elma and the Rainbow.
Learn how to fold a paper aeroplane and watch the kids joyfully throw them in the air. It is so magical, even for adults, to watch the creation zoom through the air and find a place to land.
Not only are these finger puppet designs adorable, but the hardest part will be cutting them all out after the kids colour to their heart's content. Which means this is an easy one!
We’re obsessed with these transforming ninja stars. Chances are your kids will feel the same way. You’ll first make eight parallelograms into a wheel, then push and pull on the sides to turn it into a star.
These crafty cardboard and paper bats are 3D cuties that can hang almost anywhere. I love that you're upcycling old toilet rolls when making these cute creatures too. Decorate a party table centrepiece with these winged creatures or turn this Halloween craft into an imaginative accent to your fall foliage or floral arrangement.
Final Thoughts on Paper Crafts for Kids
Paper crafting is such a great way to use up old scraps of paper lying around the house. It's biodegradable and is the perfect solution to continuously buying your kid's new toys. Plus your children will learn so much in the process.
An added extra is that you get to have fun too. Cutting, sticking, colouring - now who wouldn't love that!