If you happen to have a stack of construction paper lying around, you’re in luck, because the craft ideas we have put together for you are absolutely genius. Kids can make superhero puppets, white knuckle roller coasters, and decorate the house with black-as-night bats come Halloween. They can even make a bouquet of stunning paper roses as a gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, but whatever they choose, endless crafty fun is guaranteed.
Construction Paper Dinosaur Hat
You don’t need sewing skills or a lot of fabric to make a dinosaur outfit, all you need is green construction paper, glue, scissors and tape for this brilliant spiny dinosaur hat.
This is a VERY cool tutorial which comes with templates for you to create three different paper houses which the kids can build an entire town with, or even replicate your street.
Rainbow Unicorn Mane
This is a really simple but effective craft for kids who love unicorns, using curled construction paper in rainbow colors for the mane; freehand the picture or download from the internet.
Wearable Construction Paper Parakeet
Toilet paper tubes and construction paper form the basis for these adorable wearable parakeets which stay on via a pipe cleaner – add feathers, quills, and googly eyes to really bring them to life
Cereal Box Monsters
All you need is a cereal box, craft paper, and oodles of imagination to create a fab and ferocious (or friendly) monster – have a competition to see who can make the strangest!
Paper Rainbow Craft
For a paper craft that all ages can enjoy, this cute little rainbow is made up from strips of brightly colored construction paper and sits beneath the happiest cloud you’ve ever seen.
Construction Paper Pizza
Tots will have a whale of a time making ‘pizzas’ with this simple craft idea – cut all the shapes from colored construction paper, give them a glue stick, and place your order!
Paper Flower Craft
These paper roses look far more intricate than they actually are: simply cut out a long spiral from colored craft paper and then wind it around in a rosebud shape.
Construction Paper Snail
Incredibly simple to make, kids can made their very own pet by printing out the snail template onto colored paper, decorating, and then rolling it up into a sweet creepy crawly.
The ideal craft idea for the miniature kings and queens of the household, these impressive crowns are made with both construction and tissue paper and can be embellished with shiny gems or sequins.
Heart Tiger Craft
If they like animals they will love this cute tiger, which is made up almost entirely of orange and black paper hearts, with whiskers, eyes, and a tail, too.
Make the most of a windy day by making these fun paper kites with the kids, and then take them outside so they can show off their beautiful artwork.
Rainbow Paper Flowers
Help little ones practice their scissor and sticking skills with this ever so easy art project, which allows them to cut out simple petals and glue them onto a flower stem picture.
Construction Paper Ladybug On A Leaf
Look at this adorable lady bug! Made entirely from construction paper, this gorgeous little bug sits prettily on a leaf as it stares at its creator with its cute googly eyes.
D is For Dinosaurs Craft
This is a novel way to teach kids about the alphabet, and in particular the letter ‘D’, as they can stick the green triangles along its back to represent a dinosaur.
Explorer Ship Craft
Whether it’s part of a history lesson or simply for fun, this explorer ship will be a fun activity for kids as they cut out and stick their ship on choppy or calm waters.
Alphabet Spaceship Craft
Kids can learn to spell their name while having out of this world fun by making these colorful space rockets, which are made up of sections with letters of the alphabet on.
Check out this spooky paper craft for Halloween, and your home will soon be teeming with flying bats which are made from black construction paper and empty toilet paper tubes.
Star Person Construction Paper Craft
These red, white, and blue star people are so much fun, both to make and display, and kids will love arranging the concertina legs and arms into the funniest of positions.
Roller Coaster Paper Sculpture
They don’t need a theme park to have the thrills and spills of a rollercoaster – with this tutorial they can design and make their own, AND ‘ride’ in it when it’s been built.
Paper Mosaic Owls
An adorable craft for kids idea, this simple owl mosaic can be made by sticking random colored shapes onto a brown oval paper cut-out, and finishing off with big, wide-open owl eyes.
Using wet construction paper gives this sweet panda an almost fluffy, furry appearance, which lends itself well to such a cute bear, and it can be adapted to resemble other animals, too.
Construction Paper Chick
They won’t be able to stop smiling when they look at these super cute Easter chicks, and they’re so easy to make you can have them in every room of the house.
This is a brilliant hack and one which will entertain the kids for hours – their own chalkboards made out of construction paper! Follow this easy guide to find out how.
3D Rainbow Paper Craft
Ideal for adventures in Fairyland, or just as cute decorations, these sweet rainbows can be made using vibrantly colored strips of paper which are attached to puffy cotton ball clouds at either end.
This is an absorbing craft for kids which will take a while to complete as they draw around their hands to make the petals, and looks stunning when it’s completed
Construction Paper Snake
Much like paper chains at Christmas, this sweet snake can be made by cutting strips of craft paper and then interlinking them with glue before adding eyes and a red forked tongue.
This blog post contains instructions for making a whole host of woodland creatures using craft paper hearts – cut the pieces out for younger kids, or let older ones cut their own.
Paper Heart Penguin Craft
Using a black background, have the kids glue white and orange hearts as shown in this blog post to create a super cute construction paper penguin that’s just perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Jack And The Beanstalk Craft
This awesome craft for kids is the perfect accompaniment to learning about fairytales as it builds up into a stunning beanstalk to hang from the ceiling, ready for Jack to climb!
The perfect project for springtime, these too-cute sheep can be made using black or white construction paper and stamped with tempera paint, using a curly wurly pipe cleaner to represent the wool.
These garland scrolls look stunning and would make a wonderful paper craft to keep the kids absorbed on a rainy day afternoon, and they look stunning hanging against an interior wall.
Construction Paper Lion Heads
Create a stunning lion’s head to display on the wall, or wear as a mask with a magnificent mane made by curling strips of yellow, orange, and brown and attaching around the head.
Help them develop their fine motor skills while making a beautiful piece of art, by cutting out ‘tiles’ using colored paper and filling in the fish outline which you’ve pre-drawn on plain paper.
Kirigami Water Blossoms
Unlike origami, kirigami involves cutting paper to create beautiful shapes, and this tutorial is a great place to start as it shows young artists how to make a pretty water blossom.
Popsicle Stick Superheroes
Sometimes you need a quick and easy craft idea to keep the kids occupied, and this one is incredibly easy but will provide the little ones with fun superhero puppets with which to play.
Construction Paper Watermelon
Add a summer vibe to art time with this fun watermelon craft idea – the templates are included for both parts of the fruit; the seeds are from sunflowers, which have been painted black.
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