In the world of Pinterest, crafts can sometimes be a bit daunting. Don’t have the time or inclination to make several trips to the store and spend hours building an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower? Here are 10 fun paper crafts that you can create with not much more than paper, scissors and your own two hands!
10 Fun Paper Crafts
For Everyday Use
If you have office supplies spilling every which way around your desk, perhaps you need to make a few treat boxes. Choose paper to coordinate with your office, cut and fold. Then fill with paper clips, push pins, rubber bands, spare change… whatever you’ve got laying around!
If you’ve ever wanted a perfectly coordinated envelope, you may find these tips to make your own envelope supremely helpful! Just fold and stick for the DIY simplicity win!
Many of us have transitioned to eBooks, but sometimes it’s necessary to use the good old hold-it-in-your-hands kind of book! These adorable monster bookmarks will make you want to open that book up again and again. Unless it’s a work manual…then you can pretend the bookmark is eating that thing. And that’s satisfying too!
For Your Decor
There’s not much that’s better than feather crafts. And these gold tipped feathers will take your gift wrapping up a notch. Just print out the PDF and cut feathers to your little heart’s desire. Dip the ends in gold paint or color with a paint marker for that extra bit of WOW!
Do you like to collect paint chips? You can make paint chip art with those piles and piles of colorful swatches. Grab a pair of scissors to cut the chips into lots of fun shapes and then glue onto a canvas. Go for the abstract look if you want a simpler project, or create a peacock like the example below!
I must find a pile of magazines to make this amazing magazine wall art! Just print the shape you want, glue on rolls of magazine paper, and trim out the design with a pair of handy dandy scissors. Your co-workers will think you are a regular Picaso!
For the Little Ones
Need something to entertain the little ones in your life? Try creating these paper spinners. Let your children decorate paper circles with markers, add the circles to cardboard and pull some string through the middle. Then let your kids spin away.
What little boy wouldn’t love their very own dinosaur balloon?!! Inflate the balloons, cut arms/legs/faces out of construction paper and tape them onto the balloon. You will be deemed one dino-rific parent!