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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Paper Weaving – Kids Activities Blog
Paper is one of the most inexpensive and versatile craft supplies out there. You can rip it, fold it, paint it, glue it, and cut it to create any project you can dream up! Having paper on hand can mean hours of fun for the most bored kid, and large packs don’t cost much. If you’re a paper crafter yourself, you can even find uses for your scraps in kids crafting. Here are some of our favorite kids paper crafts…
Use up some old paper scraps and help the kids make their own toys with these fun puppets. Children can make the puppets after their favorite story book characters and put on a show once the puppets are done!
Articulated Paper Dolls – Handmade Charlotte
Use up all types of craft supplies with these beautiful paper dolls. You can make them in your child’s likeness using old clothes or scrap fabric for the doll clothes. The different textures will be a lot of fun for children to play with.
Spring Kids Craft – Bo Bunny Blog
Grab some extra printed paper, or let the kids color their own to create these cute butterflies. They’re made from recycled materials, so they will be very inexpensive to make.
Let kids fill in coloring book pages with pieces of scrap paper. You can even use punches to create different shapes. The end result will make adorable art for their rooms!
Big Mouth Critters – Whimsical Publishing
Fold up this origami puppet and let the kids decorate it however they want. You can even add some 3D textural elements like feathers or fabric to make the puppet extra fun!
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.