Paper

A collection of our paper art and crafts projects for kids

Our kid-friendly DIY paper sparklers in front of a white background

Make: Kid-Friendly Sparkless DIY Paper Sparklers

In the spirit of the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, we wanted to pass along the genius idea of sparkless paper sparklers! Because a bunch of five-year-olds waving hot, sharp metal skewers doesn’t feel *quite* as captivating. And here’s…

Four of our finished spray bottle fireworks process art pieces laying on a white background

Make: Spray Bottle Fireworks Process Art for Kids

Back when I lived in California, my house in Mission Beach was perfectly situated to see the nighttime fireworks displays Sea World would put on. From time to time my roommates and I would get out the ladder and climb…

Our paper tree frog kids craft suction cupped to the refrigerator

Make: A Climbing Paper Tree Frog

Explore a variety of fun art-making styles with this climbing paper tree frog craft for kids that sticks to smooth surfaces using the magic of suction cups to mimic the real thing! The first year I lived in Minnesota, we…

Our spring peeper paper jumping frogs sitting on a white background

Make: Hopping Paper Spring Peeper Poppers!

Our warmer months come and go pretty quickly up here in the north, so when I hear the spring peepers chirping around the neighborhood pond, it’s always a sure sign summer isn’t far behind. These peepers one of those projects…

An ice cream cone soft sculpture sitting on a pink background

Make: Puffy Paper Bag Ice Cream Cone Soft Sculptures for Kids

I scream, you scream, we all scream for summer kids’ art projects that encourage reusing supplies, creative process experimentation, and fun with a classic theme (that’s how it goes, right?). Just in time for ice cream social season, I’m soft-serving…

Two collaged paper hearts with beaded rope lanyards sitting on a white background

Make: 3 Fresh, Simple Paper Heart Crafts for Kids

Sweet and simple is my M.O. this February, so here are a few last-minute ideas for lovely handmade valentines that only require minimal supplies – and its paper heart projects all the way down. And I should note right now,…

Four handpainted cardboard-framed spring landscape kids art projects sitting on a white background.

Make: Spring Landscapes Inspired by Celestino Piatti

Here in the last few days of January, on the other side of the solstice with light beginning to slowly inch back into our evenings, my spring daydreaming begins. It’s garden-planning time, and I spend more time than I should…