Paper

A collection of our paper art and crafts projects for kids

This foldout cardboard city landscape book is an art project and reusable play backdrop all in one! | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard City Landscape Book

Open the pages of this oversized book, and a big, bold colorful foldout city is revealed! Made entirely of cardboard and paper, you don’t need anything more than scrap cardboard, colorful construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick to make…

These interactive kid-made collages are a fun art exercise and mental scavenger hunt that will help your kiddos find some calming inner peace! | via barley & birch

Make: Memory Maps – An Art and Play Activity

Pack your art supply bag and take a calming breath – we’re going on a journey through memories to create our own memory maps – and you can join us right from the comfort of your favorite cozy chair! Born…

These halftone collages are a great autumn or Thanksgiving art activity for kids | via barley & birch

Make: Stamped Halftone Leaf and Gourd Collages

These pop-y halftone leaf and gourd collages offer a new way to look at highlights and shadows (through the eyes of a graphic designer) while celebrating a few of November’s natural beauties and the joy of handmade art! Over the…

Kids can explore mark-making, new art mediums and ways to draw with this fun scrap paper ghost art! | via barley & birch

Make: Scrap Paper Ghost Art for Kids

Do you know what a ghost looks like? Well, here’s the secret that makes this naturally-lovely autumn art project eerily successful…NONE of us know for sure…! So the opportunities for imaginative interpretations are literally endless! By beginning with ghost illustrations…

These free printable mini Thanksgiving doodle books make easy turkey day fun for kids, cute classroom entertainment, or lovely little holiday table favors.

Freebie: Mini Thanksgiving Doodle Books

Here comes Tom Turkey, and he’s in the mood for some tryptophan-inducing turkey day coloring! These mini Thanksgiving doodle pages offer a cornucopia of holiday-themed drawing opportunities, calming coloring entertainment and creative writing prompts. For a table full of autumn…

Kids will love making this spooky set of framed faux bats - a process art activity perfect for Halloween! Templates included. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Framed Faux Bat Collection

A few years ago a friend and I stumbled upon the best curiosity shop. It was tucked into a little storefront on a quiet side street in Chicago and filled with jars of vintage oddities, creepy collections and some mildly…

These DIY bendable bat sculptures make a frightfully fun Halloween art project for kids!

Make: DIY Bendable Bats and Mini Bat Sculptures

October has finally arrived – with its rustling leaves, gleaming gourds, grinning pumpkins. and colorful calico corn. Our nights have suddenly become dark, damp, and chilly, and the “WHO-WHO”-ing of owls, and howling of dogs sends a shiver up the…