Paper

A collection of our paper art and crafts projects for kids

A DIY peace and love paper wreath. Use watercolor washes on our free templates to create this lovely handmade holiday keepsake. | via barley & birch

Make: A Watercolor Peace & Love Paper Wreath

PEACE & LOVE. I’m sending it your way on the wings of butterflies and doves for Craftmas with these lovely DIY watercolor peace & love paper wreaths! The magic upcycling Susie from Handy with Scissors and I are sharing handmade treasures…

Make a hip pine tree garland with modern layered patterns (free templates included)!

Make: A Modern Patterned Pine Tree Garland

For anyone trying to entertain kiddos while simultaneously navigating your way through a hectic holiday schedule – this modern pine tree garland DIY  is for you. This lovely project is one of my favorites because it’s super versatile, keeps the…

Make your own topiary art in the style of Edward Scissorhands - a fun paper craft for kids!

Make: Edward Scissorhands Topiary Paper Art!

One of my favorite October movies also happens to be one of the most unlikely Halloween movie family classics ever! Almost everything about Edward Scissorhands is just a little….peculiar. The setting, the characters, the story, the hairstyles – and of…

This easy mermail and mini mailbox craft is a super fun pretend play activity for kids - free printable included! | barley & birch for hello, Wonderful

Freebie: Mer-Mail & Mini Mermaid Mailboxes

Is there anything more exciting than receiving surprise snail mail? I’m here to tell you there is, and it comes in the form of mini mail sent from the deepest depths of the deep blue sea. Ever wondered how sea…

Easy DIY mermaid charm necklaces - perfect for a mermaid party or quick sea-themed kid's craft! | via barley & birch

Make: Easy Mermaid Charm Necklaces

With August right around the corner, the temperature at a steady 90 degrees, and back-to-school musings already creeping into the conversation, I suddenly feel like I need to immerse myself in summer. I’ve been taking a couple of little water babies…

Inspired by patterns found in nature, kids can make lovely mixed media flower collages. This beauty of a project combines art theory and science with stunning results!

Make: Modern Mini Flower Collages

It has been absolutely beautiful outside lately, so we took a little nature walk yesterday to pick out some favorite blooms, do some serious observing and gather inspiration for some nature art. When checking out one of MY personal faves…

Create your own storybook mid-century modern DIY shoebox house using a cardboard box and collaging textures and simple shapes. A great rainy day activity for kids of any age!

Make: A Mid-Century Modern Shoebox House

I adored making little playhouses and miniatures when I was a kid. When my sister and I were young, an extremely creative babysitter introduced us to the idea of creating multi-story houses from shoeboxes and we were both TOTALLY hooked.…