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  • Join us for our very first Paper Automata experience. Making toys that move...out of paper! We are crafters, but total beginners to this amazing paper art.

    Paper Automata

    Paper Automata

    by puzzlerpaige12

  • Save your empty cereal boxes and turn them into clever crafts! I'm a huge fan of using materials that often end up in the recycle bin or garbage to make arts and crafts projects.

    Cute and Clever Cereal Box Crafts

    Cute and Clever Cereal Box Crafts

    by Jamie Brock52

  • Here's a fun, simple, educational DIY papercraft project for your kids: build an Egyptian pyramid! Printables, step-by-step instructions, and a sand-colored stone wall texture included.

    How to Make an Egyptian Pyramid

    How to Make an Egyptian Pyramid

    by Ellen Brundige48

  • This is a popular paper strip folding activity. It is one of the easiest origami to learn and it is addictive too. Teach the children how to make origami stars and they will be busy for hours and hours.

    Paper Strip Folding: How to Make Origami Lucky Stars

    Paper Strip Folding: How to Make Origami Lucky Stars

    by lady rain28

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions of this photo tutorial to turn your favorite digital images into a cute and clever hanging mobile display that moves and spins with the lightest of air currents.

    How to Make a Mobile with Your Favorite Photos

    How to Make a Mobile with Your Favorite Photos

    by Kylyssa Shay33

  • Pictures of bowls made from recycled, rolled magazines have popped up all over the internet, but available instructions frequently leave something to be desired. This is an in-depth tutorial with step by step instructions on how to recycle paper from magazines, catalogs, old homework assignments, or anything else into a cute bowl.

    How to Make a Recycled Rolled Up/Glued Paper Magazine Balloon Bowl

    How to Make a Recycled Rolled Up/Glued Paper Magazine Balloon Bowl

    by Natasha74

  • Making your own beautiful butterfly embellishments and decorations from paper can be easier than you think. Included are tips on creating DIY hand crafted versions for cards and crafts at home.

    Gorgeous Glitter Paper Butterfly Decorations

    Gorgeous Glitter Paper Butterfly Decorations

    by Marie45

  • An origami box with a lid features no creases on top or bottom. 10 Easy Steps shows how to fold the origami box. Each step has picture illustrations and written instructions. Gallery photos and ideas.

    Make an Easy Origami Box With Lid

    Make an Easy Origami Box With Lid

    by Sherry Venegas7

  • Learn how to make a book by hand with this step-by-step tutorial. These can be used as journals, sketchbooks, photobooks, and more!

    How to Make a Handmade Book

    How to Make a Handmade Book

    by Alex Rose2

  • Quick, easy, and super inexpensive cards to make at home for your favorite Valentine. A great way to recycle paint chips and leftover scrap book paper into lovely giftable art.

    DIY Paint Chip Valentine's Day Cards

    DIY Paint Chip Valentine's Day Cards

    by Heather Rode21

  • Iris folding is a simple paper-folding technique that originated in Holland. Learn how to do it with this set of basic instructions and long list of links to free patterns.

    Free Iris Folding Patterns and Instructions

    Free Iris Folding Patterns and Instructions

    by Lisa Vollrath5

  • I will show you how to create lucky paper stars with your own hands! The resulting star jars can be used as decorations or given as gifts.

    How to Make a Star Jar

    How to Make a Star Jar

    by Alex Rose4

  • Make paper rosettes for parties and home decor! Kids can get in on the fun, and satisfaction is guaranteed. The brighter the paper, the bigger the pop!

    How to Make Paper Rosettes for Party Decor

    How to Make Paper Rosettes for Party Decor

    by Sherry Venegas5

  • A super easy mail-holding craft made from cereal boxes and scrapbook papers. Environmentally (and kid) friendly, and tons of fun!

    Cereal Box Mail Holder Craft

    Cereal Box Mail Holder Craft

    by apetitemama1

  • Crepe Paper Rosettes Jamie Brock Crepe paper streamers make festive party decorations but there are lots of other ways you can decorate using crepe paper. In this hub tutorial, I will show you how to turn plain crepe paper streamers into pretty...

    How to Make Crepe Paper Rosettes

    How to Make Crepe Paper Rosettes

    by Jamie Brock6

  • Christmas is here. Have you prepared your crib? If not, maybe you'll decide to make one for next year. It is easy to do and costs next to nothing!

    How to Easily Make a Christmas Crib

    How to Easily Make a Christmas Crib

    by Joseph Attard16

  • Suggestions for making handmade greeting cards include the use of photographs, purchased stickers and scrap-booking materials, quilling, calligraphy, sketching, drawing and painting your own. You can even make matching gift tags. See the article for more ideas.

    Simple Handmade Greeting Cards

    Simple Handmade Greeting Cards

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan56

  • Quick basic tips to get started with your cardmaking, especially with you're a total beginner at making handmade greeting cards.

    10 Beginner Tips—How to Make Cards

    10 Beginner Tips—How to Make Cards

    by Fabrizio Martellucci17

  • Heat embossing is an easy, but impressive, way to create personalized stationary, cards, envelopes, and gift tags. Discover heat, or wet, embossing and how to heat emboss with or without a specialized heat tool. This step by step how-to includes lots of pictures and two instructional videos.

    How to Use Embossing Powder to Wet Emboss with or without a Heat Gun

    How to Use Embossing Powder to Wet Emboss with or without a Heat Gun

    by Natasha17

  • This craft is easily assembled and can be used for greeting card embellishments. This tutorial will produce four greeting cards. Use it for the classroom or groups.

    Tea Bag Folding Paper Craft for Children

    Tea Bag Folding Paper Craft for Children

    by Sherry Venegas2

  • When reading a book, you want to take care of it and use a bookmark to mark your place. Never fold down the corner of the page no matter how tempting it might be. Sometimes you don’t want to spend money on a bookmark. Maybe you are just creative...

    Have Fun Making Your Own Bookmarks

    Have Fun Making Your Own Bookmarks

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • These colorful angels are made from a paper plate and basic art supplies. A fun activity for any age, these crafty angels can decorate a mantle, hang on your Christmas tree or serve as a tree topper!

    Easy Christmas Craft:  How to Make a Paper Plate Angel

    Easy Christmas Craft: How to Make a Paper Plate Angel

    by Donna Herron11

  • This article is a tutorial for felt and paper flowers. It includes a supply list, step by step directions for making bouquets, and lots of photos. It also includes other suggestions for felt and paper flower projects.

    Felt and Paper Flowers Tutorial: DIY Craft Project

    Felt and Paper Flowers Tutorial: DIY Craft Project

    by Rose Clearfield14

  • Have a little soiree planed? Want something cool and unusual for the children to create to keep them busy? These little lawn lanterns are perfect and easy. You can make dozens fairly inexpensively.

    Simple and Easy Party Lanterns

    Simple and Easy Party Lanterns

    by Denise McGill28

  • This is an introduction to tea bag folding or flat unit origami. Create paper rosettes for decorating cards, scrapbooks or art journals. Add rosettes to gift tags or create wall art. Be creative.

    Tea Bag Folding: a Flat Unit Origami Craft

    Tea Bag Folding: a Flat Unit Origami Craft

    by Sherry Venegas27

  • Creating a mini notebook is easy and fun, and it requires the purchase of very few materials that can't be found in your recycle bin. Upcycling junk is cost-effective and good for the environment.

    How to Make Your Own Mini Notebook

    How to Make Your Own Mini Notebook

    by Christy Kirwan6

  • This simple tutorial will show you how to create several types of lovely paper gems! Follow the step-by-step instructions for fabulous geometric decor.

    How to Fold Paper Gems for Home Décor

    How to Fold Paper Gems for Home Décor

    by Alex Rose0

  • Die cuts are the perfect embellishments for greeting cards, scrapbook pages, journals, and more. Learn how to create the perfect die-cut by learning the basics and using these tips.

    Die Cut Basics: Tips and Ideas

    Die Cut Basics: Tips and Ideas

    by Linda F Correa2

  • Unleash your creativity by making your own Mother’s Day art. These DIY tutorials are fun, fast, and inexpensive. Create these homemade paper crafts with your children and allow them to give them away this holiday. Handmade gifts show the personal touch that every parent loves.

    4 Easy DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

    4 Easy DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

    by Michele Kelsey0

  • A chapbook is a hand-stitched pamphlet. In the colonial United States, street peddlers called chapmen sold chapbooks, which contained religious messages, political opinions, poetry, and popular pieces of literature. Today, chapbooks are stilled used...

    How to Make a Chapbook - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Make a Chapbook - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    by Stacie Naczelnik27

  • Making Christmas decorations is a great way to spend quality time with your family and get into the festive mood. Try making this easy 3D paper snowflake to decorate your home!

    How to Make an Easy 3D Paper Snowflake

    How to Make an Easy 3D Paper Snowflake

    by help for teachers2

  • Step by step instructions on how to make an earth globe from paper mache. All you need is tissue paper, flour, water and a balloon. Instructions for more globes included. Great Earth Day project!

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    by Dorsi Diaz5

  • How to make tissue paper flowers for weddings, birthdays and celebrations. Easy simple instructions for long lasting decorations that can be reused and color coordinated.

    How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers For Decoration

    How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers For Decoration

    by WorkAtHomeMums6

  • This is an easy, step by step tutorial showing how to make gorgeous handmade paper roses that can be used to embellish crafts, handmade cards and more.

    Beautiful Handmade Paper Roses Tutorial

    Beautiful Handmade Paper Roses Tutorial

    by Jamie Brock90

  • Paper quilling is a fun inexpensive project that only needs imagination, creativity and patience. With a little practice, a whole new world of possibilities can be created.

    Extreme Paper Quilling

    Extreme Paper Quilling

    by jlshernandez157

  • This is a fun project! Design and construct your favorite building using poster board and craft paper. This hobby or career is called "Model Building" and is great for individuals or families.

    Model Building With Poster Board and Craft Paper

    Model Building With Poster Board and Craft Paper

    by Tricia Deed1

  • Free templates included. Super-cute, super-easy crafts and decorations you can make with your kids (or by yourself!).

    Paper Christmas Crafts

    Paper Christmas Crafts

    by puzzlerpaige38

  • Lucky Stars Jamie Brock This is a easy, step by step tutorial on how to fold origami stars, otherwise known as lucky stars, dream stars or wishing stars. They are small in size and made from narrow strips of decorative papers. It is ideal to use...

    Cute Origami Craft: How to Fold Lucky Stars

    Cute Origami Craft: How to Fold Lucky Stars

    by Jamie Brock33

  • This article is about making greeting cards out of recycled magazines. It covers a wide range of techniques that you can use with magazine pages including punching, stamping, layering, and more.

    Recycled Magazine Craft Project: Greeting Cards

    Recycled Magazine Craft Project: Greeting Cards

    by Rose Clearfield39

  • Unleash your creativity by creating a funky, fantastical paper mache statue. I'll show you how to gather inspiration, sketch your idea and build an armature that will be the frame for your creation.

    Make a Paper Mache Statue

    Make a Paper Mache Statue

    by QuiltFinger94

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