Using rolled paper, create colorful quilt blocks that are beautiful to look at but require no sewing! This project is a great way to recycle magazines, catalogs, and gift wrap. Fun for kids, too!
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.
Pictures of vacations, family, pets, horses, your city and interesting or funny photographs can be made into small table-to lamps using battery operated tea lights.
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.
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.
This woven paper craft is a great way to add creativity & personality to your journal or sketchbook. This technique can also be used to beautify and upcycle a diary, scrapbook, or family photo albums.
Follow these easy instructions on how to make beautiful paper quilling shapes for floral designs and patterns.
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.
Learn the art of paper quilling. By following these easy instructions for paper quilling, you can make your own beautiful 3D flower models.
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.
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.
Make a simple boomerang paper airplane. Flight-test three different designs for boomerang paper planes.
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.
A collection of paper quilling designs, patterns and ideas that can be used for any paper quilling projects or craft activities.
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.
Holidays just aren't the same without homemade ornaments and this yarn hat made with recycled toilet paper rolls is one of the cutest. Easy to make with the step by step photo instructions and video.
Learn the art of paper quilling. By following these easy instructions for paper quilling, you can master the techniques and make your own beautiful designs.
This article is about machine sewing/ stitching with paper. It includes general tips for the process, projects/tutorials, and ideas for additional elements (e.g. borders, embellishments, etc.).
Learn how to make a book by hand with this step-by-step tutorial. These can be used as journals, sketchbooks, photobooks, and more!
Fun, easy paper plate crafts for children of all ages including seasonal craft projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Make cute décor that's perfect for a child's nursery! You only need a few supplies to create this fun craft.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A super easy mail-holding craft made from cereal boxes and scrapbook papers. Environmentally (and kid) friendly, and tons of fun!
Learn how to make beautiful coffee-filter flowers for home decor, gifts, or party decorations. It's a fun craft using supplies you already have!
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...
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!
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.
Quick basic tips to get started with your cardmaking, especially with you're a total beginner at making handmade greeting cards.
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.
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.
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...
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!
Includes instructions for making simple Chinese lanterns from paper, along with photos and lots and lots of tips for varying their look and adding embellishments for making them unique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More techniques for paper quilling. Follow these easy instructions and make your own beautiful designs.
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.
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.
A quick and easy way for dollhouse miniaturists to create realistic books to add to any room display.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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 fold, decorate, and play with a cootie catcher like never before! Making a cootie catcher is easy and inexpensive. Use this great craft and game at your next party or family gathering.
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.
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.
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.
Make a watermelon card or invitation with these easy instructions and free printable template. They make great cards for summer parties or for people who love watermelons!
Free templates included. Super-cute, super-easy crafts and decorations you can make with your kids (or by yourself!).
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...
Instructions and illustrations on how to make beautiful fringed flowers for paper quilling designs and patterns.
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.
Use postcards to bring an atlas to life, while storing and showing off your cards, and also expanding your knowledge of world geography.
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.