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25+ Paper Crafts for Kids and Adults

Whether you're searching for a rainy-day activity for the kids or looking for a new creative project for yourself, we've got you covered. Pull out your kraft paper, raid your gift closet for tissue paper, have origami paper ready, and check out our favorite paper crafts for all ages.

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Create a Custom Watercolor Floral Painting

Skip the store-bought wall art and spend an afternoon dreaming of spring with our simple-to-follow custom watercolor floral project. Pull out your watercolor paints, brushes and paper pad and use our petal-by-petal painting guide to create a flower-powered, frame-worthy piece of art for your wall or bookcase. Shop our go-to watercolor painting supply bundle here, and get started with our in-depth tutorial in the link below.

3 easy ways to paint watercolor flowers

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Make Monochromatic Kite Paper Stars

Leave passersby starry-eyed and add a pop of color to your window (or walls!) in one fell swoop with the help of our simple DIY kite paper stars. All you need to recreate these stunning celestial accents are colorful kite paper sheets in three unique hues (per star), a trusty gluestick and the Crafty Lumberjacks’ step-by-step tutorial, linked below. Pro tip: If you can’t find kite paper (which is colored wax paper), you can use tissue paper instead.

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Take Up Scrapbooking

Searching for a paper craft you can tackle without waiting for paint to dry or splurging on tons of new supplies? You’ve found it. Take up the lost art of scrapbooking. Print a collection of your cherished family photos and paste them to vibrant cardstock pages using a heavy-duty glue stick. Follow our faux-calligraphy tutorial and adorn your pages with memorable quotes or inside jokes. And, when you’re ready to up the ante, pull out the glitter and go for it.

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Try Baking Soda + Vinegar Painting

Pull out three of your tried-and-true pantry staples to make a one-of-a-kind painting with your kiddos this weekend. The best part? This art activity doubles as a science lesson because each watercolor painting is a byproduct of a chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar. Gather watercolor paper, baking soda, vinegar, an ice cube tray and food coloring, then follow our step-by-step tutorial to help your littles create their own masterpiece.

how to make baking soda and vinegar art

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