Are you looking for some construction paper crafts you can make with your kids? Then you’ll love this selection of easy kids crafts that your kids can make using basic supplies and a little help.
Construction Paper Crafts
These construction paper craft ideas are a fun way to spend a rainy day or supplement a lesson plan. Kids will have so much fun while they’re improving their fine motor skills by putting together some easy crafts. You’ll find that kids love construction paper crafts as much as they enjoy making adorable toilet paper roll crafts!
Construction Paper Craft Supplies
Before you begin putting together fun construction paper crafts, head to your local craft stores and pick up some basic craft supplies. This will make life easy when the kids come begging for craft time.
- Construction paper
- Glue or paste
- Markers, crayons, paint
- Black marker
- Black paint
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
- Paper plates
- Paper bag
- Popsicle sticks
- Toilet paper rolls
- Colorful construction paper
- Scrapbook paper or craft paper
- Glue stick
Easy Construction Paper Crafts for Kids
Kids of all ages will love these fun crafts that only require simple supplies to get started. Make sure you have a stack of construction paper before you get started because the kids won’t want to stop!
Paper Ice Cream Cones
A great way to get your kids excited for summer is to make some fun paper crafts.
Ice Cream Cone Craft – This inexpensive craft uses brown construction paper to form the cone of the ice cream cones. It’s the perfect craft for a hot summer day.
Construction Paper Butterflies
Make construction paper butterflies with all of your children. Kids of all ages will enjoy putting together this great craft.
Butterfly Card Craft – If you’re looking for a little project for Mother’s Day, this butterfly card craft is perfect. Or perhaps you are doing a study of nature and learning about butterflies? You can print the free template on different colors of paper so that each card is unique.
Handprint Paper Butterflies
An easy craft to complete with your kids is handprint paper butterflies. This easy project makes a beautiful display for a bulletin board.
Handprint Butterfly Craft – Pick up some seasonal colors of construction paper before you get started. Then you’ll be able to put together this fun project.
Construction Paper Boxes
Older kids will adore making these paper boxes for a family member. This is a great idea for birthdays, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day. You can start with a printable birthday card and then add a 3-dimensional box to it with a treat.
How to Make Origami Paper Boxes – Pick up different shades of construction paper to make a beautiful origami paper box with your kids. Each box will be a unique piece of art.
Handprint Paper Unicorn
What could be better than putting together a simple unicorn? You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of white construction paper on hand before you get started.
Handprint Unicorn Craft – You’ll discover an easy way to make cute unicorns with your kids. This craft will be the perfect addition to your daughter’s bedroom door.
Construction Paper Handprint Reindeer
You’ll need some black construction paper before you get started with this easy peasy reindeer craft.
Handprint Reindeer – Be sure to download the template before you get started. It’s the best way to end up with a beautiful handprint reindeer to display among your home decor.
Construction Paper Snake
Sometimes simple paper crafts are the best way to keep a creative kid busy on a rainy afternoon. This is a simple craft that all of your kids can make using simple construction supplies.
Paper Chain Snake – You’ll want to use different colors of construction paper to make a beautiful paper chain snake to hang in your home. The best part is that you might be able to use up some construction paper scraps when you’re cutting out the strips of paper.
Construction Paper Princess Wands
Your daughters will love putting together some beautiful “Frozen” wands. You’ll need craft sticks, glue, and different colored construction paper.
Frozen-Inspired Elsa Wand – These wands are perfect for a princess-themed birthday party. Plus, you can dress them up with some sequins or glitter if you want.
Paper Doll Construction Paper Craft
All you need to make some incredible paper dolls is a piece of paper. These fun family crafts will also entertain your children for hours as they play with the dolls.
Cinderella Princess Paper Doll – Be sure to download the free pdf template to make this adorable Cinderella paper doll for your kids.
Construction Paper Doll
Snow White Paper Doll – If you have a daughter who adores the story of Snow White, you’ll want to put together this fun paper doll. Consider using heavyweight construction paper rather than regular paper. This will help the paper doll last longer.
Simple Easy Paper Crafts for Kids
These beautiful crafts are simple to make using some basic shapes, construction paper, and school supplies. Plus, the crafts are fun to make for holidays, parties, or as a fun activity on a cold winter day.
Construction Paper Snowflakes
Decorate your house for winter by making some gorgeous construction paper snowflakes.
Easy Paper Snowflakes – These easy snowflakes only require five minutes to make, and they’ll look incredible hanging on your front window.
Construction Paper Monkey
If you’re looking for a craft that uses free printables to make it super easy, then check out this one!
Cute Monkey Craft for Kids – Make sure you have plenty of brown paper on hand before you begin putting together this cute monkey craft with your kids.
Construction Paper Monsters
You’ll find there are many creative ways to make monster puppets for your kids to enjoy. These monsters look super fantastic when you make them with primary colors.
Monster Puppet – Grab some googly eyes and popsicle sticks before your kids get started making some fun monster puppets.
Construction Paper Hearts
Are you looking for a beautiful art project for a rainy day? Then you’ll love this simple project.
Easy Chalk Pastel Hearts – You’ll need some black construction paper and chalk pastels before making this construction paper heart.
Construction Paper Ladybugs
Celebrate spring by making some adorable paper ladybugs. These craft projects are perfect for kids of all ages, especially if you are learning about ladybugs for science.
Paper Plate Ladybug – Your kids will adore using tissue paper and black construction paper to make a paper plate ladybug.
Ladybugs With Construction Paper
Ladybug Craft With Recycled Plastic Spoons – Supplement your outdoor learning by making a ladybug using recycled spoons.
Construction Paper Cat
Some of the best ideas include making a construction paper cat. You can make these cats in any color you would like!
How to Make Cat Origami – Your older kids will be kept busy putting together origami cats using different colors of construction paper. Don’t forget to give your cat a cute face.
Construction Paper Bookmarks
Bookmarks are a fun craft for kids to make. Plus, the bookmarks make a marvelous gift to give away to friends and family.
Easy Rocket Craft Bookmark – Pull out the green paper to make an easy rocket heading off into outer space. The craft is simple enough for preschoolers to make.
Construction Paper Quilling Crafts
Quilling is a technique where you curl paper strips into tight balls and glue them onto paper. The best part is that these simple crafts only require construction paper to create a piece of art worthy of being placed in a picture frame!
Paper Turtle Quilling Craft
Children will adore learning how to create a beautiful quilling craft while making an adorable turtle to hang on their bedroom walls.
Easy Paper Turtle – This turtle doesn’t require any unusual supplies. Just pull out yellow and green construction paper, glue, scissors, a marker, and a craft stick. And your kids will be creating beautiful works of art in no time!
Paper Apple Quilling Craft
Celebrate fall with a fabulous apple quilling craft. The craft is easy to make but will challenge your kids by teaching them how to make different shapes while quilling.
Easy Paper Apple Craft – This gorgeous apple quilling craft will look amazing hanging in your living room this autumn.
Dr. Suess Quilling Craft
If you’re a Dr. Suess fan, then check out this simple quilling craft. It doesn’t require a large amount of quilling to make a beautiful quilled tree.
Horton Hears a Who Quilling Craft – This fun construction paper craft includes an adorable elephant and a quilled tree.
Construction Paper Crafts for Kids
Create some simple construction paper crafts with your kids. These crafts will help your kids with their fine motor skills and teach them how to follow directions. Plus, they’re super fun to make and will keep your children happily occupied for hours!
Paper Strip Rainbows
Rainbows are a great way to help young children with color recognition. You’ll want to grab a variety of colors in every color of the rainbow before you start this fun craft.
Paper Strip Rainbow Craft – Cut the construction paper into paper strips to make this beautiful rainbow craft. You will need to have some white paper on hand for the clouds.
Paper Turkey Garland
Nothing says holidays like festive garlands hanging around your house. This year, use construction paper to make a handprint turkey garland to decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving.
Handprint Thanksgiving Turkey Garland – Everyone will admire this Thanksgiving turkey garland that uses your child’s handprint to help make the turkeys.
Paper Rainbow Chain
Teach your kids all about the colors of the rainbow while making a paper chain rainbow to decorate your house.
Rainbow Chain St. Patrick’s Day Craft – This rainbow chain features a pot of gold hanging from the bottom of the chain. It’s a fun addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Construction Paper Puppets
Kids love puppets! So, if you’re looking for a fun Easter paper craft, this is the perfect craft. Not only will your kids be busy making the puppets, but they’ll be able to spend many happy hours playing with them afterward.
Easy Flower and Insect Puppets – These puppets feature fun flowers and adorable insects like bees, ladybugs, and butterflies.
Construction Paper Fans
Nothing is better on a hot summer day than making your own construction paper fan. They’re easy to make and your kids will be able to cool themselves off while playing on the beach.
Paper Fans for Kids – These fans are easy to make but a little fancier than a basic accordion paper fan.
Paper Garden Craft
Do your kids love gardening? Then they’ll enjoy putting together an easy paper garden craft to decorate their bedrooms.
Paper Plate Garden – Use a paper plate, construction paper, glue, and a pencil to put together this cute garden.
Dinosaur Hat Construction Paper Craft
Make your kids happy with a dinosaur hat craft. Your children will proudly wear this hat everywhere you go!
DIY Dinosaur Hat – This fabulous hat uses green construction paper to create an elaborate hat that hangs down your child’s back. The best part is that it’s simple enough for your children to make it by themselves!
Paper Gift Bag
Do you have a birthday coming up but don’t have a gift bag handy? Then use colorful construction paper to create your own paper gift bag!
Make a Paper Gift Bag – Use different colors of construction paper to customize each bag for the recipient.
Construction Paper Weaving Craft
Paper weaving is an excellent activity for kids of all ages. The results can be used to make placemats or home decor for your living room.
Paper Weaving Activity for Kids – This paper weaving activity only requires paper, glue, a pencil, and scissors to get started. Teach your kids how to complete the activity, and then let them use their creativity to create various paper-weaving crafts.
Easter Bunny Craft
Your children will adore this fun Easter paper craft that has them putting together a cute bunny using scraps of construction paper.
Adorable Easter Bunny Paper Craft – Be sure to download and print the bunny template to make the craft super easy to complete.
3D Construction Paper Crafts
Don’t limit yourself to flat construction paper crafts. These fun crafts will allow you to make 3D objects that will look amazing in your home.
3D Construction Paper Flowers
Nothing says spring like a collection of fun flowers on a table. These easy flowers will make a beautiful centerpiece on your dining room table or on a coffee table in the living room.
Easy 3D Paper Flowers for Spring – Use colorful layers of paper to create beautiful paper flowers to decorate your house for spring.
3D Paper Sun Craft
Your preschoolers will proudly display this simple paper sun craft in their bedrooms. It’s a simple 3D mobile that is fun to hang over a bed.
Yellow Sun Craft for Preschoolers – Be sure to stock up on yellow construction paper before handing the scissors to your preschool child. The craft is also a great way to help your child learn about circles and triangles.
3D Paper Pinwheel Craft
Have you ever made a pinwheel or windwheel? This fun craft is perfect for handing out to children at a birthday party.
Easy Paper Pinwheel – Grab a dowel rod and colorful paper to put together a paper pinwheel to entertain children at a party.
3D Construction Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns make a wonderful addition to any indoor or outdoor party. You can hang the around the yard, in the living room, or place them on a table.
DIY Paper Lanterns – Be sure to download the template to make creating these gorgeous paper lanterns simple!
3D Construction Paper Trees
Help your children create a forest for their puppet show. These trees are fun to place on a table, a buffet, or a display case.
3D Paper Tree – You’ll want to use brown cardstock to craft these 3D trees. Use green construction paper for the leaves in spring and summer. Orange, red, and yellow paper is perfect for the fall.
3D Construction Paper Pinatas
Make your own construction paper pinatas! With a bit of creativity, you’ll be able to create custom pinatas for your child’s birthday party.
Owl Pinata – This adorable owl construction paper pinata will be the highlight of any birthday party.
3D Heart Construction Paper Mobile
Do you adore mobiles? Then put together a 3D construction paper mobile to hang above a bed, a table, or in your living room.
Rainbow Heart Mobile – While you can make this rainbow heart mobile for Valentine’s Day, it’s also a fun craft to make any time of the year.
Fall Construction Paper Crafts
Grab your kids and decorate the house for autumn using these fun fall construction paper crafts. You can put together a scarecrow, acorn, and even a 3D pumpkin!
Construction Paper Fall Crafts – You’ll find a fantastic collection of fall crafts to make with your kids. These crafts will help get your kids excited for the new season and all the fall activities you can enjoy.
Construction Paper Crafts for Christmas
Decorate your house for the Christmas festivities by making some of these Christmas construction paper crafts. Some of the crafts are easy enough for preschoolers to make, while others will delight your teenagers.
Christmas Construction Paper Crafts – Make ornaments, picture frames, candy canes, a nativity scene, and more using construction paper. These fun crafts will create a festive atmosphere for the holidays!
What can I make with construction paper?
You can make a wide range of crafts using construction paper, such as dolls, trees, pictures, and even pinatas. Don’t forget to try your hand at quilling using construction paper to create beautiful works of art. The only limiting factor is your creativity!
How do you harden construction paper?
If you need to harden construction paper, you have a couple of options. The first is to spray the paper with liquid starch or hair spray to harden it. Another option is to lightly brush mod podge on your craft to make it stiffer.
Also, try mixing glue and water together before brushing it over your craft. If you’d like it lightly stiff, use more water. But if you want it stiffer, add more glue.
Construction paper is a wonderful material to use when creating crafts with children. It’s flexible enough to be used to make artwork, quilling projects, or 3D crafts. You can also use construction paper to create puppets, dolls, and fun decor to hang around the house. The best part is that many of the construction paper crafts are easy enough for small children to make with only a small amount of help.
Sara Dennis is a veteran homeschool mom of six who’s still homeschooling her two youngest kids after the older four have graduated, entered college, and moved on to adult life. She blogs at Classically Homeschooling.