13 Educational Paper Crafts

Fun and Educational Paper Crafts For Kids

Calling all preschool teachers and homeschooling parents!

Calling all preschool teachers and homeschooling parents! Are you looking for unique and entertaining ways to teach your children? Today’s craft roundup is devoted to educational paper crafts. There are 13 excellent craft projects listed below that will help your children learn while having fun at the same time.

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    Earth Day Paper Craft Projects


    Teach children about the history of Earth Day and the importance of recycling  while making hand made paper.

    Nichole, from www.youclevermonkey.com has an article geared toward preschoolers that teaches recycling paper in an easy to follow, step-by- step tutorial.

    Young children will enjoy the sensory experience of working with paper pulp, and have fun while learning about the paper making process.

    This is a project that is best when done outside while the weather is...MORE warm.

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    Native American Animal Hide Project

    Indian Animal Hide Paper Project
    Photo Courtesy of Sleepyhead Design Studio

    Native American Inspired Paper Crafts


    Make a faux Native American animal hide painting from grocery bags! Stacy Spangler from Sleepyhead Design Studio says she made this paper craft as a child, but it continues to be an interesting learning craft for today's children.

    This project promotes discussion about Native American culture, symbolism, and art. The finished faux hide looks lifelike and will be a craft that will make your child feel proud.

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    Free Art Lessons

    This is one site you do not want to miss. If you are looking for paper crafts and art projects for your students, you will certainly find one on this site.  There are numerous free art lessons listed from preschool level to college.

    Incerdibleart.org was started in 1994 by Ken Rohrer in Indianapolis Indiana to promote art education. Since then it has grown to include millions of visitors each year. In addition to art lessons, the site has , news, a job board,teacher resources and...MORE more.

    Incredibleart.org is an art education community that offers worldwide access to the arts for free! It is a resource that you will bookmark and return to again and again.

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    Scavenger Hunt Bag
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    Fun Scavenger Hunt for Kids

    Heather from the creativehomemakers.blogspot.com has a cute idea for a kids scavenger hunt. Although she suggests this as a camping activity it could work as an educational experience in any outdoor setting.

    All you have to do is take a paper bag and glue photos of the objects that are to be found and placed in the bag. The first person to fill the bag with the found objects wins! .

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    Teach Your Children About the Universe

    This is a craft for all children that are interested in astronomy. Learn how to make a constellation viewer out of a paper tube.

    This paper craft project will encourage your child to learn more about stars and the exciting world of outer space.Budding astronomers and future space explorers will love this craft!

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    Butterfly Life Cycle Activity

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    The Lifespan of a Butterfly

    Teach your preschool child the life cycle of a butterfly. This paper project visually demonstrates the stage of development of the butterfly, in a way that a child will easily understand. This is a good craft to make in the Spring. Children can then observe the actual stages first hand while spending time  outside.

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    Teach Your Children How to Tell Time

    Teach your little ones to tell time using this paper plate craft.  Young children will be excited when they quickly understand how to tell time with the help of this visual aid.

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    An Easy and Fun Way to Teach Your Children Shapes

    It just doesn't get any easier than this! Teach your toddler different shapes by making a game out of it. Just cut out shapes from construction paper, and make matching shapes with tape on the floor or carpet. Let the fun begin. Why didn't I think of this when my children were little?

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    Learn the Names of Flowers Parts

    Children will learn the parts of a plant when making these sunny flowers. Very cute and easy to make! This can lead to discussions about gardening, the environment, pollination and much more.

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    Snakes are Our Friends Too!

    This is one for all of the budding herpetologist's ( someone who studies snakes and other reptiles/amphibians) out there. Make a paper snake out of a paper plate and bubble wrap. A great craft to teach children about the different kinds of snakes, safety and reptiles in general.

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    A Paper Quilt that Even Kids Can Make!

    Encourage group learning  and teamwork with a paper quilt project. Learn more at  teachpreschool.org.

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    An Octopus Helps Kids Learn How to Count!

    Teach your preschoolers how to count when making this adorable octopus out a paper.  This is fun and easy paper craft that helps your preschooler learn how to count numbers in no time!

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    Teach Your Children About Native American Cultures and Traditions

    Gail Bartel of thatartistwoman.org has a tutorial that was made in honor the Calgary Stampede, the largest rodeo and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

    She has a tutorial that teaches how to design miniature teepees. They look authentic and can be grouped to make an Indian village.This craft will promote discussion of Indian culture, rodeos, cowboy life, Canada and more.