These amazing crafts can be made using just paper and glue.
If you’re looking for craft ideas to get you creative, these crafts are fun, cute, and only need paper and glue to make! no purchases required, you can simply start making.
I firmly believe that crafts are good for the soul. do something to take your mind off your worries and keep your hands busy. Many of these crafts would also be great for kids and teens if you have kids or grandkids who like to create.
Reading: How to make stuff out of paper
geometric paper bowls
print out the free template, then fold and glue these cool modern saucers you can use to organize office supplies or crafts.
rolled paper flowers
These are easiest to make with a silhouette or cricut machine, but you can also cut them by hand. then you can use them in so many fun ways… to decorate a sign, wreath, gift tag, card, or anything else!
easy paper gift boxes
Make a cute rectangular box with a hinged lid from a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper. It’s the perfect way to package treats to give to a friend.
These butterflies are made from patterned scrapbook paper and have a cute beaded antenna… but if you don’t have any beads, you can make them without.
giant paper flowers
These giant paper flowers are so much fun to make. If you have a cricut or silhouette machine, you can use these to cut out the petals, but there are also printable templates that you can cut by hand.
accordion-folded paper crown
Make a new wreath for your front door by making paper medallions and layering them.
All you need is plain computer paper or a stack of coffee filters and a pair of scissors and you’ll have hours of entertainment. this is one of my favorite winter pastimes!
print the template, then you can paint or color it before folding it into a unique orb shape.
3d paper stars
make these cool 3d stars with the help of a silhouette or cricut machine or cut them out by hand. you can also put two together, drill them and turn them into a light fixture.
paper chain snake
Turn a paper chain into a flexible snake! I admit they give me the creeps, but they are so much fun to make!
Did you know you can make beads out of paper? you can use any paper you have on hand, even old magazines! it’s a surprisingly easy process.
paper kaleidoscope toy
print the template, color it however you like, then fold it into a little moving toy and watch the patterns change as you turn it.
Woven Paper Baskets
learn how to make baskets completely out of interwoven paper. make them any shape or size and think of all the color combination possibilities!
Paper Chain Rainbow Wall Hanging
Who knew paper chains could look so fancy? My teenage daughter wants to make one of these to hang in her bedroom.
paper fan wall art
bundle paper fans together to create a unique art installation.
explosive photo memory box
It looks like a box, but when you open it, it explodes into a mini scrapbook! It looks complicated to do, but the instructions are very easy to follow.
Woven Paper Art
You probably remember knitting paper placemats in grade school. this is the adult version… and it turns out great! once you get the hang of it, I can see that this craft is super addictive to work on while enjoying your favorite show.
folded paper bracelets
these can be customized in many ways (solid color paper, watercolor paper, textured paper, patterned paper, etc) and are fun to make.
layered paper cut toucan art
Use the svg files or the printable template to make a gorgeous piece of art by layering cut paper.
abstract 3d paper wall art
fold paper into geometric shapes and create a cool original piece of wall art.
crown of paper leaves
Leaves can be made from patterned paper, wrapping paper, solid colored cardstock, or textured paper, and each type of paper will give the finished wreath a totally different vibe.
so there you have it! tons of ideas for projects you can do with paper.
I hope you’ve found an idea that piques your interest. happy crafting!