These awesome crafts can be made using only paper and glue.
If you’re looking for craft ideas to scratch your creative itch, these crafts are fun, cute AND only take paper and glue to make!
I firmly believe that crafting is good for the soul. Make something to take your mind off of your worries and to keep your hands busy. A lot of these crafts would be great for kids and teenagers too if you’ve got kids or grandkids who like to create.
Geometric Paper Bowls
Print out the free template, then fold and glue these modern and cool little dishes you can use to organize office or craft supplies.
Rolled Paper Flowers
These are easiest to make using a Silhouette or Cricut machine, but you could also cut them out by hand. Then you can use them in all sorts of fun ways… to decorate a sign, wreath, gift tag, card or anything else!
Easy Paper Treat Boxes
Make a cute rectangular box with hinged lid out of one sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. It’s the perfect way to package up treats to give to a friend.
These butterflies are made out of patterned scrapbook paper and have pretty beaded antenna… but if you don’t have beads, you can make them without.
Giant Paper Flowers
These giant paper flowers are so fun to make. If you have a Silhouette or Cricut machine, you can use them to cut out the petals, but there are also printable templates you can cut out by hand.
Accordion Fold Paper Wreath
Make a new wreath for your front door by making paper medallions an layering them together.
All you need is plain computer paper or a stack of coffee filters and a pair of scissors and you’ve got yourself hours of entertainment. This is one of my favorite winter pastimes!
Print out 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 could also put two together, punch holes in it and turn it into a luminary.
Paper Chain Snake
Turn a paper chain into a bendy snake! I’ll admit these are creepy to me, but they are super fun to make!
Did you know you could make beads out of paper? You can use any paper you happen to have on hand, including old magazines! It’s a surprisingly easy process.
Paper Kaleidoscope Toy
Print out the template, color it any way you’d like, then fold it into a little moving toy and watch the patterns change as you twist it.
Woven Paper Baskets
Learn how to make little baskets completely out of paper that’s woven together. 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 chic?! My teenager wants to make one of these to hang in her room.
Paper Fan Wall Art
Group paper fans together to make a unique art installation.
Exploding Photo Memory Box
It looks like a box, but when you open it, it explodes into a mini scrapbook album! It looks complicated to make but the instructions are really easy to follow.
Woven Paper Art
You probably remember weaving paper placemats in elementary school. This is the grown up version… and it turns out so cool! Once you get the hang of it, I can see this craft being super addicting to work on while binging a favorite show.
Paper Bag Stars
These giant 3D stars are so pretty and they’re just made with paper lunch sacks! This article also shows you how to add lights to them so they glow at night. So pretty!
Folded Paper Bracelets
These can be customized in so many ways (solid colored paper, watercolored paper, textured paper, patterned paper, etc.) and are fun to make.
Layered Paper Cut Toucan Art
Use the SVG files or printable template to make a gorgeous piece of art by layering cut paper.
Abstract 3D Paper Wall Art
Fold paper into geometric shapes and make a funky, cool piece of wall art.
Paper Leaf Wreath
The leaves can be made out of 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 make out of paper. Which one was your favorite? I honestly want to make them all!
I hope you found an idea that peaks your interest. Happy crafting!
Comments & Reviews
Georgena Griffiths says
Thankyou for these wonderful ideas. I’m certainly going to make some of them, at least. A BIG THANKYOU FOR GIVING US IDEAS TO EASE THE BOREDOM.
Penny Harris says
Beautiful craft ideas. Thanks for your share. I know my grandsons will love making the snake.
You saved me from boredom
These are super cool and my daughter loved them sooooooo much your a life saver especially with COVID and all these are super cute
Jessica Collin says
Love them all espaisllly the snake my son will love it!
Whoa interesting to make…… But time consuming
You need better instructions!
This is a list of ideas. To get the full instructions, click on the larger titles in blue.