Easy Paper Crafts for Kids: Puppets and Pinwheels

black markers, crayons, scissors, glitter glue and brush on glitter glue on colorful background

Are you ready to celebrate the summer season? We are too! That is why, we are going to show you how to make not one but two, easy paper crafts for kids that are both colorful and fun to make. First, let’s start with a DIY pinwheel, made from your favorite OOLY supplies.

Easy Paper Crafts for Kids: DIY Pinwheel

Materials Needed:

Step 1: First let’s make a square. With your scissors, cut the shape of a square out of your construction paper. 

Step 2: With a ruler and an Ink Works Marker draw a neat line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Next you will want to repeat this step by drawing a line from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. 

square of blue paper on colorful background

Step 3: With your scissors cut partway across both lines. Stop cutting when you are halfway from the center. (You don’t want to cut the entire line, or the pinwheel will fall apart).

Step 4: Bring each of the four corners to the center. You will do this by bringing the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Then repeat this step by bringing the top right corner to the bottom left corner.  

purple pinwheel on colorful background

Step 5: Next you will stick a pushpin through the center holding the pinwheel together. 

Step 6: Now it is time to attach your pinwheel to the straw. To do this stick your tack through the inside of your pinwheel and into the straw. 

purple pinwheel on colorful background

Step 7: Finally, decorate your pinwheel. For this step, we recommend decorating your pinwheel to match your fun style and personality. However, if you are curious, we used, Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Glue and Smooth Stix Watercolor Gel Crayons to create ours.

white paper butterfly decorated with sparkle glitter glue

Easy Paper Crafts for Kids: DIY Stick Puppet 

After mastering the first easy paper craft for kids, why not try an easy to make stick puppet? 

Materials Needed:

Step 1: In order to make a puppet, first decide what you would like to make. Do you want to make a puppet in the shape of a doll? A bear? A butterfly? The choice is up to you! (If you are feeling stuck, use this post for some inspiration).

Step 2: Once you have decided, it is time to grab a piece of paper and an Ink Works Marker. Then draw your puppet. 

Step 3: With your scissors, carefully cut out your puppet. 

Step 4: Next, it’s time to decorate. For this step feel free to decorate however you would like, allow your imagination to run wild and showcase your style. With this said, we totally recommend the Pixie Paste, Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Glue and Smooth Stix Watercolor Gel Crayons.

Step 5: Once the paper has dried, glue the popsicle stick to the back of your puppet. (Don’t forget you can decorate your popsicle stick, too).

These easy paper crafts for kids are great for making outdoors with friends, and because you can customize them in so many ways, both projects are great for showcasing your personality.