Need an indoor activity for the kids? How about Paper Art? Paper is full of surprises! It’s inexpensive and always available. You don’t need special tools or materials other than scissors, glue, and … imagination.
Let the kids experiment with paper! Try to make paper figures by tearing rather than cutting them out with scissors. Paper can be folded into pleats, or a score line can be made and the paper can be folded along this line.
Try weaving with colored paper strips. Use different shapes and experiment with weaving different directions.
Paper can be braided, twisted, bent, rolled, and cut into fringe. Cut out a number of paper strips in different lengths, widths, and colors. Create 3-dimensional paper pictures using these techniques. Glue some of the strips to a black or colored paper. Arrange and glue additional pieces that have been curled or pleated to make an interesting art piece.
Collect different types of materials made of paper – types that feel different. Cut, arrange, and glue them to a piece of cardboard. Close your eyes and touch the design.
Of course, there are lots of ideas on Pinterest! Just search for “Paper Art for Kids” and you’ll have lots of ideas in no time! Here are a couple of paper art ideas that I found:
Accordion Paper Snake Craft
Found on Easy Peasy and Fun.
Paper Chain Caterpillar
Found on DLTK’s Crafts for Kids.