How to entertain children with the help of paper

Many adults are afraid of hearing the word “crafts” from the little ones because, in addition to assuming it as something complex, it is also related to extra expenses of money in the form of glitter, cardboard, modeling paste … However, there are many inexpensive ways of crafting, such as recycling common materials like paper, and the results can be wonderful without too much effort. In addition, crafts are an excellent way to enjoy leisure time with the little ones while enhancing and developing their skills and creativity.

All advantages!


Cool things you can do with paper

  • Origami and origami

These techniques consist of taking a piece of paper, folding it and folding it into a desired shape . Generally, animals are the shapes that children like the most, although other elements such as stars, flowers or hearts to decorate the bedroom or the Christmas tree, are also very popular among children. Origami and origami are fun, creative, inexpensive… and very clean art techniques. Try it and you will see how entertaining it is!

  • Assorted collages

It consists of cutting out pieces of paper or other materials of different shapes and colors until a drawing is formed , which may or may not be drawn with a pencil, or made in an abstract way so that the papers are glued until some object or thing is obtained. desired, such as the roof of a small house. If you want to add some variation to this technique, you can do it by making paper balls, triangles or squares with different textures, such as felt.

You can also mix them up to further boost imagination and curiosity!

  • Original comics

If you prefer, or if your child is an expert with drawing, you can motivate him to create a story and make a comic together . You only need to divide a piece of cardboard into squares to be able to form vignettes, and then begin to write and draw the plot and the images of the story. It is very important that you do not forget the names and personal characteristics of each character, because both elements must be repeated every time the character appears.

Finally you can color all the vignettes and give it to friends and family. Or why not make them part of the story?

  • Theaters

For this we propose two elements that you can build with cardboard, scissors and colored pencils, the masks and the puppets. With the help of the internet you can obtain the mold of the mask of the favorite character you want, although of course it can be much more beneficial to draw it by hand . To make the puppets the same elements are needed, the difference is that in addition to the head, you will also have to draw the rest of the body in a small size, as you will need to place them in your hands and transport them around the stage. You can also place some skewers or small wooden pallets to handle them even more comfortably. Finally, you can look for a surface that can serve as a stage and … let the show begin!


But above all, it is important not to forget that the most important thing in an afternoon of family crafts is to have a good time , and that the little ones enjoy the beauty in the company of their loved ones.

Do you have the paper ready?

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