School Uniforms Around the World: Printable Dress-Up Paper Dolls

School Uniforms Around the World: Printable Dress-Up Paper Dolls

Explore cultural diversity with kids by getting our printable paper dolls ready for school and dressing them up in a variety of school uniforms around the world! It is always fascinating to learn what is different about life in other parts of the world. Ever since I...
Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

For a back-to-school craft, make a set of printable paper dolls with a wardrobe that will take them through a school year! Transition for going back to school can sometimes be tricky, especially for young children, who aren’t used to spending so much time away...
Free Printable Weather Wheel for Kids

Free Printable Weather Wheel for Kids

For preschools and kindergartens, supplement a weather study unit with this cute and free printable weather wheel for kids! Weather observation is one scientific interaction we all have with nature on a daily basis. We wake up, we look out of the window, and we...
Mermaid Paper Dolls with Printable Templates

Mermaid Paper Dolls with Printable Templates

Make mermaid paper dolls from our printable templates! It’s the perfect craft for a mermaid party – everyone can cut their own paper mermaid.  When I was young, I liked playing with paper dolls and even made my own. When I started homeschooling my...
Nature Art Prompts: Birds

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

These six nature art prompts encourage artists of all ages to finish the ink drawings of birds with natural materials. Collaborate with nature and create gorgeous pictures! Making collaborative art is always an enriching experience. And this pack invites artists of...
Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! Update! You can watch a video of me making lanterns here. The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and...
How to Make a Paper Jack in the Box for Valentine’s Day

How to Make a Paper Jack in the Box for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, make a paper Jack in the Box with a throbbing heart inside to give as a gift to someone special! A jack-in-the-box toy is a quick engineering craft you can make with kids. As long as you have some paper to print the templates on and glue to...
Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

If you enjoy cutting snowflakes out of paper, make a snowflake fairy with our free printable template! The kids will enjoy designing a variety of paper snowflake for their skirts, and it can be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Do you remember cutting paper...
Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

With this free printable template, you can make a simple winter luminary in minutes! And once you put a light inside, it glows with simple charm. I’ve always wanted to try making a simple luminary by turning a piece of paper into a ring and making a decorative...
Silhouette Christmas Village Paper Template

Silhouette Christmas Village Paper Template

Using our silhouette Christmas village paper template, you can build a beautiful holiday centrepiece in no time! While it looks like an intricate paper-cut craft, it doesn’t require elaborate cutting skills and is instead made with a printer. My favourite part...
Bird Cage Paper Lantern Ornament

Bird Cage Paper Lantern Ornament

Make a paper lantern ornament from a printable design! This is a spin-off on my previous lantern ornament project. If you feel confident doing somewhat intricate papercutting, you can do it the same way by cutting the design out. You will find the pattern in the...
Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Did your kids like Jack-in-the-Box toys when they were younger? Now they can make a DIY Jack-in-the-Box from paper, while having a fun engineering experience! When we made our paper Jack-in-the-box toys and hid Jack-o’-lanterns inside, I wrote that kids can make...
How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

Learn how to make a Jack in the Box from paper with a free printable template and have a fun engineering experience with kids! The first paper Jack in the Box that I ever made was for Halloween. After all, shouldn’t Jack-o’-lantern and Jack-in-the-box...
Fairy Tale Mason Jar Lanterns

Fairy Tale Mason Jar Lanterns

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy-tale lanterns with silhouettes of fairies and unicorns! Three years ago, I made sets of both Halloween and Christmas lanterns. We have enjoyed them for a while, and have since made a few new designs. Along the way, I’ve been...
Articulated Dragon Puppet with Free Printable Template

Articulated Dragon Puppet with Free Printable Template

Make an articulated dragon puppet from paper with a free printable puppet template! Pet Dragon? Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have a pet dragon? If we consult literary sources, they differ on this account: a dragon brought quite a bit of trouble to...
Puzzle Drawing Prompt for Kids with a Free Printable Template

Puzzle Drawing Prompt for Kids with a Free Printable Template

Draw, cut and create a puzzle of your own! With this free printable puzzle template, kids can make as many as they want. Draw, cut and create a puzzle of your own! With this free printable puzzle template, kids can make as many DIY puzzles as they want. A couple of...