Craft Ideas Using Paper, Glue, Tape, Crayons and Markers

Craft Ideas with common household items

Craft projects for kids are a lot of fun.  You can create lots of things by using simple items such as paper, some crayons and some glue.  Items ranging from hats, to books, greeting cards and bookmarks are just some of the many examples.

Simple craft activities are great ways to show off your child’s creativity.  Paper is a great product that can be utilized in many different ways.  And with all of the available colors provided in crayons and markers, designs can be of anything.


Why spend money to buy a journal at the store?  With paper and crayons, a journal created by your child can be made in no time.  All you need is some colored and white paper, crayons/markers, glue, string and a hole punch.

Create the front cover by choosing a color.  Then glue on some cool items to the cover.  This could include some pictures cut out from magazines or smaller pieces of different colored paper cut into cool shapes.  Your child can even use markers to draw a cool design.

Punch three holes in the cover paper and some sheets of white paper.  Make sure that all of the holes are aligned.  Use the string to bind the journal together.  It is up to the child to determine how thick or elaborate the journal should be.  The pages inside can be either blank pages or lined sheets, but cut smaller to make a paperback book-sized journal.

Paper kite

This is a really cool activity.  Here are the items that you will need:

•    Legal sized paper
•    Plastic straw
•    Glue or tape
•    String
•    Crayons or markers

First fold the sheet of legal sized paper in half.  Fold each side at an angle to form a set of wings.  Tape or glue the wings together at the fold.  Tape a plastic straw across the widest part of the wings to prevent the wings from blowing backwards.  Put a small piece of tape to where the string will be put through.  Punch a hole in that area and attach the string.  The last step is to color the kite with the crayons or markers.

Greeting cards

For birthdays, holidays or any other special occasion, homemade cards are the best.  All you need is paper and crayons.  First take a sheet of paper and fold it in half.  The next step is to color and decorate it as much as your heart desires.  Greeting cards can say pretty much anything and can be designed in so many different ways.  This is a great way for children to express themselves.

Paper lantern

Here are the materials needed:
•    Construction paper
•    Scissors
•    Glue/tape
•    Markers/crayons

Fold the paper in half.  Along the folded part, cut evenly spaced slashes on the open side.  They should be about 1-½ inches.  Color with crayons or markers.  Open the paper and roll into a tube so that slashes face downwards.  Glue paper edges together.  You can hold each end of the lantern and press together to define its shape.





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