Are you looking for unique and entertaining ways to teach your children? This article is devoted to educational paper crafts. These projects will help your children learn while having fun at the same time. There is a craft for everyone on this list and the best part is, all the materials may just be lying around your house.
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Teach children about the history of Earth Day and the importance of recycling while making handmade paper.
Nichole, from You Clever Monkey, has an article geared toward preschoolers that demonstrates recycling paper in an easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial.
Young children will enjoy the sensory experience of working with paper pulp and have fun while learning about the papermaking process.
Making homemade paper is a project that is best when done outside while the weather is warm.
02 of 09
Heather from The Creative Homemaker has a cute idea for a kids scavenger hunt. Although she suggests this as a camping activity it could work as an educational experience in any outdoor setting, even your backyard.
All you have to do is take a paper bag and glue photos of the objects that are to be found and placed in the bag. The first person to fill the bag with the found objects wins.
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04 of 09
It just doesn't get any easier than this! Teach your toddler shapes by making a game out of it. Just cut out different shapes from construction paper, and make matching shapes with tape on the floor or carpet. Let the fun begin. We wish we had this craft available when our children were little.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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This craft is one for all of the budding herpetologist's (someone who studies snakes and other reptiles/amphibians) out there. Make a paper snake out of a paper plate and bubble wrap. A great craft to teach children about different kinds of snakes, safety and reptiles in general.
07 of 09
08 of 09
Teach your preschoolers how to count when making this adorable octopus out a paper. This cute little paper octopus is a fun and easy craft that helps your preschooler learn how to count numbers in no time! Not to mention it could totally lead to a cool conversation about the ocean!Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Gail Bartel of That Artist Woman has a tutorial project that was made in honor the Calgary Stampede, the largest rodeo and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
She has a tutorial that demonstrates how to design miniature teepees. They look authentic and can be grouped to make an Indian village. This project will promote discussion of Indian culture, rodeos, cowboy life, Canada and more.