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Clever paper crafts to get creative with!

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By Rozie Powell

Feb 15, 20195 mins

Clever paper crafts to get creative with!

Here are some clever paper crafts that you and your kids will enjoy making!

 

 

Spiral paper box

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Stencil
  • Paper in various colours
  • Scissors

 

Method:

  1. Use the stencil to trace the shape onto coloured paper, you will need 10, then cut them out.
  2. Fold the ends of each of the cut outs.
  3. Start layering up the ends of the shapes, positioning them like a clock as you go. The ends should slot one under the other, locking in.
  4. If the layers don’t hold together well you can add a cute sticker or some tape.
  5. Once all attached flip it over and pick up other end of one shape.
  6. Layer up this end now in the same way, you can stop half way and put a small gift inside.
  7. Continue layering till a spirally box is created!

 

Infinite Folding Origami

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • 8 small squares of paper (7.5cm x 7.5cm)
  • Nimble fingers

 

Method:

  1. Fold one square in half and then half again, open up the paper and there should be a visible cross.
  2. Now fold diagonally both ways to create an X on the paper.
  3. Tuck in two of the sides to create a triangle, also called a water-bomb base fold.
  4. Fold the left and right edges to the centre, flip and repeat on other side.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to all 8 squares of paper.
  6. Attach two triangles together by inserting the flaps of one section into the flaps of another.
  7. Continue attaching triangles together in this way till they make a line of them and connect the first to the last to make a circle.
  8. This creates your infinity circle that you can keep twisting and is really fun for kids and grownups!

 

Surprise Message Heart Card

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Pen
  • Folded A4 Card
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

 

Method:

 

  1. Fold a small piece of paper (5.5cm x 5.5cm) in half and draw half a heart, cut it out and unfold, it should now be a symmetrical heart template.
  2. Use this template to cut out seven hearts in a rainbow selection of colours.
  3. Get a strip of paper (5cm x 29cm) and place the template heart at the bottom of it, mark a line above this and draw lines 1 cm apart, remove the template heart.
  4. Fold along each of these lines.
  5. Use glue to stick the top of the hearts in between the lines.
  6. This should mean when you bend the strip of card it makes the hearts fan out.
  7. Flip strip over and stick another shorter strip (5cm x 15cm) horizontally on the square folded section.
  8. Fold a piece of A4 card in half to make a card.
  9. Open up the card and stick the horizontal strip down on either side with the hearts facing up and the long blank section of the strip folded behind.
  10. When you pull the vertical strip down it should make the hearts fan upwards and there is a space on the strip revealed for you to write a secret message!
  11. Now all you need to do is decorate the front of the card and give it to someone special!

 

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