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25 Easy Construction Paper Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Kids love crafts, right? But sometimes crafts get really involved or require a lot of supplies. Not so with these adorable construction paper crafts.

Paper crafts were always so much fun for me and my boys when they were little. Since I’m not super creative our crafts usually involved a lot of glue and a ton of glitter.

I’ve shared some of my favorite kids crafts ideas in my Rainy Day Activities for Kids article, but I know that there are much craftier mamas out there than I am.

So, I went digging around the internet for construction paper crafts. I found so many cute ideas, but I narrowed it down to my top 25 favorites. I tried to choose a few that work for each age group from preschoolers to older children. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect craft for your little ones here.

Check out my Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas, too!

Grab your construction paper and let’s get started!

Be sure to pin these ideas for easy access when you’re ready to craft!
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Creatures and Critters Construction Paper Crafts

These critters and creatures bring out your little one’s creativity when they construct their favorites. Whether your kiddo is into unique unicorns, bouncing bullfrogs, or cute critters in general you’ll find something here they’ll love to create.

Frog on a Lily Pad


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Welcome Spring! Simple Caterpillar Craft

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Heart-Shaped Peacock

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Paper Chain Snake

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3D Paper Unicorn Craft

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Colorful Butterfly Craft

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Paper Lion Puppet

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3D Paper Pig

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Paper Fish Craft

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Ladybug on a Leaf

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Construction Paper Snail Craft

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Flower Construction Paper Crafts

Paper flower crafts are a popular choice for kids of all ages. I found several bright and cheerful paper flower crafts to share with you. If your kiddos want to create tulips, brilliant summer flowers, or sweet spring flowers you’ll find the perfect craft for them here.

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Summer Flower Paper Craft

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3D Tulip in a Heart Card

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Pretty Spring Flowers

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Rainbow Flowers

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Giant Paper Flowers

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Rainbow Construction Paper Crafts

In the battle between unicorns and rainbows, rainbows win my heart everytime. No list of fun kids crafts is complete without a rainbow craft or two. These rainbow paper crafts brighten even the stormiest day.

3D Rainbow Mobile

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Paper Shapes Rainbow Activity

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3D Rainbow Art

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Cloud and Rainbow Craft

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Easter Egg Construction Paper Crafts

Just because (at the time of writing this) tomorrow is the first day of spring I felt like I should add a couple of easter egg crafts to this list.

Easy Paper Easter Egg

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Paper Mosaic Easter Egg

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“Create Your Own” Construction Paper Crafts

These last few crafts require a little more help for younger kids, but provide more creativity for older children. Your child can make the craft as it’s described or add a few of their own elements for fun.

City Planner Paper Craft

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Create Your Own Ice Cream Shop Craft

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Mosaic Word Art Paper Craft

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