As I’m sure you know, we’re huge fans of printable crafts around here! I love how simple they are but that they can be so entertaining and inspire a ton of creativity.
This is the best way I’ve found to use printable papercrafts efficiently:
Print them out
Having a whole Pinterest board of cool paper crafts you find doesn’t do you any good if you don’t actually print them out. Whenever I find a cool papercraft, I print off at least two copies (one for each of my older boys), and sometimes a third if I think it’s something I want to do with them. Pay attention to the paper recommended. Some papercrafts do well on regular paper, others do better on cardstock.
Keep them on hand
And printing off cool papercrafts and then losing them also doesn’t do you any good. I store all the papercrafts I print out in one of those handy Target file folders that you find in the dollar section. It stays in our craft cupboard, ready for me to pull out. Sometimes the boys will ask for a craft, or I want to do something fun with them. And sometimes I just need 10 minutes of quiet -I know you’re with me!
Some of the Best Printable Crafts on the Web:
Papercraft Spaceship from DigitProp Paper Design
We haven’t done this one yet, but I can’t wait to! This papercraft spaceship is so detailed and incredible looking. I know my boys are going to love this one!
I know I’ve talked about Made by Joel before. His simple paper crafts are some of my favorite activities to keep around for my boys. He has a whole section of printable toys his site.
Our particular favorites are his dinosaurs and his flapping bird toy.
Paper Houses from BabbleDabbleDo
Don’t these look incredible? She also did a whole month of celebrating paper which has some more papercraft fun.
Robot Coloring Page from Dabbles & Babbles
This technically is just a coloring page and not a craft, but my boys always come up with creative things to do with the robots – including cutting them out and gluing them funny places. She has a bunch of other adorable printables here. Another one of our favorites is the monster set. Her color pages are so simple and beautiful.
If you stuck around here for any length of time, you must know how much I love creating printable crafts! My favorite of all time is definitely the printable dragon marionette puppet.
Some of our other favorites include:
Flying Dragon Paper Airplane
Mix-n-match Robot Blocks
And if you love printable crafts, you’re going to love my printable craft pack that features 20 simple print-n-go crafts. I love keeping this on hand for my boys. You can see samples of all the crafts here.
Do you have any favorite printable crafts? I’d love to hear about them!