Hey there! I’m Ellen. When I couldn’t find the types of papercrafts I wanted for my own kids I decided to make my own. They worked out so well, I started Create in the Chaos to share the printable crafts and activities I’ve created and enjoyed doing with my four kiddos.
Printable crafts are perfect for kids of all ages. Not only are they affordable and don’t require special supplies, the academic and developmental benefits are outstanding.
Printable crafts Inspire creativity and play: As children color, cut and build their craft they use their imagination to decide what the end result will look like. Then, the final product sparks new ideas – make a moon for the paper rocket to fly to, wear the dragon mask outside and storm the castle, or build a robot village with building blocks. Unlike other crafts that end, making the papercraft is just the beginning.
They Improve fine-motor skills: Coloring, cutting, folding, taping – when there’s a robot to be built or a dragon to assemble, these fine-motor skills are also fun!
These printable crafts are STEAM activities with hands-on design and building: The ability to follow simple directions and carry them out, including designing, assembling, and building, is the foundation for STEAM learning. These paper crafts incorporate developmentally appropriate skills that inspire a lifetime of learning, developing, and building.
Love free printables? Check out all my posts with printables here.
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While you’ll find many free printables and activities on my site, I also sell more printable crafts (including big bundles that are perfect for classroom or home use) in my Etsy store here.
Want to see some of the great resources I love and use? You can see my resource page here.
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