Kid tested and teacher approved, this printable papercraft pack will be a huge hit in your class.
Arts and crafts are vital to a child’s education and printable crafts are a stress-free way to keep your students creating. These 25 unique papercrafts and activities will keep your students engaged in hands-on learning for hours.
Why Should You Choose Printable Crafts in Your Classroom?
They have physical benefits.
As your students color, cut, and glue, they exercise muscles, enhance manual dexterity, and develop hand-eye coordination. Students improve their bilateral coordination fine-motor skills while creating a craft they’ll love.
They have Cognitive benefits.
The three dimensional shapes of the papercrafts bolster spatial awareness – the foundation of geometry and building.
Creating a robot city might inspire them towards designing larger and better things. And the ability to use what they’ve learned to try something new is the foundation for innovation, leadership, and success.
Some children struggle to stay focused on a task. But papercrafts, with their easy to use designs that lead to endless results, capture their attention. As they complete a papercraft, they have a tangible reward in a fun, engaging product of their own creation, encouraging attention and concentration for other areas where the results are not so instant.
They are a simple but effective STEAM activity.
Each papercraft involves not only art, but also engineering, as the student is the hands-on designer and builder, discovering how their actions change the results. Students will naturally apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine their craft, so the second one they build is better than the first.
There are so many printables out there. What makes these unique?
They have 3D results.
Many of the papercrafts in this pack end in a 3D shape, not as a flat piece of paper, helping children visualize the mathematical concepts of shapes and angles.
They are interactive.
Once the craft is complete, it’s not just hung up for show or sent home in a backpack. The completed crafts inspire further creativity and play and lead to collaboration. Completed masks, for example, promote creative play, while the Bug Jump Game teaches students how to measure as they play. Structures such as the robot house and the castle are catalysts for students combining their buildings to create a city or kingdom.
They are high quality with unique, relevant designs.
These are not your average printable! The designs have been meticulously tested to ensure they work every time (you can’t mess these up!), and the subjects are things kids today love to explore: robots, dragons, friendly monsters, space exploration and more.
They are reproducible and low-prep, and don’t require adult assistance (for most ages).
All 25 papercrafts in the pack can be printed for your class as many times as you want. Simply choose the craft you want to do, print enough copies for each student, and supply crayons or markers, scissors, and tape or glue. These crafts are user-friendly and make a perfect quiet activity for students who are done with their other work.
Are you teaching your students from a distance?
These papercrafts are perfect for distance learning for students. Most homes have the supplies necessary to create the final product – crayons, markers, or colored pencils, scissors, and tape or glue.
Use this reproducible pack as a fun way to keep students engaged during their time learning at home. Once you’ve purchased the pack, you can print the crafts and send them to your students, or share the PDF so they can print them from home. Your purchase comes with a license to use these papercrafts over and over within your own classroom!