Construction Paper Crafts for Kids

Juggling between caregiving and work could be extra difficult during the pandemic. You’ll want to make sure your children are ready for their online classes, while at the same time you’ll also have to look after your own work and manage the house. 

What happens after their online classes are done for the day? They usually have a lot of free time. Playing outdoors might not always be a good idea, so children are often left feeling restless at home. Even watching the television all day could get exhausting for them. 

A great way to keep your kids occupied is by making construction paper crafts for kids. Not only will it fuel their creativity, but it will also manage to keep them thoroughly entertained. Find some of our top picks of construction paper crafts for kids below!

5 Construction Paper Crafts for Kids

Your children will love making these construction paper crafts for kids!

Frozen Ice Painting

Materials required:

  • Heavy construction paper/cardstock
  • Water
  • Bowl (microwave-safe)
  • Food coloring
  • Paintbrushes
  • Epsom salt

Instructions: Heat some water in your microwave, in your bowl. Pour some Epsom salt and food coloring into this hot water. Dip your paintbrush into this mixture and paint your cardstock. You’ll find that after it dries, it almost crystallizes and looks like ice! 

Once your ‘ice painting’ is done, you could even draw pictures of Disney’s Frozen friends, or simply put stickers all over your construction paper. 

Check out Osmo’s Super Studio Frozen 2 game now. Your kids will get to embark on an exciting journey with their favorite Disney characters while bringing their drawings to life!

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Read on to learn about more easy construction paper crafts for kids.

Cat Craft

Materials required:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions: Here’s one of the most fun and easy construction paper crafts for kids. Start by making your cat’s body with construction paper. It almost looks like the roof of a house. In addition, you could even use a poster board to make your cat stand properly. 

Once you’re done making the body, draw a cute cat face on another sheet of construction paper, and stick it to the body. Plus, cut out a few triangles for the nose, ears, and eyes and stick them on the face of your cat. For the finishing touches, cut out white strips of paper for the whiskers, and you’re done.

Ice Cream

Materials required:

  • Brown construction paper
  • Tissue
  • Scissors
  • Red button
  • Patterned paper
  • String
  • Tape

Instructions: Learn how to make construction paper crafts for kids with our help! For this activity, roll your brown construction paper to form a cone shape and secure it with string. Place a tissue paper (crumpled into a ball) right on top of the cone and secure this ‘scoop’ of ice cream by taping patterned paper all over it. Finally, add a red button right on top of your ice cream, to make it resemble a cherry.

You could decorate it further with some ‘choco chips’ made of more construction paper!

Swirly Flower

Materials required:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions: Cut half a sheet of colored construction paper. (we recommend purple!) Cut this paper along its vertical length into 2-inch-wide strips. Roll each strip to make them ‘swirly’.

Next, make a stem for your flower using green construction paper. Make leaves to stick on the stem too. Apply glue to your stem and then stick your swirly-fringed paper. This is one of the most creative construction paper arts and crafts for kids.

Medieval Crown

Materials required:

  • Yellow or gold construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Red crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Hole punch

Instructions: Need more construction paper craft ideas for kids? We’ve got you covered. For this activity, take a strip of yellow construction paper and glue the ends together to form a circle. Next, cut two strips of black paper and place both strips perpendicular to each other within the first yellow circle. The aim of making this part of the crown is to secure your crown.

Next, cut 6 more strips of yellow paper and punch a hole at the end of each strip. Glue red crepe paper all around your black head support. Make a yellow cross for your crown topper too. Connect the base of your crown topper to each of the 6 yellow strips. Once the crown has been fastened, you could decorate it with sequins, glitter, and beads.

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