Summer Fun for Kids with Paper: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

June 17, 2014

12 Creative Paper Projects: Summer Fun for Kids Series from

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  • Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Paper, Scissors, Glue by Catherine Worman
  • Summer Fun for Kids Series
  • 12 Creative Paper Projects for Kids

Fun with Paper for Kids

Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Paper  Scissors  Glue by Catherine Worman

Why we love this book:

When I was a classroom teacher, I occasionally saw my students out and about during their summer break from school. Their parents always shared how boooored their children were and how much they missed me and our classroom activities. So here’s the big question . . .

How do you keep your kids busy all summer?

With that in mind, I thought I’d devote this summer to just plain old fun activities to keep the kids busy. Paper  Scissors  Glue features 45 papercraft projects for kids ages 3 – 10. I’m not much for doing cookie-cutter Mommy crafts. Instead, I prefer to give a book like this to my children and challenge them to find a project they’d like to adapt. I turn them loose and watch their creativity bloom.

This post is going to be all about papercrafts. Since I can’t photograph every page of Paper  Scissors  Glue, I searched for paper projects similar to those you’ll find in the book. So let’s begin the countdown to 12 Fun Paper Projects for Kids . . .

Summer Activities to Keep Kids Busy & Happy

 Paper Fun for Kids

Summer Fun for Kids: 10 Paper Projects from

1. Build a Paper City out of Cartons and Cans from

Paper, Scissors, Glue by Catherine Worman


Fun with Paper for Kids

2. Print, Color, Cut, Build and Play: Cities from Made by Joel

  • FREE printables of city scenes including Paris, The Nativity, Dinosaur City . . .
  • FREE printable DIY paper toys.
  • Artist, Joel Henriques shares funky FREE printable cities and toys.
  • He also highlights loads of handmade toy ideas. Love it!
  • Print for FREE or simply use as inspiration for you kiddos to make their own.
  • This is one of the best sites I’ve visited in a long time. Take a peek!
  • You can also check out his book: Made to Play by Joel Henriques

Fun with Paper for Kids

3. En Plein Air Art Collage from

  • Take the art supplies outside this summer and let the kiddos be inspired by their surroundings.
  • Step-by-Step photo directions and samples.

Fun with Paper for Kids

4. Paper Collage Flowers from krokotak


Fun with Paper for Kids

5. Shape Flower Collage from

  • Inspired by children’s author Lois Ehlert
  • Step-by-Step photo directions and samples.
  • Incorporate pattern blocks and geoboard.

Fun with Paper for Kids

6. What Can You Make From a Cardboard Box? from The Crafty Crow

Fun with Paper for Kids

7. Cardboard Mini Tree House Project from

  • Great for Lego Men and Dolls alike!
  • Step-by-Step photo directions.

Fun with Paper for Kids

8.  Make a Parchutte Like Leonarde da Vinci from the kiddos at

Fun with Paper for Kids

9. DIY Paper Transformer from MacGyver at

  • MacGyver is always making something out of nothing!
  • He often makes 3D paper creations. Some of the most fascinating are his transformers.

Fun with Paper for Kids

  • What begins as a paper store transforms into Daddy!
  • Print family faces and challenge the kiddos to make their own family transformers.

Fun with Paper for Kids

 10. Collage Self Portrait from Scrapbooks etc.


Fun with Paper for Kids

 11. Cut-Out Silhouette (photo found on pinterest)

  • I like the easy DIY silhouette direction outlined in Paper Scissors Glue.
  • Print and cutout a profile photo of child.
  • Trace profile on black paper and cutout.
  • I love these silhouettes mounted on colorful paper!
  • Would make a stunning family silhouette wall.

Fun with Paper for Kids

12. Toilet Roll Print Canvas Framed Photo from Creative Carmella

  • Step-by-step photo directions.
  • This is so easy and yet so cute!
  • Let the kiddos pick their favorite summer memory to frame.
  • What a nice way to end the summer!

12 Creative Paper Projects: Summer Fun for Kids Series from

We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of

Paper  Scissors  Glue by Catherine Worman

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Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

Moms and Teachers what are you doing this summer to stay busy and HAPPY? (Not the kiddos – what are you doing for yourself this summer? I’m volunteering in Cambodia. I can’t wait!) (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, June 29, 2014

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, June 30, 2014. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin Guerra June 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I started raising chickens, they are still growing and I am waiting to see how many roosters i must give away. :) We hatched them from eggs at school and as of right now we are not sure which ones are hens or roosters, they are keeping me busy.

Jeannine June 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

My parents have chickens and the kiddos help take care of them. I’ve wanted to raise chickens but not sure we are ready to take care of them.

maryanne @ mama smiles June 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

We have two trips planned, one week of soccer camp for the two oldest, and we’ll be doing LOTS of crafting! I need to look for this book!

MaryBeth (@misaacmom) June 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

we are in year round school so our break is short (3 weeks) we are enjoying down time at the pool.

Ellie June 18, 2014 at 12:31 am

I am embarking on a short course of acupuncture. I’ve never tried this type of therapy before, but have heard good things about it. I’m hoping it will help with stress.

tammy cordery June 18, 2014 at 7:54 am

We will be going to zoos and a lot of day trips. Love the book.

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants June 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

It’s a great post and a giveaway! I am trying to reduce stress at work, so I can enjoy time with my daughter this summer. Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

Jeannine June 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

Ellie, I began acupuncture about 2 years ago and it has done miracles for my migraines! Hope it quiets your stress.

Jamie June 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I’m spending more time in the sunshine, my vitamin D levels are low. 20 minutes a day of relax …

Jeannine June 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

20 minutes a day of relax . . . sounds really nice.

Tiffany June 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I am visiting family in TEXAS!!!!

Jeannine June 20, 2014 at 7:03 am

We have family visiting us in Texas!

Veens @ Our Ordinary Life July 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I love all the activities that you have highlighted, now let me just pin all of this. And the book looks awesome too :)

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