Whilst everyone has been busy planning store cupboard essentials we haven’t thought much about how we are going to keep ourselves busy over the coming months. There are so many home school posts out there, schedules and plans, some great, some that feel very regimented. Thus here is some creative, Fun Things To Do With Paper When You’re Bored.
I say not! Whilst I will follow school guidelines to ensure school work is done. I will also be ensuring I spend time with the boys. Also reassuring them in this frightening time, they don’t need schedules, they need a happy relaxed home and fun family activities. Surely they are going to learn a lot in the coming months anyway?
Additionally we do need to keep ourselves busy, I love craft and can’t imagine life without creativity so also want to prepare myself for the months ahead.
Fun Things To Do With Paper When You’re Bored
What You Will Need
- Photo Copier Paper And Ink
- Tissue Paper
- Coloured Card Stock
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy (Optional)
- Cricut Design Space (Optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Glue Gun
- Wallpaper Paste
- Colourful Paper Plates
Print Off Quizzes And Word-Searches
Whether it’s fun quizzes, check our Cruising With Kids Disney, Cruise and Dreamwork’s crosswords and word-searches.
Print Or Make Your Own Colouring Pages.
Have you ever tried making your own colouring pages? If you have Cricut Design space its so simple to do with the draw feature. We have a collection of free printable ones here. But they are also easy to make yourself, whether in design space, or on editing software.
Create Your Own Dress Up Dolls
I made magnetic dress up dolls last year. Check out my tutorial, there is a downloadable pdf should you just want to cut them out on paper. These dolls were favourites of mine when I was little and are a great ways to keep kiddies busy cutting them out and creating little worlds and scenarios away from reality.
Make Paper Mache
Dig out the needle and thread, find some old fabric, wallpaper or card and make home made journals. We are living in a time that the future will want to know about, keep a positivity diary. This is also a wonderful way of keeping the family positive and happy.
Create A Nature Journal
Why not press flowers and create a nature journal, flower pressing is something that takes time, something we have in abundance at the moment. Check out this fab post on how to press flowers.
Arrange A Family Origami Tournament.
Kids LOVE origami, it’s a great creative way to pass the time. My favourite is this apple, but there is an abundance of activities here to try out. I love that there are different tutorials for all levels making this something the whole family can take part in.
These are a great way to make gifts, cards but also create activities for all levels from simple elephant and unicorn paper cuts that can be made with a stencil to more advanced paper cuts that you can make on a Cricut Machine.
Make Lily Pads And Paper Flowers
This is a great activity for younger kids, there are all sorts of crafts you can make with paper plates but these lily pad plates are my favourite, topped with paper flowers they can be built up to make a wall pond full of happiness.
Make Paper Flowers
And here’s a paper flower tutorial for decorating parcels, gifts and of course lily pads.
Hope that helps you pass the hours, keep creative but also have fun because this is what our kids need right now.
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