Crepe Paper is the material that party streamers are made out of and can be purchased in multiple colors. It is actually just tissue paper with a protective layer added to it. Crepe Paper is perfect for making flowers, garlands, party decorations, party hats, and much much more. Below you will find many Crepe Paper crafts ideas and projects for kids. Find out how to make cool stuff with crepe paperwith the following arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children
To make this festive party hat, follow these easy directions. Glue or paste strips of colored crepe paper to a cottage cheese or some similar food container. Gather the ends of the crepe paper strips together at the top. Decorate the gathered ends with a sprinkling of stick-on stars. Poke holes on both sides of the hat. Put yarn, string, ribbon, or elastic through these holes for the under-chin tie.
Crepe paper vegetable dolls make attractive decorations for a 'Eat Healthier Vegetable Party'. Use a piece of wire twice the length desired for the doll, allowing enough for the feet. You could even use large twist ties for this. Bend and twist to form head and feet, as in figure 1. Twist a second piece of wire around neck to make arms. Bend ends to form hands. If picture wire is used the ends can be separated to form fingers, as pictured in figures 2 and 3. Pad head, arms, legs, and body with cotton and cover with crepe paper. Paint in facial features. From green crepe paper cut shapes in the form of spinach and lettuce leaves. Wrap these about the bodies of the wire dolls in the manner shown here to make spinach and lettuce vegetable dolls. Note how the legs of the spinach doll are bound together.
Make the framework of these dolls the same as you did for those described above. It is only in the dressing of these dolls that there is any difference. In the case of the tomato doll the body must be padded and shaped to resemble a tomato before the body is covered with tomato-red crepe paper. Note how the head and body of the carrot doll is made in one section. Use a piece of heavy cardboard for a base upon which to stand each doll. Make 2 slits in each base through which to slip the wire feet of the vegetable dolls.
Making Crepe Paper Witches
Make this creepy Halloween witch with this little fun project. Start off with a sheet of black crepe paper that is about the size of 18 inches x 24 inches. On the longer side, measure in 4 inches and down 7 inches. Use scissors to cut down on 7 inch lines. Twist the 4 inch x 7 inch pieces of crepe paper to make the arms. Gather crepe paper thru the center the long way and tie with yarn or string to secure together. Now this will be the witch's the waist. The left-over paper above and in between the arms is folded and stapled flat at the top to make the face. Cut the head, hands and feet from construction paper. Color in and attach at proper locations. Form the witch's pointed hat, however you see fit. Paste messy yarn pieces for hair under hat. You can make other Halloween decorations such as a paper pumpkin, cat, or broomstick to combine with the witch. Tape on wall or window for a spooky Halloween decoration.
Make Bowls & Pottery & Hot Plates with Crepe Paper Streamers - This is a really neat arts and crafts project to make a real, usable bowl, hot plates, or other type of pottery from normal crepe paper party streamers. You might even have these hanging around the house already. This would make a great crafts project to make a gift for Mom or Grandma on Mother’s Day or for a present for them on their birthdays. Follow the easy directions on this page.
Crepe Paper Papier Mache Stone Sculptures - This is a really cool idea. You start off with a rock and then you add a papier mache / clay like substance to make it into a sculpture. You can make all sorts of creatures and animals using this method.
Making Crepe Paper Flower Corsages - Learn how to make crepe paper flowers with the following easy-to-follow instructions.
Wire Crepe Paper Giraffes Craft - Made with Crepe Paper / Raffia and a Wire Hanger, this giraffe sculpture turns out great.
Make a Mini Christmas Tree with Crepe Paper Activity for Kids - Christmas is coming up soon so it is time to start decorating the house with your arts and crafts projects and activities. This mini Christmas tree will look great on your window sill, or on the table this Christmas. All you need is some paper, scissors and glue. So get started right now- the instructions follow.
Crepe Paper Flowers - Don't these look real? Find out how to make these with crepe paper and pipe cleaners.
Making a Valentines Day Pinwheel Sweet Candy Gift Box Craft for Kids - We will show you today how to make a complex looking, but very easy to do, Valentine’s Day Candy Gift box with sweets or candies.
Make a Halloween Pumpkin Tree Craft with Crepe Paper - This Halloween tree will add a nice touch to your living room. And you don’t even have to throw it away when Halloween is over. You can just remove the pumpkins and add stars and you’ll have a Christmas tree.
How to Make a Native American / Indian Headdress Headband from Feathers, Crepe Paper, & Cardboard - This is a really cute idea to make a Native American Indian Headdress for a Costume or to just play dress up. This is easy enough for kids 8 years and older to make themselves.
Napkin Holder Doll for Thanksgiving Dinner Table Decorations with Toilet Paper Rolls and Crepe Paper- This pretty doll will hold your napkins or cutlery for you at thanksgiving dinner. Today we are going to share an idea for making a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ Dinner Table Napkins or Silverware Holder to use as a decoration at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Below you will find instructions for this Thanksgiving table decoration.
Christmas Paper Crepe Wreaths Craft for Kids - Here’s an easy Christmas wreath you can make with just some crepe paper, colored paper, a cereal box, and ribbons. This paper Christmas wreath is easy to make and great to hang on your doors at Christmas time. This easy step by step instructions are given on this page.
Decorate Your Binders with Crepe Paper - Make your Binder or Notebook a work of art by winding yarn into beautiful art pieces.
Make Tepees from Cone Cups - Use water cooler cups to make these really cool native american tepees.
Christmas Candle Arrangements - Learn how to create this Christmas Candle decoration with a cardboard toilet paper roll, crepe paper, and a few other items.
Make Crepe Paper Easter Egg Cards - Learn how to make these awesome Easter Egg cards.
3D Picture on a Tray - Make a 3 dimensional work of art on a styrofoam tray. Make flowers and the dress out of crepe paper to give the artwork its 3-dimensional flare.
Carnation Mother's Day Card - This is a printable craft so it isn't too difficult for young children to make this card.
Crepe Paper Christmas Wreaths - Lets get festive for Christmas and wrap green crepe paper around a twisted clothes hanger. Hang this beautiful wreath on your door and suddenly its Christmas time.