When it comes to paper crafts,there are thousands of ways that you can use your creativity to make something really special for your family and friends. You can pick a theme, and then create everything you need from invitations, to gift tags, to birthday cards and banners. The best part is that you can have fun while creating these one of a kind “extras” for the person who is being honored.
If you happen to run short of ideas there is a well-spring of ideas available through “Pinterest” as you can see from one of my boards, there is nothing missing here, that would not make you imagine a project or two. Just check out this link to my Paper Crafts page. You can Follow me if you like!
I love making cards and special things that cannot be found at the dollar store. All my friends and family just wait to see what I have come up with for them! Just as an example, my sister loves sheep, so when her birthday comes about, there will be “sheep” things everywhere….From cards to tablecloths, serviettes and banners, they will all be sporting sheep somewhere.
Not only will she be surprised, but I’m sure she will be pleased as well. After all, if you have to have a birthday, it might as well be centered around that which you love the most. So for her, it will be, family, friends, and sheep!
I know she will get a kick out of this little guy. And just for fun I’ll make some of them black and some of them white. After all, she was the black sheep in the family….(just kidding).
Now if you really like working with paper, there are many other crafts that use paper and they are really beautiful. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can result in some really beautiful and awe inspiring shapes. Teach your children how to make paper cranes. Everyone will make these sooner or later and your children might as well learn how from you, practice their skills and then teach their friends how to as well. You can also tell them the story of the little girl who made thousands of paper cranes for peace, during the Second World War. Hopefully our children will be inspired and make them for the same reasons.
Just recently an art exhibit opened in Los Angeles, that uses origami as the basis for some collossal “Art Works”. Please click on that link and see the beauty for yourself. Even more impressive is this link to the artists and the art venues for this exposition, that will run till 2020. Above the Fold do have a look! It is a travelling art show that will boggle your imagination.
If you feel inspired to give yourself some tutorials on how to make some fantastic origami creatures, I have compiled a few choices to help you along. Please feel free to purchase one or two and share the fun with your children. It would be a great summertime activity that I’m sure you and your children will all enjoy!