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60 Easy 3D Paper Crafts for Kids To Make

3D paper crafts for kids are a fun way to bring another dimension to your construction paper art.  Don’t be intimidated by the 3D, these are all still amazing crafts for kids to create.

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3D Paper Crafts for kids

Creating 3D paper crafts for kids may sound intimidating.  But a simple twist of the paper will turn a plain piece of paper into a 3D flower!  Glue a rainbow differently and it will stand up off the page.  The possibilities are endless!

We love giving our construction paper art a fun three-dimensional twist and kids love to see their artwork “come to life”.  

When you create a 3D animal craft or puppet, you’re not only making 3d crafts with your child, you’re giving them a fun object to play and explore with.  Some of these crafts have been played with for weeks after their creation.

Paper crafts make terrific decorations. Use them to decorate bulletin boards, hang in playrooms, display in windows, and more.

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Our most popular 3D crafts:

These 4 crafts are our most popular. Some are seasonal, but a couple of these easy projects can be used all year long.

  • 3D Fall Tree – A seasonal craft that can be changed for whatever season you want!
  • Rainbow Heart Card – Show your love with this rainbow craft, or switch out the rainbow colors for whatever different colors you want!
  • 3D Paper Christmas Tree – Our most popular Christmas craft. Use it for cards or to decorate.
  • 3D Rainbow Art – Make a rainbow that really stands. Use sheets of construction paper or use our papercraft template.

Why do we love crafting with construction paper?

Why do we love paper crafts? Because they secretly teach so many important skills.

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cutting practice
  • Following instructions
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • and more!

Fun and Easy 3D Crafts

Don’t have time to make these crafts right now? No worries, pin this collection of 3D construction paper crafts and come back to them when you are ready!

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Fun paper craft ideas

The collection of crafts below are broken down into categories:

  • Fun paper toys – Rainbows, Dress up, Puppets, and more.
  • 3d animal crafts – Lots of animals and bugs that can be used to decorate or play with.
  • Trees, flowers, and more – These crafts have been inspired by nature.
  • Holiday papercrafts – Find a way to celebrate some of the most popular days of the year.

Many of these 3d papercrafts will link to a pdf template. (Sometimes they area free template, other times they are a paid product from our Etsy shop)

Easy 3D construction paper crafts for kids

These 3D objects are great for preschoolers or older children. Help your kids create that wow factor with these easy ideas.

Fun Paper Crafts

Simple boxes, rainbows that stand off the page, or puppets for afternoon play, these crafts are all about the fun!

Animal shaped 3d crafts

These animal crafts are loads of fun and easy to create!  Don't be surprised if your little one wants to continue to play with their new friend long after the craft is complete.

Nature-inspired 3d paper art projects

Create nature indoors with these fun 3D construction paper projects. Create trees for every season and flowers of any color!

Holiday Construction Paper Art

Bring your holiday kids' crafts to the next level with these 3D holiday construction paper art projects!

What will your next 3D construction paper craft be?

Looking for more construction paper fun for your kids to create?  Check out these fun construction paper crafts!

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