Paper Crafts

Easy crafts for kids in Preschool

All preschool activities at some point would include paper crafts for kids in their preschool lesson plans. Paper Crafts are fun to do, easy to prepare, and very inexpensive.

In this arts and crafts project, you will help kids with his / her coordination, using fine motor skills. He is given a chance to exercise his creativity as he indulges in these kinds of mix and match activities.

Cutting pieces of shapes and putting them together to form a bigger object or scenes can be really fun.

Using shapes and sizes in arts and crafts is also an aspect of teaching children kindergarten mathematics. It's pre geometry


  • Sheets of craft papers – different colors
  • Disposable Paper Plates
  • Colour Pencils / Markers / Finger Paints
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Template (optional)
  • Table Mat


  • To learn to use scissors and glue applications
  • To enhance creativity
  • To improve eye-hand coordination
  • To work on fine motor skills
  • To experience with colors & shapes
  • To have fun


  • 3 yrs onwards


  1. Ensure the children washes their hands
  2. Put on an art apron
  3. Cover art table or floor with disposable plastic sheets or newspaper to protect the table / floor
  4. Have sufficient art stationeries
  5. Show kids how to use the scissors to cut the outlines of pictures
  6. Show kids how to apply glue in a neat orderly manner
  7. You may want to draw attention to your kids on how to compliment and contrast colors
  8. Use different sizes of paper / disposable plates are ideal
  9. Let the kids colour the plates - either using paintbrushes or finger painting.
  10. Put aside and wait for it to dry
  11. While waiting, cut the fins, tail, eyes...etc
  12. When the paints dry, fold the plate into two, round edge being the top.
  13. Stick the different cuttings onto the plate to make a fish.
  14. You may want to attach a string so the kids can hold it.
  15. Encourage kids to help with the putting away of art material after the activity. No kids are too small to learn this.

See Also:

Art Projects for big groups

How to make Insects Crafts

Many more preschool crafts ideas.

Many more preschool art projects.

Custom Search

Go to top of page -Paper Crafts

Before you leave, Go to Forum Page to share your experiences and ideas