Printable paper crafts can offer an easy and inexpensive way to craft cards, boxes, bags, tags and toys, to name a few. The basic supplies you need are a computer, printer and card stock to initially print your craft. There are many sites available that offer free printing of many designs. Most projects require little more than cutting, folding and gluing. If you have a special little gift that needs a box, tag and card, simply print a matching gift set and put it together in a matter of minutes.
These simple crafts can be left as printed or enhanced with glitter, paint and markers. Make a pattern from the printed craft and cut out blanks to stamp and stencil how ever you would like. If you prefer more dimension to be added to your finished project, you could add ribbon, bows and buttons. Layer additional printed items, such as, flowers that have been cut out and glued on top of colored card stock. Leave a border around the cut flowers and cut the flowers out again. Scrape the edge of the flower petals against the scissor blade to give each petal a slight curl and dimension.
If you are planning a children's party, printable paper crafts are a wonderful way to cut expenses without looking like you did. Decorations, party supplies, gift packaging, favors and even a craft for the kids, can all be printed straight from your computer. To make the anticipation of the special day more meaningful, have the child of honer help with the preparations. The craft templates for these projects are very easy to use and are usually kid friendly. If mistakes are made, it's only paper and can be printed again with no trouble.
There are great sites that allow for adding your own message, names and dates, if you would like a more personalized craft. Imagine how much money could be saved for a wedding if you made you own favors using printable paper crafts. With many styles and images to choose from, you are sure to find one with your chosen theme, style or color. Printing boxes for favors or printing stickers to attach to generic items, are just a few examples to cut your wedding budget costs. You may even be able to do more than what you expected, with the money you save.
Create special family keepsakes by crafting recipe cards with matching boxes, labels for jars and notebooks. Copy all those special recipes from Grandma, Aunt Sally, and Cousin Ruth. The result will be a much sought after gift the whole family will be clamouring for and with everyone looking for ways to save money, this will be a gift that gives a lot of bang for your buck.
Printable paper crafts are also a great resource for teachers. Printing origami projects, are a great way to teach geometry and algebra lessons. The kids receive a hands on alternative to book study and most cases will make for a more interesting experience. Create dimensional crafts for special bulletin boards, games, lesson plans or for decorating the classroom for holidays and special events.
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