[img] kid-friendly paper craftsDespite all the ads on TV, it’s not time for back to school just yet. Are you looking for something that the kids can do on a rainy day that isn’t having their eyes glued to a screen all day? Share your love for paper crafts with your kids or grandkids! Many of Papertrey Ink’s products can be used in kid-friendly projects that will bring out the inner artists in any kid (and adults). We’ll show you a few of our favorite products to get the creative juices flowing and hopefully inspire a whole new generation of crafters!

Make Christmas Ornaments with the Heirloom Ornaments 1 Die Collection

[img] heirloom ornamentsCelebrate Christmas in July and teach your kids an important skill – sewing! You never know when you might need to sew on a new button or mend a hole so why not have your kids sew some Christmas tree ornaments. Lizzie Jones’ new Heirloom Ornament 1 Die Collection is a simple snowflake pattern that you can make your own. Add beads, silver thread, and more and many hundreds of ornaments for your tree in December. Lizzie provided instructors and lots of great samples that will have you and kids get started today.

Make Birthday Party Invites with the Party Pops Kit

[img] party pops kitsDo you have a birthday party coming up? Party Pops Kit with Betsy Veldman is the ultimate kit to create hundreds of interactive birthday cards, invites, tags, favors, décor, and more. In the kit you have several varieties of birthday themed die collections and stamp sets. Help your kids with the die cutting process and then let their creativity take over. The sky is the limit with this fun and colorful kit!

Creative Your Own Paper Doll with the Dress Up Dolls Collection

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Did you love playing with paper dolls when you were a kid? Introduce your kids to this timeless toy classic and let them design their dolls favorite colors and accessories. The Dress Up Dolls collection has a variety of stamp sets like the Summer Fun Mini Stamp Set, Superhero Mini Stamp Set, and Puppy Love Mini Stamp Set. Each stamp set has a corresponding die collection to create instant entertainment on a rainy day. 

Cats vs. Dogs: The Pet Card Battle

[img] paws & kisses stamp setAre you a cat or a dog person? We have stamp sets and die collections for both, so you don’t have to pick sides. Use our A Bit More: Paws & Kisses Mini Stamp Set and Cat’s Meow Mini Stamp Set and make cards for all your kids’ pet-loving friends, your pets, or even the local animal shelter. Just because cats and dogs can’t read doesn’t mean they don’t want a little extra love from your kids!

Celebrate the First Day of School with a Card for the New Teacher

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Say hello to your child’s new teacher with a special first day of school card. Use the Big Apple Die Collection and School Days Stamp Set to design a unique card right from your child’s heart. Your kiddos will certainly stand out in the classroom!

Additionally, you can use both sets and have your child create a special scrapbook page where you can add their first day of school photo in a few weeks as a special memento to remember for years to come.

Sharing your love for Papertrey Ink and paper crafts is a great way to keep your kids busy on a rainy day or to flex their creative bones. We’d love to see some of your kids’ creations so make sure you tag Papertrey Ink on social media!

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