When it comes to crafting there are several types that might come to mind, but paper based crafts are the most popular of the art and craft category. Why, you ask? Paper crafts employ a variety of types of paper to manipulate and create something new.
Paper is the most flexible type of craft, so you can use it to create a diverse range of new objects and 3D shapes. Not to mention it’s relatively the most inexpensive form of crafting and is widely available for most to get their hands on.
Crafting with paper isn’t popular for no reason! Both kids and adults can explore their creative sides with paper based crafts.
Types of Paper Based Crafts
Did you know? Paper crafts are a category of their own. With different types of paper and techniques, you can create with paper in so many ways.
Scrapbooking, cardmaking, and paper flowers are some of the most used methods, but have you considered crafting “outside of the box” with other types of paper based crafts? For example:
● Book binding
● Papier Mache
● And more!
These are just to show that when it comes to paper based crafts, you can go as far as your mind takes you. Nowadays, crafting with paper has become a serious art sport. But luckily for the amateur creators among us, there are loads of helpful tutorials online to guide the newbie crafter create something spectacular.
Take quilling, for example. Quilling, otherwise known as paper filigree, is an art form using the combination of strips of rolled paper to create a whole new design. It’s a very intricate and complex form of paper crafts, which is what also gives its unique, sought-after style. It’s unlikely that you first think of quilling when it comes to paper based crafts. And that’s why crafting with paper is both fun and challenging for all ages.
But that doesn’t go to say that the more popular a paper craft, the easier it is to make. Let’s take origami, for instance. Origami is an art form that’s grounded in Japanese culture. Its popularity surged and is now well-known across the world as a form of crafting with paper (paper folding). But for all those who’ve tried origami, you know just how complex paper folding can be! If you want to master the art of origami, it’ll probably take you a good amount of time and practice. Unless you’re just naturally talented at crafting with paper, that is!
Paper based crafts are simply the best type of crafts for both beginners and advanced crafters looking for a challenge. Whether it’s shaping cut out hearts, scrapbooking, making papier mache flowers, or the more complex paper crafts types like origami or quilling, there’s something out there for everyone.
Kids can enjoy the freedom of making paper crafts while adults can learn to sharpen their crafting skills on harder projects! What paper based project are you going to start on next?