Today’s post is all about how to make reading time even more enjoyable and fun for kids with storytelling paper crafts book activities. We welcome Maggy from Red Ted Art guest posting with us today.
All of the crafts we share here are meant to enable storytelling and exploring some favorite books. We have fairy tale crafts, crafts connected to some of the classic stories, as well as childhood favorites.
10 Storytelling Paper Crafts
Basic Materials You’ll Need for the Projects
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Some of the supplies needed for storytelling paper crafts we suggest:
- Cardstock paper
- Origami paper
- Paper tubes
Are you ready to make your first storytelling craft prompt?
The Three Little Pigs
Start with a classic fairy tale. You can’t miss here. It will be so much fun crafting little paper houses for 3 little pigs to escape the big bad wolf. We have even more activities to go with this book too.—>Grab the 3 Little Pigs Book Activities
Jack and the Beanstalk
Invite kids to make a Jack and the Beanstalk craft. They will have fun humming and singing as they guide Jack to climb to the top and reach the giant’s castle.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Speaking of favorite books, when it comes to toddlers and preschoolers, you can’t miss out on The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Prolong the storytelling time as they make their own little paper caterpillars.
A Bear Called Paddington
Let’s add a little bear to the mix. Paddington bear origami craft is perfect children who are just getting familiar with making origami. Use these flat Paddington bears for birthday party invites. You can even string them into a lovely garland or use them as a cupcake toppers.
The Cat in the Hat
If your kids like to dress up, we have a perfect craft for them. A quick The Cat in the Hat paper hat to make and wear after reading Dr.Seuss’s book.
Many books feature dragons and knights fighting them. To go with a favorite dragon book, make a couple of dragon corner bookmarks. Easy and quick craft for every book lover. We also have plenty of other themes in our corner bookmark section.
Another simple dragon craft even the youngest can make are paper dragon puppets. There is nothing better than a little puppet to make joy of reading a favorite book even more fun and engaging.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Have you read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? We prepared printable paper tea cup template for you. Print, cut and glue to get ready to throw a tea party with kids and their friends. And, there are many other printable crafts to choose from.
The Ugly Duckling
Quack! Quack! Here comes the duck. After reading The Ugly Duckling, make your own little duck finger puppets and enjoy playing with them. Don’t forget to make one different than all the others.
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Giraffes Can’t Dance or maybe they can after all. In a child’s hands, these lovable giraffe puppets will surely teach how to dance in no time.
Don’t you love these book-related crafts? We do. Kids love extending the storytime with play, and you will like how all these crafts are simple, not very time consuming and very inexpensive to make.
Even More Paper Crafts
If you’re looking for even more ideas for simple paper crafts, we suggest grabbing a new book published by our friend Maggy from Red Ted Art called Easy Paper Projects.
Your kids will totally adore all the ideas found in this book. And, crafting with kids added to a daily routine will expand their imagination, let them work on their fine motor skills and expand their word base.
Get your copy of Easy Paper Projects today.
Thanks so much to Maggy for guesting posting on Growing Book by Book about fabulous paper crafts to enhance and extend stories.
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