These Origami and Paper Craft Projects Are Perfect for the Whole Family

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Accordion Christmas trees
This folded paper project is simple enough to involve the smallest of artisans. Fold the accordion style of green paper to create the look of Christmas trees and add paper ornaments to complete the look.
Get the tutorial at White House Crafts »
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Simple origami Santa
This simple Santa Claus is a great place for beginners. Fold your Santa Clauses with sturdy or patterned paper with a contrasting back. Then give them faces with colored pencils. Form a pile and display them along a windowsill or mantle, or use them to decorate gifts or other crafts.
Get the tutorial at Gathering Beauty »
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Simple balls ornaments
This ornament is easy to make with double-sided patterned scrapbook paper. The result is a colorful and eye-catching round ball that you can hang on your tree with a ribbon.
Get the tutorial at Homemade Gifts Made Easy »
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Black and white Christmas trees
Render traditional Christmas trees in an unusual palette with this black and white patterned paper project. Accentuate your craft with crystal beads for extra pizzazz.
Get the tutorial at It all started with color »
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Woven paper balls
Make these jingle bell-like balls out of paper of any color. Thread them like a garland of baker's twine or glue them on a wreath shape.
Get the tutorial at How About Orange »
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Penguin paper bomb
Here is a holiday paper craft that the crowd will really love. This paper penguin lies flat ... until you drop it on a surface on its feet and it appears like magic.
Get the tutorial at Jennifer Maker »
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Pigeon jewelry
Remind yourself of the serenity and beauty of the season by cracking up some white origami doves. Pin them in your tree or wreath, or hang them over the holiday table.
See the idea »
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Origami gift sheets
If the environmentalist in you can't stand throwing away those scraps of wrapping paper, you'll love this project. This craft is called kirigami because it contains a few snippets. It turns all those pretty scraps into unique and beautiful bows to top off your Christmas gifts.
Get the instructions »
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Mini accordion scrapbook
Give this Christmas a super personal and homemade gift that they will cherish forever. Create a mini accordion scrapbook with photos from a special trip, event, or just favorite moments from the past year. Tie your little book with a bow for a pretty presentation without the need for additional packaging.
Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »
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Paper rosette wreath
Create a wow-worthy Christmas decoration for your door with this paper rosette wreath. Over 100 handmade flowers flow into this project that hangs on a pretty white ribbon.
Get the tutorial at Unoriginal Mom »
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Adorable penguin
Use black and white paper to make a slender penguin. Create an entire colony to decorate a mantle, hang on a tree, serve as a table centerpiece, or dress up table settings.
See the idea under How About Orange »
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Paper pinwheels
These paper wind turbines are easy to manufacture and versatile. Group them together as a photo backdrop or party decor, or string them together in a garland. For Christmas, use traditional reds and greens (or whatever colors you want to adapt to any occasion).
Get the Tutorial at Two Purple Couches »
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Catchall box
Turn a pretty piece of paper into a collection box with so many uses during the holiday season. Fill it with candy or snacks, use them as gift boxes or even set up an activity station for tinkering on vacation, if you celebrate with your loved ones.
Get the tutorial at White House Crafts »
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Chic origami decor
Origami turns paper into a cheap and chic piece of decoration for a tabletop, coat or shelf. Group several in white for a snowy look.
Get the tutorial at Kristi Murphy »
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