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Construction paper crafts are a staple in preschool homes and classrooms. You can incorporate them into any theme or lesson plan.
Read through the list below and find a new favorite preschool craft to try with your little ones.
Kids can practice cutting, gluing, and assembling these fun paper crafts. Which one will you choose to do first?
On the list below, you’ll find a wide variety of construction paper crafts that you can use throughout the year.
The list is divided into categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Construction Paper Crafts
If you plan to print your paper craft templates, I suggest investing in a good printer and using quality paper.
If the paper craft is a cut/paste activity, you can probably use printer paper.
However, if you’re printing a template to be traced, I recommend using tracing the pattern on cardstock as it’s thicker and more durable.
Holiday Construction Paper Crafts
The hearts on this paper plate Valentine craft are cut from construction paper and glued on a paper plate wreath. Super simple for little ones.
This spider craft for preschoolers is perfect for your upcoming Halloween lesson plans.
This preschool spider craft is perfect for October! As you head into Halloween, kids will love making this fun spider door hanger. The free template makes it a breeze!
This Christmas, focus on the birth of Jesus. This simple preschool nativity craft will give you an opportunity to review the Christmas story with your little ones.
Inspire preschoolers to express gratitude this holiday season with this sunflower paper plate craft (with construction paper petals). Each petal represents something they’re thankful for.
Here’s a fun Valentine card craft for preschoolers. Assemble hearts to create a flower that wraps around a lollipop. Adorable!
Seasonal Construction Paper Crafts
Cut mugs from construction paper and glue cotton ball “marshmallows” on this hot chocolate winter craft for preschoolers.
Use construction paper to dress this simple paper plate scarecrow for a cute fall craft for kids. With these step-by-step instructions, this scarecrow craft is so easy to make.
Looking for an easy caterpillar preschool craft? Our simple pom pom caterpillar craft includes a printable template, making it perfect for home and school.
This sunflower paper craft is a great activity for kids to do on a long hot summer day. It is a great opportunity for kids to work on scissor skills.
Letter of the Week Construction Paper Crafts
Add this A is for Art craft to your letter Aa lesson plans any time of year.
Animal Construction Paper Crafts
The free printable template makes this bottle cap bat craft a breeze for preschoolers to make. Add it to your Halloween or nocturnal animals lesson.
What an adorable frog paper craft for kids! The printable frog craft template makes it easy for kids of all ages to make this one.
Crumpling paper is a great fine motor activity for preschoolers. They can try it out with this adorable turtle craft for kids.
Download the free template and follow the tutorial to make a simple paper-weaving sea turtle craft with your preschoolers!
Everyday Construction Paper Crafts
Kids can practice shapes with this shape house craft made of ovals, triangles, squares, and more.
Construction paper is used to wrap this cardboard tube garage craft. You can customize the craft with your child’s favorite colors and then let them draw lines on the construction paper parking lot.
Strips of colored construction are used to create this adorable beehive craft for preschoolers.
This preschool bumble bee craft is perfect for spring and summer! And, it’s a great way to have kids practice their scissor skills.
This adorable toilet paper roll bee craft for preschool is a fun hands-on activity for preschoolers to create when you study bees this spring.
Looking for an easy rocket ship craft for kids? Our simple paper quilled rocket craft includes a printable template, making it perfect for home and school.
Explore the inside of the earth with this easy layers of the Earth preschool craft! It’s perfect for Earth Day and your Earth science activities.
Weaving paper is great for fine motor skills. Kids can build those skills as they make this rocket craft for preschoolers!
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest construction paper crafts.
If you are looking for something specific, let me know!