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21 paper craft kits for adults

Cut, fold and glue your way through these fab papercraft kits for adults!

Published: June 20, 2022 at 1:52 pm
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The world of papercraft is exciting, innovative and super fun! Whether you're into card making, origami, scrapbooking, or something else, paper crafting is as relaxing as it is rewarding.

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One of the best ways to try new crafts is through kits. Designed for beginners, most kits include detailed instructions and all the materials needed to make a set project. We've written all about the best craft kits for adults but since we love papercraft so much we thought it deserved its own round-up.

We've rounded up 21 of the best papercraft kits on the market so you can learn a new skill and make something beautiful. There's everything from quilling to book folding kits, all you need to do is choose your favourite and purchase! Once you've found your kit be sure to check out our DIY scrapbook album and paper wallet with pockets tutorials.

Best papercraft kit for 2022

2022's best papercraft kits

1. Fold your own fox

a 3D orange fox made from paper

Fold your own elegant fox with Yona DIYs fab papercraft kit. It comes with all the pieces pre-drawn onto the card so all you need to do is cut and assemble. Each kit comes with a QR code which, once scanned, takes you through to the assembly instructions which are clear and easy to follow. You'll need to provide scissors, glue, a ruler and something to score your lines with. This mighty fox looks impressive but it's actually very easy to build making it the perfect easy origami project for beginners.

2. Nautical papercraft kit

A tiny paper boat on blue paper waves is in a glass dome

My Papercut Forest sells a huge range of miniature papercraft kits including this sweet boat one. The kit includes all the tools you need including a paper cutter, mat, and dome to frame your mini creation. It's ideal for beginners because everything is included and comes with a detailed instructions booklet. Check out their Etsy store for a super cute plant version!

3. Hummingbird papercraft kit

A paper blue and cream hummingbird looks like it's flying

Make this beautiful creature with just some paper and your hands! Make Box Co's papercraft kit was designed by the incredible Sarah Louise Matthews (you can find some of her tutorials here on Gathered like her paper origami Christmas stars) and is a true work of art. The papers, wire, cork mount, glue, and scalpel are included but you'll need to add on a cutting mat, glue, and ruler if you don't have these at home.

4. Cardmaking kit

This nifty little cardmaking kit fits through a letterbox but includes so much! It comes with 9 tools and instructions for making six different cards (all pictured above). There's all sorts of embellishments included in the kit which will give your cards that extra birthday sparkle. To go alongside your cardmaking kit check out our free cardmaking downloads and patterned papers.

5. Mini loft papercraft kit

mini loft scene made from paper

This magical kit allows you to take a step into a miniature world full of tiny details. The books, plants, furniture, and more make this kit a realistic and enchanting make for paper crafters. The kit comes with everything you need apart from batteries for the LED light and glue. Check out her flower shop version too!

6. Foliage papercraft kit

foliage papercraft kit

Make an array of greenery with Wild Hive's papercraft kit for adults. With all the materials you need to make several different pieces of foliage, this kit will teach you how to work with tissue paper. Your finished bouquet will last forever and look beautiful stored in one of our air dry clay vases.

7. DIY paper houses craft kit

Fit for a mini town, this incredible paper house kit is as colourful as it is cute. This mini kit allows you to fold three houses which are all beautifully illustrated. It's also super affordable and one of the cheapest papercraft kits in our round-up. The pre-drawn templates come inside the kit, all you need to provide is a pencil, glue and scissors.

8. Antler wall mount

Looking for a papercraft project you can proudly display? Yona has the kit for you. Their easy deer wall mount kit comes with everything you need to make this regal creature. This would make great office decor or even Christmas decor if you paint that nose red! Yona sells hundreds of different animal papercraft kits so browse through their store and find your favourite.

9. Paper succulent kit

Paper purple and green succulent

If you struggle to keep your plants alive then this is the papercraft kit for you. Cut, assemble, and paint three adorable succulents with

10. Miniature greenhouse kit

Grow your papercraft and woodworking skills with this mini greenhouse kit. Filled with tiny detailed paper plants, tools and accessories, this kit would make a lovely gift and an even better weekend project! Most of the structure is made from pieces of wood so you'll be piecing together both wood and paper when building. The kit comes with everything you need as well as step by step instructions.

11. Origami bookmark kit

Add some fun to your books with these origami bookmarks. This kit comes with all the materials and instructions to make two bookmarks of your choice. There's eleven animals to choose from including some rather interesting ones like a unicorn pig! This kit is a super fun activity to do with kids. Let them choose the animals and help them become mini origami experts.

12. Magnolia papercraft kit

How beautiful are these paper magnolias? Campbell Workshop sells hundreds of flower papercraft kits over on Etsy in every variation imaginable. No matter what your favourite flower is they have a kit for it. Each kit comes with florist wire, crepe paper, and a link to a Youtube video showing how to make it. You just need to provide some glue and your time.

13. Paper quilling kit

We couldn't make a papercraft round-up without including a quilling kit. This beautiful papercraft kit from Make Box includes everything you need to make this artwork. Once you've mastered the technique, quill your piece and frame it for the finishing touch. Step by step photo instructions are included and you don't need any extra materials or tools to make.

14. Origami tulip kit

All of Little Betty Print's kits are simple yet effective. Their easy kits are ideal for origami beginners and allow you to fold gorgeous creations like these little tulips. You'll receive a Scandi-inspired card for you to send to a friend, the papers to make the tulips, their paper steams, and a link to an online video tutorial. You can also personalize the colours to suit your decor!

15. Floral wreath papercraft kit

Who needs real wreaths when you can buy fake ones that last all year long? Use May Contain Glitter's papercraft kit to decorate your home with bright blooms. This kit comes with precut paper flowers and instructions which teach you how to curl, score and bring life to the flowers. All you need is some scissors and a pencil.

16. Iris Folding card kit

This pretty pastel kit is perfect if you're looking to learn a new technique. Pretty in Paper's kit will show you how to do four mini Iiris folding patterns; a flower, balloon, heart and butterfly. It also includes 8 A6 cards with envelopes, 40 pieces of coloured paper, peel-off stickers, embellishments, tape and a pen. It's a cardmaker's dream!

17. Mini cracker papercraft kit

Christmas has come early with this adorable papercraft kit. Craft your own mini crackers using this back-to-basics kit. All you'll need to do is fold the precut templates up, pop on the holly and name tag and you're good to go. For more Christmassy DIYs head over to our natural Christmas decorations DIY.

18. Papercutting starter kit

This kit is perfect for crafters wanting to try their hand at paper cutting. This delicate and beautiful craft makes intricate paper designs that can be framed, added to cards or used for decoration. In this kit, Good Goose Designs includes a cutting mat, scalpel, instructional guide and 8 cutting templates. If you catch the papercutting bug and want more projects to make check out our 31 papercutting templates.

19. Monstera papercraft kit

Build your own mini plant with CrafiFact's fab kit. They're the paper plant experts and you can see hundreds of mini, framed, paper plants for sale in their Etsy shop. In order to teach you how to make their famous paper plants, they've created this handy little kit. It comes with all the essentials as well as card and a frame to mount your plant on when finished.

20. Book folding kit

Book folding is a craft that's grown in popularity over the past few years. The art of turning preloved pages into beautiful sculptures is intricate but super fun work. If you've always wanted to give it a go but are unsure where to start then this is the kit for you. This kit teaches you how to make paper flowers and a paper vase, all you need to bring is a pencil, ruler and some glue. Once you've completed your kit head over to our free book folding patterns for more projects.

21. Papercraft cloud hanging

Looking for something a bit different? Then May Contain Glitter has the kit for you. Craft your own cloud wall hanging with their affordable papercraft kit. This handy little kit comes with photo instructions and the cloud and flowers are precut making them super easy to assemble. Grab your scissors and a pencil and start paper crafting.

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We hope you've enjoyed our papercraft kit round-up. For more paper fun head over to our 33 fun ideas with washi tape article and our round-up of the best scrapbooking kits.

Authors

Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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