15 Creative International Women's Day Craft Ideas For Kids

Paper dolls and glitter sequin decor for International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a special day to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world. It is also a perfect opportunity to teach kids about the importance of gender equality. Why not celebrate International Women's Day with some fun and creative craft projects specially designed for kids this year? This blog post will share a few ideas that your kids will surely love. 

1. Tulip Origami

Tulip Origami

Tulip Origami - Image by Red Ted Talk

Purple is symbolic of women's day rights and gender equality since the 1900s when the Purple Movement began to campaign for women's right to vote. Eventually, tulips became part of the Women’s History Month celebration.

What You'll Need


  1. Measure and cut the purple and pink construction paper into 12x12cm squares. Depending on how many flowers you will make, each flower would need one 12x12cm square.
  2. Fold the paper in half on both diagonal axes. Crease it neatly to know the middle of the triangle as you will use it as a guide for the next steps.
  3. Fold one side to make a triangle then fold both sides to make a tulip petal. Use the crease as a guide to making sure not to touch the tip of the triangle.
  4. Turn the tulip over, then fold the tips at the corner of both sides to resemble a hexagon. 
  5. Measure and cut the green construction paper in 15x15cm squares to make a stem. Each square can make one stem.
  6. Fold the green construction paper in half and make a triangle.
  7. Unfold it, position the paper in diamond and fold both sides to the center, using the crease as a guide. Do the same on the opposite side.
  8. Fold both sides toward the center again to make a slimmer diamond.
  9. Fold the diamond in half, letting both tips of the diamond meet at one end. The outer shape should look like a pentagon, and the inner shape should look like a triangle.
  10. Fold the shape in half along the longer side, then pull out the smaller shape to be the stem of the tulip. The bigger shape will be the leaf of the tulip.
  11. Cut off a small hole at the base of the flower, then push the stem into the base of the flower.

2. Origami Leaf Envelopes

Origami Leaf Envelopes

Origami Leaf Envelopes - Image by ColorMania

This fun and easy origami leaf envelopes are the perfect way to celebrate International Women's Day! These envelopes can hold gift checks or cards, but they also make beautiful stationery that your friends would love to receive. You and your kid will indeed have a fun time making these envelopes.

What You'll Need


  1. Fold a triangle on one side of an A4 construction paper, open the fold, and lay the paper flat on the table.
  2. Fold the construction paper in half, the folded triangle visible from the top.
  3. Fold another triangle on half of the construction paper. Make accordion folds on the smaller triangle.
  4. Press the accordion folds in one hand, then open the rest of the construction paper.
  5. Fold the accordion in half, following the crease you made with the larger triangle. The result should look like a leaf.
  6. Turn the construction paper around so that the leaf origami is on the upper left side.
  7. Make a small fold on the construction paper, following the crease you made earlier.
  8. Turn the construction paper over, fold to a third, then fold again. Fold the origami leaf outwards to finish.
  9. You can insert your card inside the envelope or add your note instead.

3. Women's Day Popsicle Stick Art

Women's Day Popsicle Stick Art

Women's Day Popsicle Stick Art - Image by Punehar Sneha

You'll love this popsicle work art because it's straightforward to make and oh-so-lovely to display on your wall or your table. If you want a bigger art piece for your wall, you may use jumbo popsicle sticks or paint sticks.

What You'll Need


  1. Glue 20 or more popsicle sticks on a sheet of paper. Arrange the popsicle sticks in an uneven line.
  2. Paint the popsicle sticks with red and acrylic paint, as the sample provided.
  3. Paint a woman's journey from childhood to adulthood on popsicle sticks using a paintbrush.
  4. You can apply acrylic varnish to popsicle stick art to lengthen its display life.

4. No-Tool Quilled Flowers

Quilled Flowers

Quilled Flowers - Image by Quilling Crafts by Pey

Quilling is an exciting craft to learn. However, the quilling process may be too complex for younger kids. However, you can still do paper quilling without tools and use a comb as a makeshift quilling tool instead. A finer comb means finer holes on your quill.

What You'll Need


  1. Make the flowers.
    1. Glue 3 strips of quilling paper together. To make a gradient strip, use a different color for the center strip.
    2. Holding the comb with one hand, curl one end of the strip, then hook it somewhere in the middle of the comb.
    3. Make the first loop to the right of the center loop, bring the strip under the comb, then loop to the left of the center loop. Don't miss a tooth when making the loops.
    4. Continue quilling until you leave a length long enough to lock the quill.
    5. Carefully remove the quill from the comb, then fold it inwards. Wrap the rest of the strip on the quill, then glue to lock it.
    6. Repeat steps 1-5 to make more petals. Make a total of 5 per flower.
  2. Assemble the flower.
    1. Add a glue dot on both sides of the petal base to stick the flowers together.
    2. Make the flower center by quilling a contrast strip. Glue it to the center.
  3. Make the leaves.
    1. To make the quilled leaves, run a strip of green quilling paper on a comb without looping them over as you did with the flowers.
    2. Apply glue to the visible strips at the back of the comb, pull the excess strip over, then stick them together.
    3. Repeat Step 3b, then glue the two pieces together. Let dry, then press the leaves lightly to give them a more natural look.
  4. Finish your quilling craft.
  5. You can arrange these flowers and leaves in a shadow box or on a frame (no glass cover). You can also use the flowers and leaves to decorate your 3D cards.

5. Women's Day Dress Card

Women's Day Dress Card

Women's Day Dress Card - Image by Mukta Art & Craft

While dresses may represent women's stereotypes, they also represent women's strength. A well-worn dress is symbolic of a woman's important role in society and procreation, yet displays her femininity and strength. Help your child step up from the usual paper dolls to make this card designed as a dress they can give to their teachers and other significant women in their young lives.

What You'll Need


  1. Make the skirt.
    1. Make a 7-inch circle from dark pink construction paper.
    2. Add a spot of glue at the center of a white construction paper, then stick the pink circle over it.
    3. Using scallop-style craft scissors, cut the white construction paper around the pink circle, keeping it close to the edge.
    4. Fold this circle three times to make eight sections on the circle.
    5. Make another fold on one of the sections to get a 1/16 section.
    6. Cut out the two sections and the additional 1/16, so you remove more than a quarter of the circle. 
    7. Fold the rest of the sections in half to make 1/16 sections. You should have 11 of the 1/16 sections on your circle. 
  2. Assemble the skirt
    1. Make box pleats for the skirt, then glue this to a thick cardstock for the base.
    2. Cut the top out with the same thick cardstock to finish the dress.
  3. To make the rose decor, draw a swirl on a small square of thick cardstock, cut it to resemble rose petals, then roll it to make a rose. Glue this to the dress.
  4. Decorate the card.
    1. Cut a chain heart from pink construction paper, then stick it to the inner side of the card. Add your message inside the card.
    2. Add flat back pearls to the skirt. 

6. Pull-out Matchbox Surprise

Pull-out Matchbox Surprise

This craft is reminiscent of the jack-in-the-box, but instead of trying to scare you, this matchbox craft aims to surprise you with a sweet message. You'll need to collect several matchboxes before the crafting season to make as many as your kids can. This is also an excellent craft to share with the whole family.

What You'll Need


  1. Wrap an empty matchbox with pink construction paper. You may also use violet construction paper, but be consistent with your colors.
  2. Cut a glitter paper to fit the front of the matchbox. Make a neckline for the dress top. Glue this on the matchbox.
  3. Make a shirred skirt from tulle ribbon and glue it on the matchbox for the skirt.
  4. Decorate the dress with a bow made from coordinating satin ribbon and pearl beads on the neckline.
  5. Cut a small cardstock to fit the matchbox's drawer. Put down your message on this piece and glue it inside the matchbox.
  6. Make a heart from pink construction paper, then glue it to a small spring from a retractable pen.
  7. Glue one end of the spring to the matchbox drawer.
  8. Make a small pentagon and write the word PULL on it with colored markers. 
  9. Attach a length of thread, then glue it to the side of the matchbox drawer where you glued the spring.
  10. Put back the drawer inside the matchbox. The spring will pop out to reveal the surprise message when you pull out the drawer.

7. “Thanks For The Lift” Women's Day Card

Thanks for the Lift Women's Day Card

Thanks for the Lift Women's Day Card - Image by Passionate Moms

Even when women are at their strongest, they can also feel some weakness. Having someone such as a sister, whether by blood or heart, to support you in your low days is a gift you should cherish. Make these cards with your kids to teach them to appreciate people who support them in their struggles and raise awareness about women's rights. 

Who knows, even the boys will benefit from this tidbit of education to support the significant female in their lives later.

What You'll Need


  1. Cut out two hearts of your chosen size from red and black construction papers.
  2. Fold the hearts in half, then glue the hearts side by side to make a pop-up heart.
  3. Glue this pop-up heat to the front of the card base.
  4. Cut out clouds from sky blue construction paper. Glue these cloud shapes on the front of the card.
  5. Finish the hot air balloon decor on the front, using the pop-up heart as the balloon.
  6. Fold the construction paper to make a pleated skirt, keeping the waist slimmer than the skirt's hem. Trim the uneven parts of the skirt.
  7. Cut out the blouse from a sheet of glitter paper.
  8. Assemble the dress on the inner side of the card. Use double-sided tape to stick the dress on the card base.
  9. Make flower cutouts using a craft puncher, and decorate the card's opposite side. Add the texts you want.

8. Tulip Bouquet Card

Tulip Bouquet Card

Tulip Bouquet Card - Image by Tsuku Cafe

Tulips are the centerpiece of International Women's Day. The Tulip Festival, started several years ago in the US to celebrate this holiday, had distributed numerous tulip bouquets in honor of famous women and their achievements.

What You'll Need


  1. Fold cardstock in four to make a smaller card.
  2. Make the flowers.
    1. Make five 7.5-cm squares from construction paper.
    2. Fold the square in half to make a rectangle.
    3. Open the square, then fold the two upper corners toward the center crease to resemble the shape of a roof.
    4. Make a slit on the remainder of the square, leaving about ½ inch from the base of the “roof.”
    5. Fold a triangle from the inner slit to the outer corner. Repeat on the other side.
    6. Unfold the triangle, make a smaller triangle, touching the crease you made with the first triangle fold. Make another smaller fold on the opposite side, still touching the middle crease. This part should look like a two-ended tail on the “roof.”
    7. Fold the “tails” up. The result should look like a 3-peaked mountain. Make a fold on the two outer peaks to make them look narrower.
    8. Make folds on the sides of the tulip to complete the blossom. 
  3. Make the bouquet wrap.
    1. Cut a triangle out of white construction paper. Make small folds on each side to make a 3D bouquet wrap.
    2. Decorate the bouquet wrap with ribbon cut from construction paper.
    3. Cut out stems and leaves from green construction paper.
  4. Assemble the bouquet.
    1. Stick the bouquet wrap using double-sided tape on the card base you made earlier.
    2. Arrange the stems, leaves, and flowers, so the bouquet looks natural.

9. Pop-up Flower Card

Pop-up Flower Card

Pop-up Flower Card - Image by Basteln mit Papier: Craft Ideas

Women and flowers essentially exist in the same plane. Imagine the surprise of your girlfriends if they receive a card like this done by your kids. They may need help assembling the pop-up flowers, but the rest of the steps are easy even for preschoolers to do. Use colorful construction paper to make the petals, so you don't have to worry about coloring.

What You'll Need


  1. Prepare the petals.
    1. Cut seven pieces of 10-cm squares from printer paper or white construction paper.
    2. Fold the square in half to make a triangle, then fold twice to make a smaller triangle.
    3. Place the triangle on the table with the pointed side toward you, then draw lightly curved lines, starting at about 1 inch from the point to make a diamond-like shape. 
    4. Repeat steps 2-3 for the rest of the six squares.
  2. Color the petals using purple markers, leaving two adjacent petals white. 
    1. Blend the colors to even out the colors. Use two or more shades of the same color.
    2. Cut off the 8th petal, and glue the 7th petal to the first one to make the flower look like a shallow bowl.
    3. Fold the flowers in half to make a 3-point. Turn, fold again, then repeat to emphasize the crease between the petals.
    4. Do steps 7-8 with the rest of the flowers.
  3. Assemble the pop-up flower.
    1. Place Flower #1 on the table. Apply glue to the tips of the first and third petals.
    2. Stick one petal of Flower #2 on the first petal of Flower #1, then Flower #3 on the third petal. Your assembled flowers should look like the 7-petal flower you had in step 7.
    3. Add glue to the tips of the middle three petals of your assembled flowers. Stick Flower #4 to it.
    4. Add glue to the tips of the 2nd and 3rd petals, skip the 4th petal, then glue on the 5th and 6th petals.
    5. Glue Flowers 5 and 6 to these spots.
    6. Repeat step 12 and stick Flower #7 to the glued part.
    7. Cut four big leaves and four small leaves from dark green construction paper.
    8. Glue 2 small leaves between petals 3, 4, and 5, the bigger leaves between petals 1-2 and 6-7. Turn the flower over, then repeat the pattern on this side.
  4. Make the card.
    1. Fold a lighter green construction paper or cardstock in half. You can add your message on the front before adding the pop-up flower inside.
    2. Apply glue to the tip of Petal 4 on one side, then stick it on the green construction paper/cardstock. Make sure Petal 4 points to the outer edge of the card.
    3. Repeat step 19 on the other side of the flower, then press the construction paper/cardstock down to harden the glue.
    4. The flowers should pop up when you open the card.

10. Women's Day 3D Card

Women's Day 3D Card

Women's Day 3D Card - Image by Funwax Art & Craft

We ought to celebrate women, whatever their status in life, because they are all winners. This card, along with the statements you decide to put on it, can be an opportunity to teach your kid that women’s value is not tied to their social class or relationship status.

What You'll Need


  1. Fold an A4 cardstock in half to make the card base.
  2. Make the pop-up circles.
    1. Cut out six 5-cm circles from pink construction paper and six 8-cm circles from blue construction paper. You can add more circles if you want to make the pop-cup circle thicker, but always in even numbers.
    2. Fold the circles in half, and glue the half-circles together to make a pop-up circle.
    3. Make a banner by cutting 15 construction paper triangles and gluing them on two pieces of string.
    4. Write the "Happy Women's Day" message on the triangles.
  3. Assemble the card.
    1. Glue the pop-up circles to the middle of the card base, then weigh the card down with a book or something heavy enough to flatten it.
    2. Remove the weight and glue the banner over the pop-up circles.
    3. Fold an A4 size red cardstock. Glue the white cardstock inside on the red cardstock.
  4. Decorate the card.
    1. Draw a woman on the front of the card. You may follow the design on the example or make your pattern on the woman's dress.
    2. Cut out 6-petal flowers from construction paper squares. You can use several sizes from 4cm-8cm per flower.
    3. Make a slit between 2 petals, stopping just shy of the flower's center.
    4. Glue the 6th petal to the first petal to give the flower dimension. Stick the flowers on the card, then add leaves.
  5. Make a ribbon banner for your message.
  6. Decorate the banner with flat back pearl stickers if you want.

11. Women's Day Bouquet Card

Women's Day Bouquet Card

Women's Day Bouquet Card - Image by Madhu Art Gallery

This simple March 8 card commemorates International Women's Day. Why March 8? Use this craft to teach your child about the brave women of Russia whose protests held on March 8 (in the Russian calendar) led to the downfall of the Russian empire.

What You'll Need


  1. Fold a 9x12-inch watercolor paper in half for the card base.
  2. Glue a pink cardstock on the front of the card. 
  3. Cut out two number 8s, a 5x8-inch frame (1/2" thick), and a woman's silhouette from watercolor paper.
  4. Glue the number cutout on the pink cover, then paint inside the number using black acrylic paint. Let it dry.
  5. Glue the woman's silhouette on the lower part of the lower circle of the 8.
  6. Hot glue the satin flowers on the card. Arrange them to cross into the upper part of the number 8. You may also use your Cinco de Mayo flowers from last year to decorate your cards.
  7. Glue the paper frame over the lower part stem but under the flowers at the top. Use hot-glue to stick the other number 8 over the first one, carefully align them nicely.
  8. Write the word MARCH on the upper circle of the number 8.
  9. If you want to add a note, put it on a separate sheet of paper, then glue it inside the card.

12. Heart Card for Women's Day

Heart Card for Women's Day

Heart Card for Women's Day - Image by Crafts & Kutir

This yin and yang concept card is an excellent jumpstart to teach your children about keeping everything in balance, especially with the affairs of the heart. Your child should learn to stay away from toxic relationships to keep their sanity and mental status healthy. There is always hope, even for people with troubled pasts.

What You'll Need


  1. Make a heart-shaped card.
    1. Cut a 9x27cm rectangle from red construction paper. Divide the rectangle into three 9-cm squares.
    2. Fold the squares to the center to make a trifold card.
    3. Make a 9-cm white square from construction paper. Divide the square into four triangular quadrants.
    4. Use an artist's compass to make half circles on two quadrants to make a heart. Cut off the heart.
    5. Trace the heart on the outer squares of the red rectangle. The hearts should face in opposite directions. Cut out the hearts.
  2. Assemble the card.
    1. Glue the white heart on the left-side square. Finish cutting off the excess sides on the card to emphasize the heart.
    2. Cut a notecard from white construction paper and glue it inside the card. Add your note here.
  3. Make the bow.
    1. Cut a 9-cm square from black construction paper, then fold it twice to make a triangle.
    2. Cut out the 4th triangle. Make another cut on the opposite circle but do not cut it through.
    3. Make a small curved cut on the two opposite triangles to form the bow.
    4. Cut the bow tail on the middle triangle by cutting a small triangle off it. Trim the ribbon ends.
    5. Glue the corners of the bow part to the center, then glue a pearl bead in the center to hide the overlapping corners.
  4. To complete the card, make a red and white paper belt to keep the card closed. Glue the bow to the front of the paper belt to accessorize the card.

13. Women's Day Wall Art

Women's Day Wall Art

Women's Day Wall Art - Image by Saira Art & Craft

Celebrate a woman's free spirit with your kids with this simple but beautiful wall art. Butterflies symbolize women's transformation and empowerment. This can also be a call to stop violence against women. You can use this craft as a prompt on gender equality, showing your kids that each of them has an important role to play to keep everything balanced.

What You'll Need


  1. Make a cut-out of a woman's silhouette blowing something off her hand from black construction paper.
  2. Cut out butterflies of different sizes from 3 different shades of orange (or whatever color you fancy).
  3. Stick a white construction paper on a piece of thick handmade paper. You may also use cardboard, chipboard, or thick cardstock to hold the wall art's shape.
  4. Glue the silhouette in the center of a white construction paper.
  5. Add small dots of glue to outline the skirt.
  6. Stick the butterflies on the glue dots, alternating shades as you go.
  7. Glue more butterflies to finish the skirt. Add a single butterfly near the woman's face as if freeing the butterfly.
  8. Decorate the silhouette's ponytail and neck with rhinestones.
  9. Roll four orange construction paper into pencil-sized tubes. Use these paper rolls to frame the wall art.
  10. Add a short ribbon or jute string to the back of the wall art to add a hanger.

14. DIY Stocking Flowers

DIY Stocking Flowers

DIY Stocking Flowers - Image by Ventuno Art

Turn your old stockings into a work of art that your kids will love doing. They may need help making the wireframes for the petals and leaves if they're younger. However, older kids can do this craft independently, with minimal guidance. If you don't have colorful stockings, you can use the regular nude stockings, then spray them with paint to get the color you want.

What You'll Need


  1. Assemble the floral wire into petal shapes and leaves.
  2. Cut a small piece of stocking for the petals and the leaves.
  3. Wrap the stocking piece on the floral wire shapes and secure it with a thread. Cut off the excess stockings.
  4. Assemble the artificial pollen by folding several pieces in half and securing it with floral wire. Wrap the base with green floral tape.
  5. Add petals around the artificial pollen. Wrap the flower base and stem with green floral tape.
  6. To make the leaves, add a length of floral wire to the leaf assembly, then wrap with floral tape.
  7. Arrange the flowers and leaves, twist the stems together, and wrap with more floral tape.
  8. Place the bouquet in a vase to display.

15. Ballerina Wall Art

Ballerina Wall Art

Ballerina Wall Art - Image by DIY with Nidhi

If your child is into ballet, this simple craft is ideal. While doing this craft, you may be prompted to share the rigors of becoming a professional ballerina, after which you can use to insert a life lesson there somewhere: You can achieve whatever you want with patience and dedication.

What You'll Need


  1. Decide on the size you want for your wall art and make a silhouette of a ballerina in a pirouette. 
  2. Punch on foam sheets using a 1/4" single-hole puncher. Use several colors to make colorful wall art.
  3. Spread glue on a portion of the silhouette, starting just below the armpit to make a bustier top.
  4. Drop the foam dots, and press them down on the glue to spread them evenly.
  5. Add a necklace, bracelets, and headband.

Activities to Teach Your Kid About Gender Equality

Aside from crafts, there are other ways of teaching your kid about gender equality. Here are some suggestions you can try daily to help develop your kids' compassion and comprehension of the matter.

1. Lead by example

Children are like sponges, and they learn more from what they see than what they can hear. As a parent, educate your kids on how to survive a challenging world to make their lives easier. To model gender equality, you may share chores with your partner so your kids know that house chores are not a woman's work only.

2. Build vocabulary on gender equality

Children should be familiar with words related to gender equality. Incorporating words in daily conversation is a smart way of introducing these words to your kids. Families should explain these words in age-appropriate language.

Join the challenge, and don't let them forget about the importance of standing for their rights, no matter what their gender is.

3. Share stories about famous women

One way of teaching your kids about gender equality is to read a story or watch a movie with them about extraordinary women and their role in history. One good book is the Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Laura Freeman. The story is also available in DVD format.

4. Don't buy gender-specific toys and books

Unknowingly, parents also educate their kids about gender biases by buying gender-specific toys. Get inspiration from Pinterest and purchase toys and books to support the worldwide campaign.

One such book is It's Ok to be Different by Sharon Purtill and illustrated by Sujata Saha or Acceptance is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego. Jenga, pegboard toys, or Trouble Board Game are also good alternatives for toys.


Whether you're looking for easy International Women's Day crafts or simply want to educate your kids about the importance of a gender-equal world, these craft projects are a great way to get them started. And if you're going to plan in advance, here are some gift basket ideas for Mother's Day, which you can customize to celebrate all the amazing women in your life.

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