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This craft category is a huge collection of fun kids crafts and awesome DIY ideas for children! Simple & frugal crafts for kids, seasonal kids crafts ( winter crafts for kids, spring crafts for kids..), holiday crafts for kids ( Christmas crafts for kids, Easter crafts for kids..), DIY toys & board games, free sewing patterns ( Halloween costumes, kids clothes, plushies, baby toys ..), free crochet patterns (crochet clothing, amigurumis ... ), keepsakes, easy DIY gifts (mother's day gifts, father's day gifts, teacher appreciation gifts) ... and a lot more!
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Crochet avocado keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet avocado keychain pattern by Marina Palchevskaya at Amigurumi Space is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Crochet a little avocado keychain as a toy or as a cute little addition to your bags. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Flying amigurumi whale with balloons (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi whale pattern by @natura_crochet at Amigurumi Space ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. ( Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little flying whale. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn and create your very own, super adorable flying whale:
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Crochet cow and bull (free amigurumi pattern + video tutorial )
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely plush animals ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet it as a lovely handmade gift for your friends or family members. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi cow or bull from a skein of yarn by following Victoria Matveeva's free crochet pattern. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi cow or bull from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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Adorable amigurumi frog (free amigurumi pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely plush animals ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet one as a lovely handmade gift for your friends / family members. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi frog from a skein of yarn by following Victoria Makarevich's free crochet pattern. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi frog from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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Small amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you know how to crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Learn the Japanese art of crocheting lovely stuffed animals and creatures: amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi bear by Olga Lukoshkina ! But be aware: amigurumi is very addictive ( once you start crocheting these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi bear is such a great amigurumi project, perfect as a lovely homemade decor piece or as a heartwarming gift for a special occasion. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space now, and start crocheting :
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Paper plate yarn hearts - Valentine's day craft for kids
Today rachel from I Heart Crafty Things will teach you how to make these gorgeous and fun paper plate Valentines hearts. This wonderful heart paper plate sewing craft makes a perfect Valentine craft for preschoolers and it's also a lovely Valentine's day decoration or gift! All you need is some paper plates, scissors, a hole punch and some yarn and you are all set to make this simple heart sewing craft. The best part is the craft is adaptable for kids of all ages so you can make this one together as family. After everyone is finished making their heart, add some holes at the top, lace all of your paper plates together and you have a colorful and darling Valentine’s Day heart banner.
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Little amigurumi bear keychain (free crochet pattern)
Today Anitha (Paint It Colorful Blog) gives a special free pattern to you : a super cute amigurumi bear ! A very cute miniature little bear which is very easy to crochet from your favorite yarn. In this free crochet tutorial ,you can learn how to crochet this adorable bear. This sweet amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal ( winter ) decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi bear soft toy is also perfect as a gift for your friends and family members. At Anitha's blog you will find the amigurumi pattern of this cute mini crochet bear for free:
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Adorable little amigurumi mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi mouse pattern by Maria Bannova at AmiguroomToys ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little mouse. So grab some yarn , make this lovely amigurumi mouse today and create a darling gift for your loved one.
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DIY Papa bear & Mama bear card - Mother's and Father's day cards
Do you call your momMama bear ” or your dadPapa bear ”? Follow along The Best Ideas For Kids' step-by-step card making tutorial and give them a super adorable handmade bear card for Mother’s day or Father’s day ! ( Or you can make this lovely Mama bear or Papa bear card any time of the year! ) These bears are adorable, and kids will love making them. Get The Best Ideas For Kids' the free bear card template and let's get crafting:
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Fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft for kids from plastic lids
Start saving up those plastic lids from containers like sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese and turn them into a beautiful yarn craft for the fall season. This plastic lid pumpkin sewing craft is a perfect way for kids to practice beginning sewing skills this fall and it makes a festive decoration to display all season long. This fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft  is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft.  Whip up a few fun fall pumpkin yarn art piece to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little pumpkins!
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DIY Wood triangle Santa mobile - Christmas decoration
This little wooden Santa , alone makes a cute decoration for your Christmas tree . Or you can add a star to the top and bottom and make a lovely Christmas window decoration or mobile with it. Other than a bit of drying time, he is quickly made. Make a few adorable wooden Santa mobile and then you have a little something to take along as a gift if you are invited somewhere during the holidays. The pattern is simple. It is just one piece to cut out and paint. Embellish your Santa according to your taste or to what you may have. You can add beads, buttons and small decorating elements to his hat or to the front of him.
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Clothespin reindeer - easy Christmas craft for kids
Add a nice little detail to your Christmas cards or gifts by making a fun looking clothespin reindeer craft. Handmade gifts are the best and we do like to top them with sweet little details such as these clothespin reindeer . These DIY clothespin reindeer are a fun C hristmas crafty activity both for kids and grownups to make. This little clothespin craft is a super easy and quick one, perfect for an afternoon. Use the finished clothespin reindee r to decorate your Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas cards or just create some with the kids for fun in the classroom!
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Easy DIY Christmas craft stick puppets (Santa, reindeer, elf & snowman)
It’s time for Christmas puppets ! These cute Christmas stick puppets by I Heart Crafty Things are super simple to make ( especially with I Heart Crafty Things' free craft stick puppet template ) and the kids will love to put on a puppet show with them after making them, or they can use them as fun props while singing along to their favorite Christmas carols. This time I Heart Crafty Things will teach you how to make this adorable little craft stick puppet Santa, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, an elf and a snowman. Let's get crafting:
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Oversized Christmas tic-tac-toe game (free woodworking plan)
Do you love fun woodworking projects and unique,fun family games?  Try this brilliant , easy and quick woodworking project: the oversized Christmas tic-tac-toe game! This handmade tic-tac-toe game can be a perfect present for any special occasion / holidays,  such as Christmas or Birthdays! You can make the oversized wooden tic tac toe game with any fun (holiday) motifs, if you don't like the traditional O's and X's just like this Christmas version. This fun DIY family game can be a perfect addition to the kids room or you can use them in the garden as well!  Fun family games are always the best craft projects especially when it involves wood!
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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Adorable paper plate bunny craft - easy Easter craft for kids
Boing, boing! Easter is round the corner and this paper plate rabbit craft by Kids Craft Room is so adorable! We just love its simplicity and those cute little whiskers, paws and bob tails are irresistible! Each bunny rabbit craft uses just one paper plate so it’s a super easy Easter craft to enjoy at home and perfect if you need a frugal rabbit craft idea to do make with a large group of children this Spring. Paper plates are such a great resource to have in your craft supplies aren’t they?
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6 different DIY bookmarks & watercolor techniques for beginners
This video tutorial is all about DIY bookmarks & watercolor DIY techniques for beginners ! These gorgeous and super easy watercolor bookmarks can be perfect gifts for book lovers & for back to school ! She will show you how to make watercolor bookmarks using different watercolor painting techniques & watercolor hacks to keep this watercolor tutorial easy! In this DIY Bookmark video she will show you 6 DIY watercolor bookmark design ideas using different watercolor techniques and watercolor hacks such as rubbing alcohol, salt, plastic wrap, ( white ink ) pens, rice and masking fluid to create beautiful abstract DIY watercolor paintings as bookmarks !
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Crochet cacti ( free amigurumi cactus patterns )
Finally, a houseplant we can’t kill! This lovely little crocheted prickly pear cactus and classic cactus by Repeat Crafter Me are super easy amigurumi patterns and can be made easily in an hour or less - which makes this lovely crochet cactus a perfect gift for any special occasion! ( Who won't love a super cute carefree houseplant ? ) You can crochet a few amigurumi cacti for yourself and use them to brighten up your plantless rooms. Get the free patterns and let get started:
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DIY Beach inspired pallet art with a seahorse - summer decor
Bring the feel of the beach to your home! This colorful seahorse beach pallet art by Darice will be a fun addition to your summer patio decor. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a pallet into a beautiful DIY beach art for summer! This simple and stylish artwork will help you bring the beach back home with you so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by waves and nautical goodness!
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Adorable amigurumi bunny and cat wreath (free crochet pattern)
There is so much you can do with a few skein of yarn, such as this super adorable amigurumi ( Easter ) wreath! In Zhaya's site you will find the free pattern of this super cute bunny and cat amigurumi wreath , alongside of many other fun free amigurumi patterns ! This cute crochet wreath can be a great decor in your front door at Easter / Halloween OR your can use the crocheted wreaths to spice up the kids' room. This super cute wreath will be a great hit in any color and size!
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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DIY Dog marionette puppet - fun tp roll craft for kids
This tutorial by Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a dog marionette puppet , a lovely recycled project that kids are going to love! Marionette puppets might look complicated but are in essence pretty easy to make and chances are, you have everything you need in your home. This fun puppet toy will grant hours of fun! This lovely paper dog puppet walks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! Get the tutorial , and let's get crafting:
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DIY Artemis costume (Greek goddess costume)
This elegant and ethereal Artemis costume by Make It & Love It is an ideal look for your young historian and lover of goddesses. As you may already know, Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals and chastity in the ancient Greek religion and myth. It's time to crown your little one the goddess of Halloween and huntress of her dreams, letting her live out her destiny in this super pretty costume. This gorgeous toga and these divine accessories have her feeling like a Greek divinity faster than she can say "Aphrodite." This costume is perfect for Halloween and imaginative play as well!
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DIY cactus costume
If you looking for a funny last minute halloween / dress up party costume, this costume craft tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Make this funny cactus costume in no time with a nice green dress and some yarn (or you can use pipe cleaners / clothespins for the thorns).
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DIY Paper plate apple lacing craft - fun fall craft for kids
We simply L-O-V-E apple crafts! This paper plate apple lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is loads of fun for toddlers and preschoolers ! And its also perfect for fall and back to school time! Each one is made using just one paper plate so it’s super thrifty even if you’re making it with a whole class of children. This paper plate apple craft is super easy to make and gives kids lots of opportunity to practice threading and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Apple crafts are always fun for fall and this one lovely apple lacing toy gives kids the opportunity to play and learn too! So, head to Kids Craft Room and create your very own fun apple lacing toy :
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4 different DIY friendship bracelets
Today, in this nice detailed video jewelry making tutoria l she will show you how to make these super cute cord bracelets ! You can make them with any cord, paracord or with embroidery yarn. This knotted friendship bracelet is a very nice handmade gift for your best friends or your family! I'm sure they will appreciate the effort, and it looks gorgeous! It's not as hard to make as it seems: if you getting familiar with the base knot you can make it with closed eyes!
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Amigurumi ragdoll hedgehog plushie - free crochet pattern
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute little hedgehog face ! Who can resist him? By following along Spin A Yarn Crochet's free crochet pattern and tutorial, you will be able to create this super cute crochet hedgehog in no time! So grab a few skeins of yarn, make this lovely amigurumi hedgehog today, and create a darling new stuffed toy for a hedgie fan in your life!
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Sitting leopard cub - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay leopard cub ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute leopard cub out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the leopard figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create a few cute leopard cubs with the kids just for fun !
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DIY Rock monsters - fun rock craft for kids
This fun monster rock craft by The Inspiration Edit is a perfect Halloween craft when your on a budget. In fact, if you’re looking for something fun to make this Halloween with the kids then you may really enjoy painting these super cute monster rocks. This rock craft is an easy and simple craft for both children or adults and can be a lot of fun to create. Get the tutorial at theinspirationedit.com and let's get crafting:
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Amigurumi snails and toadstool mushrooms (free pattern)
Well this free amigurumi pattern by Papillon en Papier is not the easiest crochet project in the world (because of it's small details)  but it's so awesome - worth every minute! In this beautiful crochet blog of Papillon en Papier you will find the amigurumi toadstool (mushroom), the snail and a pretty flower pattern completely for free! This amigurumi cutie can be a wonderful seasonal decoration or play set for kids. Visit Papillon en Papier and crochet a bunch of cute snails and mushrooms!
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