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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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DIY Autumn paper owl decorations
This cute "pinata style" frizzle little paper owl decor is so easy and simple to make! Go to A Beautiful Mess's website for clear step-by-step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. We love the color combination of paper, wooden beads & twigs used to make these little owls. This paper owl i s just a wonderful fall decor , plus it can be a fun party pinata ( with small modifications ) ! If you are organizing a fall party for kids, then this will be a great project! They'll love to help you make this, too! You could use different types of paper ( such as newspapers, old book pages, crepe paper, brown paper grocery bags.. ) the possibilities are truly endless.
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Lovely amigurumi bunny in a dress (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute bunny girl! Who can resist this cute little bunny face? By following along Nasty Schastlivaya 's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet bunny in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi bunny for your friends or family members now!
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Amigurumi lemur (free amigurumi pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted lemur for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Nina Kuznetsova's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi lemur in no time! If you need a heartwarming gift for a special occasion or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy, this amigurumi lemur makes a sweet little gift.
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Amigurumi birds - crochet spring birds (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable amigurumi bird toy by following along Yulia Zublenko's nice free amigurumi pattern ! This super adorable amigurumi bird is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi spring bird bigger ( as a mommy bird ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi bird 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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DIY Felt owl hand warmers (free sewing pattern)
Keep your hands and your hearts warm this fall/winter with these super adorable, felt owl hand warmers by Repeat Crafter Me! These felt owl hand warmers would make a great last-minute holiday gift! These awesome homemade reusable hand warmers will save you money and help your hands from freezing when out in the cold weather. Store-bought hand warmers often involve unknown ingredients and chemicals, but these have only a few materials: felt, thread, and rice ! DIY rice hand warmers are simple to heat and use. Include your color of choice, and you have a must-have accessory for yourself and your family! Get the free sewing pattern at repeatcrafterme.com and keep your hands warm!
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Amigurumi cactus hedgehog (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for super adorable free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love hedgehogs & cacti ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi potted cactus hedgehog ! Aleksandra Egorova designed this lovely amigurumi hedgehog. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi hedgehog now!
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Amigurumi bull - free crochet pattern
Every kid deserves gorgeous crochet toys , handmade with love! We love super cute amigurumi plushies like this friendly little crochet bull filled with hugs, love ( and polyfill ). Crochet your own adorable little bull with Amiguroom's easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern ! ( And many thanks for this lovely amigurumi bull pattern to the talented designer: Liudmila Pershina ! ) Grab some yarn, felt, your favorite hook and let's get crafting:
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Bianca the amigurumi cat (free amigurumi pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted cat for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Tarturumies's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi cat in no time! If you need an adorable Christmas gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi cat makes a sweet little gift.
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Cute Christmas elves with craft foam
Look at this cute Christmas elf face ! Isn't it adorable? You can make one with the kids in minutes with a little craft foam and a styrofoam ball ( or any standard christmas ornament ). These little cuties will look fun in any vibrant color and you can draw personal face expressions to each of them. You can use the Christmas elf craft foam ornaments to decorate your home ( or christmas tree ) at winter or you can give some as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones!
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DIY Pipe cleaner Rudolph reindeer bottle topper - Christmas party craft
These homemade Christmas reindeer bottle toppers by Kids Craft Room are a great way to make any kids drink bottle super fun and festive. You can pop them on your mini milk bottles, water bottles or fizzy pop to turn an ordinary drink into something special for Christmas ! This festive pipe cleaner bottle topper is also perfect for decorating ( drinkable ) Christmas gifts. These adorable Rudolph reindeer bottle toppers are easily and cheaply made from pipe cleaners . We love that they’re fully removable so you can use them again and again!
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DIY Heart bath bombs - easy & quick Valentine's gift
Today The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to make your own heart shaped bath bombs ! These homemade heart bath bombs are actually really easy to make, they make such lovely Valentine's gifts and as a bonus: you will save a fortune with them. These DIY bath bombs are shaped into little hearts ( with a heart shape mold ) , but you could use any shape you want or have at hand! ( Imagine a festive Christmas tree variation, or fun cake shaped bath bombs , artistic discs or cubes, or you can use a simple plastic bauble to create round " classic" ones ) !
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Adorable crochet dog hat (puppy hat)  - free crochet pattern
Winter will be here in no time, so it’s the perfect time to start tucking into those winter crochet projects, including warm hats.This  cute puppy hat by Spin A Yarn Crochet would look sweet in any color! With this free crochet dog hat pattern you can crochet your own crochet puppy hat in no time! This adorable and cozy crochet hat can be a great winter hat for the kids or (with adjusting the free pattern) you can crochet one dog hat for yourself as well. So, grab a skein of yarn and crochet a cozy and oh so adorable hat with this great free pattern:
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Easy DIY Rag rug - upcycling craft (home decor)
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old bedsheets ? This time Grillo-Designs and Gemma Cooper ( from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture ) will teach you how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets ( or old unused clothes ) ! If you like fabric rugs, but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised by how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old t-shirts or bedsheets , a slip mat ( or mesh / canvas ) , and patience. Get the step-by-step tutorial at grillo-designs.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Christmas yarn star ornament - easy Christmas yarn craft
Have you ever crafted yarn ornaments ? They are simple and so beautiful! This gorgeous, decorative, and frugal Christmas star ornament by Decora Recicla Imagina is so easy to make, you won't believe your eyes! Using yarn, glue, sewing pins and styrofoam trays, you can make unique and beautiful homemade Christmas ornaments in minutes! Of course, you can use any other shapes than stars : imagine a gorgeous yarn Christmas tree, a snowflake, or a snowman... the possibilities are endless!
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DIY Yoda costume ( free pattern and sewing tutorial )
Create your own baby Yoda : make a super comfy Yoda costume for your kids ! This lovely fleece Yoda costume by Fleece Fun could be made in an hour or two. Adorable and simple! By sewing costumes , you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, Make this quick and easy Yoda costume that would be great for Halloween , but are also fun for any day dress-up play. Get the step-by-step costume making tutorial and the free Yoda costume pattern at fleecefun.com and create your very own adorable Yoda costume now:
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Super dad - fun father's day gift with chocolate (free printable)
Every dad is a Super Dad because all dad’s have some mega super powers, don’t you think? This Super Dad father’s day gift idea by IHeartCraftyThings is going to make your dad feel super special on Father’s Day . this super fun father's day gift making tutorial comes with a wonderful free printable template. The kids can personalize the message on the back of the Father’s day gift so they can share what they feel makes their dad extra super!
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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Amigurumi cherry keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet cherry keychain pattern by Double Treble Trinkets is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! Crochet a little c herry as a pretend to play toy or as a cute little keychain . This free miniature amigurumi cherry is designed to fit perfectly on your ears ( Such sweet childhood memories! ) If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great summer pattern for you.
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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Crochet Easter egg bunny and chick (free amigurumi patterns)
Chirp chirp! Hop hop! Make these adorable little hatchling and bunny for this coming Easter. They are super cute and very easy to make. They can be made as a decorative piece or add them to an Easter basket full of chocolate eggs!   This is a very simple crochet  pattern. It technically uses simple basic stiches, that makes it a perfect Easter crochet project for beginners in amigurumi! . There are free patterns and instructions for both the chick and the Easter bunny. Get the details at helloyellowyarn.com:
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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Easy DIY paper mouse finger puppets - fun craft for kids
Look at this fun paper mouse finger puppet by Red Ted Art! Isn't it super adorable? Make a sweet paper mouse finger puppet from a single sheet of printer paper , and let the fun begin! We love when someone transforming ordinary printer paper into cute kids crafts because this seemingly boring material has so many crafting opportunities! We are sure that this mouse finger puppet craft will be your kids ' favorite paper craft! Seriously adorable! Visit www.redtedart.com and find out how she created them:
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Amigurumi pig christmas tree ornament (free crochet pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi pig ornament pattern by Ekaterina Ustinova 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 pig ornament. So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi pig ornament today and create a darling new ornament for your Christmas tree..
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Mom hacks - learning basics
With this great video she will show you a lot ways to teach your kids to basics easily in a playful form. In this video you can find: an alphabet learning game , a shape & color learning game , a clock learning toy, and a number learning puzzle. All toys and game s are super easy to make, cheap and a fun way to learn !
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Easy DIY beaded clothespin butterfly - fun spring craft for kids
These beaded pipe cleaner butterflies by One Little Project are so pretty and so sparkly, and best of all, they’re really easy to make! ! You can make the beaded pipe cleaner butterflies in whatever colors you have on hand. There are lots of options! This pretty beaded pipe cleaner butterfly is super easy to make, and it’s likely you have all the materials required sitting in your craft cupboard already. This lovely beaded butterfly is just a perfect spring or Easter decoration or you can decorate your kid's room with these pretty butterflies.
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DIY Christmas fruit wreath - healthy Christmas snack
Need a fun fruit platter idea for Christmas morning or a healthier display for a holiday party ? This edible orange cranberry wreath by Mom Endeavors is easy to put together and perfect for any Christmas food spreads ! This Healthy Christmas Snack, made from fruit, will delight your kiddos as well, and you will feel great knowing you are filling their tummies with the good stuff. Fruit is perfect for making Christmas treats. Bright in color and deliciously sweet, they can easily be transformed into something festive with a little bit of creativity.
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DYI Autumn fairy garden - fall garden decor
Just because a giant plastic pumpkin is broken or faded that doesn't mean that you have to throw it out! Jen from Tatertots & Jello will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kinds of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden! Check out the fun variations at tatertotsandjello.com:
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Amigurumi otters - free crochet pattern
It’s time for super adorable free crochet patterns again! Visit Spin A Yarn Crochet and learn how to crochet these super adorable soft otter toys in minutes! At spinayarncrochet.com you will find the free crochet pattern of these super cute otters accompanied with an easy to follow step-by-step assembling tutorial. This otter softie is really easy to crochet so you will have a bunch of these ready in no time! Hand embroider their eyes or use safety eyes - this way these lovely otters will be suitable for babies & newborns as well.
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3 Simple DIY fall decor (twig pumpkin, tp roll pumpkin & leaf suncatchers)
Even though it's tempting to spend all your days outside enjoying the crisp autumn weather, make time for these adult and kid-friendly fall crafts! In this step-by-step video tutorial Megan Weller will show you how to make 3 fun crafts you can make to decorate your room for fall : the twig pumpkin ( wood stick pumpkin ) , the toilet paper roll pumpkins and the gorgeous leaf suncatchers ( or fall leaf galand ). These fun fall crafts are really easy room decor projects that you can make using things you probably already have at home! So, don't hesitate: watch the video and learn the how-tos:
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Bacon and potato roses - delicious party snack
These potato and bacon rose appetizers are not just only beautiful and very easy to make, but also very delicious! It can be a perfect party snack for any ocassion, and you can make it easily even if you are an absolute beginner in the kitchen! You just need ( raw ) potato , bacon , puff pastry and a cupcake mold! Spice it as much you want or add cheese for a more intense flavor! Bake the bacon and potato roses on 220 celsius ( 428 degrees ) for 25 minutes and serve it with delicious cremes as an extra! Enjoy your meal!
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Zoya the amigurumi cow (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute cow ! Who can resist this cute little cow face? By following along Victoria Rusak's free amigurumi pattern you can create Zoya, the super cute crochet cow in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi cow for your friends or family members now!
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DIY Easter - spring look and find sensory bottle (I spy bottle)
Just when it seems like spring will never come, we realize that it’s right around the corner. To help celebrate this beautiful and amazing season, create a fun craft that Kim (730 Sage Street ) calls a "look and find spring sensory bottle" ( I spy bottle ). You can turn this I spy bottle easily into a game: use 15 completely different items in the bottle then create a list of the things and make it a game to find all of them. So fun! Visit 730 Sage Street and create one fun spring I spy bottle with the kids:
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