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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 Sock bear  - soft toy for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo , and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo ! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern! The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one ( or a whole family of ) adorable sock plushies for your kids or for yourself!
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DIY Yarn dog keychain ( yarn puppy )
Who loves adorable little yarn creations ? We do! In this video tutorial, NataliDoma DIY will show you how to make this super adorable little yarn dog in no time. This dog craft ( with a little help ) is suitable for kids of all ages , and the outcome is so unbelievably cute! The kids will enjoy creating this super fluffy, easy and fun yarn dog craft , and the finished puppies are just perfect as keychains. ( You could use them as cute decorations or dollhouse accessories as well ).
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DIY Yarn rainbow - simple yarn craft for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial, NataliDoma DIY will show you how to make a gorgeous yarn rainbow in 10 minutes. This little rainbow craft is so simple you will master it in no time! This macrame rainbow is just perfect as a home decor , or you could use them as cute accessories ( as pendants, earrings, keychains, etc ) Play the video and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Pompom bear ( yarn bear)
These pom-pom bears by NataliDoma DIY are one of the cutest yarn crafts we've ever seen! They are so adorable and really easy to make! You don’t need any special tools: just yarn, beads, and a ribbon. This lovely little teddy bear is a great winter/ Christmas kids' craft project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Try making a whole bunch of these little pom-pom bears in assorted sizes. They'd make perfect Christmas ornaments as well, as you can use them again and again! You could also tie them to a winter wreath , or you could hang your pom-pom bears off a length of yarn , and make an adorable winter garland. They're also great as cute little gifts!
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Sock hand puppets - fun recycling craft idea
With this fun and easy recycling kids craft idea you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , table tennis or styrofoam balls , googly eyes and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake!
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Handprint chick - easy Easter craft for kids
One of the cutest parts of spring is all the baby animals that start appearing like cute little fluffy chicks–so adorable! So she decided to make egg shaped chicks that are perfect for spring, Easter, or while enjoying farm themed activities. If you looking for a cute keepsake or card idea for Easter this Easter egg chick footprint and handprint card is a perfect craft choice for you! This chick footprint and handprint art is super easy to make and also super fun for the kids and for their parents as well! In this post A little pinch of perfect will give you instructions on how to make this handprint chick card. Are you ready to make this adorable Easter chick card keepsake? Let’s do it!
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Adorable crochet fox hat (free crochet pattern)
This time Crochet For You Blog will teach you how to crochet this super adorable, stripey woodland fox hat. This crochet pattern is super easy to make: after adding some facial features to this orange and cream striped hat, you will see a cute looking fox hat. This crochet fox hat has an adorable modern woodland look with stripes and available in toddler size. ( But of course - with adding a few extra stitches - you can create other sizes as well! ). So grab some yarn and let the fun begin:
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Simple cute origami cat (paper folding for kids)
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial by Hello Origami and learn how to fold a super cute origami cat ! This lovely little origami cat is just a perfect paper folding model for kids of all ages and beginners in origami, so don't hesitate: grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable purring cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 21 cm x 21 cm ( or any other size rectangular ) paper. Kids can have lots of fun folding this lovely little origami cat and drawing in its face. Simply follow Hello Origami's instructions and make your very own amigurumi cat now:
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Gorgeous giant fall leaf and pinecone flowers
One of the best ways to form a deeper connection with all the beauty and magic of nature, is to make things from treasures found on a nature walk. Today’s DIY is a perfect way to use nature's gifts and create gorgeous and inexpensive artworks / fall decors at the same time! Can you guess what these giant blossoms are made of? We love leaf crafts not just because it's super inexpensive but also because of it's gorgeous colors! If you are not a fan of autumn colors you can paint the leaf and pinecone flowers to a color that fits into your home.
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Simple paper strip sphere chicks - Easter kids' craft
If you are on a hunt for a quick to do Easter craft idea, these cute little chicks are certainly your thing. We love all the diversity simple paper strips offer when it comes to crafting (and these chicks prove that).  If you are in a need of a fun chick craft idea for a classroom these are your thing as you can easily “thread” them on a string and make a fantastic Easter garland. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself (well the kids) to sticking to yellow color for this paper craft project. Use pastels and have a nice variety of Easter chicks. Naturally this is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home.
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Paper ice cream toys for kids (with printables)
So why do you need paper ice creams? There are many cool reasons! They make great play food to start with. Open an ice cream parlour for pretend play, decorate your ice cream party with them, or just have a fun filled paper craft afternoon recalling the memory of beautiful summer days. Make one as a present for somebody who loves ice cream (most people you know) when you can’t wrap up the ones that melt.
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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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Felt and button Christmas tree ornament  - Christmas decor from felt scraps
Take a look at Craft And Creativity's tutorial and turn your felt scraps into adorable DIY Christmas ornaments that will last for years to come! What’s great is that even the kids can indulge in this felt Christmas decor project , giving much more productivity to the holidays. Whether it’s an adorable keychain or a lovely Christmas garland , or simply a festive Christmas tree ornament , each of these DIY felt Christmas trees come up with breathtakingly pretty results that are not just engaging to craft , but also are wonderful choices to present to your friends and family.
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Adorable clothespin scarecrow - fall craft for kids (free printable template)
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall crafts for the kids ! We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper plate scarecrow craft of The Best Ideas For Kids with you today, because we love everything about the fall season ! Pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrows ... fall 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 just perfect. This cute little paper scarecrow with its clothespin arms and legs would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board:
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DIY Oversized wooden Tic Tac Toe game
Do you love special, unique and fun family games? Do you love working with wood? Try this brilliant , easy and quick woodworking project: the oversized 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. 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 (which is our all time favorite<str
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DIY easy raincloud costume for kids (no-sew)
Do you love unique,fun , and super easy kids costumes? For this year's Halloween or dress up party try this fun rain cloud costume that is soo easy it doesn't involves sewing at all! You can make this fun handmade rain cloud costume for the kids literally in minutes with a little poliester batting and felt! You can make a raincloud costume with dark clothes imitating thunderstorm but this costume also will be very nice in a cute rainbow-sky blue version! If you are the type to wait til last minute, this  costume will be the perfect choice for you because it came together in under 2 hours!
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Easter egg bunny soft toy (free sewing pattern)
Spring came in, and it means you can start your Easter crafts now officially! If you love sewing this craft idea - the Easter egg bunny plush toy - can be  a great choice, even if you're just a beginner in sewing, because with this detailed masterclass tutorial  sewing one will be a piece of cake! The kids will love these adorable Easter egg shape little bunny plushies! And the best of this Easter craft idea: you can use up any scrap fabric to create the bunny softies because they will look gorgeous in any color and style!  And of course, you can make the fabric bunnies in any size! (  This rabbit is  14 cm tall - with ears. )
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Pipe cleaner bunny and carrot - easy Easter craft for kids
We love making pipe cleaner animals with our kids and we bet that you will love it too with your kiddos! This time Lines Across will teach you how to make these super adorable little pipe cleaner bunnies and carrots. If your kids are too young to do them by themselves, you can help attach the eyes. These pipe cleaner bunnies and carrots just makes perfect crafts for Easter and the kids will love to play with them!
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DIY Tight rope walker circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
We love super pretty DIY costumes ! At first glance this DIY Tight rope walker circus costume may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume .To make this beautiful DIY Tight rope walker circus costume you can use ordinary clothes decorated with a few feathers, tissue paper and tulle. Read this nice step-by-step costume making tutorial and create a gorgeous DIY Tight rope walker circus costume for your little girl!
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DIY Painted mouse rocks - rock painting for kids
Summer is the perfect season for rock hunting! In this kids craft tutorial learn how to make sweet little painted mouse rocks, perfect for kids of all ages. Rock hunting groups are popping up faster than movie theater popcorn in cities around the country, and for good reason. Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature, spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. Don’t hide the rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock mouse from them!
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Small amigurumi dog keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends ? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi dog keychain by Eva is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts, just as this lovely little dog. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free amigurumi pattern and learn the how-tos! Amigurumi toys are such great gifts for any special occasion!
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Little puppy - amigurumi dog (free crochet pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi puppy is no exception. This lovely dog pattern works up really quickly, and doesn’t take much yarn to make. Crochet a couple for all of the dog -lovers in your life. Besides of it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern by DIY 100 Ideas is completely free ! One of the nicest 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 leave 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 puppy now:
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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Crochet snowman hats (with crochet pattern)
Keep your head cozy this winter with this adorable crocheted snowman hat! In this nice website you can find a free crochet pattern, and a nicely detailed instruction about how to make it.
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DIY Natural wood & fabric bunny ear teething ring (free sewing pattern)
With a baby coming, you may start thinking what would be fun to add to your baby' s stash. Because babies tend to be chewers ( especially while teething ),instead of chewing on their hands, socks, or corners of blankets… made these Natural Wood & Bunny Ear Teething Rings ! These are so great as a baby shower gift or for your own babies ….but are just as fun to make in bulk and keep on hand for baby gifts ! Unique handmade baby gifts are always a hit….especially when they only take minutes to make!!!
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How to make DIY Slime stress balls (video tutorial)
Feeling a little stressed out lately? Not to worry: we've got you covered. Meet your new best friend, mr. squishy stress ball! Make Oobleck Slime from simple cornflour or cornstarch , and use marble balloons to make really cool stress balls. Perfect if you're stressed at work or school! Stress balls are easy to make from easily available materials. All you need is a few balloons and the right material to put in them. watch this easy-peasy demonstration video and create your own slime filled stress balls!
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How to make DIY clear galaxy slime - fun kids craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and create a super fun DIY clear galaxy slime ! You never know when you're going to need a slime recipe - and this one's a good one- so pin it, bookmark it, copy it, do whatever you have to do to get it in your craft armory. The oozy galaxy gunk will bounce, blow bubbles, drip, and splat with the perfect combination of gross and awesome. The most important part: this DIY galaxy slime recipe uses simple ingredients and will be ready for play in mere minutes. Store in a plastic container with a lid in the refrigerator to extend the life of your homemade galaxy slime.
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Fluffy amigurumi sheep pillow - free russian crochet pattern
Are you looking for a cute, adorable animal pillow to crochet ? Here you are: a free sheep amigurumi pillow pattern and tutorial! This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. This cute amigurumi sheep baby toy works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one – we know this won't be the last sheep in your life! Visit this nice russian craft blog and create your very own sheep pillow toy. (If you don't want to use the russian pattern you can use any other amigurumi animal patterns to create the pillow's body parts! )
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Origami desk organizer boxes
We love simple but fun craft ideas which involves colorful papers and requires only basic craft skills to make! This origami ( paper folded ) desk organizer is a brilliant way to ignite your inne r creativity and create a useful office decor from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper ( origami ) desk organizer you need to begin by collecting a few sheets of paper ( origami paper, wrapping paper or book pages ) .This origami desk organizer would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think! ? The kids will enjoy this fun & frugal paper craft !
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Amigurumi bunny baby rattle (free amigurumi pattern)
It's time for adorable free crochet patterns again! Who wants free pattern for this amigurumi bunny baby rattle ? This super adorable crochet bunny rattle is a great sensory toy for babies and oh so pretty to look at! Create it with all your love and care for your little one with the help of Eva's step-by-step rattle crochet pattern.
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Amigurumi polar bear,panda and grizzly (free crochet pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial , you can learn how to crochet these adorable bears in amigurumi ! These sweet amigurumi bears are 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 a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn and create it's eyes with hand embroidery. At this nice crochet blog you will find the amigurumi patterns of these cute crochet bears ( the panda, the polar bear & the grizzly bear ) for free!
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