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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!
Small amigurumi cat (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi cat pattern by Julia Palanich 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 cat. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi cat today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones.
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Boy and girl amigurumi frog doll (free crochet patterns)
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 frog for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow @toys_annaliyv's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys and create this lovely amigurumi frog in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi frog makes a sweet little gift.
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DIY Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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Toilet paper roll angels
This angel is super-simple and you get to upcycle an empty toilet roll in the process (or a paper towel roll cut in half), so that makes it even better! Toilet roll angels are a classic Christmas craft, you may well have made one before with your kids or when you were a kid yourself. Her version uses paper doilies for the wings, but if you don’t have those you can just cut them out of paper or card stock – anything goes really and there are no rules.
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DIY pretend play sweet shop from IKEA expedit helf
Look at this super cute pretend play shop!  And the kicker is that you can build the frame for this market in less than an hour! She've drawn out the plans so you can start building right away. All you need is a cube organizer (IKEA kallax or expedit for ex.) and a few lengths of PVC piping. Are you inspired to open up a pretend play market of your own? Make a fresh fruit and vegetable market, a sweets shop,a fashion boutique, a simple a soft toy sale, or anything that your kids will enjoy to sell!
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DIY Tigger tsum-tsum sock plush - sock toy making (video tutorial)
Look at this super cute tsum-tsum style Disney plushie! In this video tutorial PinkSugarCotton will show you how to make a Tigger tsum tsum plush from a sock! This soft toy making project is a perfect way to re-purpose pairless socks , with a help of a little piece of felt , and hand sewing! Sock knit is a very easy beginner sewing material because it doesn't fray at the edges and it's so stretchy which make these Disney plushies really squishy. ( And socks are also inexpensive and easy to get! ) Create some tsum-tsum soft toys for your kids with this nice step-by-step video hand sewing and plushie making tutorial!
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DIY Terracotta pot gingerbread house ornament
Transform mini terra cotta pots into absolutely adorable gingerbread house ornaments with Projects With Kids' easy to follow craft tutorial. This lovely little terra cotta pot gingerbread house ornament is just a great Christmas craft for older kids and teens. These little DIY gingerbread house ornaments are so fun to make! The clay pot act as a canvas to create a colorful gingerbread house scene that kids can customize any way they like. ( You can use extra-fine point paint pens, which will help you with drawing the details. ) Head to projectswithkids.com and create your own miniature gingerbread house terra cotta pot ornaments :
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DIY Easy beautiful magical roses from satin fabric
You wont believe it, but this gorgeous magical rose is made from a simple p iece of satin fabric , and you can create it literally in minutes with a simple, but very clever trick : pulling out some threads from the ( satin ) fabric ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous satin rose ! You can use these beautiful satin fabric roses to decorate your home at Spring/ Easter , or your wedding , and they also can be great gifts for almost every occasions ( such as Mother's day, birthdays, Valentine's day.. ) These gorgeous satin textile roses will look nice in any color and size, and they will never wither, so it's perfect for preserve precious memories!
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Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Wine cork pumpkin - easy fall decor
Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Make this lovely little DIY wine cork pumpkin by Love Our Real Life to celebrate fall! You'll only need about 30 minutes, a few supplies and the result is an adorable table decoration you can enjoy year after year. This fall craft is super easy to make, and you can re-purpose a bunch of old wine corks with it, which is also very nice! You can paint the wine cork pumpkins orange or leave them in their natural wine-ish color, this autumn decor will look good in size and shade!
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Adorable DIY clay pot pig
This little piggie went to the market.....because he was all dressed up and needed somewhere to go! With a simple small clay pot and a styrofoam ball you can make one little piggy in no time! Kids can create barnyard companions such as cows, horses, sheep, chickens, roosters and goats to accompany him. The same basic craft technique gets used, and only the colors of the bodies and the ears and noses need to be changed, if necessary. You can use this adorable clay pot pig as a cute spring decor or you can gift them to your friends/ family members as a sweet Valentine's day gift!
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Pancho the amigurumi dog (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi dog / dachshund pattern by AmourFou ! 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 dog. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi dog today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones.
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Easy little amigurumi panda bear (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
In this free written and video crochet tutorial by Olga Askarova and Amigurumi Space , you can learn how to crochet this adorable panda bear in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi panda is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi panda is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn and create it's eyes with embroidery. At Amigurumi Space you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute panda bear accompanied with a step-by-step video crochet tutorial. ( Which makes this lovely panda bear an excellent starting project for beginners in amigurumi ! )
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Adorable sock penguins - softie toy
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to repurpose the other ones: the sock penguin! This penguin measures about 7 1/2″ tall and it can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself. It is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one soon
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DIY easy to make origami lotus flower (paper folding)
The lotus flower symbolizes purity and enlightenment. It is also associated with rebirth and divinity. Watch the step-by-step instruction on how to make this beautiful lotus flower. What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flower can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper.
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3 Ingredient easy pretzel flower bites - party snack
Get ready for spring with these easy 3 ingredient pretzel flower bites. These fun ( Smarties ) chocolate and pretzel flowers are ready in 15 minutes and super fun to make! Raise your hand if you love whipping up easy and fun party treats ! We do too! Today TipBuzz is sharing with us a fast and fun spring/Easter treat which also can be used as a delicious Mother's day gift or a cupcake topper! These colorful p retzel flowers are made with pretzels, candy melts , and Smarties. Salt mixed with sugar is irresistible and treats that are easy to pop in your mouth are so fun! You will love this quick and easy pretzel flower recipe and this step-by-step video tutorial!
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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Sock pug (sock puppy) - free sewing pattern
With Craft Passion's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into! For example: this super cute little sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Get the free pattern and sewing tutorial at craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little pug:
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Adorable butterfly mobile from paper
With this detailed craft tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful butterfly mobile. If you don't like butterflies it can be made with any kind of motifs, just use google image search on "silhouettes" :)
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Cuddly koala baby lovely (free crochet pattern)
Make this lovely crochet koala lovey by Make And Do Crew for your favorite little one! This adorable koala lovely works up quickly using only one skein and some scrap yarn, which makes it a perfect baby shower gift. As long as they’re soft and safe , handcrafted baby gifts are a perfect way to welcome new ones to the world! Making this crochet amigurumi koala baby blankey is a fun little crocheting project. This is a quick and easy amigurumi baby toy project which is suitable for beginners with some experience in making amigurumi. When crafting for babies , please be sure to avoid the use of buttons or small parts that could cause choking if the baby puts it in her mouth! To get the free written amigurumi koala baby lovely click here:
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Grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps - recycle & gardening
In this nice step by-step video "Veggietorial" ( vegetable growing tutorial ) Veggietorials is going to show you how she started her organic container garden from kitchen scraps and cuttings! No green thumb required! Growing your own fruits and veggies helps you to feel more connected to your food. In many cases, we end up wasting a lot of food , which leads into having excessive scraps in the kitchen. This video tutorial will provide you with insights on some of the vegetables and fruits that can be regrown from scraps. These vegetables work like magic as they are given a new life. Some people may call it magic, but we consider their regrowth a gift from nature that we should be all thankful for.
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally!
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Pretty amigurumi penguin (ingyenes horgolásminta)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute penguin ! Who can resist this cute little penguin face? By following along Katerina Gushcina and AmiguroomToys's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet penguin 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 you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) Create a lovely little amigurumi penguin for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills.
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3D paper christmas tree - easy paper craft for kids (video tutorial)
Learn how to make a gorgeous 3D Paper Christmas tree with Hattifant's step-by-step video tutorial, and free printable Christmas tree template! If you love paper snowflakes and fancy the next challenge, these beautiful dimensional paper Christmas trees are super easy to make and look great both with and without an electric tea light! What a fantastic paper craft for Christmas ! You can get the free printable template here
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DIY halloween black cat plushie from socks
Do you love cats ? Are you looking for an adorable gift /toy or a cute addition to your halloween cotume/decoration ? If yes, this black plushie sock cat is a perfect sewing project for you! ( Even if you never tried hand sewing before, because this sock plushie tutorial video is so detailed! ) The final sock black cat plushie looks extremely professional and adorable because it uses the natural shape of the sock to create 3D volume. You can use any type of socks ( imagine a furry-fluffy type as a nice "long hair" cat ! ) , and any size! ( baby socks =baby cats ! )
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DIY Sock sheep - free pattern & sewing tutorial
In this step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial by Craft Passion, you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock sheep ! Socks are easy to manipulate and fun to craft with. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into. Start shopping and collect beautiful socks that you come across, you will sew up a storm and regretted that you have no enough socks to make. For your ease of sewing , along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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DIY baby rattles (cat,mouse,bunny) - free sewing pattern
Crystal from Stitched by Crystal has a super adorable and quick baby rattle project to sew for babies, and today we share it with you! She will show you how to sew a plush rattle for baby that is perfect for boys or girls and makes a great baby shower gift! These cute little fabric baby rattles are the perfect size for little hands to reach and grab, the ears on them are great for chewing on, and they make fun sounds when you shake them! One great thing about sewing projects for baby is you don’t need much fabric.  All of these adorable and soft fabric baby rattles (the bunny, the mouse and the cat) were made from some fabrics she pulled out of her fabric scrap bin!  They are a really easy sew too, and a great project for beginners!
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Easy DIY Easter fingerprint card (bunny and chick) - craft for kids
Check out these adorable Easter bunnies and chicks that you can make using your fingerprint! It’s a fun little craft for you and your kids to do, and you can make some seriously precious Easter cards or decorations using your art. This cute Easter card ( or spring keepsake painting ) by Heather (Chickabug) is perfect for the kids to do at Easter ,even you can whip up a few homemade gift tags for the presents with this nice fingerprinting technique ! This super cute Easter craft is very easy to do and super cheap to make! All you need is a white piece of paper, paint ,and a black sharpie ( and of course little crafty fingers ) !
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Crocheted baby dog blankey (free amigurumi pattern and video)
As long as they’re soft and safe , handcrafted baby gifts are a perfect way to welcome new ones to the world! Making this crochet amigurumi dog baby blankey is a fun little crocheting project. This is a quick and easy amigurumi baby toy project which is suitable for beginners with some experience in making amigurumi. Isn't this little baby dog blankey is so adorable? And she is so easy to make too! When crafting for babies , please be sure to avoid the use of buttons or small parts that could cause choking if the baby puts it in her mouth! ( For the written amigumi dog baby blanket tutorial click
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