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This craft category is a huge collection of fun kids crafts! 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,puppets, paper toys ..), keepsakes, easy DIY gifts (mother's day gifts, father's day gifts, teacher appreciation gifts) ,various art projects, classroom crafts and crafts for preschoolers, crafting with different materials ( paper crafts for kids, nature crafts for kids), back to school crafts .. and a lot more!
Toilet paper roll gnomes - fun fall craft for kids
We LOVE gnomes ! And only one thing is better than gnomes : gnome crafts ! Here's in one fun gnome craft from Repeat Crafter Me: a toilet paper roll gnome ! Isn't it super adorable? This toilet paper roll gnome is a quick little fall craft you can do with your kids. Use the finished toilet paper roll gnomes for imaginative play or tie a string to the hat and make them into an adorable gnome ornament ( or garland ) ! ( These toilet paper roll gnomes are also perfect as Christmas decors! ). So don't hesitate, grab those toilet paper rolls ( or paper towel rolls ) and let's get crafting:
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DIY cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter ! Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it! Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter ! ( The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! ( You can find the f ree bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c
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DIY gorgeous spring flower lantern (or gift box) - free pattern
For you upcoming wedding or spring party create a delicate paper flower lantern which can be used practically as well as aesthetically. The House That Lars Built came up with a gorgeous paper flower lantern that you can place an electric tea light in. She also added some delicate florals on it and voila : a perfect spring party decor was born! We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous party and home decors ! These floral paper lanterns are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous?
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DIY Paper advent wreath candy bowl - Christmas craft for kids
Creating your DIY advent wreath at home is a lovely way to pause, reflect and create meaning during this busy Christmas season! Surprise your friends and family this year and create a fun, whimsical Christmas decoration with the traditional warmth, by making a craft of a paper advent wreath with candles, which will beautify your home at Christmas. This simple tutorial by Pyyselbolaget will show you how to make an adorable and fun paper advent wreath to celebrate the Christmas season. Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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DIY Easy hedgehog stones - rock painting for kids
This time Andreja from Easy Peasy And Fun shares with us a super cute hedgehog painted rock tutorial ! We love stone painting and we love hedgehogs so these cute fellows are a must. Fall is the perfect season for rock hunting ! In this kids craft tutorial learn how to make sweet little hedgehog 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 hedgehog from them!
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DIY Styrofoam cup owl - fall craft for kids
Owl crafts are seriously one of our most favorite things, because who doesn't love owls ? These styrofoam cup owls by I Heart Crafty Things are adorable, simple to create and are fun for any time of the year. There are also some fun children’s books that are a great complement to this craft. Seeing these lovely little styrofoam cup owls up on our craft shelf brings an enormous smile to our face every day and we know they will do the same for you! So visit iheartcraftythings.com for the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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DIY Handprint acorn lacing cards - fun fall craft for kids
This handprint acorn lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is such a fantastic activity for fall ! If you’re anything like us then you and the kids probably love collecting real acorns. This handprint acorn craft is great for a rainy autumn afternoon in after you’ve been out on an acorn hunt! We think this handprint craft for kids is just perfect because it’s a lacing craft too! Kids can make an acorn that has a lovely textured cap just like real ones and they’ll be building their fine motor skills too! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let the fun begin!
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Easy paper pumpkin lanterns with paper mache
Do you have Halloween pumpkin lanterns in your front yard yet? If you haven't got artistic pumpkin carving talent, or you just need a simple inexpensive jack'o lantern alternative try this brillant craft idea: the paper mache pumpkins!  These lanterns are created with paper mache, a simple but genious craft tecnique, out of tissue paper that’s thin enough for the flame to shine through! Paper mache is absolutelly inexpensive, all you need is a little paper (orange tissue paper or newspaper) and a little homemade paper mache glue (from flour and water! If you need a nice homemade paper mache glue recipe search for "glue" in our site!)
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Pig shaped salty or sweet cookies easily
These little pig shaped cookies will work well  with almost all types of dough whether it be a salty or a sweet one! You can make some piggies for your upcoming kids or New Year's Eve party or just for fun to sipce up boring ordinary days, the kids will love them!  This recipe calls for two different kinds of dough, and a filling, and it must be wonderful with cheese, oregano and tomato sauce! What can be more fun than a pig shaped declicious cookie dipped in a delicious sauce! These pig shaped cookies/buns can be nice treats or for the kids.
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Paper plate owl with moving wings - fun fall craft for kids
It's time to create fun owl-themed kids crafts! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate owl craft by Kids Craft Room. Aren’t they a total hoot? These colorful paper owls are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate owls as adorable fall ornaments or stick them onto homemade greeting cards. Get the step-by-step tutorial at.kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting :
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Super easy DIY paper flower wreath - fun spring craft for kids
It's time for another fun kids spring flower craft project! Today - by following tsuku cafe's video tutorial - make super simple paper circle flowers with the kids for some pretty fantastical results. This spring flower wreath is so simple to make from supplies you have around your house. Grab some paper in pastels, a stapler and create gorgeous flowers for paper flower wreaths , paper flower bouquets or other beautiful spring decorations ! Bring your children into the process and let them feel the sense of accomplishment form their paper flowers .
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DIY Pet cactus buddies - rock painting for kids
Did you have a pet rock as a kid? She has seen some really fun adult version cactus rocks and thought it would be fun to make pet cactus rocks for kids. Kids will love to paint and pick out their pet cactus rock for this easy craft project! How much cuter can these pet cactus rocks be? And they are so easy to make too! This is a craft your kids will LOVE! This rock painting project is perfect for the smallest crafty hands as well and you can decorate the kids' room or your garden with the finished rock cactus buddies!  With a little colorful crepe paper you can add cute cactus flowers to your rock buddies. Alternate the rocks sizes to create a whole cactus rock family!
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Easy dimensional fall paper tree craft for kids
Are you excited for the colors of fall to start making their appearance? This fall tree paper craft is a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. The beautiful red, orange, yellow and green colors mixed with the paper circles that pop off the page help to create a stunning fall paper craft that you will want to put on display all season long.
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DIY Simple sliding knot bracelet
Ready for something quick and easy? In this nice detailed craft tutorial, we will make a simple sliding knot bracelet with an antique african coin. (But of course you can use other coin shaped materials with holes: such as washers and buttons!) This super easy DIY macrame bracelet is totally adjustable and can fit just about every wrist, depending on how much cord or string you use. If you finished your very own sliding knot macrame bracelet it's time to give it to someone you have a crush on cause it's totally gender neutral and anyone who is anyone would want to wear something you made !
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DIY paper puppet polar bear - fun winter craft for kids
This fun paper polar bear puppet by Kids Craft Room It is totally the cutest winter craft project we've ever seen! It's super fun to play with and it's also super easy to make! We also love that this puppet polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of paper. As a bonus: Kids Craft Room has created a free printable pattern for you, so you can start to enjoy all the fun and games right away! All you need to do to make these adorable polar bear puppets is: print the template, cut it out and then follow Kids Craft Room's instructions:
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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Adorable paper turtle - simple & fun paper craft for kids
Looking for a great indoor activity to keep your children busy? Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays or rainy days with this fun kids craft by Paper Magic! This paper turtle is super easy to make and the outcome is so adorable! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too! This turtle is such great activity for kids of all ages, plus it can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! ( No special tools or skills are required! )
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DIY Halloween magic potion bottle decor - upcycling craft
This is one of those halloween upcycling craft projects that is truly fun to make! You simply don’t know how your magic potion bottles will come out, which is part of the fun! Aren’t these DIY Halloween magic potion bottles are divine? And it’s fun to create something for Halloween that is less frightful and more fantastical. It’s like having all my Merlin-Dumbledore-Gandalf dreams come true, right before your eyes!  Sadie Seasongoods will show you in this nice craft tutorial how to make your own magic potion bottles from simple glass bottles or spice rack bottles!
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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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DIY transforming caterpillar - butterfly pencil case
With this funny kids craft video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute "magical" and fun transforming caterpillar / butterfly pencil case ! All you need is some paper tubes ( toile paper rolls ) and paint! Your kids will love this cute and practical paper tube pencil case and you can upcycle some paper junk with this brilliant craft idea which is also very nice. This pencil case is perfect for fun learning and it's also a perfect spring craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon.
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Santa pants flower pots - fun Christmas decor
Santa Claus is coming.. to town! We bet that this song  will stuck in your head every time you see these DIY Christmas planters! A Santa pants basket in Michaels inspired this little cute Santa pants flower pot. Adorable, isn't it? Honestly, this Christmas craft is so easy, and these Santa pants flower pots look so great with two pretty poinsettia plants inside them. We love it! These DIY Santa pants flower pots  look great for outdoor holiday decor, or fabulous inside as a centerpiece OR you can give them as cute Christmas gifts (filled with treats)!
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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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DIY toilet paper roll sheep - fun Easter craft for kids
We love toilet paper roll crafts because they are so easy to do and it’s a great way to recycle materials that you already have on hand! These paper roll sheep by One Little Project are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely sheep craft is a great way to celebrate Easter , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy spring day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY egg carton flowers - spring craft for kids
Recycled crafts are the best crafts! If you’ve got a couple of egg cartons laying around use them to make these gorgeous egg carton flowers! You can use this gorgeous egg carton flower art to decorate your home at springtime / Easter ( or at any time of the year ) . This brilliant kids' craft project is also a great way to re-purpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! These egg carton flower s are appropriate for many age groups as they are fairly simple to make and look really pretty. In this easy to follow craft tutorial Easy-Peasy And Fun will show you how to make them:
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3D flower coloring pages ( free printable )
We are really excited to share these paper craft flowers 3D coloring pages with you as they give coloring a whole new dimension. These gorgeous colorable paper flowers bring two of our passions together, the intricate coloring and the detailed paper crafting. If you’re more a fan of paper crafts than coloring pages for adults though there’s a pre-colored version included in the free printable too! You can use the finished artworks to decorate your home (at springtime), or it can be a perfect present for your coloring enthusiast friends ( along with a nice set of pencils/pens)!
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Easy paper plate watermelon  fan -  fun summer craft for kids
Keep the kids cool this summer with The Kindergarten Connection's fun paper plate watermelon fan craft! This papercraft is easy to make using only a few common materials you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids will enjoy some fun, summer crafting and you’ll love how frugal and easy it is! Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher - summer craft
It's time to create fun ocean themed kids crafts ! This DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher by A Little Pinch Of Perfect is a simple and beautiful summer craft that will remind you of looking at the ocean. A Little Pinch Of Perfect used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make these beautiful , colorful suncatchers. ( Katie has a free pattern included in her post so you can easily make one too! )
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Easter egg paper doily craft for kids
Kids can easily make one of the most beautiful Easter egg crafts without needing paint (sometimes it’s nice not stay relatively mess free). No two eggs will turn out exactly alike and each Easter Egg Doily Craft will look intricately decorated. These eggs will look beautiful added to any Easter decorating you plan on doing. Since the Easter eggs were so easy to make your kids will keep requesting more craft paper eggs and doilies so be prepared–you may be making a whole basket full of Easter doily eggs. You can hang your paper doily eggs on the wall for the Easter bunny to see, or turn them into lovely Easter cards by gluing them on a folded piece of paper.
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Modern geometric black and white Easter eggs - egg painting idea
Oh the African mud cloth ! Their patterns are mesmerizing, in their simplicity and shape. This time Alice & Lois came up with this gorgeous and oh-so-easy egg painting idea : the black and white Easter eggs inspired by African mud cloth . You don’t need to be an artist, just a steady hand helps with this easy Easter project. You could use good old sharpies to get these geometrical African mud cloth patterns . These black and white eggs will look so nice as Easter decor and they are super easy to make. Read this step by step tutorial and create some for yourself:
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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project!
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Adorable button and felt snowman ornaments
Fun DIY Christmas ornaments are always the best Christmas craft projects! These super cute felt button snowman ornaments will be a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decor and its also a fun and easy winter craft project, even the kids can make some! (If you don't want to hand sew the button snowman and felt Christmas ornaments you can use a strong glue instead) What do you think?  Do you love the little button snowmen and these felt ornaments as much as we do? This felt Christmas ornament can be a big hit in the next Christmas fair as well! (Or you can give them as cute gifts in a set!)
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DIY Mini pompom worm puppet
Make this super fun and simple worm marionette toy with One Little Project's step-by-step video tutorial! This is fun toy will grant hours of fun to the kids ! It walks and moves with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice ! These pom pom wiggly worm puppets are so adorable and they’re really easy to make! You can make each one in less than 10 minutes and there’s zero mess. It’s such a fun and simple craft to try with the kids !
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