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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!
DIY Pom pom Santa Christmas ornament - yarn ornament
This DIY Pom pom Santa Christmas ornament is so cute and so easy to make: you could whip out a bunch of them as lovely gift toppers or as cute Christmas ornaments under an afternoon. Kids love to make pom poms , so this would be a fun one to do with them too. You can use a dinner fork or a homemade cardboard pom pom maker to create the pom poms ( if you haven't got a pom pom maker at hand. ) With this fun technique you can make little Christmas gnomes similar to Santa , just use colorful felt pieces instead of red.
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DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holidays brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft by Kids Craft Room! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the recycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig!
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DIY Ombre paper chain wall art - home decor from paper
We love simple craft projects that make a big impact! Paper chains are fun, festive and easy to make, and they are so versatile! Just look at this beautiful ombre wall decor ! How gorgeous is it? Create intricate paper chain decorations easily with Design Improvised's simple & fun tutorial . This DIY Ombre paper chain wall art ( and of course the paper chain itself ) is a great home or holiday party decor and it's so simple to make! ( Even the smallest kids can help you to make this gorgeous wall art or simple long paper chains for brightening up your party or holiday decor )
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Fingerprint art glass magnets - Mother's day gift idea
Are you looking for a lovely keepsake gift ( for Mother's day ) ? Create fun little fridge magnets with fingerprints ! This fingerprint magnet by Rhythms Of Play is an easy craft idea that kids and adults can make in no time, and it's super fun to paint too! Invite your children to use their tiny fingerprints to make various lovely fingerprint art magnets. The finished fingerprint magnets can be a great homemade gift for Mother's day , Father's day , birthdays or even Christmas! Get the tutorial at rhythmsofplay.com and let's paint:
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen ! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day! In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue. You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well ( but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen )
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DIY mason jar snowman - Christmas gift wrapping idea
This lovely little mason jar snowmen by Red Ted Art is a super cute, quick and easy way to decorate a jar for Christmas , Christmas gifts , school jar decorating competitions or Christmas fairs. This upcycled mason jar snowmen ( filled with various small treats, toys, delicious cookie or hot cocoa ingredients ) makes a great last minute Christmas gift for best friends, teachers or for your family. It also can be a great Christmas / winter decoration because it's so cute! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial by Red Ted Art and learn how to make these fun little mason jar snowmen:
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DIY cardboard box tiger cat house
Are you looking for a fun, cheap but still cozy cat bed / cat hous e? If your answer is yes, with the help of this very funny and detailed video craft tutorial make this fun tiger cat house from an old cardboard box ! Your cat ( s ) will love it! Of course you can make other cardboard box pet houses with this technique if you don't like tigers.
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DIY Spring pumpkin seed flower card - kid craft idea
Sometimes the simplest household items can be the greatest craft materials! This time create gorgeous crocuses with pumpkin seeds! The kids will love creating this fun spring picture, which at the end can be inserted into a frame and you can decorate your home with it at springtime. (Or you can make sweet spring gift cards with them! ) You will need to make one pumpkin seed flower artwork: pumpkin seeds, food coloring, glue and green craft foam. This spring craft project is a great way to create something nice out of simple items with the kids. (And we simply love the bulk coloring idea with food coloring! This way you can prepare the seeds easily especially if you working with smaller kids)
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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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Fall window paper stars - easy autumn decors with origami
Make a fall window star with your kids this week! This is an easy and impressive-looking origami project that will add some colour to your windows as you celebrate the season. This origami (paper folding) project is absolutelly inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest crafty hands can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the paper window stars or adapt the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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Bell and winter wonderland diorama from plastic bottles
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling ? Try this brilliant craft idea, the plastic bottle Christmas bells and the winter wonderland plastic bottle scene ( diorama ) ! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be more better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can be also a nice group craft project in the school!
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Tin can coffee advent calendar (advent calendar for adults)
One of our favorite traditions around Christmas is the advent calendar ! If you love coffee , you will LOVE this advent calendar idea by Sarah ( from Look What I Made ). Turn your coffee addiction into a festive Christmas decoration : make a coffee advent calendar ! For a coffee enthusiast this tin can coffee advent calendar is simply the most delicious way to pass the days until Christmas. Of course this fun idea absolutely works well with other things: you can use you empty ( tin ) boxes or even empty tin cans to create festive advent calendars filed with various sweets / toys or other fun or delicious treats.
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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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Easy DIY rustic Christmas tree ornament burlap angel
What's a Christmas tree without an angel? Tree topper or ornament, those sweet and happy angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite symbols of the season. Combine these heavenly beings with a bit of burlap and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. Roll up your sleeves and join me in making these vintage-inspired burlap angel ornaments!
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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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Adorable aluminium foil spiders - fun Halloween craft for kids
These foil spiders by The Joy Of Sharing can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Halloween when you’re short on time. If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this aluminium foil spider craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial ( as usual ) The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to make this adorable foil spider in no time:
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DIY heart shaped gift boxes - free printable template
This video shows how to create these heart shaped gift boxes out of paper ! These DIY heart shaped gift boxes are perfect to fill with candy, jewelry or other small gifts for Valentine's day, birthdays, party favors or any other occasion! The finished heart shape gift box is just under 4 inches in height and width. This paper craft project works best with construction paper or card stock - paper that is a little thicker/heavier than regular paper. You can find the free pattern >> here at essyjae.com <<
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Rock snail - simple and fun rock craft for kids
Have you ever tried shake painting before? Shake painting is super fun and it's virtually mess free! With this super adorable rock snail craft by Kids Craft Room kids get to shake out all their wiggles and fidgets and create some beautifully painted rocks that make perfect snail shells ! The rock snails are fun to create, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. These lovely little rock snails would also make a great activity for summer!
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DIY shoe lacing cards - fun learning game
With this super easy to make DIY shoe lacing card you can teach your kids how to lace a shoe in a playful way, or you can use these decorative paper shoes as low budget teen room decors! You can ask your kids to help make it and decorate their own cardboard shoes! If you haven't got white acrylic paint at hand you can use simple correction pens to create the lines! Add a nice colorful shoe lace for a more fun look! You can create classy fathers day cards with this brilliant craft idea as well!
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DIY Funny movable paper worm - fun paper craft for kids
Rain or shine, you'll love this absolutely adorable & fun kids craft by Paper Magic! This paper ( earth ) worm is such a great craft to use as an instant activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as a craft project for kids with short attention spans. It's great to have such fun kids crafts in the stash for slow moments after school, on weekends, or on holidays! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too.
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How to make a whirligig (cardboard circle spinner)
You might have heard of whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners) before, they are a classic craft that has been around for generations. Apparently even the Native Americans had their own version of this easy cardboard toy as early as 500BC, and they were also popular back in the great depression using old buttons or similar as the centre piece when kids didn’t have many toys. These whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners)  are very easy to make, almost too easy, and kids will love to watch the patterns twirl and whirl around. Her free printable spinner template gives you a few different patterns as well as a blank one so kids can get creative and design their own.
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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DIY Toilet paper roll Santa, snowman, reindeer and elf - Christmas craft for kids
If you’re looking for easy Christmas crafts for kids then you’ll love these Christmas toilet paper roll crafts by The Best Ideas For Kids! Kids love to create crafts with toilet paper rolls and the best part is that toilet paper rolls can be recycled into a fun Christmas craft activity. The Best Ideas For Kids will show you how to turn your toilet paper rolls into 4 different Christmas characters:
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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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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Creative science - DIY CD hovercraft
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Using a CD , a balloon , and a few other household items you can create a working hovercraft ! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling hovercraft project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some junk , but it's also a very fun toy ! You can decorate the CD and balloon hovercraft as much as you want, and start a fun race game with them! The kids will love it!
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Simple DIY Snowman Christmas gift card wrapper (Christmas card)
Read Pysselbolaget's step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make this lovely little snowman Christmas ( gift ) card wrapper easily out of simple household materials! This lovely little snowman box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents for Christmas ( such as gift cards, money, or Christmas cards ) in an adorable way! This paper gift box is a surprisingly easy paper folding project: you just need one sheet of white construction paper, a ruler, the free template , and that's it! Get the free snowman gift card wrapper template and create your own lovely DIY snowman gift box now: ( To download the free printable template please chose the "UNTRANSLATED" version below, and then click on the blue "Den kan ni ladda ner här." link under the materials )
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