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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!
DIY Easy Christmas mason jar luminary
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple Christmas craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love them because they are fun and easy to make! So easy to customize them too! A Christmas tree mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the pine tree shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it! These gorgeous Christmas tree jar luminaries will be a perfect addition to your Christmas decor!
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DIY candy dot earrings with glue gun - jewelry making
If you love stud jewelries and simple craft ideas we're sure you will love these DIY candy dot earrings!  With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a pair of gorgeous candy dot stud earring ! No clay, no fancy craft equipment, only  glue gun, nail polish and a metallic stud earring base. This funky candy stud earring can be great accessory at your wedding ,or at any other elegant occasions OR you can create a few glue gun stud earrings as  gifts for your friends and family members!  It's such a fun and easy way to make colored stud earrings for the spring and summer seasons. You could make a pair of glue gun dot earrings  for each color of nail polish you own!
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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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Giant silver starburst ball - easy DIY New Year's decoration
If we had to pick a favorite kind of DIY , it would of course be the ones that involve minimal difficulty but provide maximum wow factor. View this step-by-step video tutorial by DekoKitchen and learn how to make a gorgeous starburst ball literally in minutes! This starburst ball party decor can be a nice addition to your New Year's party, birthday party or it can be a great Christmas ornament ( in a smaller size ) . You can cut your skewers to make smaller starbursts , or buy extra long thicker skewers or use larger styrofoam balls. ( A larger ball will give you a denser starburst with more skewers ) Have fun!
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin!
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DIY Winter village wreath (free printable)
We love this winter village wreath not only because of its soft fluffiness, because it was really easy to make. No fancy sewing, pinning, chain sawing or other dangerous activities needed. We've been obsessed lately with easy paper crafts, and this would be a great use for those scraps. (You can use leftover Christmas wrapping papers or fun scrapbook papers as well) Read this step-by-step craft tutorial and create your own gorgeous winter village wreath! (You will find the printable paper house template  at Delia Creates for free! )
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DIY Chewbacca costume (Star Wars costume)
Today we have a super furry and adorable DIY chewbacca costume to share with you! Chewie, a nickname given by Han Solo to Chewbacca ,occurs to be his best friend and indeed one of the characters known to appear in the entire Star Wars series. You can wear his costume too, only if your height is of 6’9 or something and love being hairy.. Haha! Don’t worry about how to make a Chewbacca costume ,this Chewbacca Costume DIY is what you must go for. The Chewbacca is one of the oldest characters of the Star Wars franchise. His costume is unique and fun to wear at movie premiers and parties. The outfit is washable and very easy to wear
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Rose the amigurumi rabbit ( free amigurumi pattern )
Know a bunny lover? Crochet the perfect gift for them: Jess Huff's amigurumi bunny ! Whether you're gifting this lovely amigurumi bunny as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill bunny fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) bunny can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids and grandkids because this super adorable amigurumi bunny is just a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! At https://jesshuff.com you will find this wonderful free amigurumi bunny pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of personality, and cuteness! With a little modification in the yarn size, you can create a whole super adorable amigurumi bunny family
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Venya the amigurumi mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for adorable free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love mice ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi mouse ! Julia Matyushina designed this lovely amigurumi mouse. 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 mouse now!
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Paper chick finger puppet - easy Easter craft for kids
We are obsessed with easy and fun puppet crafts . Not only are they a cute craft for kids to make but they are incredibly fun to play with afterwards. Make a few easy paper chick finger puppets with the kids and use them for all kinds of early literacy fun. You can use colorful paper to create the chicks facial features or simply paint or draw it, you simply can't do it wrong! You can add other animals / characters to your collection with this easy finger puppet making technique to create a whole finger puppet theater.
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Upcycled plastic bottle catch game
This is a very easy to make, cheap but great kids craft / kids game idea with upcycled plastic bottles: a catching game! The aim of the game is to put the fish into the shark’s mouth, or to put the bee into the flower. The simpler variant is with a ball tied with a thread. You will need empty plastic bottles (they used white milk bottle for the shark and a Coca-Cola bottle for the flower) and permanent markers. Make the small fish and the bee from the yellow toy case of the chocolate egg.
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Benedict the amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
This time Jess Huff will show you how to crochet this super adorable little bear: Benedict! Benedict the amigurumi bear is a lovely, cuddly soft toy in huggable size.This super cute ( and easy to crochet ) amigurumi teddy bear can be a wonderful gift for your friends, kids and other family members at Valentine's day or Christmas ( or at any time of the year )! Grab a skein of soft brown ( preferably cotton ) yarn ,get the free amigurumi bear pattern at jesshuff.com and start stitching:
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DIY Simple summer ruffle shorts - free sewing pattern
We love every detail of these summer ruffle shorts so we're very excited to share this brilliant sewing tutorial with you today. She wanted the summer shorts to be a nice length, but still look somewhat girly. We think the ruffles do that perfectly! These ruffle summer shorts have pockets for collecting treasures and an elastic waistband. Since they are made of a lightweight fabric they are also nice and cool for summer weather. Perhaps our favorite thing about these shorts though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a pair of shorts that both your daughter and you can feel good about.
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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DIY Minion Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
DIY Minion Easter eggs – die dyed Easter eggs with movable eyes and string to resemble Minion goggles! What a wonderful Easter egg painting idea ,isn't it? Easter is quickly approaching and we bet that your kids are getting really excited about decorating Easter eggs .This year start creating super fun and adorable Minion Easter Eggs . This Easter egg craft is super easy and suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little parental help )
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Amigurumi bunny in bow tie (free crochet pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi bunny in bow tie pattern by Marina Dzubenko at Amiguroom Toys! 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 bunny in bow tie. So grab a skein of soft yarn , make this lovely amigurumi bunny in bow tie today, and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved one.
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Cute amigurumi hippo & little bird ( free crochet pattern )
In this free crochet tutorial, you can learn how to crochet this LOVELY amigurumi hippo : Melman and his friend the little bird Pi ! Aren't they soo cute? This sweet amigurumi hippo and bird is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful soft toy for girls. In this nice amigurumi blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute crochet hippo and crochet bird  accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial - which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!
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DIY Printable Easter bunny boxes
This Easter craft project is a great one to make for (or with) the littles in your life – they can have a nice, chilled out craft session before they take their bunny boxes and rampage through the garden in search of chocolate eggs. These Easter favor bunny boxes also make great packaging for little Easter treats for your friends, workmates or anyone you’d like to spoil with sugar. If you’re a bunny fan like us, grab some cardboard and a pair of scissors and let’s get crafting! ( In this nice craft blog you will find the free printable Easter bunny box templates in 4 different color! )
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DIY sock pig - sock animal sewing tutorial
Do you know that 2019 is the pig year in the Chinese zodiac? To celebrate this, Craft Passion shows you how to sew this super adorable sock pig ! This lovely little sock pig is just the perfect sewing project for recycling some old ( half-pair ) socks ! Plus, you can whip up this sock pig in less than an hour. This little piggy can be a wonderful stuffed toy , theme decoration, keychain, ornaments or a great handmade gift to make for any occasion. Kids might be able to make it with a little help from an adult too.
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Little plush amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute little bear ! Who can resist him? By following along Julia Deinega's free amigurumi pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet bear in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi, we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) So grab your hooks, head to Amiguroom and create a lovely little amigurumi bear for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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DIY Craft stick covered tin can flowerpots - recycling craft for kids
A colorful spring project to make with the kids ,these craft stick flower pots are a no-mess craft and make an adorable homemade gift ! Craft sticks are fairly inexpensive and they are great to use with the kids for projects! And as a bonus: this craft stick craft requires NO glue! Shake your glittery wands in the air and give a little cheer because this craft stick project by Kelly is probably one of the least messiest projects you can make with your kiddos !
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DIY sock lion ( with sewing pattern )
This is Shimba, a cute sock lion! With this nice sewing tutorial (and the free pattern) you can create him easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Sew some soft lion toys today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids! Sock is a very easy sewing material so you can make one even if you havent got a sewing machine or too much skill in hand sewing. You can make this cute sock lion from any size and color socks, and if you use different color yarns you can create a whole lion family with this brilliant sock soft toy making technique!
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DIY Mason jar fairy garden (terrarium) - woodland home decor
Do you love fairy gardens ? What about mason jars ? Why not combine both of those into a gorgeous fairy garden mason jar terrarium ? This miniature fairy garden by Crafts By Amanda combines fairy gardens with mason jars and the outcome is so adorable! You will need a few simple supplies to make your version of this lovely mason jar fairy garden, and the possibilities are truly endless. You can use different types of moss, plants, rocks, fairy garden accessories, plastic animals, and any natural decorations which fit into your little mason jar fairy garden.
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Adorable amigurumi bear in dress (free crochet pattern & video tutorial)
Do you know crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Try this super fun crochet technique : the amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi bear by Katerina Arkhipova ! But be aware: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start making these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This cuddly amigurumi bear can be a great amigurumi project to begin with, because the outcome is so lovely. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space and let's get crocheting :
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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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Easy DIY flower basket costume - costume making tutorial
Create a super cute flower basket costume ! All it takes is a clearanced-out basket ( or one you’re not using at home ),some flower stems ,a bit of ribbon for the shoulder straps….and you have a cheery little costume that no one else will be wearing! Of course you can use cardboard and paper weaving for a super cheap and eco -friendly basket alternative ,and also you can create pretty flowers from tissue paper! ( You can find lovely DIY paper flower tutorials in our site! )
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