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This craft category is a huge collection of summer crafts & DIY summer decors! Easy summer crafts for kids ( fun water toys, fun outdoor summer activities, ocean crafts / sea crafts, beach accessories and beach toys ), DIY summer home decors ( beach crafts, summer wreaths, crafts with sand/boats /oceans ), holiday keepsake crafts (seashell crafts), DIY summer clothes and summer fashion  ( free sewing patterns of summer clothes, summer accessories, free crochet patterns of summer clothes and summer accessories ), summer garden furniture and garden accessories ( DIY shaders, water sprinklers ) ... and many other creative craft and decor ideas about summer!
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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DIY Pom pom fruits
These adorable and fun pom pom fruits make great play foods that are soft to hold and colorful to the eye. These pom pom designs are very easy to make, and the toy fruits doesn't require too much yarn thereforeyou can easily create them only with leftowers! These pom pom toys not just only perfect fun craft projects for the kids but you can also use them as fun decors for your home ( at summer or on a party ) just put them into a nice bowl!
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11 Super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair
In this episode Milabu features 11 super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair that are super quick, beautiful, simple, edgy, romantic, cute, and fun. These short hairstyles are perfect for any occasion: weddings, prom, date night, gym, workout, office, work , and many more. She has everything from hair updos, messy top knots/buns, simple everyday, to editorial sleek half updos. Which one is your favorite? This nice step-by-step video hairstyle tutorial will teach you how to do these simple but still classy hairstyles in minutes with a few bobby pins !
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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 Seashell heart door hanger - summer decor
Today we’re in a beachy mood! We love going to the beach, and collecting shells is our favorite part. They are like little works of nature's art with their swirly shapes and pearly colors. Show off your seashells' beauty by making a summery door hanger covered in shells! And what shape should it be? A heart, of course, because we love seashells! If you love them as much as we do, and want to make your own seashell heart door hanger, just follow these simple steps.
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Egg carton goldfish craft for kids
For a super fun summer project, try this egg carton goldfish craft by The Craft Train! In this summer , instead of throwing those egg cartons away, use them for a fun summer egg carton craft : create egg carton goldfishes ! They are all super simple and so much fun to make with your children! And don't they look super adorable?! Egg carton crafts are a great way to let kids have a little fun while expressing them creatively.
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DIY 30 minute mermaid skirt (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
If your little girls are obsessed with all things mermaid , this is THE tutorial for you. This time The Girl Inspired will teach you how to sew this wonderful, ruffled summer skirt in no time! If you've got 30 minutes and some basic sewing supplies, then you can put together this super easy DIY mermaid skirt. Whether your daughter likes dress-up or she’s searching for the perfect Halloween costume , this 30-minute mermaid skirt tutorial is sure. to. please. Get the tutorial at thegirlinspired.com and let's get sewing :
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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DIY Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) !
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DIY Simple bird kite - fun and easy paper craft for kids
This super fun flying bird kite ( wind toy ) is a super easy spring or summer craft idea for kids , and it grants hours of fun! You can wave them around and watch the pretty paper birds fly ! This DIY is suitable for kids of all ages, and you won't need expensive craft materials to create some only a few sheets of colorful paper and some kind of thread. This super easy and frugal paper bird kite is a great craft for spicing up boring summer afternoons. You can use any type of paper ( or another light materials ) to make this colorful b ird shape kite , and it's almost costs nothing! This is a really enjoyable outdoor summer or spring activity !
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DIY Paper plate pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like. Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. I heart crafty things have made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze. Don't forget to look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of I heart crafty thing's page!
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Homemade easy water candle - gorgeous home decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical burning "water" candle ! Isn't it beautiful? This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful water candle in a very cheap way, with super simple ingredients such as: water, lamp oil , and a little piece of transparent plastic ! This gorgeous water candle will work with any small decor elements such as: faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and miniature holiday figurines. This burning water candle can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , Christmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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Easy DIY colorful paper fish craft - summer craft for kids
This colorful paper fish by Krokotak is such an easy and fun craft to do! This paper fish is a project that both kids and adults will have a fun time making! If you are a teacher, this paper fish is one project that you will want to add to your bag of handy and fun classroom projects ! We love ocean wildlife and this construction paper fish is our new favorite fish craft! Fish are a great summer crafting project for kids to make ( in preschool and kindergarten as well. )
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Miniature crochet (amigurumi) cactus - free pattern & video tutorial
In this week's crochet tutorial Happy berry Crochet shows you how to crochet a teeny tiny cactus and its little terracotta pot. Easily adaptable for different plants and different sized cacti. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired! This free crochet cactus pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus as a keychain or as a super cute tiny room decor. You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes.
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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race!
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Swimming amigurumi frog  (free amigurumi pattern)
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 @bumbee_crochet 's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi frog in no time! If you need a heartwarming gift for a special occasion or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy, this amigurumi frog makes a sweet little gift.
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Easy DIY mermaid garden with succulents - summer decor
If you have followed the fairy garden trend, you will love this fresh spin with mermaids ! This lovely DIY mermaid garden by Creative Green Living is super easy to make and the outcome is so gorgeous! Creative Green Living used succulents , which are hard to kill as long as you have a spot with plenty of light. Succulents are perfect for mermaid gardens because you can find succulents with a resemblance to seaweed, coral, anemones and other ocean plants. Get the step-by-step tutorial at creativegreenliving.com and create your own beautiful mermaid garden now:
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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DIY Crochet espadrilles with flip-flop soles (free pattern)
Hey beach babe! Learn how to make crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles in this free pattern and tutorial. These sandals are perfect for the pier, the beach or your rich uncle’s yacht! These crochet espadrilles with flip flop soles can be the perfect addition of your summer outfit! Don’t you think the woven look of espadrilles sandals just perfectly lends itself to some good old fashioned single crochet goodness?I She used ribbon for the ankle straps of her crochet espadrilles, but we think leather could look fantastic too. You can really customize the vibe of these crochet sandals depending on the color of yarn and ribbon you choose.
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project.
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DIY Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes by Housewife Eclectic are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. When the kids are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored safely inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. Get the tutorial at housewifeeclectic.com and create a fun traveling lego kit for your kids:
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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 Nautical rope anchor wall art - summer decor
You can easily make your own nautical DIY anchor art with Darice's step-by-step tutorial. Angie created an anchor but you can actually do any nautical or ocean themed shape that you love. The rope gives this wall art a beachy feel that will look great in a bathroom or even at a beach house. Take 30 minutes or so and make your own version for your home today!
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How to sew a half circle skirt - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Today Melissa will going to teach you how to sew a half circle skirt! The beauty of these skirts is that they are so FAST to make and you can draft your OWN pattern!! Once you have the pattern made, you can whip one out in about an hour flat.  These are made from summery fabrics but they would also be adorable made from wool or chambray for fall or winter.  Perhaps our favorite thing about this half circle skirt (besides the fact that  it's absolutely gorgeous) 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 stylish delicate but also funky skirt that both your daughter and you can feel good about.
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DIY Toilet paper roll mermaid and hula girl - summer craft for kids
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now! Toilet roll crafts are always a favorite on MollyMoo Crafts and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! This super easy mermaid and hula girl toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect summer craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home!
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Amigurumi mermaid doll (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute mermaid ! Who can resist this cute little mermaid face? By following along Anastasia Dmitrieva's free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys you can create this super cute crochet mermaid 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 creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi mermaid for your friends or family members now!
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Mr. Joe - the amigurumi frog (free crochet pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute frog ! Who can resist this cute little frog face? By following along Irina Pchelkina' s free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space you can create this super cute crochet frog 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 frog for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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DIY Rainbow shoes - fabric painting with the easy method (no dip tie-dye)
This easy tutorial by Fantasvale Art Lab will teach you how to make fabulous rainbow shoes ( without tie-dye ) . All you need is a pair of plain white canvas shoes, a water pray bottle, textile paint and a small sponge. Watch the tutorial and create a pair ( or two ) now:
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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Fishnet wrappet wason jar lanterns
Decorate your home or your summer party with this stylish and low budget fishnet wrapped mason jar craft! You can use the fishnet wrapped mason jars as stylish party lanterns on a summer party , a beach style  vase, or as a nice and practical desk organizer... there are so  many possibilities! You can use any empty glass jars/bottles to create this nice fishnet wrapped macrame lantern, even the most boring ones (just spice them up with different colorful yarns or ribbons! )
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Tiny amigurumi frog keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This super cute, tiny amigurumi frog by @thecrochetjar at Amigurumi Space is just perfect for a special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This lovely frog pattern works up really quickly, and doesn’t take much yarn to make. Crochet a couple for all of the frog -lovers in your life.
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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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