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This craft category is a HUGE collection of creative paper repurposing / upcycling / recycling crafts! Paper upcycling crafts, magazine upcycling crafts and newspaper upcycling crafts (paper weaving), creative recycling crafts for kids with paper (toilet paper tube crafts), organizing solutions with cardboard boxes and cereal boxes, cardboard upcycling ideas (cardboard furniture, cardboard toys), toilet paper tube decorations, gardening and life hack ideas with newspapers and magazines,frugal home decors from magazines and many more DIY ideas about paper upcycling and recycling!
Easy DIY egg carton chicks - Easter craft for kids
Using something old, making something new! These super cute egg carton chicks are the perfect kids’ craft for spring. Don’t you love simple crafts you can easily do with your kids ? Easter is coming and these little egg carton chicks are perfect for Easter, spring ,or just because! The kids will love making them and it’s a fun way to reuse something old to make something new.
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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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Easy DIY cardboard box dinosaur costume for kids
With this fun free DIY Cardboard dinosaur costume tutorial, you can make this super cute DIY Cardboard dinosaur in no time! This DIY Cardboard dinosaur can be a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using paints,felt, paper scales,and other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own cardboard dinosaur costume ! This Cardboard dinosaur costume can be great for kids even just for play!
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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 Paper plate unicorn - easy paper craft for kids
Today Red Ted Art and Fun for Little Ones are sharing this super sweet and easy to make unicorn paper plate craft with you. Who can resist unicorns ? Don't they capture all things childhood and magical? This is the most adorable paper plate unicorn craft kids will fall in love with. This fun unicorn craft is simple to make and comes with a free unicorn template to help make the unicorn project easy. We really love easy paper crafts especially plate crafts , so let's get crafting:
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3 Simple DIY fall decor (twig pumpkin, tp roll pumpkin & leaf suncatchers)
Even though it's tempting to spend all your days outside enjoying the crisp autumn weather, make time for these adult and kid-friendly fall crafts! In this step-by-step video tutorial Megan Weller will show you how to make 3 fun crafts you can make to decorate your room for fall : the twig pumpkin ( wood stick pumpkin ) , the toilet paper roll pumpkins and the gorgeous leaf suncatchers ( or fall leaf galand ). These fun fall crafts are really easy room decor projects that you can make using things you probably already have at home! So, don't hesitate: watch the video and learn the how-tos:
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DIY Valentine's paper ribbon topiary - Valentine's day decor
We love to decorate the house for Valentine’s Day and we also love frugal and fun paper crafts ! This year decorate your home with this gorgeous DIY Valentine’s day paper ribbon topiary ! Beautiful, isn't it? This time Holly ( Ribbons & Glue ) teaches you how to make this gorgeous paper topiary which is just perfect for decorating for any special occasion ( or you can give it as a beautiful handmade gift ) ! Grab a bunch of colorful patterned craft paper , get the tutorial at ribbonsandglue.com and let's get crafting!
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Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Easy DIY egg carton angel - Christmas craft for kids
What's a Christmas tree without an angel ? Tree topper or ornament, these lovely egg carton angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite craft of this Christmas season. Combine the egg carton angels with a piece of lace and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. And as an extra: this Christmas & upcycling craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! So, roll up your sleeves and join us in making these vintage style egg carton angel ornaments:
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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DIY Paper mache ghost Halloween bowl
Gustamonton has instructions on how to create a fun Halloween bowl out of simple newspaper , perfect for all the treats your little tricksters will bring home. In this video tutorial Gustamonton will show you how to make a fun container for those yummy Halloween candies ! This little paper mache ghost bowl is super easy to make and the best: it's almost costs nothing! It's really just a bunch of newspaper and a little glue! So, watch this craft tutorial and create your own paper mache Halloween treat bowl:
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How to make a rolled newspaper rose wreath
Make rolled roses from newsprint , and turn them into a vintage style gorgeous rose wreath ! Not for outside, but great for anywhere indoors ! You could also lightly spray silver, gold, or any color that fits your decor on the finished wreath ( or use colored wrapping /origami papers to make one ) ! You can use this beautiful and inexpensive newspaper rose wreath to decorate at fall or spring , or you can use this simple paper rose rolling technique to make single rolled roses and decorate other crafts with them. Upcycling crafts are always the bests!
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DIY Toilet paper roll parrots - fun parrot craft for kids
Are you looking for a fabulous and fun summer craft for the kids ? Try this toilet paper tube parrot craft by Kids Craft Room! This lovely , colorful toilet paper roll parrot is a perfect summer craft for the kids in the classroom or at home , plus it can be a great fine motor scissor skill project for them as well! Make a whole flock of toilet paper roll parrots and turn your home or garden into a tropical paradise!
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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Toilet paper roll snowman - easy winter kids craft idea
Let’s make a snowman or two! Today Easy Peasy And Fun shared with us this cool paper roll snowman craft! Grab all the rolls you can and lets make a bunch of these cute snowmen! These adorable toilet paper roll snowmen are super easy to make, even the smallest crafty hands can create some on the most boring winter days. This recyling winter kids craft project can be a very fun group project as well! All you need to create some of this adorable paper snowmen is: tp rolls, white paper, colored papers and a black marker.
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Rocking paper plate reindeer - fun Christmas craft for kids
It's time to create fun reindeer-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 Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament , stick them onto homemade greeting cards, or you can play with them because it rocks! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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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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10 different DIY Christmas decoration with recycling
If you love easy Christmas crafts and recycling , you will love this nice step-by-step video tutorial ! In this nice video craft tutorial you will find 10! different easy and fun Christmas/winter decor idea with upcycling : decoration from glass bottle and fleece – Santa Claus and Rudolph , Christmas ornament ball from newspaper , Rudolph flowerpot , light bulb decoration – Snowman, Xmas tree and Rudolph , Santa´s gift box from toilet paper roll , Newspaper christmas tree decoration , advent calendar from toilet paper rolls , Rudolph from wine cork , ping pong ball snowman AND Snowman and snowflake Christmas tree lights from ping pong balls!
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DIY Paper plate pig twirler - fun paper craft for kids
This little piggy is a fun paper plate craft for the Chinese new year ( 2019 - the year of the pig ) by Kids Craft Room! Paper plate twirlers just as this little pig are really easy to make and so much fun to play with. You can hang this cute pig craft from the ceiling or hold it up in your hand and then watch it spin round and round. This pig twirler is perfect as a Chinese ( Lunar ) new year kids craft, preschool craft, paper craft or farm animal crafts for the kids.
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Egg carton snowman - fun winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft, look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session thrifty too. This time turn egg cartons into adorable snowmen by following along Papelisimo's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover egg cartons , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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DIY fabric wrapped mobile phone case with extra pockets
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute fabric covered mobile phone case ! This phone case completelly made from cardboard ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love cardboard because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case with different color and pattern fabrics. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one fabric covered cardboard mobile case for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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DIY Unicorn school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique, unicorn themed DIY School supplies : a pencil case from a Pringles can, a pencil , a pencil sharpener and an amazing rainbow notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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DIY Knight costume with dragon hobby horse
A dragon hobby horse ! Can you believe he’s made from an old cereal box and a plastic rubbish bag ? Kids Craft Room has also made a knight armor and a shield from an old cardboard box too. We love it when you can create something with so much play value out of nothing! Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Dressing up and puppet props are a great way for children to develop their imaginative story telling and improvisation. They promote language and communication and offer a safe way to explore a huge range of emotions and scenarios!
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DIY tassel garland
We just LOVE these Tassel Garlands by Pizzazzerie! If you are looking for a cute and easy DIY project to add some fun to your parties, shower, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. You can up-cycle almost any kind of paper ( or fabrics ) to make these fabulous tassels. Visit pizzazzerie.com and learn how to make a tassel garland with step-by-step photo instructions ! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the banister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong.
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DIY Paper bag pirate puppets - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This paper bag pirate puppet by The Inspiration Edit is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials:
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