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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!
Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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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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Paper plate Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids
Simplest craft ideas which involves recycling are alwas the best! These cute paper plate Santas are not just only a very easy and fun kids craft but it also can be a nice Christmas decor in your home/classroom/nursery! In this nice craft site you will find a step-by-step assembling tutorial in pictures and also in video format!  All you need is to create one of these fun smiling Santas is a few paper plates (with "ruffled" borders) and construction paper. The kids will love this easy winter craft project  and they can gift the Santas for the family members if they wish, because this is also a great present/card if you write in a nice message!
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DIY Personalized Valentine's puzzle - fun Valentine's day gift
There's nothing more thoughtful than a DIY Valentine gift ! Making your own puzzle is even more fun, and adds a whole new dimension to the activity! This time Little House Of Four shows you how to make one! H omemade puzzles make heartfelt gifts that you can customize and personalize for the unique people in your life. Depending on the materials you have at your disposal, you can make a new puzzle from an old unused one, or you can make a simpler puzzle with cardboard. Either way, friends and family will love putting together your handcrafted puzzles !
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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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Winter wonderland cardboard toy set (with printable)
It’s icy cold outside so for more indoor fun to survive the winter without boredom, their DIY peg dolls and cardboard slotted animals are ready to take you on a winter adventure! They have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic.
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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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DIY Paper cup fox - fun fall craft for kids
Raise your hand if you love foxes ! ( We do! ) If you have a little fox fan then this lovely paper cup fox craft by Kids Craft Room is an absolute must! This little paper cup fox craft is super adorable, super quick and super easy. ( It only requires simple craft materials, plus it’s budget friendly! ) This lovely fox craft is just the perfect fall craft project for preschoolers. Kids Craft Room will provide you a free printable fox craft template too so it’s really quick and simple to cut out the shapes and stick them on:
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DIY Paper plate apple lacing craft - fun fall craft for kids
We simply L-O-V-E apple crafts! This paper plate apple lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is loads of fun for toddlers and preschoolers ! And its also perfect for fall and back to school time! Each one is made using just one paper plate so it’s super thrifty even if you’re making it with a whole class of children. This paper plate apple craft is super easy to make and gives kids lots of opportunity to practice threading and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Apple crafts are always fun for fall and this one lovely apple lacing toy gives kids the opportunity to play and learn too! So, head to Kids Craft Room and create your very own fun apple lacing toy :
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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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Egg carton train - fun egg carton craft for kids
When it comes to crafting with kids, there's one magical material that always comes through: paper. Repurpose your recyclable paper egg cartons into a wonderful craft that will have your kids cracking up: create this lovely little egg carton train! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little train in no time, out of a simple egg carton . Isn't it wonderful? You may need to help the kids with the small fiddly bits, but the boys ( or girls ) can help out plenty, and the kids will love playing with these fun DIY toys once you’re done! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thecrafttrain.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Jewelry organizer box from paper junks
With this super detailed video craft tutorial you can create this gorgeous and practical j ewelry organzer easily in an afternoon! If you love upcycling and organizing this is a perfect craft project for you! This paper tube and cardboard box jewelry organziner is not just only a super cheap jewelry ornaginzing alternative, but it's also a perfect decor for the girls room! You can create the organizers with any craft paper ( or leftower wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
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Weathered wood pantry crates from diaper boxes
With this creative craft idea you can make these beautiful low-budget (vintage looking) storage boxes. If you dont want to buy expensive decorational foils or stickers instead of them you can make it with any scrap paper wrapping or with some leftover wallpaper.
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Adorable reindeers - paperweaving
With this nice christmas / winter craft tutorial you can make these adorable paper weaved reindeers. With paper weaving you can not just only create cheap home decorations but you can upcycle magazines and newspapers. If you new in paper weaving for the basic materials and technique look at this >>>basket weaving tutorial<<<.
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Magnet maze game from paper plates
This paper plate magnet maze is a really clever afternoon activity! Kids will love these! This  paper plate maze would also be a great project to do for a party event, or when you just need a quick craft project  for those lazy summer afternoons. Thus, if you have a paper plate, dowel, and markers already lying around the house, go on a quick trip to pick up some magnets at the craft store, then get started on this summer project as soon as possible. You can create these fun maze games with any theme, the possibilities are endless! Use your creativity!
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally!
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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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 music instruments from junks - drums and castanet
Feeling musical ? You won't beat todays Art Attack as Lloyd teaches you how to make a funky music set ! And the best is in this fun kids craft idea is: it's almost consists of only household "junks"! With these fun homemade instruments your kids can develop their musical skills and learn rhythm in a playful and fun form! You can use mason jar /glass lids or beer caps to create a castanet with more metallic sound, and make a bigger drum set with more tones ( or by adding larger buckets ).
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5 Retro DIY 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 DIY School supplies in retro style: a pencil case from a simple cereal box, fun pencil decorations , a post-it storage box and an amazing magic 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 Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them!
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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 Butterfly paper plate puppet craft - spring craft for kids
When flower starts to bloom, let the spring crafts begin! This butterfly paper plate toy by The Joy Of Sharing is so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate puppet craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the little butterfly collecting nectar again and again! So much fun! Butterfly crafts like this are great for spring or if you’re planning a butterfly life cycle study theme. Head to thejoysharing.com and learn how to make one:
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DIY flower (jewelry) organizer box from toilet paper tubes
Do you love upcycling ? Would you like to create a gorgeous, unique and super cheap organizer for you buttons/jewelries /beads or other small things? If you ranswers are yes, this super video craft tutorial and the DIY toilet paper tube jewelry / organizer box is a perfect craft project for you! You can personalise these toilet paper roll boxes vary easily: just use any kind of adhesive craft foil or simple leftower wrapping papers to wrap it. Of course, you can simply cover it with paint and decorate with other elements ( decoupage, pressed flowers, mozaics etc )
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DIY Cardboard roll Christmas gnomes - fun winter craft for kids
We LOVE gnomes ! And only one thing is better than gnomes : gnome crafts ! Here's in one fun gnome craft from Crafts By Amanda: a toilet paper roll gnome ! Isn't it super adorable? This toilet paper roll gnome is a quick little Christmas 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 fall or spring decors! ). So don't hesitate, grab those toilet paper rolls ( or paper towel rolls ) and let's get crafting:
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DIY fabric covered cardboard storage boxes
She made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front. Absolutelly brilliant! With these super easy, cheap but still gorgeous fabric covered storage boxes you can eliminate any mess in your home in a practical an decorative way! Of course you can use other materials to cover your cardboard storage boxes: leftover wallpapers,craft papers,wrapping papers, contact papers or you can "simply" paint it to a fun color or pattern!
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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 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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Toilet paper roll bats - Halloween craft for kids
These hanging bat party favors are a great Halloween craft. Kids can make these hanging bats to decorate for Halloween or fill them full of treats for party favors. The supplies are inexpensive and they come together quickly. This toilet paper tube hanging bat  is great party favor that also makes a great party decoration! And it almost cost's nothing to make!  This toilet paper tube craft is very easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some to decorate the  classroom or the kindergarten at Halloween! This bat also can be a perfect halloween gift if you fill them up with small candies/treats!
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Simple DIY Gift box advent calendar (matchbox advent calendar)
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this super adorable and super easy to make DIY matchbox advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this tiny paper box advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great, frugal Christmas decor. This paper box advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it
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Gorgeous DIY paper napkin flowers in minutes
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make a beautiful flowers out of paper napkins. These gorgeous paper napkin flowers can be perfect decors in your upcoming wedding party , birthday party or you can use them as sweet g ifts for Mother's day , or as cute and long lasting flower home decors at spring ! This craft project is soo easy even the kids can create some colorful gorgeous napkin flowers to decorate their room! You can make the flowers from almost every type and color of napkins they will be beautiful in any form!
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