View: Randomized
Filtering
Pages
Help
Search across
Search by keyword / Author
Search by keyword :
?
Looking for a specific craft tutorial or tutorials? It's the right place! Search bars on this site (at the top bar or here) allows you to search for what you want to find. For example: an "unicorn costume".
Pro tipsBroaden your search by using fewer or more general keywords (and don't forget to check your keyword for spelling mistakes).
Search by author :
?
Looking for craft tutorials from a specific author / publisher ? It's the right place! Start typing a name, and our system will provide a few suggestions with the given name. If you have found who you were looking for, please choose him/her from the suggestion list.
Filter options / order
Order :
?
Here you can determine the crafts' listing order.

- If you are just casually browsing trough: choose "randomized"
- If you are looking for what's new: choose "fresh first
- And if you feel nostalgic: choose "oldest first"
Tutorial type:
?
Here you can choose from different craft tutorial formats. Written craft tutorials usually come with automatic translations, easy to browse, and print friendly. Video tutorials are more visual, which makes them much easier to understand.
Pro tip: If it's your first time with a specific craft technique, choose a video tutorial for the best results.
Difficulty:
?
Here you can choose from different difficulties. Difficulty indicates how easy (or difficult) the craft tutorial/craft is. Choose one which suits you the best.
Pro tip: If you are looking for crafts & DIYs for a specific group (for example preschoolers or master knitters), difficulties can be a great help to find different crafts that suit their skill levels.
Category :
?
Categories:  Craft categories will help you discover new crafts to fit your needs. Categories are usually large groups with one main topic, but not as exact and useful as sub-categories if you are looking for something specific.
Pro tip: If you are looking for a specific craft type (for example: Christmas decorations,or Kids'crafts ) choose a sub-category as well!
Sub-category :
?
Sub-Categories:  Sub-categories will help you discover new crafts to fit your needs in specific topics. Sub-categories are just perfect if your are searching for specific crafts & DIY tutorials. 
Pro tip: Choose a sub-category to narrow down your search results in specific craft topics.
About us
Mindy is an enormous, hand-picked, quality checked, and categorized craft / DIY tutorial collection. Our mission is to help you discover the world's best free craft tutorials, patterns, and printables! We have fantastic crafts, helpful tips, and step-by-step tutorials from talented and passionate craft bloggers all around the world. Our library consists of thousands of in-depth craft tutorials and covers an immense variety of crafts and hobbies. Whether you want to see specific crafts or just collect a few fun ideas, our team will be here for you every step of the way! Browse through our craft tutorial collection and transform the everyday things around you into fun and useful things! Whether you’re looking to master a new-to-you hobby, improve your skills, or simply get inspired, Mindy is here to help.
How to use this website
Join us to learn crafts, share the joy of creating new things, and learn more each day! Here's a little help on how to use our features:
How do I get more information about the craft?
Click on the craft's photo! This will lead you to the inside view/details view. There you will find a blurb / short review, useful information about the selected craft and a link to the tutorial,pattern or printable
How can I save my favorites?
After registering, you will be able to save your favorite crafts by clicking on the heart icons on them.
How can I share my favorites with my friends?
It's simple: create organizers/folders! After logging in, go to the "favorites/collections" page and create a PUBLIC folder. Place your most cherished favorites into this public folder, and simply share the folder's link with others!
How can I submit craft tutorials?
It's also super simple! Just click on the big pink "Submit tutorial" button at the top of the page, fill up the submission form, and click on "submit"!
The translation is gibberish, what can I do?
Mindy collects crafts and DIY tutorials from all around the world, so presumably, you will find tutorials that are not English. For non-English tutorials, we provide an automatic translation. This automatic translation is generated by Google Translator (an artificial intelligence), which often causes gibberish. We apologize for that! Unfortunately, we cannot fix this, but this is the reason why we collect only photo-rich, detailed tutorials. Feel free to contact us if you need help with a craft.
How can I report a bug?
At Mindy, we take great pride in the quality of our collection and services. If you ever come across something that you think needs to be improved, please reach out by using our contact form.
I need more help!  Terms,Conditions & Policies Contact
Have a nice, creative day!
Mindy
Oops! We built this site using the latest techniques and technologies, which makes this site faster and easier to use. Unfortunately, your browser doesn't support these technologies. For better user experience and for your safety please upgrade your browser (or install a new one):
 Chrome  Firefox  Safari  Internet Explorer  Edge 
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!
DIY Snowman windsock - fun toilet paper roll winter craft for kids
Take recycled toilet paper roll crafts to a whole new level with Easy Peasy And Fun's amazing snowman windsock toilet paper roll craft! These adorable little DIY snowman windsocks are a great way to put those toilet paper rolls to good use! We hope you have a bunch of paper rolls stored as there is no chance you will do just one winter windsock toilet paper roll craft. Get the tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and recycle your toilet paper rolls into cute snowman windsocks:
. . .
DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold.
. . .
DIY vintage spring egg decor with papermache and flowers
If you love vintage/skandinavian style gorgeous spring/Easter home decors you will love this super easy and inexpeansive craft project ! This papermache egg flower basket is super easy to make , and also very inexpensive, because you can use old newspapers and homemade papermache glue to make it ( flour+water ) ! If you would like to use a real flower arrangement or a potted flower to decorate you papermache egg, simply put a mason jar inside: this way water won't ruin the paper and you can enjoy your gorgeous spring decor for a long time! You can paint or decorate the papermache eggs as much as you want and use any kind of colorful spring flowers you love the most!
. . .
Easy DIY spring cupcake liner flower wreath
Need something quick and inexpensive to decorate your front door, wall, or mantel? Try making this gorgeous spring cupcake liner flower wreath! Follow along with My Pinterventures' step-by-step wreath-making tutorial and learn how to make this beautiful cupcake liner flower wreath. This paper flower wreath is just perfect for the spring season! You could use any kind of paper to create the flowers if you haven't got cupcake liners at hand ( the possibilities are endless! ). Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial and let's get crafting:
. . .
DIY Cardboard easter bunny bean bag toss
She made a really simple Cardboard Easter Bunny Bean Bag Toss game with a large piece of cardboard and added some carrot bean bags to toss in. This is so adorable and clever! It's a very good and fun easter or spring indoor activity for kids.
. . .
Yarn wrapped paper plate hegehog - fun fall craft for kids
Today Kids Craft Room will show you how to make an adorable paper plate hedgehog in a really simple and enjoyable way. Your kids can have lots of fun yarn wrapping to make their own unique hedgehog , all the while building their motor skills ! This paper plate hedgie craft is a great evergreen craft for any time of the year ( not just for fall ! ). This hedgehog craft can be a great afternoon craft project after spending some time in the nature, or it can be a great classroom craft as well!
. . .
DIY Shadow theater from a cardboard box - recycling kids craft
Today's tutorial is a wonderful recycling craft , one of those fun craft ideas for kids! This brilliant handmade shadow theater is easy to do and inexpensive, a perfect gift for your kids! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially shadow theaters, because you can make it with every fairy tale characters that your kids loves most!  You can create an ice castle tale with the characters of Frozen, a woodland theme with different animals.. The possibilities are endless!  With this nice step-by-step cardboard box shadow theater  tutorial you can make one easily for your kids and thew will love it!
. . .
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:
. . .
Adorable fabric no-sew snowman from a cardboard box
If you love recycling and easy Christmas crafts you will love this brillliant craft idea! This super cute snowman was made from a simple cardboard box piece (a fabric bolt) and leftover fabrics. Any non-fraying fabrics will work well with this adorable snowman decor (felt,fleece,t-shirt cottons), and the best is: no sewing involved! You can make this adorable snowman Christmas decor even if you can't sew (or if you haven't got sewing machine ). With this nice canvas technique you can make other Chrismas characters such as a Santa or reindeers it willl look gorgeous and fun in any form, and you can upcycle some paper trash with it too, wich is also a very nice thing!
. . .
DIY Coffee filter Christmas tree - beautiful & frugal Christmas decoration
Take a look at Tutti Guardano Le Nuvole's tutorial and turn coffee filters into gorgeous DIY coffee filter Christmas trees that will last for years to come! What’s great is that even the kids can indulge in this coffee filter Christmas decor project , giving much more productivity to the holidays. Each of these DIY Coffee filter Christmas trees come up with breathtakingly pretty results that are not just engaging to craft , but also are wonderful choices to present to your friends and family. Get the step-by-step tutorial at tuttiguardanolenuvole.blogspot.com and create your own beautiful, coffee filter Christmas trees:
. . .
Toilet paper roll angels
This angel is super-simple and you get to upcycle an empty toilet roll in the process (or a paper towel roll cut in half), so that makes it even better! Toilet roll angels are a classic Christmas craft, you may well have made one before with your kids or when you were a kid yourself. Her version uses paper doilies for the wings, but if you don’t have those you can just cut them out of paper or card stock – anything goes really and there are no rules.
. . .
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.
. . .
Easy cardboard box dragon mask - costume for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial Øistein and Box will teach you how to make a dragon’s head mask from two ordinary cardboard boxes ! You can use this fun cardboard box dragon mask as a Halloween or dress up party costume or simply make one just for fun! This cardboard box dragon costume headpiece is so easy to do, even the kids can make some for themselves! The only things you will need to create this fun cardboard box dragon mask ( head ) are: 2 small cardboard boxes , some ( acrilic ) paint and a little glue, and that's it! This kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some old cardboard boxes and create a fun, inexpensive and last minute costume !
. . .
DIY 3D cardboard bear statue (free printable)
Are you looking for a simple but stylish decor idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and high crafting skills? Do you love cuddly bears & rustic / vintage decors? Try this simple but gorgeous 3D paper bear statue! This dimensional paper bear can be perfect addition to your home decor or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find the free paper bear statue pattern and a few ideas about how to decorate with them! This easy 3D paper craft is super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
. . .
Paper plate owl with moving wings - fun fall craft for kids
It's time to create fun owl-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 owl craft by Kids Craft Room. Aren’t they a total hoot? These colorful paper owls are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate owls as adorable fall ornaments or stick them onto homemade greeting cards. Get the step-by-step tutorial at.kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting :
. . .
DIY 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog - kids craft
Spring is a perfect time to make gorgeous paper flowers. If you’re looking for an easy, adorable and super fun spring craft , this 3D paper plate water lily with a handprint frog by The Best Ideas For Kids is just the perfect spring craft for you! This handprint frog craft can be a fun afternoon activity or a perfect classroom craft. Kids will love making their own handprint frog and bringing it to life on a paper plate lily pad with 3D water lily !
. . .
Ad
Handmade cardboard box dollhouse
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalise it to your little girls taste as much you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son )
. . .
DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers , they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial , you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch.
. . .
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.
. . .
Flying bats paper plate puppet theater  - Halloween craft for kids
Let's make bat crafts ! This fun bat craft by Kids Craft Room has a bat puppet that kids can enjoy playing with and flying around in its own little paper plate theater back drop! This DIY flying bats paper plate theater is such a great bat craft to inspire imaginative play and story telling! This paper plate bat puppet craft is also super simple to make and perfect as a playful Halloween craft. You could also make this fun paper plate theater any time of the year ( with different themes ).So many fun possibilities! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
. . .
DIY cardboard pom pom maker
Are you looking for a super easy, super inexpensive way to make perfect yarn pom poms? Try this brilliant homemade cardboard pom pom maker!  The best thing about this pom pom making technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. If your kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this pom pom making method ),  help them in that area but overall this brilliant pom pom making method is really super easy! And as an extra ( because you will need only a little piece of sturdy cardboard to create the pompom maker) it's also a super frugal way to create pompoms in any size!
. . .
Paper weaved wreaths from newspaper (step-by-step tutorial)
With a few sheet of newspaper you can make this gorgeous super inexpensive ( low-budget ) Christmas wreath ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? This recycling craft - the paper weaved ( Christmas ) wreath is much easiear that it seems! This super video step-by step tutorial will teaches you how to make one! Well, making one is a bit time consuming but worth every minute! With paper weaving you can upcycle paper junks and create gorgeous home decors at the same time which is a very nice thing! Paint the finished wreaths with acryllic paints to a color that fits into your home or the season/holiday !
. . .
DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
. . .
DIY stackable easter egg gift box from toilet paper rolls
This brilliant and funny stackable easter egg / chick gift box is a perfect way to gift small sweets / jewelries for easter. And all you need is to create them some toilet paper tubes , a little bit of paint and glue! This stackable toilet paper roll easter ( matrjoska style ) gift box is a super fun and easy easter ( kids ) craft idea , and it doesn't require special craft materials! With this funny and detailed step-by-step craft video tutorial you can make them easily and it will bring smile to anyone face who will get it!
. . .
How to make a tablet holder from cardboard
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make stylish unique tablet cases /tablet holders from simple craft materials such as cardboard, colorful ( construction ) paper, transparent self-adhesive foil and a rubber band ! This tablet case/ tablet holder is not just very useful if you often watch movies or videos in your tablet but also can be a brilliant unique personalized tablet accessory that fits perfectly, because you can make it in any size! ( It can be a great case for mobile phones as well! ) The 2 larger cardboard panel is your tablet 's size ( width&height ) , the 2 thin piece is 1-1- cm wide, and the last piece is a half of your tablet 's size.
. . .
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!
. . .
How to make folded  paper (origami) bracelets - craft for kids
We love simple but clever craft ideas which involves gorgeous water color patterns and requires only simple household materials such as a plain sheet of A4 paper! This origami (paper folded) bracelet is a brilliant way to ignite your inner creativity and create gorgeous jewelries from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper (origami) bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. The strips need to be 12cms x 3cms (bigger or smaller as long as the size ratio is 1:4).They would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think!? You can fold a really big one to make a crown as well!
. . .
Easy DIY yarn wrapped tree - fall craft for kids
This yarn wrapped fall tree craft by I Heart CraftyThings is not only gorgeous, but it is also awesome for toddlers and preschoolers for working on strengthening fine motor muscles. You could also prep the activity beforehand and have it ready as an afternoon busy bag activity. These little yarn wrapped trees are simple to craft and even more fun to decorate with! Imagine them hanged on dried branches accompanied with other simple DIY fall decorations ( such as walnut owls or pompom pumpkins! )
. . .
DIY Rainbow paper plate tambourine -  homemade musical instrument
Make a paper plate tambourine! Your kids will love to get singing and dancing with this colorful paper plate tambourine craft by Kids Craft Room ! These homemade musical instruments are painted with happy rainbow colors that just make you want to smile! This paper plate tambourine craft allows children to explore music and rhythm , without breaking your bank. Get the step-by-step tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and jingle away with this easy paper plate tambourine craft:
. . .
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:
. . .
Ad
- - - No more crafts to show - - -
Popular tags of this category:

paper

upcycling

frugal / thrifty

frugal / cheap / thrifty

simple

for kids

quick

decoration

paper craft

crafts for kids

decoration

school

preschool

construction paper

school

preschool

cardboard paper

cardboard

box can

cute

toy

upcycling craft

easy craft for kids

toilet paper roll

christmas

paper upcycling craft

nice adorable cute

roll

paper craft for kids

cardboard box

craft for preschoolers

crafts for kids

home decorating

paper craft for kids

paper craft for kids

from paper

kids paper craft

paper plate

cute

gift

colorful

paper craft

winter

funny

spring

easter

paint

halloween

toy

paper decoration

crafts for kids

fall

craft ideas for kids

animal

easy crafts for kids

paper crafts

classroom crafts

paper crafts

paper decor

preschooler crafts

newspaper

crafts for preschoolers

paper plate crafts

home decor

costume

crafts for preschoolers

storage

paper roll

repurposing craft

christmas decoration

paper upcycling craft

dress up party

simple crafts for kids

classroom crafts

classroom crafts for kids

classroom craft

crafts for kids

simple crafts for kids

vintage

preschooler crafts

Support our work!
Welcome to Mindy! Support from amazing people like YOU means we can continue our work. If you enjoy this site, please consider supporting what we do. 

Your donation will help us maintain and expand our free service so everyone can enjoy and share the joy of crafting.

Thank you!
X Close