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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!
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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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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Toilet paper roll flowers - easy tp roll spring craft for kids
Spring is coming fast so switch gears to focus on bright and colorful spring activities! These toilet paper roll flowers are perfect to welcome spring! And we love all the colors and options you can do with these! Which spring flower is your favorite? It’s such a welcoming way to brighten up your space or room to have fresh flowers . Of course, these aren’t fresh flowers but they are fun, bright and colorful and who doesn’t love that?
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DIY Diamond ring costume  - costume making tutorial
Turn yourself into a gorgeous diamond ring or a delicious ring pop with Studio DIY's fun ring costume tutorial ! This DIY diamond ring ( or ring pop ) costume is a great show-stopper costume which also can be a part of a fun family costume ( imagine it coupled with other wedding-themed costumes ) ! Whether you need a costume to wear at a dress-up party or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, this fun ring costume is just perfect. Head to studiodiy.com and create this diamond ring or ring pop costume in no time:
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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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DIY Cardboard mushroom fairy house
A cardboard house ( doll size or bigger one ) is a wonderful place for creative play. Building one is a great DIY project that everyone will enjoy participating in. Follow along Kreatív Anya's step-by-step tutorial and create one! Whether you're helping a child or younger sibling with a school project or just trying to keep yourself amused on a rainy day, a cardboard house is a fun craft project. You can make a simple model house, a dollhouse, or even a large cardboard playhouse. These houses can be made from materials you likely already have around your house, although you might need to visit an art supply store if you want to decorate it.
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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!
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities!
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Little easter baskets from newspaper - paper weaving
Learn how easy it is to weave a basket using newspaper! These adorable little ( easter ) baskets are made from newspaper using the technique of paper weaving with two tubes and the basic type of edging technique to finish the basket. These colorful, super easy to make, eco-friendly baskets can be wonderful handmade gifts for any occasion, just fill them up with easter treats or delicious cookies! You can weave baskets in any size and shape they will be just perfect! If you need a colorful toybox in the kids' room , or a nice litttle easter or cookie basket this upcycling diy project is a perfect choice for you!
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DIY Wooden bead Christmas carolers - fun Christmas craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy Christmas 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 Christmas carolers by following along Pysselbolaget's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton angel ( or Christmas caroler ) 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! Read the tutorial and learn how to make them:
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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DIY Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! )
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DIY Toilet paper roll butterfly - simple & fun spring craft for kids
We love toilet paper roll crafts because they are so easy to do and it’s a great way to recycle materials that you already have on hand! These gorgeous ( toilet ) paper roll butterflies by The Best Ides For Kids are just the cutest and they are so easy to make. This lovely butterfly craft is a great way to celebrate spring , even if you are doing this craft to pass the time on a rainy day! Get the step-by-step tutorial at thebestideasforkids.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Toilet paper tube flower tea candle holder - spring craft
This DIY paper flower tutorial by The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to create beautiful flowers that double as ( battery operated ) tea candle holders ! This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring, or you can use them to decorate your house for a special occasion. ( These lovely toilet paper tube flower tea candle holders will look great anywhere in your home! ) Color photos and written instructions will help you shape and assemble this gorgeous flower lamp. Get the tutorial at thejoysharing.com now:
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Funny faces with magazine cutouts ( free printable )
This magazine face art by Le Dada De L'Enfant Terrible is a perfect fun and frugal craft for kids of all ages! This funny magazine face art is so easy even the smallest crafty hands can create their own! Moreover, it is a great way to learn the parts of the face and the corresponding vocabulary. The biggest ones will have fun to search and cut face part pictures from old magazines . At the end of this nice magazine face art tutorial you will find all of the faces as free printables ! You can use the printed faces as a base for this fun magazine face activity but if you like to draw, nothing prevents you from making fun faces yourself!
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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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Paper baskets from newspapers - paper weaving
Do you love recycling , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys /stationaries. You can leave the paper baskets in their original newspaper look or you can paint it with acrylic paints/varnish for a more fun look. Of course you can make the paper newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the Earth with upcycling some paper trash !
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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  toilet paper tube knitting loom for kids
Today, crafting expert Sophie Maletsky goes back to working with her most favorite of all recycled crafting materials - the TP Tube. In this nice c raft video tutorial she demonstrates how to use a simple cardboard ( toilet paper ) tube and some popsicle sticks ( spatulas ) to make a loom for finger knitting. You can guarantee hours of fun for the kids with this super low budget knitting loom ( because the will love to create these colorful yarn "noodles" ) , and as an extra : you can get a few quiet hour, which is always nice! : )
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Fire breathing toilet paper roll dragon - kids craft
This fire breathing, paper roll dragon craft is so fun! The crepe paper flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth when you blow into the paper tube! We just love it! Save this fire breathing paper tube dragon for your crafty bucket list, because it’s SO MUCH FUN to make!(And it's also a super easy kids craft project, even for the smallest crafty hands!) You can make fun  wind toys with this technique as well: just use larger paper tubes, tie a string to it's back and run with it!
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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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 !
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Adorable toilet paper tube owls
These adorable toilet paper roll owsl are not just super cute (and low budget) decorations to your home at fall , but this easy kids paper craft can be a perfect gift as well! (Because if you fold the tp rolls into pillow boxes, you can put in them small candies and treats!) This fall kids craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create some! You can use autumn colors to decorate the toilet paper tube owls  or you can use any vibrant colors! (Or you can make themed owls fore other holidays/seasons as well!)
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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! )
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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!
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DIY Paper rocket New Year's Eve decoration
These easy DIY New Year's Eve decorations have lots of glitter and sparkle to make sure you ring the New Year in right! You should gather your family and friends together and throw a big party to say farewell to this year. In order to make this night memorable, you can prepare these fabulous DIY paper rockets to dress up your party to make it sparkling. And the best : you can make these paper rockets with simple household items ! As usual, Esther has put together this easy to follow video for you:
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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 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 Egg carton Easter carrot treat bag with felt bunnies
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring crafting ! Today CreativeMamy will show you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a super cute carrot treat bag. This egg carton Easter treat bag is just a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies. They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs! And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy , making them a great craft project for beginners, b ut they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats ! You can make a few or make a whole bushel.
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Table soccer / football game from a shoe box
With this nice upcycling/recycling video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a table top soccer or football foosball game by recycling a cardboard box ( shoe box ). Trash to toy ! Up-cycle an old Christmas box and some wrapping paper scraps, use some wooden sticks and cloth pegs , and make your own soccer toy. Brilliant idea, and it's also cost nothing! You kids will surely enjoj it!
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DIY Mobile race gaming steering wheel from cardboard
Do you love mobile racing games ? You will love this brilliant frugal recycling craft idea ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a racing steering wheel form simple cardboard boxes ! This homemade gaming steering wheel work perfectly with every types of mobile phones and ( car ) racing games ! You can make a stand for the cardboard box steering wheel or just use the wheel itself, it will grant you hours of fun! ( You can watch >> here << a few brilliant upgrades to this cardboard gaming steering wheel , which will make your gameplay more flawless )
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