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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!
Adorable paper plate bee - paper plate craft for kids
Looking for a fun and easy spring craft for kids to make? This paper plate bee craft by Simple Everyday Mom is just perfect! ( Simple kids' crafts that involve paper plates are always the best! ) This adorable paper plate bee is not just only a very easy and fun spring craft for kids but it also can be a nice spring decor in your home or the classroom. This time Simple Everyday Mom will teach you how to make your very own adorable paper plate bee.
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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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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.
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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 )
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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 paper clip love birds
These paper clip love birdies are super cute and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors, or seat cards at a fun party, or you can adapt this technique and create decors for other holidays (imagine a whimsical black crow for halloween or a christmas themed paper bird with wrapping papers and holly leaves/berries !) Of course instead of paper clips you can use any bendable wires, and you can create the paper birds in any size that you want.
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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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Paper plate snails - fun and simple paper plate craft for kids
Looking for a fun and easy fall craft for kids to try this year? Look no further! Grab all those extra scraps of paper , make small squares, and use them to create the most adorable snail craft with them! This lovely little paper plate snail is a super quick and easy fall craft that can be made in under 30 minutes, using items you probably already have around the house! So grab a bunch of paper plates and a few sheets of colorful craft papers in your favorite hues, then encourage your children to create!
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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 cardboard box tractor
In this nice detailed ( and funny ) papercraft video tutorial Øistein shows you how to make a cardboard tractor out of one big cardboard box. Use a box as big as your kid so he can fit inside! In the end of the video tutorial he gives you other advices to design other cardboard vehincle s ( firetruck, bulldoser and forklift ). Your kids will enjoy it! You can spice up the truck with some aluminium foil ( for the more metallic look ) , or with flashlights! If you cut out the front window of the tractor , your kid can sit inside ( just attach a steering wheel somehere inside for maximizing the fun ) !
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Heart house - christmas ornament from greeting cards
This is a very easy to make chirstmas craft idea and also a very good way to upcycle your old greeting cards!  Make this beautiful  heart - house christmas ornament out of them, or you can make it with tissue / cereal boxes too. It can be a perfect (cheap) valentine's day gift, or a decorative garland in your little girl's room ( if you paint them into pink )
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DIY Cardboard box Volkswagen bus cat house (video tutorial)
Surf's up, cat lovers! Here's an adorable summer DIY project that is purrfect for your feline friends. With eHow's step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to transform a simple, ordinary cardboard box into a vintage-style VW bus where kitties can jump and play and nap all day! Isn't is super fun? Cats love lounging around in boxes , especially cute car-shaped ones, so get a little paint, a sturdy cardboard box and make your own DIY cardboard cat house!
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DIY Cardboard box pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
Today's craft tutorial by MollyMoo is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box pirate ship is easy to make and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially ships, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create a pink wonder cruiser for Barbie and the girls, or a sturdy old navy ship for your little sailors! So grab an empty cardboard box ,get the pattern at MollyMoo.com and create you own cardboard box ship:
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DIY Cardboard cat scratcher - cardboard upcycling craft
Let’s make a DIY cardboard cat scratcher from the boxes you’ve got piling up in the garage! It's a known fact that ALL kitties ( small or big ) LOVE DIY creations, so go to your garage, grab a decent sized box from your cardboard box pile and create this DIY Cat scratcher now ! Dream A Little Bigger will show you how to make this cat scratcher in no time out of a simple cardboard box. This cat scratcher costs almost nothing, and your cat ( s ) will love it!
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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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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) .
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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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5 Easy DIY Halloween party decorations from paper
Watch this fun Halloween craft video tutorial and learn how to make 5 DIY Halloween party hacks and crafts from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes, paper cups, paper plates, toilet paper rolls and other cheap materials! These fun halloween party crafts makes horrific decorations and treats for your Halloween Party ! And the kids will love to make them as well! Create a fun pumpkin candy monster, an ice cream brain witch, zombi puppets, bat utensil holders and paper plate UFO's with Box Yourself and Øistein Kristiansen
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Inexpensive wreath base with toilet paper rolls - recycling
With this brilliant lifehacking craft idea you can create a sturdy wreath base from nothing! You just need some toilet paper rolls and a little tape to make this inexpensive wreath base. Unbelievably creative, yet simple and easy! This tp roll werath base can be a perfect addition to your christmas or easter decoration just decorate it with different decor elements such as: ribbons, pine branches, toys, faux grass or a fluffy scarf! This super cheap wreath base is a great way to repurpose some paper junk and made a gorgeous handmade decor at the same time!
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DIY Toilet paper roll Olaf (tp roll snowman) - Frozen craft for kids
Sometimes the simplest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( or toilet paper ) roll Olaf by Simple Everyday Mom as an example. Adorable isn't it? Today Sam will show you how to make cute little snowmen with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with the help of a little paint, craft paper , and a pencil - or you can print the free printable and make it much easier! ). This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids on a cold winter afternoon, or you can decorate a Frozen themed party with them frugally! ( This paper roll Olaf can be a perfect gift box: just shape it as a pillow box, or wrap it like a candy! )
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32 Simple & fun DIY paper toys for kids ( paper crafts for kids)
Looking for cool paper toys to keep your kids busy and creatively engaged? Then we have the perfect collection of paper crafts for kids that will be an absolute hit at home! Try these super simple paper toys created by 5 Minute Crafts and explore the versatility of paper! These paper toys are just perfect for kids of all ages. This time 5 Minute Crafts collected 32 easy to make paper toys for you and your kids: from simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make ( and are perfect for the classroom ) , to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with. Let the fun begin!
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DIY Ribbon basket with newspaper weaving - upcycling craft
Do you love recycling crafts , 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 / stationary. You can can paint the finished woven paper baskets with acrylic paints/varnish for extra durability. Of course you can make the 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 environment with upcycling some paper trash !
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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 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 heart shaped book page wreath
With this great video craft tutorial make a pretty, heart shaped wreath with recycled cardboard , and old book and a glue gun. It's a perfect cheap Valentine's day home decor , but you can make it in any other shape. If you love rustic/vintage style this c raft idea is a perfect choice for you!
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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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DIY Optimus Prime costume from cardboard (Transformers)
Are you looking for  the most AWESOME Halloween (or dress up party) kids' costume that ever created? Try this Optimus Prime costume!  Probably you won't believe me but it's completely made from cardboard! It's truly amazing, isn't it?  Of course you can create a simplier version, just use this nice step-by step tutorial on how to make an amazing Optimus prime (Transformers) costume from cardboard with a few clever trick! Cardboard is perfect for sharp geometrical shapes like Optimus's body and head (and also for other Transformers or car characters). I bet this gorgeous Optimus Prime costume is every (little and big) boy's dream costume!
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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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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:
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk ( toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs ) , and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring ! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one!
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