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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 round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape ( cardboard ) roll ! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls , check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers ! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes. And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion !
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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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DIY craft foam minion boxes from toilet paper tubes
Do you or your kid love the Gru/Minions movie? Are you looking for something easy, fun and handy? If your answer is yes, this easy and fun minion cardboard tube box is a perfect recycling kids craft project for you! Al you need is a toilet paper roll and some craft foam ! Of course, you can make the minion cardboard tube boxes with colorful construction papers if you haven't got craft foam at hand, and you can create all types of minions with this technique! ( Imagine an evil minion from purple foam and a fluffy yarn hair! )
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DIY Playing card Valentine's wreath ( Valentine's door hanger )
Decks of cards that are missing cards ? Transform them into a beautiful and unique Valentine's wreath ! This gorgeous Valentine’s Day wreath by Refresh Living couldn’t be any easier to make, and you might have all the supplies you need already at home to put it together! This playing card wreath could be the perfect use for any decks of cards that are missing cards. Plus this card wreath is super easy to make, so it can be perfect Valentine's day craft for kids of all ages! Grab the cards and let's get crafting:
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties!
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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 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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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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DIY Baking paper Christmas tree ornaments
In this video tutorial Thoughts for Happy Minds will teach you how to make these fluffy paper snowflakes / Christmas tree ornaments using baking paper sheets. These paper pom-poms are super easy and fun to make, and they make a great DIY Christmas craft to try out with your children. These baking paper ornaments are also surprisingly quick to put together. ( If you haven't got baking paper / parchment paper at home, you could try it with tissue paper or paper napkins as well! ) Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make it. Happy holidays!
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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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Easy DIY mobil phone stands from toilet paper rolls
If you love simple & fun upcycling crafts this toilet paper roll mobile phone holder by The Seaman Mom is just a perfect craft project for you (and the kids)! These adorable mobile phone holders are really super easy to make (and also very inexpensive) because you just need simple household materials to make one! This little handmade mobile stand can be a perfect craft project for your kids/teens or for yourself at any time of the year because this little toilet paper roll mobile phone holder can be really handy in so many situations:
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DIY Easy dice costume for kids - costume from cardboard box
Are you looking for a cute, fun ( or last minute ) Hallowen costume for couples / twins ? Try this super cute dice costume ! Everyone who see this in your neighborhood will love it! And we bet that you will be the only one around that have such a unique and adorable costume. Sugar Bee Crafts will teach you how to make this quick, frugal and adorable little boxtume ( box costume ) in no time from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes :
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Easy DIY paper plate snowman face - Christmas craft for kids
Let’s make a paper plate snowman craft! This one will shine and sparkle just like it would if it were made out of real snow. This easy DIY  paper plate snowman face is perfect both as a Christmas craft or as a winter craft. You can even staple together 2 or 3 paper plates and make the whole snowman body. The kids will be so proud they can help decorate for Christmas! This  paper plate snowman craft is super easy to make and so cute, it can be a perfect home or classroom decor at Christmas / winter !
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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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Paper plate ladybug with movable wings - spring craft for kids
This paper plate ladybug craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is ready to fly! With its movable wings , kids are truly going to love making this project and it’s easy-peasy! You can make this lovely little paper plate ladybug as a spring craft or Valentine’s day craft if you add a heart or two. Ladybugs, butterflies, colorful flowers... spring time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous spring craft to make at home or in the classroom, this ladybug craft is just perfect. This cute little paper plate ladybug would be perfect hung up on a spring-themed bulletin board or you can decorate your front door with it!
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Corrugated cardboard snowmen - easy Christmas ornaments
These cute smiling snowmen are made from simple corrugated cardboard sheets with a little acrylic paint. Aren't they adorable? Corrugated cardboard snowmen can be a perfect quick and inexpensive winter/chirtsmas decor in your home or a fun craft project for the kids in boring winter afternons. This happy cardboard snowman also can be a perfect group craft project in the school (or kindergarten) because it's super easy to make! You can use any other paper leftovers and decos to create a few snowmen, they will look gorgeous in any form!
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DIY Paper plate bunny wreath - Easter wreath
These paper plate bunny wreaths by Kids Craft Room can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Easter when you’re short on time. This paper plate bunny wreath is such a fun and inexpensive craft! If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial Kids Craft Room will teach you how to make this fun paper plate bunny wreath in no time:
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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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Confetti paper-mache bowl
For the upcoming New years eve party make this easy DIY project , the confetti bowl with some leftover christmas wrapping paper or confetti. It's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase.
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DIY cardboard fireplace - gorgeous winter or Christmas decor
This video is a step by step tutorial on how to make a fireplace with recycled cardboard. This cardboard box fireplace is a good idea to decorate your home at Christmas , but you can have it all year, because it's so gorgeous and useful to display small decors . This cardboard box fireplace was made as if it were a cardboard furniture , so it is very strong, just like wood. Whith is super video craft tutorial making one gorgeous cardboard box fireplace will be a piece of cake, and everyone will be jelaous to your new Christmas /winter decor creativity!
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DIY Toilet paper Trolls - fun paper craft for kids
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Today with Pysselbolaget's help you can create your own Trolls from simple toilet paper rolls and colorful paper! This cute little paper craft doesn't require expensive craft materials and it's super easy to make which makes it a superb craft project for the kids! Besides of it: the troll's hair is a perfect scissors practice! ( If the hairstyle becomes too short, just replace the hair and start over! )
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Easy paper plate watermelon  fan -  fun summer craft for kids
Keep the kids cool this summer with The Kindergarten Connection's fun paper plate watermelon fan craft! This papercraft is easy to make using only a few common materials you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids will enjoy some fun, summer crafting and you’ll love how frugal and easy it is! Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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How to Make a Castle from Cardboard
Today's craft by Adventure In A Box is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle is easy to make, and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys bring much more fun and happiness than the store-bought versions ( especially dollhouses ) because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys' taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, or a pink sparkly castle for your precious little princess - the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step c ardboard box castle tutorial, you can make one cardboard box castle in no time:
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form!
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How to make pompoms - DIY cardboard pom pom maker
In this step-by-step video tutorial Red Ted Art will teach you how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard, and use it to create pom poms in various sizes and colors. Yarn pom poms are great fun for making your own decorations or unique accessories: turn the pom poms into keychains, zipper pulls, pencil toppers, pom pom bookmarks, pom pom mats, pom pom ornaments.. the possibilities are truly endless! watch this video and learn how to make your own cardboard pom pom maker:
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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Easy paper pumpkin lanterns with paper mache
Do you have Halloween pumpkin lanterns in your front yard yet? If you haven't got artistic pumpkin carving talent, or you just need a simple inexpensive jack'o lantern alternative try this brillant craft idea: the paper mache pumpkins!  These lanterns are created with paper mache, a simple but genious craft tecnique, out of tissue paper that’s thin enough for the flame to shine through! Paper mache is absolutelly inexpensive, all you need is a little paper (orange tissue paper or newspaper) and a little homemade paper mache glue (from flour and water! If you need a nice homemade paper mache glue recipe search for "glue" in our site!)
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Egg carton helicopter - 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 helicopter ! Craft Train will teach you how to make this lovely little helicopter in no time, out of a simple e gg 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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Toilet paper roll crocodile - fun tp roll craft for kids
Sometimes the simplest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper ) roll crocodile by Craft And Creativity as an example. Charming isn't it? Today Helena will show you how to make cute little crocodiles with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with the help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes ). Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes, and it's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon, 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 Toilet paper roll spring wreath with fabric rosettes
Stop before throwing toilet paper tubes and old, unused clothes away! Learn from Bigger In Real Life's tutorial how to combine them to create a beautiful wreath in no time! Use toilet paper tubes and leftover fabric pieces to create a bright and cheerful upcycled Spring Wreath. This upcycled spring wreath is just a perfect addition to your spring home decor plus it's super easy to make!
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DIY Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft
Are you looking for an educational Santa craft idea to enjoy with your toddlers and preschoolers this Christmas ? This DIY t rim the beard paper plate Santa craft by Kids Craft Room is super cute and gives kids lots of opportunity to develop their fine motor cutting skills and have fun ! We simply love this trim the beard paper plate Santa craft , it's so brilliant and simple to make. So grab those inexpensive paper plates and create this super fun DIY Trim the beard paper plate Santa craft by following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial:
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