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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!
Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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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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DIY Autumn paper owl decorations
This cute "pinata style" frizzle little paper owl decor is so easy and simple to make! Go to A Beautiful Mess's website for clear step-by-step instructions with images to guide you through the tutorial. We love the color combination of paper, wooden beads & twigs used to make these little owls. This paper owl i s just a wonderful fall decor , plus it can be a fun party pinata ( with small modifications ) ! If you are organizing a fall party for kids, then this will be a great project! They'll love to help you make this, too! You could use different types of paper ( such as newspapers, old book pages, crepe paper, brown paper grocery bags.. ) the possibilities are truly endless.
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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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Easy yarn wrapped foxes - fin fall craft for kids
Do you like to decorate for fall with the kids frugally? We enjoy making super easy and fun paper decorations, but what we really love is involving kids in the decorating process. Kid-made fall decor is the best decor! Here is a lovely and super easy paper craft project by Kids Craft Room your kids will enjoy trying: a cute yarn wrapped fox. With completing a few simple steps, you can craft a yarn wrapped fox and create a lovely fall garland with them, or you could use the finished foxes as fall ornaments or cute fox puppets!
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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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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.
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DIY twig and cereal box heart decoration
This gorgeous little twig heart spring or Valentines day decoration  was inspired by the beautiful, the wondrous, the plentiful twig hearts that beat in the world. You can make it with christmas tree wigs, or any bendable little twigs you can find. Its cheap and very easy to make but still beautiful! It's a great addition to your spring or autumn home decor or it's perfect as a wedding table centerpiece.
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DIY Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious.
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DIY cardboard box tiger cat house
Are you looking for a fun, cheap but still cozy cat bed / cat hous e? If your answer is yes, with the help of this very funny and detailed video craft tutorial make this fun tiger cat house from an old cardboard box ! Your cat ( s ) will love it! Of course you can make other cardboard box pet houses with this technique if you don't like tigers.
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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 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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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 Board game marble labyrinth from cardboard
Board game fans, today The Q will shows you how to make a marble labyrinth game easily from cardboard ! This cardboard box marble labyrinth game is extremely fun to play and also super fun to make! You can change the level in your marble labyrinth board game and play again and again. ( Or you can create your own cardboard box labyrinth designs from super easy to extremely hard difficulties ) This frugal and easy to make board game will be your kids ( and your ) favorite game we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own marble maze with a few sheets of cardboard !
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Diy Toilet paper roll penguin - winter craft for kids
Any penguin lovers around? Here is an incredibly cute paper roll penguin craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little TP roll penguin is great as a fun winter kids craft, preschool craft and also great for learning about winter animals. You can use simple toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls or even craft rolls. This little toilet paper roll penguin will be both fun to make and to play with. Follow Andreja's easy instructions and learn how to craft an adorable penguin today:
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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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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!
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DIY cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter ! Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it! Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter ! ( The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! ( You can find the f ree bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c
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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials:
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!)
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DIY race track from cardboard and newspaper - paper mache
Enjoy the excitement of car racing by creating your very own city race track with upcycling some paper "junks"! To create this fun cardboard car race track you just need some cardboard , small ( paper ) boxes and tubes and newspapers ! Brilliant craf t idea for the kids ! You can make a cheap ( and non toxic ) paper mache glue with flour and water ( search for " paper mache glue " ) or simply use any PVA ( water soluble ) glue. Use your imagination and create a unique car racing track in any shape and color that your kids want, or you can gift this cheap but fun handmade toy for any ocassion, they will love it!
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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 cardboard cactus - create a cactus from cardboard!
Who does not love a good cactus craft ? They are on trend and these DIY cactus never prick you! Better yet this crafty version by Jennifer Perkins is a cardboard cactus made from old box so it is recycled! These faux plant projects are stylish enough to appeal to adults, but easy enough for kids to make too. The hardest part is deciding which type of cactus you will make! Get the tutorial 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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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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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 Rudolph (reindeer) advent calendar from brown paper bags
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 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this 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 bag advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it, because who can resist this cute little reindeer face ?
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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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How to make a cardboard T-shirt folding machine - life hack
In this video he will show you a brilliant idea about how to make a clothes folding board at home! A hand made falding device is made to fold any clothes ( including shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, trousers, linen and towels ) f ast and carefully. I really don't like to fold clothes , however, folding isn't as bad when you use a magic tool to help you get the fold right! In fact, it can actually be fun and the end result is a beautiful drawer of perfectly folded t-shirts ! This life hack is absolutelly genious! You just need some cardboard to make one t-shirt folding machine for yourself or for the kids and teach them how to fold t-shirts in the quickest anf funniest way!
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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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Paper mache easter bowls (bunny and chicken) - easter kids craft
Are you looking for a cheap but fun easter kids craft idea? Try this one! These adorable chicken and bunny easter paper bowls are made with the brilliant paper mache technique! paper mache is a very easy , kid friendly technique based on a non toxic homemade water and flour paper mache glue. To make this gorgeous easter bowls you just need some newspaper, a little water and flour, and a nice balloon! You can create any other paper animal /creature bowls with this technique if you need one for your kids next party. (This paper bowl is perfect for candies, small treats, gifts or snacks)
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