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This craft category is a huge collection of creative recycling ( repurposing and upcycling ) ideas! Beautiful decorations and useful items out of trash! Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add a lovely touch of creativity and coziness to any space. And most of the time, recycled / upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were! In this DIY tutorial collection you will find tons of creative craft tutorials about recycling, involving paper,metal,plastic and glass.
Adorable sock penguins - softie toy
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to repurpose the other ones: the sock penguin! This penguin measures about 7 1/2″ tall and it can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself. It is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one soon
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DIY Sock puppet making kit - fun Christmas gift idea for kids
We LOVE making sock puppets and we bet that many children feel the same, so you can’t go wrong with a build a sock puppet kit as a fun Christmas gift idea ! This DIY sock puppet making kit by The Country Chic Cottage will grant hours of fun! This gift in a jar is perfect for the kids on your gift giving list. The kids will love opening this gift then getting creative and building their own sock puppets. You can find hundreds of sock puppet / sock softie ideas around the internet ( even you can find some of them here! ) so choose one, collect the ingredients, stuff them in a big mason jar and voilá' you have the perfect gift for those little creative hands!
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DIY Fabric mason jar bunny - Easter gift idea
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary mason jar into a super cute bunny ! You can fill your mason jar bunnies with delicious Easter treats which makes this Easter craft a perfect little gift for your loved ones! These adorable fabric bunny mason jars may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little fabric bunny craft is surprisingly easy to make. Watch the video tutorial, sew one and add a little cuteness to your Easter decor !
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Wine cork reindeer ( Rudolph )
Looking for a cute and affordable gift for any wine lover? Make an adorable wine cork reindeer with a few simple craft supplies and wine corks! These adorable wine cork reindeer make great DIY Christmas tree ornaments or Christmas decorations . Wrap them up and give them away to friends and neighbors. Visit Growing Up Gabel and learn how to make this super adorable little wine cork reindeer in no time:
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Rainbow craft stick explosion - fun experiment for kids
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Use a few craft sticks ( or popsicle sticks ) to create the funniest and cheapest game ever: the exploding sticks! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some popsicle sticks , but it's also a very fun toy for kids and adults as well! Build you own exploding craft stick line, and watch it exploding to the sky! You can create it over and over again! Your kids will love this simple exploding craft stick game and it doesn't cost much which is also great!
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Winter felt cork gnomes - wine cork craft for kids
DIY wine cork figures are one of those classic craft projects that will always be a great kids craft. Here is Whimsy Love's winter spin on this timeless DIY ! Wine cork gnomes are something that you can do together with the kids to really get in the C hristmas mood! You can display these cute felt wine cork gnomes as a part of your winter / Christmas decor. The best part is that these felt wine cork gnomes are so easy customize and make your own! Follow Nikki's step-by-step photo tutorial to help you assemble your own adorable felt wine cork gnomes:
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DIY Minion Bob sock plushie (with free pattern)
This Minion sock plushie making project is a nice way to upcycle old socks and it's also a great activity to do during your summer holiday! To create this adorable Bob ( Minion ) sock soft toy you will need : 2 socks ( yellow and gray ) , 2 pingpong ball, and some felt. Making Bob isn't as hard as it seems, if you are a beginner in hand sewing that's absolutely not a problem! In this nice video craft tutorial you can watch a step-by-step explanation of how can you make one for yourself or for the kids.
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3 adorable handmade plushies (sock toys) - cat,dog and sheep
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these adorable plushies ( dog, cat and sheep ) completely out of socks ! These sock plushies / soft toys make great DIY presents and are really relaxing and enjoyable to sew. If you already have some experience with sewing , then these sock cat/dog/sheep plushies should be very easy to make. If you're a complete beginner in sewing , then you should get the hang of it after practising with a few plushies. This is a great DIY to do together, especially during the holiday time. You can use any type of socks with different color and pattern they will be super cute in any form!
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Sock bunny - easter craft for kids
If you’re looking for a cute and easy handmade easter / spring decoration (or gift) to add your kids Easter basket then this tutorial is just for you! This quick and easy sock bunny tutorial is the perfect last minute Easter craft that you can make for the kids or with them.
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DIY Twine Christmas globes to hang in your Christmas tree
Repurpose old Christmas Tree ornaments and at the same time give them a bit of personality. Watch Thoughts for Happy Minds' step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make these wrapped twine globes. Happy Holidays!
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DIY Easy beautiful magical roses from satin fabric
You wont believe it, but this gorgeous magical rose is made from a simple p iece of satin fabric , and you can create it literally in minutes with a simple, but very clever trick : pulling out some threads from the ( satin ) fabric ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous satin rose ! You can use these beautiful satin fabric roses to decorate your home at Spring/ Easter , or your wedding , and they also can be great gifts for almost every occasions ( such as Mother's day, birthdays, Valentine's day.. ) These gorgeous satin textile roses will look nice in any color and size, and they will never wither, so it's perfect for preserve precious memories!
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DIY Cardboard pirate ship (step-by-step tutorial) - cardboard craft
For this project, Creative Mom used cardboard from pizza boxes, egg cartons , hot glue, thread, super glue, and paint only. Unbelievable, isn't it? And the best is: in this step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to make it! This DIY Cardboard Pirate Ship requires patience and time, but the finished ship definitely will make your children smile! Or even you could use it as gorgeous nautical home decor because just look at it! Isn't it stunning? And it was made from simple cardboard , and paint! Truly magical! Follow the tutorial , and create your very own cardboard pirate ship now:
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DIY Juggling balls from balloons
This is a tutorial by Tara Dennis on how to make your own squishy juggling balls ! The juggling balls can be made to suit the size of little or big hands, take no time at all and are guaranteed for hours of fun. DIY Juggling balls are so very easy for children to make and juggling is a great skill to learn as it develops physical co-ordination, concentration and eye tracking . These juggling balls are cheap and simple to make, which makes them also great to sell at preschool fundraising events or give as birthday gifts .
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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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DIY vintage suitcase from cardboard - cardboard box storage
If you love suitcases and vintage/shabby chic style and if you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard box vintage/shabby chic suitcases ! This suitcase is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! With this nice video step-by-step tutorial the making of vintage cardboard suitcases will be a piece of cake! Of course you can decorate the cardboartd suitcases to any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any ocassion! ( Just stuff them with sweets, toys or create a portable dollhouse with them! )
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well!
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Wall tea candle holder from tin cans
With the help of this detailed craft tutorial you can make this cute wall decoration : a diy tea candle holder from upcycled tin cans! If you don't like tea candles, you can use this idea to store little toys or succulents as well.
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DIY yo-yo made from plastic bottle caps
In this upcycling video craft tutorial she will show you how to make a DIY Yo-yo , a really relaxable antistress toy ! This way to make a yoyo is really easy - you'll need just 2 plastic bottle caps , a screw, a screwdriver and 1 metre ( 40 inches ) cotton yarn. You can decorate your yo-yo with plastic cap from Pringles tube and pictures from magazine. So make yoyos with different color caps , stick any images you like to yo-yo 's sides and have fun! You can learn tons of yo-yo tricks online ( for example in this nice >>>yo-yo trick youtube channel<<< )
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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 tall Christmas gnomes (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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DIY Fishing game - fun handmade game for kids
Get ready for the summer with this fun indoor fishing game by Tara Dennis.This simple DIY fishing game is easy to make and the kids will love it! This little fishing game is perfect for a rainy day, letter / alphabet activity or working on hand-eye coordination Get the kids involved, use Tara Dennis' free template and get creative decorating your fish ( or use the printable fish ) . Have fun fishing!
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DIY paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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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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Plastic cup crow - easy & fun fall craft for kids
As the temperatures drop and leaves on the treas start changing their colors it's time to share some fall crafts for kids to make! There are plenty of scarecrow crafts for fall, but let’s not forget the crows ! This adorable little plastic cup crow by Crafts by Amanda is a fun fall craft for kids. This plastic cup crow is a great project for a fall or harvest party, for a craft station at your school’s fall carnival or just for a fun afternoon craft for kids.
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DIY Rudolph reindeer sock plush (video tutorial)
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to re purpose the other ones: the sock reindeer This super cute sock Rudolph the reindeer soft toy can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself OR you can use him as a cute Christmas tree ornament ! This cute sock reindeer is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this cute sock reindeer in no time with hand sewing !
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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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DIY Wood slice photo frame - rustic home decor for fall
Give your home a natural boost with this wood slice craft! This time SustainMyCraftHabit and Lemon Thistle share a step by step tutorial on how to make the perfect home decor for fall: a beautiful, rustic wood slice photo frame! This fall craft is super simple to make, and the outcome is just simply gorgeous! ( Nature crafts are always the best! ) Isn't it fun that simple wood slices add so much charm to almost anything?! There is just something so unique and versatile about these cute little pieces of nature , whether real or faux that are perfect for any home decor project. Wood slices add such warmth and rustic charm to any decor!
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DIY boho flower wall hanging from egg cartons
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy DIY home decor, this recycling (spring/Easter) craft project is for you!! Seriously this DIY boho flower wall hanging  she created using egg cartons is one to take the cake! It's soo gorgeous but still super easy (and fun) to make and also inexpensive!  You can use this gorgeous hanging flower wall decoration to decorate your home at spring/easter and this brilliant craft project is also a great way to repurpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! You can make this fun egg carton spring flower wall decor with the kids at spring, they will love it!
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Creative science - DIY CD hovercraft
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Using a CD , a balloon , and a few other household items you can create a working hovercraft ! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling hovercraft project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some junk , but it's also a very fun toy ! You can decorate the CD and balloon hovercraft as much as you want, and start a fun race game with them! The kids will love it!
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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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