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This craft category is a huge collection of nature crafts ( leather crafts, feather crafts ... ) which doesn't fit in to our other nature crafts categories! Leather crafts (decorations from leather, leather jewelries and leather accessories), feather crafts ( jewelries with feathers, decorations with feathers, feather crafts for kids ), craft ideas with natural ingredients ( salt, flour, fruits, vegetables, spices, oils, pasta crafts ), crafts with eggs and eggshells, Easter egg painting ideas, clay pot crafts and clay crafts ... and many other creative nature craft ideas!
DIY Narwhal Easter eggs - Easter egg painting idea for kids
Narwhals like unicorns mixed with whales and they actually exist! Malissa & Machelle used these magical creatures as inspiration for cute little creature eggs this Easter. Now your eggs can be magical just like real narwhals ! We love it! Or you could leave the horns off and have whale eggs for a nautical themed party! These narwhal Easter eggs are perfect for kids of all ages and only require a handful of supplies. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial and learn how to create them:
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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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Pumpkin handprint and photo keepsake with salt dough
We love keepsakes! What's better than a super inexpensive but still cute salt dough handprint keepsake, to preserve the sweet memories? This month’s handprint and photo keepsake is a pumpkin one by Teach Me Mommy! This super cute pumpkin keepsake is not just only easy to make but almost costs nothing! Because salt-dough is made from simple household items: salt, flour and water! And that's it! The salt-dough is safe for very small children: you can create baby hand and footprint keepsakes as well. Get the recipe and tutorial at teach-me-mommy.com:
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How to build a fish tower ( DIY observation tower) for fish pond
In this step-by-step video tutorial Luxusburger shares his creative idea to build a koi observation tower in his koi pond. By placing a pillar shaped glass aquarium upside down in the koi pond , he creates a fantastic vertical observation tower for the fish. The fish can swim up and down as they please because the tank is completely open at the bottom. And they seem to enjoy in their own observation tower because they can have a better view of the world around them. This unique garden featur e is so stunning to look at and will for sure add to the beauty of your garden. Check out the video and learn more details.
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DIY Unicorn pumpkin - fun Halloween decor
The mess of pumpkin carving can be overwhelming, so make a fun unicorn decorated pumpkin this Halloween instead! This adorable DIY unicorn pumpkin by Confettidea is the perfect solution for those who want all the Jack-o-lanterns but none of the clean-up of a real pumpkin. Complete with felt ears, a sparkly horn, and rainbow mane, these glam pumpkins are perfect for the unicorn- lover in your life. Get ready to have the most magical Halloween ever!
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DIY cactus Easter eggs - fun Easter egg painting idea
Are you looking for a not-so-traditional Easter egg painting idea? Spice up this year's Easter with this super funny cactus Easter egg craft! It's not just a super fun Easter party or home decor but also can be a perfect Easter gift for you friends / family members. Well, it's not really a traditional Easter egg painting technique but it very funny, so absolutely worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the cactus egg's green color an and instead of black paint you can simply use a black marker to create it's spikes. Attach a fun paper flower to the cactus Easter egg's  top for a funnier real-life look!
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Easy DIY pistachio flower (pista shell flower) - frugal home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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DIY Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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DIY Unicorn kinetic sand recipe - fun craft for kids
We love kinetic sand! If you spending way too much on the kinetic sand at the store: make it at home in unicorn colors with Mama Plus One's fun tutorial! This homemade kinetic sand is easy and affordable. Kinetic sand is such a great therapeutic tool, and also a great sensory tool! Read Mama Plus One's step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own kinetic sand in fun unicorn colors.This DIY Unicorn kinetic sand recipe is super easy , quick to make and so fun to play with!
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DIY Unicorn planter - unicorn craft for kids
Looking for a fun spring craft for kids ? It's easy to decorate flower pots, and then you can use the finished product to plant beautiful spring flowers! Red Ted Art's gorgeous and easy DIY unicorn planter is a fantastic spring or summer art activity for kids , and makes an excellent gift as well! This fun unicorn planter ( filled with flowers, succulents or sweets ) can be great as a Mother’s day gift , BFF gift or gift for a teacher. Decorating flower pots is always a fun activity that you can do with the kids. These DIY unicorn flower pots are so much fun to create and wow, don't they look so super beautiful?!
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DIY woodland animal Easter egg - egg painting tutorial
We have a huge soft spot for woodland animal crafts and we wouldn’t typically associate this theme with Easter , however ( and we are sure you will agree ) , this adorable woodland animal Easter egg craft by Kids Craft Room is totally worthy of breaking the rules.So, If you are looking for some special Easter egg decorating ideas then these gorgeous woodland animal Easter eggs could be just the ticket. These Easter egg animal designs look amazing and are surprisingly easy to do. She’s got a stunning egg fox, raccoon and deer. We can’t choose a favorite as they’re all so adorable!
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DIY Easy Halloween pumpkin wicker basket fall decor
I we find a simple upcycling fall craft project that relies on thrift store items, we get an extra charge of satisfaction!  And this Halloween-themed project is no exception! Get a few wicker basket / rattan paper plate holders  and create this super cute and oh-so-easy wicker basket jack-o-lantern Halloween decor! Brilliant, isn't it? Sadie Seasongoods will show you how to make your very own adorable fall /  halloween decor from a simple upcycled wicker basket in no time!
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting:
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DIY Montessori sugar writing tray - fun learning toy for kids
If your toddler is really into learning and drawing letters, and loves to practice them over and over you will love this super easy , inexpensive DIY Montessori learning toy! She decided to use an old toy packaging box to make a tray to write their letters in sugar. This DIY Montessori toy allows your child to practice writing, improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The writing tray is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already.
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Easy DIY Fall bouquet - fall decor & gift idea
When the leaves begin to change, we know it’s time to start breaking out our favorite fall decor to get us in the spirit and give a warm welcome to the season. A DIY fall bouquet can look way better than a store-bought one when you explore your creative side! With this gorgeous ( and super easy to make ) DIY fall bouquet by Golden Hands, you can make your home cozy and bursting with everything fall, plus it can be a wonderful gift ( you can put small gifts in its tin can "vase" ). Follow along with Golden Hands' step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one:
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Thanksgiving turkey puppet - Thanksgiving craft for kids
Looking for a rainy day activity ? Here is a super simple and fun turkey craft from The Joy Of Sharing to make with your kids. This cute puppet turkey is made by re-using an empty milk bottle cap , feathers , and a craft stick. Telling stories is a huge part of childhood, and so much more fun and easy with handmade puppets. These turkey puppets allow children to develop creativity in two ways: firstly in the making and then in the playing and storytelling. Get the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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Delicious fruit hedgehogs - quick healthy party food and decor
Are you looking for a fun, delicious, healthy and super fast/easy to make party food ? If your answer is yes, this cute fruit hedgehog is a perfect party food ( or decor ) project for you! Choose a nice sweet pear as the base of the hedgehog and attach various fruits with wooden skewers to it. You can spice up any ( kids ' ) party ( birthdays , dress up parties .. ) with this delicious fruit appetizer, or you can upgrade this cute idea with any delicious additions if you wish ( imagine a cheese-fruit appetizer with a glass of fine wine, or a veggie appetizer, combinations are endless! )
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DIY Wool blanket coat
You can make this super easy blanket coat with a simple wool blanket and a belt you might already have around the house! Do you have some beautiful and warm wool blankets? Make one personalized stylish poncho out of them!  This brilliant craft idea will work well also with fleece and other non-fraying fabrics. This quick winter/autumn sewing fashion project is a perfect choice for beginners because it's really easy to sew! You can use any cozy winter/autumn blankets (even fun colorful IKEA fleece blankets) to create one unique jacket for yourself or for the kids! These quick blanket coats also perfect for camping or going outside to the garden because
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Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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DIY Giant Easter egg from dried pasta
Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a decorative Easter egg from dried pasta ! In this video tutorial Natali from NataliDomaDIY shows you how to make a fun, decorative egg out of dried pasta and simple school ( PVA ) glue for Easter! You can use any type of dried pasta to make these colorful Easter eggs . This is a fun project for kids of all ages! This is a wonderful Easter craft project for adults ( big kids ) , as well as the children in your life.
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How to make fantasy dragon eggs - kids craft idea
What would dragon eggs look like? Adventure in a box decided that they must be encrusted with jewels and precious stones from dragon’s treasury. Of course,you need to make dragon eggs with the kids, just in case a baby dragon might hatch out of one! You can use air dry clay to create the dragon eggs or simply use it's super cheap alternative: the salt-dough! These dragon eggs can be perfect art projects for the kids in the classroom! Put your dragon eggs in a basket and voilá' you have a fun Easter decor! (Or gift!)
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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look!
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Adorable needle felt kitties
Needle felting : a technique to create the world cutest decorations and gifts from cheap materials in minutes! With this nice needle felting video tutorial you can learn how to make adorable kitties in no time! Meow! They look so small and delicate. With needle felting no sewing is required. It's fun and easy, you can teach it for your kids as well! Make a bunch of needle felt kitties for yourself or make them as cute gifts!
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DIY hanging potpourri autumn wall decor (dried orange and cinnamon)
Do you love natural potpourris and seasonal scents? Try this super quick, super easy , but still beautiful hangin wall fall decor with it's amazing smell! This rustic autumn leaf, dried orange slice and cinnamon stick potpourri backdrop is simple to make and only requires a few supplies. Go for a walk and collect a few gorgeous fall leaves with the kids or simply use silk leaves, and create your gorgeous rustic autumn hanging wall decor which will also smell heavenly thorough the fall season! Of course you can use any other (natural) craft materials and potpourris to create this gorgeous hanging wall decor and decorate your home , it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Orange peel Christmas votive - natural winter decor
These orange peel Christmas votives by Handimania are quick and easy to make, elegant, inexpensive, and of course, they smelling heavenly! Use the orange peel tea candle holders on your table or throughout your home. ( For maximum safety, you can use flameless tea candles with them. ) Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous and heavenly smelling orange peel votives. These orange peel votives are super inexpensive, their glow is simply beautiful, and they allow you to create a great atmosphere at home during long, dark, and cold evenings. The warmth of the flame activates essential oils from both the peel and cloves and that results in a fabulous scent.
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DIY Dreamcatcher  - boho room decor
If you love the delicate, boho style of a dreamcatcher ,here is a fun DIY dreamcatcher tutorial for you by FollowFashion to make your own! Making a dreamcatcher is a fun project you can do by yourself or with friends. In Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade willow hoop with woven net. Traditionally they are hung over cradles as protection against nightmares, but of course you can use these beautiful dreamcatchers simply to decorate your room. Add a pinch of personal touch to your dreamcatcher by decorating it with your favorite accessories.
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DIY Apple love-bugs ( ladybugs ) - Valentine's day food id
In this step-by-step tutorial , East Amazing will show you how to make apple love bugs ( ladybug apples ) with just a few healthy ingredients. This adorable apple love-bug is just a cute edible ( and healthy ! ) gift that kids will love this Valentine's Day ! This adorable apple ladybug is also perfect for couples who love fresh, healthy fruits almost as much as each other. Get those apples , watch this video tutorial, and create a few adorable apple bugs for the upcoming Valentine's day ( or anniversary ) or just for fun!
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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