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DIY Styrofoam cup owl - fall craft for kids
Owl crafts are seriously one of our most favorite things, because who doesn't love owls ? These styrofoam cup owls by I Heart Crafty Things are adorable, simple to create and are fun for any time of the year. There are also some fun children’s books that are a great complement to this craft. Seeing these lovely little styrofoam cup owls up on our craft shelf brings an enormous smile to our face every day and we know they will do the same for you! So visit iheartcraftythings.com for the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY Crepe paper rose (paper flower making - video tutorial)
These crepe paper roses by Essy Jae are pretty simple to make and the outcome is soo gorgeous! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make them in no time. The finished crepe paper flowers will make great Valentine’s Day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Essy Jae used two colors of crepe paper to make these gorgeous roses look realistic, but you can use any color you want ( or which suits the occasion more ). If you like this video tutorial don't forget to visit Essy Jae's website where you can find more fantastic crafts : http://essyjae.com
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DIY Ragdoll spring bunny - free amigurumi Pattern
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi ragdoll spring bunny ! This cuddly crochet bunny by Spin A Yarn Crochet is a great amigurumi pattern to work on, because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bunny can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free spring bunny crochet pattern will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy . The difficulty of this free rabbit amigurumi pattern is easy, so you can crochet one easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi !
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DIY Enchanted rose ( with free printable ) - fun Disney craft for kids
This simple but gorgeous Beauty and the Beast Enchanted rose craft by A Magical Mess makes a great tabletop decoration and can also put a wonderful touch of Disney to your home. This enchanted rose craft is just perfect for all the Disney fans ! This time Jen shows you how to make this beautiful enchanted paper rose from a few sheets of simple craft paper and a big plastic cup. These beautiful enchanted roses are not only a joy to create, but they are also super special for the recipient who will get them. This enchanted rose is also super gorgeous, sweet and unbelievably easy to create, so don't hesitate: get the free printable paper rose template at amagicalmess.com and let's get crafting:
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Little amigurumi hippo in pants (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute hippo ! Who can resist him? By following along Olga Askarova's free amigurumi pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet hippo in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi, we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) So grab your hooks and create a lovely little amigurumi hippo for your friends or family members! ( they will love it ! )
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Lovely amigurumi bunny with bow (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute bunny ! Who can resist this cute little bunny face? By following along Victoria Makarevich's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet bunny in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi bunny for your friends or family members now!
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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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DIY Christmas gnome advent calendar (free printable)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade advent calendar by Pysselbolaget , the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a super adorable and handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Pysselbolaget provides us a free printable template , so creating this fun Christmas gnome advent calendar will be a piece of cake! You can use plain craft paper, upcycled Christmas wrapping paper, old book pages and even maps to make yours. So many possibilities! ( To download the free printable please choose the UNTRANSLATED link below, then click on the blue "ladda ner, printa och klippa ut tomtarnas ansikten" link above the assembling photo. )
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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Little amigurumi dog keychain (free crochet pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi dog keychain ( translated by Amiguroom and designed by Amylie Freeman ) is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. Create a lovely little amigurumi dog keychain for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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DIY Rustic clay pot snowman - Christmas decoration
Everyone loves crafts made from clay pots, they are so simple, inexpensive and can be so much fun to make! Add a little antique flair to your Christmas tree this year with Amanda's vintage - inspired snowman ornaments made from clay pots! These adorable clay pot snowmen are so fun to make! They make a perfect afternoon project and the options are endless! This cute little snowman is super easy and so festive when it's finished – and it's also perfect as a Christmas gift! Head to craftsbyamanda.com and create your own little clay pot snowman :
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DIY Drop cloth cross wood sign (no-sew)
Use drop cloth to create a beautiful cross wood sign! This elegant drop cloth cross wood sign by The Daily DIYer is super easy to make and the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! You can use any rectangular shape scrap ( wood ) piece to create a base for your fabric cross ! There are so many beautiful variations to this with using painted wood, patterned fabric, lace, and different embellishments to make this piece of art match your style or home's decor!
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DIY Paper pig cootie catcher (fortune teller) - origami for kids
How cute is this DIY pig cootie catcher ? We love origami fortune tellers because they are such great paper crafts for kids. This lovely little piggy created by Red Ted Art is a super quick and easy paper craft project for kids. And you can decorate them in so many ways! Use the finished pig cootie catchers as fun fortune tellers or make giant versions as fun party treat bowls ! This paper pig craft is also perfect for the year of the pig 2019 !
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Easy little amigurumi cat with heart (free crochet pattern)
Know a cat lover? We've got the perfect gift for them: a lovely crochet cat ! Whether you're gifting this amigurumi cat as a toy, or as a home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill cat fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) cat can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids, because this super adorable amigurumi heart cat is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In Amiguroom's great amigurumi pattern collection you will find this wonderful amigurumi heart cat pattern for free which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with interesting details, personality and cuteness! You can use any color and size yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi heart cat , the finished toy will look lovely and cuddly in any way! ( With a little modification in the yarn and hook size you can easily alternate your heart cat' s size ) Pattern designers : Vera Izgrebina and Elena Lepekhina
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Easy DIY Waldo costume for kids - Halloween costume idea
We know many of you will be doing the last minute scramble, to find a simple costume idea to attend that Halloween party at work, school, church, your neighborhood, etc. We have something really simple to wear on Halloween. This idea will take you less than an hour to make. ( right before the party! ) Grab a white T-shirt, a little bit of red/white fleece and felt, some round glasses ( the plastic Harry Potter ones at party stores work great! ) and you’ve got yourself a super cute ( Where is ) Waldo costume !
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Kawaii bee amigurumi pattern - free crochet pattern
The little amigurumi bee is quite simple to make, so here is a free pattern for you by Móhu! These amigurumi bees are so incredibly adorable! They are such a quick and fun crochet project, perfect for beginners!  In addition to being pencil toppers, they would also be adorable keychains! We hope you’ll try making some amigurumi bees for yourself - it will be a fun crochet project, particularly for the spring!  If you’ve always wanted to try crocheting amigurumi, this is a fun project!  There are no limbs you need to attach, and the increases and decreases are very basic with no complex shaping!  Follow this nice detailed free amigurumi pattern and tutorial and create a few super cute kawaii amigurumi bumblebees!
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Amigurumi Tatty Teddy (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi Tatty Teddy bear ! This cuddly crochet Tatty Teddy bear by Olga Filippova is a great amigurumi pattern to work on because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bear can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free bear crochet pattern at AmiguroomToys will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful soft amigurumi bear. The difficulty of this free bear amigurumi pattern is easy/intermediate so if you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.
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Wine cork angels - Christmas tree ornament with wine cork
If you are missing a few Christmas tree ornaments and need some new ones, make these little wine cork angels! They couldn’t be cuter and are so easy! Or maybe you just need an easy Christmas craft to do for girls’ night. Wouldn’t these wine cork angels be fun to make with friends while enjoying a glass of wine? Whether you save your wine corks or not, you can whip up these little angel ornaments in no time! The craft store sells bags of corks just for projects like these! Add your own details to give these angels a little personality. They would be perfect hanging on the Christmas tree or added to the outside of a present. Who wouldn’t love one of these as a bonus on their Christmas gift?
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DIY Little deer pouch (sewing pattern & tutorial)
DiDi the baby deer coin purse by Craft Passion is here to greet you all to be happy always, in which ever season, be it hunting of Easter eggs, or watching leaves falling, or sunbathing under the hot sun, or clearing snow in front of your porch. If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this baby deer coin purse is the perfect sewing project for you! This super cute ( kawaii ) DIY deer shape coin purse is a nice way to use up fabric scraps and create a beautiful and useful wallet for you or your friends/family! With this step-by-step tutorial , sewing one patchwork deer coin purse will be a piece of cake! ( Well, it's not the easiest sewing project because of it's small size, but absolutely not as difficult as it seems! )
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Soft sleeping amigurumi bunny (free crochet pattern)
Are you looking for adorable free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love bunnies ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi bunny by Anastasiia Traino at Amigurumi Space ! Besides of it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leave large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi bunny now!
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DIY super cute (kawaii) mini nutella notebook
We absolutely love kawaii crafts ! Look at this super cute kawaii Nutella notebook ! Can a DIY notebook be more sweet? Nothing quite like paper crafts for kids, especially easy ones like this. You only need one sheet of paper to make these paper books and guess what, no glue! We like today’s mini notebook , because not only can you decorate it in whatever way you wish, but you can also shape it a little which opening up the cuteness decorating factor. As you can see she went for a jar of Nutella! We LOVE Nutella! and hopefully you will love this oh so cute Nutella Notebook DIY too!
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Amigurumi reindeer & Christmas tree (free crochet patterns)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi reindeer and miniature Christmas tree with Ekaterina Ustinova's lovely free crochet patterns in no time! This reindeer amigurumi toy can be a lovely gift for kids of all ages , and of course for adults as well! If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi reindeer bigger, simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn and a larger hook. This crocheted reindeer is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters! Get the free patterns at amigurum.com and let's get crocheting :
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Ladybug number flash cards (1-10)
To help counting from 1-10 they’ve created these free ladybird printable number flash cards. Each number has alongside a group of ladybirds to help associate the visual number with the written symbol. You can also use them to show simple math, so you may want to print more than one set. The PDF contains 3 pages with 10 cards and the last page has a template for a cute ladybird cards wallet to keep all your numbers together after play!
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Crochet zombie ragdoll (free crochet pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute zombie ! Who can resist this cute little zombie face? By following along Spin A Yarn Crochet's free crochet ragdoll pattern you can create this super cute zombie toy in no time! But before you start learning the basics of this ragdoll technique we must warn you: crochet is a very addictive hobby ( once you start you won't be able to stop making these lovely toys ! ) Create a lovely little crochet zombie for your friends or family members as a Halloween gift, they will love it!
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DIY Bubble bath family costume (costume making tutorial)
Turn your baby into a super adorable and super funny giant loofah ! This DIY bubble bath costume by Studio DIY is a great mommy and me or full family costume if you can convince your significant other to rock a bathrobe! Whether you need a costume to wear to school during Book Week or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, these bubble bath costumes are just perfect. You can utilize the whole family to be a part of it or you can combine the different parts to create one unique and complex but still super easy-to-make costume for yourself. Head to studiodiy.com and create this bubble bath family costume in no time:
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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Banana ghost - healthy Halloween snack
These banana ghosts by Alice And Lois will be the hit at your Halloween party ! They’re cute and spooky all at the same time, and so simple to make. These banana ghosts are so easy to make and would be a fun dessert or snack to serve at your Halloween party this year! Plus these banana ghosts take hardly any time to make! And they much much healthier than pure candy party snacks! But beware: the banana ghosts will be gone in an instant because the kids love to gobble them up.
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DIY Aluminum foil and acorn cap owl (step-by-step tutorial)
Autumn isn’t just about skulls and ghosts! If you are in the mood for a more sweet, less spooky fall craft, here you go! These owls by artstudio.club are super easy to make with recycled supplies and SO cute! Construct a cute little owl in brown or white using aluminum foil, acorn caps, and store-bought structure paste or DIY paper mache paste. ( Paper mache is a crafting method that involves three inexpensive common ingredients to produce a long-lasting, rock-hard structure: newspaper, water, and PVA glue or "flour glue". ) Make an owl to add to your fall or Christmas decor. If you have an owl-loving friend, fashion an owl to give as a gift , complete with a personalized name tag collar.
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DIY Pompom caterpillar - fun spring kids craft idea
Spring is the best time of the year to do some bug crafts, if it’s to rainy to go outside. This caterpillar pom pom craft is a fun and wiggly project the kids will love to make. We’re really into bug crafts lately, even more so into caterpillar crafts and we think this one turned out pretty cool too. This pompom caterpillar craft can be used as a part of the project to demonstrate the life cycle of the butterfly! You can also make a butterfly out of paper and pom poms and another leaf with a bunch of pom poms for eggs. Chrysalis will need a bit of imagination though – but pom poms wrapped in tissue paper could work out nicely. This would make a fun assignment to make in the classroom or at home.
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Amigurumi bee ( free amigurumi pattern )
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi bee pattern by @bumbee_crochet at Amigurumi Space! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. ( Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little bee. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi bee today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones.
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DIY paper puzzle game - free printable tangram & challenge cards
DIY games are a simple but fun handmade gift idea ,whether you’re planning for Christmas or a birthday. Download these printable tangrams and the challenge cards for a fun kids activity to enjoy year-round. Tangrams are a simple 7-piece puzzle that can be put together in a square or an infinite number of combinations to make other shapes. They make a good activity for kids who need to be busy or just enjoy a good brain challenge. There are plenty of difficult puzzles for older kids to make with these, but even preschoolers will enjoy the simplest ones.
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How to wrap a present - 8 easy DIY present wrapping idea
Gift wrapping is not the easiest thing in the universe if you have difficult shapes to wrap for, but if you watch this nice video gift wrapping tutorial you will be a gift wrapper wizard in minutes! In this nice video tutorial you can find 8 different gift wrapping style to use. Absolutelly worth watching it! You can use almost every types of paper to wrap your presents , even maps, old book pages, posters, wallpapers can be great gift wrappers. These DIY present wrapping techniques can be used to wrap birthday presents and Christmas presents or in other occasions!
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DIY Gold leaf pinecone garland - easy winter decor
We’ve simply adore gold leaf! It makes everything so classy and awesome, even the simplest craft materials such as pinecones ! This DIY gold leaf pine cone garland is a lovely and chic way to decorate your mantel for Christmas ! While largely intended to jazz up your holiday decor , this gold leaf pinecone garland would be lovely to use throughout the winter months. So who’s ready to get your gold leaf on?
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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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