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DIY Hot glue gun snowflake - hot glue gun Christmas craft
Did you know that you can use a hot glue gun and a few ( glittery ) glue sticks to make gorgeous snowflakes? Glue gun snowflakes are super pretty, and super fun to make! This is a fun winter decorating process that requires absolutely no clean up! Reuse the glue gun glue snowflakes year after year if you like! You can even dress up your Christmas tree or gift wrapping with them! You HAVE to try it out for yourself! It’s amazingly fun! Click >>here << for tons of gorgeous snowflake templates
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DIY Black glue butterfly suncatcher (free printable template)
Want to make a cheery butterfly suncatcher with kids ? It’s surprisingly easy with nothing but black glue , sharpie markers and some recyclables. This time Adventure In a Box will show you how to make this gorgeous butterfly suncatcher in various beautiful designs. These butterfly suncatchers look brilliant with the sun streaming through them. You will find a free downloadable butterfly template at adventure-in-a-box.com which makes this spring craft project perfect for kids of all ages !
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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DIY easter egg scratch cards - scratch art
Have you seen those scratch art kits you can buy in craft stores? The ones where you scratch an image onto a black surface and it appears in rainbow colours? They are actually very easy to make yourself at home, so long as you have the time and patience to make them!  Their version has an Easter spin on it, with the scratch art base being made in the shape of an easter egg but of course you could make this in any shape you like at any time of year.
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2016 colorable mandala calendar (mandala coloring pages)
"Don’t you just love this time of year, a time to slow down, savor life, and indulge in our little hobbies? She would like to share with you 12 beautiful and free mandala coloring pages, plus a set of color-your-own mandalas 2016 calendar to download! Mandalas are considered patterns of the cosmos. If we observe closely, we see them in almost everything from a small flower to the infinite galaxy. The activities of drawing and painting mandalas have been used as a meditation for centuries to clear the mind and to connect with our inner peace and happiness."
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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Cardboard art supply orgainzer
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and rubber bands. You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other art supplies in it!
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Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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DIY paper cut-out lanterns and Christmas houses ( free template )
We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous christmas / winter home decors! These paper lanterns and Christmas houses are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous? You can make these paper cutout decors in any size: it can be a perfect Christmas table / mantle decor and also a nice Christmas tree ornament! You can glue in a colored tissue paper or clear plastic piece and fill the houses and lanterns up with Christmas cookies / treats!
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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Miniature winter zen garden (sand box) with snowman
We need to confess that we love zen gardens and playing with sand ! This winter zen garden is the Christmas version of the traditional japanese zen gardens and it also grants a very fun and reaxing activity. This easy christmas zen garden craft is a must, because what can be more relaxing than drawing in and playing with "snow" ? You can decorate your miniature winter wonderland zen garden with any christmas figurines and trees, and simple use it as nice winter decor if you doesn't need to relax at moment. OR it can be a fun playset for the kids ( at least for a few hours ).
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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4 DIY winter - Christmas notebooks
In this video tutorial she will show you how to make winter inspired notebooks ( and a binder ). A cute DIY mitten notebook , snowman 3 in 1 notepad , snowy notebook decoration and a cozy knitted cover for your binder ! These super easy and lovely DIY notebooks can be perfect Christmas presents for your friends and family or you can whip up some for yourself! You can use old scarfs, knitted sweaters ( even socks ) to create the knitted cover , and for the others you can use any paper leftovers that can be found around you or simply buy one notebook base at the store and spice up a little with these fun notebook decorating ideas !
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DIY easy magic gift card - self coloring magic card
Self coloring gift cards ? True magic ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one magic gift card in minutes! This self-coloring magic slider card / magic card can be a perfect gift for almost any occasion and holiday ! Just adjust the magic slider card's frame color and motif to fit the occasion, and create a magical and super quick gift for your friends and family! You won't beleieve how easy is to make one self colouring magic card, and how fun is to use it!
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DIY Fun magic notebook - easy back to school craft
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a magic notebook ! This DIY back to school project is super fun and also very easy to make! ( You will be surprised how easy is to create one, with simply household items and a little acrylic paint ! ) Spice up your boring notebooks with this easy magical craft idea , and create gorgeous unique artworks in minutes! This magic notebook can be a great gift for your friends/family members for any special occasion! And of course it can be a great boredom buster at school !
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY Triangle box advent calendar
All you need to make this easy advent calendar is this free triangle box template, cardstock, glue and a marker.  We recommend a fine felt tip pen since you can create much more detailed work, but a regular Sharpie works fine too.  This DIY Triangle box advent calendar project is really fun because it's quick and ends up looking really good and you can let loose with your  doodling creativity  Lastly, we think the kids will enjoy the treats I’ll be hiding in these boxes! 
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DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree
Be extremely crafty and minimal: create a chalkboard Christmas tree from your storage closet's door! This craft by Lana Red Studio is very easy and the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! Of course it's not necessary to use an old door , you can also use a big piece of wood. What we love the most in this craft is that it doesn’t take up too much space : this DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree is perfect for tiny apartments! Read this step-by-step DIY tutorial by Lana Red Studio and create your very own gorgeous DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree:
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Fun DIY mouth shape party horn photo booth props
Can you believe that New Years is almost here!? Ah! How will you ring in the new year ? Today Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks is here to share a fun and crafty way to usher in 2018. Party horn photo booth props ! These fun DIY mouth shape party horn photo booth props are so cute and easy to make . The kids will want to help out too! These fun DIY mouth shape party horn photo booth props are so great to make with the whole gang. Everyone can express their creativity and design their own party horn props ! Once you’re done, pop ‘em into your mouth for a hilarious welcome to the New Years !
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DIY Miniature paper straw easel
This picture of cute paper straw easels is instantly caught our eyes. These paper straw easels would look great at a party, wedding, baby shower or at a dinner party. Did you get inspired too? You can make a whole bunch of miniature easels in no time at all and all you need is paper straws, a glue gun and a pair of scissors.  Use your miniature easels to display a menu or your guest’s names at a table setting. You can use the easels at a buffet to inform about which dishes contain nuts/gluten/dairy or anything else the guests need to know. Or you can use them to display family photos or the kids' drawings!
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DIY Waterfall message card (flip card)
Follow along to learn how to create these awesome mini waterfall message cards step by step ( flip card ). This is a easy DIY craft tutorial that only requires materials you already have at home like glue, scissors, markers and paper. This fun Emoji card and Rainbow card are just some ideas you could make. I hope this video inspires you to try this project out to create a special mini card for yourself or someone you love this Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day , Christmas or any day you want to make someone happy. Download free template at Drawsocute.com. Happy Crafting!
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DIY Pop Out Surprise Box Toy
Watch this nice step-by-step tutorial by DrawSoCute to learn how to make this DIY pop out surprise box toy easily. This cute, fun craft project was inspired by Jack in the box toys . As a bonus: this v ideo tutorial comes with a free! printable template . ( Which can be found >>here<< ) We hope that this emoji and Pokemon Pikachu pokeball box designs inspire you to come up with your own fun toy boxes.
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DIY CD Scratching art - easy recycling craft for kids
We bet that you have a stack of old CDs lying around. Convert your old unused CDs into gorgeous artwork that can be put up on the walls.We love this idea because it's super easy to do, just few simple steps.What a brilliant way to up-cycle / recycle your old unwanted CDs and DVDs ! Of course you can decorate anything with these beautiful scratched artworks. This CD recycling craft is suitable for kids ( with a little help ) . For pattern ideas click >> here <<
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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DIY 3D Pen owl drawing - free pattern & drawing tutorial
This adorable little owl by Craft Passion is just the perfect drawing project for the beginner in 3D pen drawing! All you need to do it to trace the outline of the owl by following Craft Passion's free template , assemble the parts into a 3D object. You do not need smooth strokes and accuracy in doodling the owl. No one will notice your mistake either, just cover the mistake with more strokes or cut away the mistake with a wire cutter and redo that part. Cool, right? Get the step-by-step 3D drawing tutorial and the free owl template at craftpassion.com:
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DIY Spiderweb tablecloth - Halloween decoration
This DIY spider web tablecloth or backdrop by The House That Lars Built makes a perfect addition to your Halloween party ! This spider web tablecloth ( or Halloween backdrop ) is so simple to recreate but makes a big impact! Can you guess how she did it by the looks? ( Hint: the key is a simple household cleaner! ) Get the tutorial at thehousethatlarsbuilt.com and decorate for Halloween with a stylish and spooky spider web backdrop that you can make in minutes.
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DIY Fall leaf scratch art - fun fall craft for kids
Make fall themed DIY scratch art papers for the kids to do art on! This DIY Fall leaf scratch art by Kids Craft Room is a great alternative to the bought scratch art paper and your preschooler can help you make it! This scratch leaf art project is a wonderful way to decorate your home or classroom this fall, or you can use our scratch art leaves as a Thanksgiving craft where children can write or draw what they are thankful for onto each leaf. These DIY Fall leaf scratch art cards make such gorgeous table decorations as well!
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DIY Terracotta pot gingerbread house ornament
Transform mini terra cotta pots into absolutely adorable gingerbread house ornaments with Projects With Kids' easy to follow craft tutorial. This lovely little terra cotta pot gingerbread house ornament is just a great Christmas craft for older kids and teens. These little DIY gingerbread house ornaments are so fun to make! The clay pot act as a canvas to create a colorful gingerbread house scene that kids can customize any way they like. ( You can use extra-fine point paint pens, which will help you with drawing the details. ) Head to projectswithkids.com and create your own miniature gingerbread house terra cotta pot ornaments :
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DIY Stained glass Easter eggs ( Easter egg suncatcher craft for kids )
When the sunlight starts making its way into your home, use this opportunity to add some suncatchers to your interior: make gorgeous stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with the kids by following along Adventure In a Box' step-by-step suncatcher making tutorial ! This fun Easter craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. Suncatchers are simple for children to make and look beautiful too!
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Magical watercolor Easter egg - fun Easter craft for kids
Invite your children to paint watercolor surprise Easter egg art to see what magically appears! This time Rhythms Of Play will teach you how to make these beautiful and oh-so- fun to paint Easter eggs. Creating watercolor surprise Easter egg art using a watercolor resist medium is an easy Easter art project for kids ( and adults! ). Of course, this fun and easy painting technique is perfect for other holidays as well! Imagine a beautifully decorated watercolor painted christmas tree, or a bunch of giant baubles with gorgeous patterns!
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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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