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Portable sandmine -  fun toys for boys
With this quick and easy git/toy tutorial you can easily suprise the dirt loving kids in your life! If your son or nephew obsessed with construction vehicles, tools and dirt this portable sandmine is a perfect gift for him! This great miniature sandbox set is not just a perfect gift for boys  but also a very easy craft project because you just need a (wooden) box , a little sand, pebbles, and a few toy construction vehincles (in a matching size) to whip up one. This portable sandmine set can be a perfect gift for the boys at Christmas or in his birthday!
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Hand made candy cane sleigh Christmas gift
How to make a christmas candy sleigh ? In this video tutorial , she’ll be showing you how to make a really cute christmas gift DIY for your friends and family; it is simple, quick and easy and will be an adorable little showstopper! If you are looking for a little last minute affordable gift f or someone this Christmas , this tutorial is perfect as you can get all of the items ( chocholates, cosmetics, toys ) for it in local shops for low prices and you may even have a few of these things laying around your house! These candy cane Christmas sleight s will be great hits in your upcoming Christmas party because who doesnt love sweets and pampering gifts presented in a stylish and fun way?
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it?
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DIY Optimus Prime costume from cardboard (Transformers)
Are you looking for  the most AWESOME Halloween (or dress up party) kids' costume that ever created? Try this Optimus Prime costume!  Probably you won't believe me but it's completely made from cardboard! It's truly amazing, isn't it?  Of course you can create a simplier version, just use this nice step-by step tutorial on how to make an amazing Optimus prime (Transformers) costume from cardboard with a few clever trick! Cardboard is perfect for sharp geometrical shapes like Optimus's body and head (and also for other Transformers or car characters). I bet this gorgeous Optimus Prime costume is every (little and big) boy's dream costume!
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Easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle costume for kids (no-sew)
We love easy and fun DIY dress up / Halloween costumes ! For this year's Halloween ( or the next dress up party ) create this fun and easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle costume ! This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make this SUPER easy Ninja Turtle costume. This handmade costume is great for a group of friends, plus you can totally change it up however you want! The teenage mutant ninja turle costume is perfect for boys and girls , and for kids and adults both! If you haven't got aluminium turkey pan at hand you can use cardboard instead
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Boys baby carriage diaper cake - DIY baby shower gift
Diaper cakes are the best gifts for baby showers ! They're cute, practical, and show off your amazing DIY skills. Maybe you've mastered the regular three-tier diaper cake ( or maybe not ) , but if you're ready to take on the challenge of making a baby carriage diaper cake , she's here to help. It's really not as hard as it looks! The diaper cakes makes really great baby shower gifts , because it's not just unique, fun and decorative but also very useful for the parents and their newborn baby ! Here is a nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own boys ( or girls ) baby carriage diaper cake with baby diapers , bibs , soft baby blankets and baby toys !
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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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Wooden toy hauler - woodworking  project with free plan
The best toys aren't always the most difficult ones! For example this clever puzzle-ish DIY wooden car hauler truck is made from a single 2x4! Thanks to it's clever cutting design the wasted wood pieces from this project is absolutely minimal. This wooden toy hauler is not just a super fun toy it's also a fun and easy build, perfect for beginner woodworkers! Your  boys will have a lot of fun sanding, painting and assembling it! Also you can use a  wood burner to add extra details to this car set or you could drill holes for windows. Check out the authors other woodworking & toy projects, absolutely worth it!
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Easy DIY origami money shirt tutorial (paper folding)
This step-by-step origami video tutorial will teach you how to make an origami shirt from money or rectangular paper ! This origami money shirt is super easy to make and it can be a great gift for dads or boyfriends ! So learn how to make the simplest of money origami - the dollar bill shirt ! This easy origami shirt is also awesome for decorating greetings cards ! Whether this is for your d ad, husband, boyfriend or colleague , they will appreciate the extra time and effort spent on a handmade greetings card. For this easy to make origami dollar bill shirt , you'll need - a dollar bill ! ( If you'd like to use origami paper instead, the dimensions don't matter, just make sure it's a long rectangle. )
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DIY Mad Max style sanctified paracord bracelet
This time CbyS Paracord And More will teach you how to make this stylish Mad Max style paracord bracelet without buckle ! With this nice step-by-step paracord bracelet video tutorial you can make one gorgeous and stylish paracord bracelet for yourself ( or for your friends ) easily with parachute rope or any kind of strings ! The base material doesn't need to be a special paracord rope : you can use electrical cords , thick yarn or even leather stripes to create one! This paracord bracelet may seems difficult but it's an easy paracord project ( suitable for beginners ) ! Instead of a plastic buckle CbyS will show you how to use a kobra knot as a closure.
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DIY Zigzag trilobite paracord survival bracelet
This time CbyS Paracord & More presents you a design based on a Trilobite knot : the king crown zigzag trilobite paracord bracelet. In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful zigzag paracord bracelet with t rilobite knots using nylon parachute cord ( paracord ) without plastic buckles. This paracord bracelet design is fairly easy to make but the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! This DIY trilobite paracord bracelet can be a great gift for your friends/family members , but of course you can create one for yourself as well. This parachute cord cobra bracelet will look gorgeous in any color and size, even you can make stylish and unique paracord belts with this knotting technique!
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DIY Toy airplanes from popsicle sticks and clothespins
Popsicle or craft stick and clothespin airplanes are an easy craft suitable for young children to make. They can be decorated and colored, enabling you to personalize the airplane in any way that you like.This popsickle stick and clothespin airplane is an easy craft you can make with the kids at home or in the art class. These little clothespin airplanes are great for holding school notes to remember, homework, or a favorite photo.
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DIY Diet Coke cake (or beer cake) -  birthday gift idea
We would gladly trade in a baked cake for this awesome Diet Coke cake by Fun Squared any day of the week. Don’t get us wrong, we love birthday cakes, but we think this Diet Coke Cake is such a fun twist on a classic birthday cake. If you are celebratingbirthday week this Diet Coke cake is the perfect addition to the party! (Or of course you can use this brilliant and fun fizzy drink cake as a gift for other occasions as well! Or better: imagine a beer cake for your dad on Father's day!)  So, if you know someone celebrating a birthday soon, find out their favorite drink and start making them a “cake.”
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DIY Ninja star fidget Spinner ( only paper without bearings)
Do you love origami ( paper folding ) , simple frugal craft ideas and fidget spinners ? Make a cool origami ninja star fidget spinner ! All you need is the fidget spinner no bearing mechanism – a super easy and simple way to make your origami ninja star spin, which can be found at Red Ted Art's brilliant blog! So watch this nice step-by-step paper fidget spinner tutorial and learn how to make your own paper ninja star fidget spinner DIY without bearing or expensive craft materials! This easy paper craft can be a perfect craft project for your kids, because it grants hours of fun! You can find the ninja star base >>here<<
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DIY Herringbone denim pillows - patchwork and recycling
Ashbee Design sharing a new denim pillow tutorial  with us today that combines chevron stripes, ombre color gradation and old jeans all into one! Talk about mixing trends! Photography just doesn't do justice to how rich a fabric these old denim pants became. It is soft yet strong. We just love this herringbone denim pillow! It really adds lots of style to any boring old sofa!  Although the denim pillow looks like it's difficult to piece together, it's really quite easy! Marji will walk you through the steps of crafting your own chevron fabric from scraps so you to can use it for projects! If you are a beginner in patchwork that's absolutely not a problem, read this nice step-by-step herringbone denim pillow tutorial and be a master patcher!
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DIY Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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DIY Giant wooden garden Jenga game - fun party game
If you’re looking for an  amazing game for the backyard or lawn, this super fun (and easy to make) giant garden Jenga is a perfect craft project for you! You don't need special woodworking skills or tools to create this fun giant yard Jenga game just a (hand) saw and sandpaper. Not only is this brilliant giant garden party game an affordable foray into the world of power tools, but it's the same simple cut over and over. Beginner woodworkers, you'll love it. You may end up making more than one set of giant garden Jenga game because you will got so many requests from friends who want their own. Giant Jenga for everyone! If you're feeling artistic, you can paint the ends of your pieces or apply some stain.
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DIY wooden robot - wooden toy for kids (woodworking)
If you want to make a simple wooden toy with a minimum of tools or are looking for the first woodworking experience for older kids, try this robot! While this little robot lacks realism or fantastic articulation, he definitely possesses all the charm of a toy made with love. Why else would he be wearing his heart where everyone can see it? The final result isn’t an elaborate toy, but it’s made of natural materials and safe for babies and toddlers to handle and teeth on (of course, under reasonable parental supervision). What I really like about this DIY wooden robot is that it can be a good first project to try with older kids, introducing the joy of woodworking to them.
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DIY Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes by Housewife Eclectic are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. When the kids are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored safely inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. Get the tutorial at housewifeeclectic.com and create a fun traveling lego kit for your kids:
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DIY Simple sliding knot bracelet
Ready for something quick and easy? In this nice detailed craft tutorial, we will make a simple sliding knot bracelet with an antique african coin. (But of course you can use other coin shaped materials with holes: such as washers and buttons!) This super easy DIY macrame bracelet is totally adjustable and can fit just about every wrist, depending on how much cord or string you use. If you finished your very own sliding knot macrame bracelet it's time to give it to someone you have a crush on cause it's totally gender neutral and anyone who is anyone would want to wear something you made !
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DIY Easy crochet baby sneakers (free crochet pattern)
Do you love simple (beginner) crochet projects and super adorable baby clothes? Crochet cute simple baby shoes suitable for boys and girls! Nothing fancy, no flowers, no bows or colorful buttons. Even if you are a beginner in crocheting you will love this step-by-step crochet video tutorial, the free crochet baby boots pattern and the finished baby sneakers! These adorable little cozy shoes can be great gifts for a baby shower party, or you can crochet some as an extra winter protection for your little one.
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DIY Game of thrones iron throne mobile holder
Whether you’re an honourable Northerner, an impish bookworm, a scheming bordello owner, or an inbred monster that everyone hates, chances are you’ve at least thought about what it would be like to have the Iron Throne all to yourself. Or at the very least, maybe you’ve always wanted one for your smart phone! So here it is! A DIY Game of thrones iron throne mobile holder!  Cool isn't it? The best in this DIY  Game of thrones iron throne mobile holder is: it's super frugal! You will be able to find almost all the materials you will need at your local Dollar Store! As a big GOT fan we guarantee that you will love it! Or you can create an iron throne mobile holder for your GOT fanatic friends/family members for a special occasion!
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DIY Tractor wooden crate toy box - fun kids room decor
Do you have a few old wooden (fruit or milkcrate? Or you just need a practical, fun and relatively low budget toy storage solution in the kids' room? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate tractor! If you don't need a toy box you can create  a small wooden play tractor or garden decor with this brilliant idea as well! Paint the wooden crate tractor to a fun vibrant tractor-ish color (red,green,blue) or simply stain the crates with rustic wood stains for a vintage style wooden toy look! But be aware: use (water base) paints only that suitable for painting kids' furniture and toys!
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Cute little amigurumi elephant in dress - free amigurumi pattern
In this free crochet tutorial, you can learn how to crochet this adorable miniature amigurumi elephant girl in a super cute crochet dress! (And also you can find here a super cute boy elephant version!) This sweet amigurumi elephant is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful soft toy for kids.  At this nice crochet blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute miniature crochet elephant and her dress accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this elephant  is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Amigurumi batman - father's day gift (free pattern)
This year for Father's Day ( or just for fun ) crochet a cuddly Batman to y! Who doesn’t love Batman ? Make your very own cuddly crochet batman toy with PinkMouseBoutique's free crochet pattern ! Now you don’t need to look for a Batman toy in a store or order online, because you can crochet a Batman by yourself! This Batman amigurumi pattern is an medium one but it absolutely worth the time and effort because the outcome is so funny and unique! This Batman toy can be a great gift for him!
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
Thi s free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers , new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.
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Acorn beanie for kids ( free crochet pattern )
Keep your kids head cozy this winter with this adorable crocheted snowman hat by Lakeview Cottage Kids! At lakeviewcottagekids.com you will find this lovely crochet acorn hat pattern for free ! ( And many more gorgeous crochet patterns ! ) This free crochet acorn hat pattern is easier than it looks and makes a darling fall hat for your favorite baby or toddler. Of course you can crochet this super adorable autumn-ish accessory as a cozy winter hat as well! This crochet acorn hat is quite quick to whip up and everyone will love it!
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Lego Ninjago - easy DIY ninja lanterns
We love lego movies so much! Tatertots And Jello created this fun lego craft project to celebrate the newest lego movie : the Lego Ninjago Movie! Jen created these painted party Lego Ninjago head lanterns which make really cool decorations for a Lego Ninjago Movie party . This is also a really fun craft that you can make with kids any time of the year! Besides of it's a perfect party snack bowl you can use this craft idea to create Lego Ninjago pencil holders as a nice addition to the boys' rooms.
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Origami rocket ship ( spaceship ) - fun papír craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun but also super easy and frugal paper craft for the boys ? Fold this easy origami spaceship ! With this nice step-by-step video origami tutorial you can fold this fun paper spaceship in no time! Of course you can make the o rigami paper spaceship in any color and size , it will be great in any form! Paper folding is one of our favorite craft technique because its inexpensive, fun and versatile! And you can use other creative household craft materials as well ( such as silver or gray gift wrapping papers or aluminium foil! )
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Crocodile - easy polymer clay tutorial
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make a cute crocodile figure and learn basic sculpting techniques aof polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute crocodile can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade jewelry , kid's room decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay crocodile is a beginner polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute crocodile !
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