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Advent calendar with forest animals (with printable pattern)
With this beautiful printable christmas advent calendar you can spice up your christmas decoration easily! (And its fun to open them, if you hide small gifts for your kids inside the boxes). You can use them as gift wrappers for small gifts for easter too, because there are so many bunnies in the printable.
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Woodland fairy costume
If your kids are super CRAZY about fairies make their gorgeous woodland fairy dresses for this year halloween or dress up party with the help of this nice costume craft tutorial! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't need sewing.
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Kids craft - popsicle stick crocodiles with pipe cleaners
Bring out your craft sticks /popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners as we’re making a craft stick crocodile craft today! These little pipe cleaner crocodiles look super fun, and what’s even more fun is that once your kids make them, they will be able to play with them.You can create a whole swamp with a single cardboard base and some paint, or add more crocodile family members with alter the spatulas size. This super easy kids craft idea is a perfect indoor activity, or you can go out with them and play in the outside "jungle".
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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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Fingerless fox gloves - free crochet pattern
Today she's sharing with us her new fox fingerless gloves crochet pattern made with front post single crochet stitches. No matter what crochet hooks you use, you can make these fun and cozy fox fingerless gloves  for yourself in a rainy fall / snowy winter afternoon. You can use this super adorable fox crochet pattern to make fingerless gloves (or  handrwarmers ) for your family as a nice Christmas gift or just to show your love. It's not really an easy / beginner crochet project but absolutely worth to try!
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Crocheted amigurumi snail and mushrooms (free pattern)
Well this amigurumi pincushion (or spring) decor  is not the easiest crochet project in the world but it's so awesome worth every minute! In this nice step-by-step amigurumi (crochet) tutorial you will find a free amigurumi fairy mushroom, a snail and a few flower patterns to create your own miniature crocheted fairy/woodland scene! You can use real varnish covered snail shells to complete the crocheted snails or crochet one shell for them in a fun color! In the top of the tutorial page you will find a link for this amigurumi tutorial's firs part where you can learn how to create amigurumi grass base from a mason jar lid and a toadstool!
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally!
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DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks, dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs ( or other glass containers ) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room! Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing!
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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc.
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DIY Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY Origami mushroom - easy fall craft for kids with paper folding
It’s a perfect time to celebrate autumn with a pretty and fun mushroom craft. This origami mushroom is vibrant and fun looking just like a real mushroom (and of course this paper fall decor is absolutely not poisonous! Even the little origami worm enjoys it! ) This paper folded mushroom is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft. Visit this this step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make these pretty paper mushroomsFold a few fun toadstools and paper worms to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little paper mushrooms!
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DIY Easy hedgehog stones - rock painting for kids
This time Andreja from Easy Peasy And Fun shares with us a super cute hedgehog painted rock tutorial ! We love stone painting and we love hedgehogs so these cute fellows are a must. Fall is the perfect season for rock hunting ! In this kids craft tutorial learn how to make sweet little hedgehog rocks , perfect for kids of all ages. Rock hunting groups are popping up faster than movie theater popcorn in cities around the country, and for good reason. Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. Don’t hide the rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock hedgehog from them!
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Adorable crochet fox bag - free crochet pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun fall crafts ? Whip up this fun autumn-ish crochet fox bags ! Do you know the song What Does the Fox Say? This was the inspiration behind this super adorable crochet fox purse! Know a fox lover? This cute crochet fox bag is a perfect gift idea for them as well! This cute crochet fox bag can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade accessory for your kids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free crochet fox bag pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted messenger bag ( or purse ) ! This lovely fox bag is guaranteed to be a conversation piece.
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DIY Adorable little felt fox ( free pattern )
Look at this super adorable little felt fox! It's not just only a super cute nursery room decor or sweet handmade gift for your fox lover friends, but it also can be  a great decor in your home at autumn! This little felt fox is super easy to make and are perfect to whip up as a gift for someone or to keep for yourself.  Because felt is a very easy sewing material, you can make one even if you are a beginner in (hand) sewing! In this nice blog you will find a free felt fox sewing pattern and a super detailed written sewing tutorial as well!!
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Acorn marble necklaces - nature craft for kids
This DIY Acorn marble necklace nature craft is easy and fun to make.Plus it only took about 30 minutes start to finish! Your kids will love to make a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry which can be worn as a necklace. The acorn marble necklaces are also make wonderful window decorations and are great gifts and birthday party favors too! Unless you have a supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand like we do, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect them. Look around oak trees and you’ll find plenty.
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DIY Pinecone mums - fall flower arrangement
We love crafting with pinecones, because all you have to do is find a good tree and gather a big pile for free! So here's a fun pinecone craft by This West Coast Mommy you can do with that stockpile of pinecones: pine cone mums ! They are super simple to make and the result is a beautiful bouquet of unique and long lasting " flowers"! The pine cone mums look so pretty gathered in a bowl or on a wreath! Visit This West Coast Mommy and learn how to make this beautiful long lasting pine cone flower bouquet :
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DIY Squirrel acorn art - fun fall nature craft
One thing we absolutely love about autumn is squirrels and acorns ! So why not incorporate both in a fun and easy craft ? Tina ( from Little Stuff ) created this easy squirrel silhouette nature craft from acorn tops . This gorgeous fall acorn top squirrel art is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy to make ( even for the smallest hands ) . This fall art project is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ,and the outcome is so gorgeous and fun! Of course you can use other woodland animal silhouettes to this DIY art project as well!
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How to paint galaxy leaves - fun fall art idea
Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves she painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. Nature offers very interesting textures. As with the dull grainy surface of rocks that we love, leaves also have fascinating form and texture, and she thought that they might also make interesting canvases. (Free canvases!) What a brillinat art idea, isn't it? Follow this great fall leaf painting tutorial  and paint your first galaxy leaf with acrylic paint and and old toothbrush!
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Cute squirrels - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay squirrel couple ! In this video tutorial Ewa will show you how to make these super cute squirrels out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the squirrel figurines : they can be adorable cake toppers from fondant , you can create cute fall decors from them with air drying clay or even you can use simple play-doh plasticine or salt-dough to create some with the kids !
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Easy origami squirrel - paper folding for kids
In this nice step-by-step paper folding video tutorial you can learn how to fold this cute origami squirrel ! These cute origami squirrel can be a perfect low budget and quick fall home decor , or you can use them to create adorable fall greeting cards ! You can use any kind of paper ( you don't need special origami papers , even leftover Christmas wrapping papers will work well! )
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Adorable hedgehog crochet pillow ( free crochet pattern )
It’s time for adorable free crochet patterns again! Who wants free patterns for this amigurumi hedgehog pillow toy? Visit Spin A Yarn Crochet and learn how to crochet these super adorable soft hedgehog baby toys  in minutes! At  spinayarncrochet.com you will find the free crochet patterns of these super cute hedgehog pillow toys! This hedgehog softie is really easy to crochet so you will have a bunch of these ready in no time! Hand embroider their eyes or use safety eyes - this way the hedgehog pillow will be suitable for babies & newborns as well!
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Amigurumi taggie hedgehog - free baby toy crochet pattern
As long as they’re soft and safehandcrafted baby gifts are a perfect way to welcome new ones to the world! Making this crochet amigurumi hedgehog taggie  is a fun little crocheting project. This is a quick and easy amigurumi baby toy project which is suitable for beginners with some experience in making amigurumi. Isn't this colorful little baby taggie hedgehog is so adorable? And she is so easy to make too! When crafting for babies, please be sure to avoid the use of buttons or small parts that could cause choking if the baby puts it in her mouth! This crocheted hedgehog taggie can be a great baby shower gift! 
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DIY Easy fall leaf window decor
Bring the warmth of the fall season to your home with this beautifu l fall leaf window decor by Artful Parent. This window decoration is a perfect way to feature the most beautiful leaves of autumn. Giving your home that warm fall charm will be super easy with this fun autumn window decor. Plus you can save money decorating with nature's free ( but most beautiful ) gifts! With this easy fall leaf window decor you can give your home a touch of woodland wonder and the kids will love it ( both making and collecting the leaves ) ! After you finishing this fall leaf art piece you can jump into a pile of leaves to celebrate!
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Easy Hedgehog Bookmark - Autumn DIYs - Stationery - Easy Paper Crafts
Do you like frugal fall crafts ? We enjoy making super easy, fun and adorable paper crafta, but what we really love is involving kids in the c rafting process. Here is a super easy paper craft project your kids might enjoy trying – a paper hedgehog corner bookmark. With some simple folding, you can craft a colorful paper hedgehog corner bookmark in no time! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to make a fun hedgehog corner bookmark with a simple and cheap craft material: paper !
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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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Sitting leopard cub - step-by-step polimer clay tutorial
Today's step-by-step video tutorial is a super cute polimer clay leopard cub ! In this video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute leopard cub out of polimer clay! Of course you can use other materials to create the leopard figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create a few cute leopard cubs with the kids just for fun !
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Cute little felt monkey (free sewing pattern)
Make this adorable DIY monkey felt soft toy ! In this nice craft site you will find the PDF template and a step-by-step tutorial to make this DIY monkey toy. Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Once you’ve gotten your felt, you will want to pick up some poly-fill and colored embroidery floss at your local craft store. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this project is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your materials and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting !
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Sleepy fox crochet pillow - free crochet pattern
May us present you a wonderful free crochet rag doll pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet: a sleepy fox ! This fox pattern is made with separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This sleepy crochet fox pillow can be a great huggable toy for kids or you can use it as a super cute fall decor ! Get the free crochet fox pattern and step-by-step assembling tutorial at Spin A Yarn Crochet:
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DIY Crochet Amish puzzle ball - free crochet pattern
Let us introduce you Dedri ( from Look At What I Made blog ) and her super fun free crochet Amish puzzle ball pattern! We can hype it up and tell you that your kids will have endless hours of fun playing with this puzzle ball ,but the truth is that maybe you will have a lot more fun with this puzzle ball than your kids do ( although they love it ) . Besides of a fun crochet adventure this puzzle ball is also entertaining when you watch people as they try to assemble it. Of course it only takes them a little while to figure it out, because it IS pretty simple . But doesn’t it look cute?
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DIY Rock woodland animals - rock painting for kids
Some of our favorite painted rocks are these adorable and very easy to paint woodland animals. In all honesty, they are the reason we first fell in love with rock painting crafts. And we bet that you will discover very fast how amazing is to paint on nature’s own canvas! Sonja & Jane were inspired to paint a variety of simple woodland animals that still to this day put a smile on our face whenever we look at them. Aren’t they adorable? These DIY Rock woodland animals can be left playfully outdoors in your garden or scatter them throughout your home. ( place them in potted plants or even you can using them as paper weights! )
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