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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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Miniature kawaii crochet octopus - free amigurumi pattern
This simple amigurumi octopus is quite quick to crochet. Make yours with a plain face, or add a little takochu mouth. They’re stackable too, so you can make a whole tower of octopi! These super cute (kawaii) amigurumi octopuses can be crocheted as a funny gift for a best friend. With this brilliant free amigurumi pattern you can crochet a few funny miniature octopuses for your friends and family members for a special occasion! (Or you can use them as a fun summer decor!)   This free octopus pattern is a beginner one so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crochet one! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet these kawaii octop
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How to make a clay pot lighthouse - garden decoration
Lighthouses are a popular decorating motif not only because of their nautical roots, but because they symbolize safe harbor and protection. This lighthouse made from terra cotta clay pots is surprisingly easy to assemble, and it even features a lantern on top to cast a warm glow. You can place it in the garden as a decoration, or use it as a centerpiece for a beach gathering. In this nice step-by-step written summer craft tutorial Jonathan Fong will show you how to make your own miniature garden lighthouse from clay pots in minutes!
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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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DIY Cute baby turtles using God's Eye weaving pattern
Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?Today we are sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft. (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?) But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, she recently made a fun 3 stick version, that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!  Aren't they cute?  It's such a fun and easy summer craft that's sure to please kids of all ages.  And if you liked this super cute God's eye weaved baby popsicle stick turtle activity, you can find more weaving crafts and more popsicle stick crafts on PinkStripeySocks's craft blog!
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African flower turtle pincushion  (free amigurumi pattern)
In this crochet tutorial, Inart will show you how to crochet this beautiful turtle pincushion in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi African flower (pincushion)turtle is sure to bring a smile to any face! He is a wonderful decoration or toy. This amigurumi turtle is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours with cotton yarn and create the eyes with simple embroidery. At Inart's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute crochet turtle accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this turtle is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Crochet shark bag - fun free summer bag  pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun summer craft ideas? Whip up these fun summer shark bags with The Cookie Snob' free shark bag pattern and step-by-step crochet tutorial ! To make this free pattern even more fun , she's designed the bags in both an adult and a child size. The pictures for this shark bag tutorial feature the child sized shark bag ( the blue shark ) , but the construction techniques are the same for the adult sized bag ( the gray shark ) as well. So follow along The Cookie Snob's tutorial and make your own super fun, unique shark bag ! It's guaranteed to be a conversation piece!
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DIY Paper plate pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like. Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. I heart crafty things have made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze. Don't forget to look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of I heart crafty thing's page!
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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DIY Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!!
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand , and how to make a beach and shell canvas ! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells ! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting ! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks!
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid 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 some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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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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DIY popom octopus Easter egg - egg painting idea for kids
We love traditions and we LOVE painting Easter eggs! This year paint your Easter eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses . Pysselbolaget will show you how to paint and make your own super cute octopus Easter eggs . This octopus Easter egg craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's fun, quick and super easy to make!
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DIY Sock unicorn whale (narwhal) plushie - free sewing pattern
Another stuffed animal plush toy free sewing pattern and tutorial has just arrived to Craft Passion, please welcome Narwhal the sock unicorn whale ! The Sock unicorn whale ( or sock narwhal ) is sewed from a piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 whales ) ,a scrap sock fabric ( or scrap knit fabric ) with rainbow stripes, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. The length of this sock unicorn whale is roughly 9″ long from head to tail, excluding the horn. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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DIY Sock shark - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Craft Passion's latest free sewing pattern for stuffed animal plush toy ,the super handsome sock shark ( as usual ) comes with a free downloadable & printable template . This cute sock shark is sewed from a single piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 sharks ),a scrap of white felt, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the pattern templat e on the tutorial page, so let's get sewing:
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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! )
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DIY Felt mermaid doll (free printable template)
Make this super adorable felt mermaid doll by following along Delilah's tutorial on Red Ted Art! At Red Ted Art you will find the free felt mermaid template and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial . Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This DIY Felt mermaid doll could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing . So grab your felt stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting !
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities!
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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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Amigurumi whale ( baby humpback whale ) - free crochet pattern
Every kid deserves gorgeous crochet toys ,handmade with love! This lovely amigurumi whale by One Dog Woof is sure to be a treasured heirloom - and make wonderful gift. Need a cute crochet birthday gift or something for a baby shower ? Your in luck, check out this lovely humpback whale pattern by One Dog Woof! You'll love this free amigurumi pattern ! This humpback whale amigurumi pattern is super easy and the outcome is so lovely! This crochet whale is an absolute joy to make! Perfect for the little one that often dreams about the great blue oceans and their amazing wildlife. Oceans contain the greatest diversity of life on Earth!
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Easy DIY colorful paper fish craft - summer craft for kids
This colorful paper fish by Krokotak is such an easy and fun craft to do! This paper fish is a project that both kids and adults will have a fun time making! If you are a teacher, this paper fish is one project that you will want to add to your bag of handy and fun classroom projects ! We love ocean wildlife and this construction paper fish is our new favorite fish craft! Fish are a great summer crafting project for kids to make ( in preschool and kindergarten as well. )
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Adorable round pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This adorable round pirate craft by Kids Craft Room will surely delight your kids! Hours of fun from simple craft materials - who needs more? This cute round pirate craft is a must for summer ! Construction paper or craft foam make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable pirate craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making these chubby little pirates with your kids or class! ( This pirate craft can be a great addition to your pirate themed party or ocean / summer classroom bulletin board ! )
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors!
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DIY Seashell bouquet - summer decor
This seashell bouquet is one of the most beautiful DIY summer projects. Summer is just a great moment that you can easily get the natural decorations from the sea and begin your beach theme decor. Everyone of us love the beach , and we all want to have a part of it in our homes! Learn how to make your own pretty and beachy DIY shell bouquet in just minutes! ( You only need a few supplies! ) This time in this step-by-step video tutorial Bargain Bethany will show you how to make this gorgeous seashell bouquet. So pull out your stash of seashells and start creating and decorating your home, beach themed party or wedding !
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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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Easy DIY painted seashell necklace - summer craft
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Make beautiful seashell necklaces out of them with Pink Stripey Socks' tutorial ! Seashell necklaces make beautiful pieces of jewelry , and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach or on vacation. You can also give them away as heartfelt gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair or market. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch.
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Small amigurumi whale (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
Today Mirrabio ( Anna Skorohodova ) and Amigurumi Space are sharing a lovely free amigurumi pattern with you : this super adorable crochet whale toy ! We love handmade amigurumi toys so much, because they have lots of personality and the kids will love them more than any expensive store bought toy ! This adorable amigurumi whale toy should be easy - peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops. Create a set of super cute whale amigurumis for your kids or grandkids, they will love it! You can crochet this lovely whale in any size and color!
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Amigurumi spring flower turtle (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 spring flower turtle by Paint It Colorful 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. This lovely little amigurumi spring flower turtle is such a great gift for any special occasion!
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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Easy DIY Seashell necklace - fun summer craft for kids
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Pick one of your favorites and turn it into a DIY seashell necklace by following along Moms & Crafters step-by-step tutorial ! Seashell necklace s make beautiful pieces of jewelry, and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach. You can also give the finished seashell necklaces away as gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch. Whichever seashell necklace you plan to make, this open-ended craft is perfect for teen summer camp, for a beach party, or any day just for fun!
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Mr. & Mrs. Whale - crochet whales (free crochet patterns)
Here's an adorable and huggable whale crochet pattern that would make a perfect gift for any fan of the deep blue sea ! This free crochet pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet will help you to create a couple of lovely whales ! If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. These crocheted whales would make a super sweet addition to any nursery as a wall hanging or on a mobile ( Or simply to play with, cuddle or gift to your whale-loving friend. )
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