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DIY Twig skate Christmas tree ornament - nature craft
This winter weather brings out the kids in us! It makes things look pretty and shiny. Everything’s a treasure we want to collect and keep. You know. So why not use these nature found treasures and create some lovely twiggy skates ornaments ? Collect a few twigs , read Michele's step-by-step craft tutorial and create some fun twig skates with the kids ! These fun twig skates can be great Christmas tree ornaments, winter nature crafts for the kids or you can use them to decorate your Christmas gifts .
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DIY Wood triangle Santa mobile - Christmas decoration
This little wooden Santa , alone makes a cute decoration for your Christmas tree . Or you can add a star to the top and bottom and make a lovely Christmas window decoration or mobile with it. Other than a bit of drying time, he is quickly made. Make a few adorable wooden Santa mobile and then you have a little something to take along as a gift if you are invited somewhere during the holidays. The pattern is simple. It is just one piece to cut out and paint. Embellish your Santa according to your taste or to what you may have. You can add beads, buttons and small decorating elements to his hat or to the front of him.
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How to paint furniture with shiny surface
This easy step by step furniture painting tutorial teaches you how to paint furniture with high gloss surface easily! The tutorial is in Hungarian but you can translate it with the translate button. Harzo ( or chalk paints ) are perfect to paint high gloss surfaces such as furniture or even mirror & glass! In this pro furniture painting tutorial you can get extra tips & tricks on how to paint furniture without ugly brush strokes with a simple small foam roller. Turn your boring old furniture into something fresh and cool!
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Rudolph reindeer - christmas ornament with puzzle pieces
Are you looking for a super easy to make and fun Christmas craft idea? Upcycle old  puzzle pieces into adorable Rudolph reindeer Christmas tree ornaments with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! You can also make snowflakes or Christmas trees out of the puzzle pieces (  depends on the painting ),  the possibilities are really endless! Visit Cindy's wonderful inspiring site and learn how to make this super adorable puzzle reindeer ornament with the kids:
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Zinnia flowers from pinecones
These are pine cones pretending to be zinnias. Pine cone bottoms that is! It's a perfect easter or spring decoration, and very easy to make! All you need is standard acrylic craft paint of your choice, a medium to large brush and you'll be well on your way to a perfect bouquet of zinnias. Great for gifts for any occasion and the things you could make are ever so many: from centerpieces to wreaths and beyond. You can sparkle them up if you want too, the options are endless!
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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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Colorful plastic bottle spring flowers
If you love upcycling and eco friendly craft ideas, you will love these beautiful plastic bottle spring flowers by The Chilly Dog! These flowers make cute decorations for your garden in any time of the year. You could even enlist the help of your young crafters! This is a very easy spring craft project and you can make them in any size, and any color. Of course it's not just a nice garden decor, you can decorate your home or the kids room with these colorful and fun flowers.
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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DIY classic tin can stilts
Today she is sharing  with us a nice craft  tutorial for a fun classic kid toyTin Can Stilts! The best part in this fun craft project is that they are simple to make, and they use materials that you probably have around the house already.  It doesn’t get much better than that! Ready to learn how to make them?  The first thing you need to do is check your cupboards, because it’s time to recycle some metal junk! You can decorate the tin can stilts with fun and colorful acrylic paint or leftover paper pieces.
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DIY Tie dyed eggs - magical easter eggs with paper towels
This gorgeous tie dyed easter egg is absolutely easy to make and really unique! You just need food colorings, a paper towel and a little water+vinegar mixture. We  just love the pattern the paper towel leaves behind! It's a very fun way to decorate the easter eggs with the kids and the best is : you don't need to blow out the eggs! You can create easter eggs with this super egg painting technique in any vibrant / bright colors and the kids will surely enjoy the (not so mess free) process!
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DIY transforming caterpillar - butterfly pencil case
With this funny kids craft video tutorial you can learn how to make this super cute "magical" and fun transforming caterpillar / butterfly pencil case ! All you need is some paper tubes ( toile paper rolls ) and paint! Your kids will love this cute and practical paper tube pencil case and you can upcycle some paper junk with this brilliant craft idea which is also very nice. This pencil case is perfect for fun learning and it's also a perfect spring craft project for the kids in a rainy afternoon.
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DIY garden rock caterpillar
"Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items. Bonus! You get them outdoors for a bit which, in some electronic filled homes, is hard to do AND you get them crafting." With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock caterpillar! This colorful caterpillar is not just a fun spring kids craft idea but you can create a fun puzzle game with it as well ! (To create a rock caterpillar puzzle toy: do not glue the parts together, and paint each section in different colors! You can add extra acessories/different patterns to the body parts for more fun! )
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DIY bubble paint flower hydrangeas
This may just be one of the easiest and most fun “painting” to make, because you don’t even have to “paint”! Love blowing bubbles? This bubble painting craft project is a perfect choice for you (and for the kids)! This gorgeous hydrangea flower picture is a perfect spring decor for your home or you can give them as lovely cards on mother's day. You can paint other motifs (animals,flowers,landscapes) with this fun painting technique as well!
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DIY Heart shaped painted tree branch art
"Whether beach-combing, hiking in the forest or walking along a riverbank, dried branches can be easily found in many places. With a little imagination, you can transform those branches into beautiful and low budget wall art /home decor using a few simple supplies. The heart shaped painted branch wall art adds a textural and colorful feature to your walls that can be used seasonally (on Valentine's day for ex.) or year-round. With different paint colors (or no paint at all), this natural tree branch art piece can work in a variety of rooms and design aesthetics."
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Paint watercolor spring trees easily with crumbled paper
Here’s another fun watercolor painting project – it is SO easy, with the help of crumbled paper. Check out this super detailed painting video tutorial , and you will see that anyone can paint this watercolor art ( even the smallest kids will enyoy it! ) This gorgeous diy watercolor spring tree art is a perfect ( and cheap ) way to decorate your home at springtime ( or at any time of the year ) , or you can also use this crumbled paper painting technique to add some extra texture for your other painting or craft projects ( such as decoupage or scrapbooking ) as well!
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Watercolor spring flowers ( step-by-step painting tutorial )
Have you always wanted to paint watercolor flowers? I am pretty sure 9 out of 10 would say YES! These gorgeous watercorlor spring flowers are really easy to paint! Once you go through a few simple steps and watercolor painting tips, you will be able to improvise on your own, and paint all kinds of flowers in no time! You can decorate your home with this beautiful spring flower painting or give them as a nice (mother's day) card!
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DIY magical glowing mason jar lanterns
These gorgeous and magical lanters are super easy to make: you just need a few mason jars and some glow in the dark paints! You can use these glowing magical mason jar lanterns to decorate the kids room or to spice up your halloween party! You can create the glowing mason jar lanterns in any color and size that you want ( and even experiment with tinted / stained glasses ). We imagined it as a nice pixie dust like decoration in  fairy dress up party.. True magic!
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Ladybugs from recycled egg cartons
Today we have a project to get your kids in on the recycled crafting fun! These ladybugs will be your kids favorite things to make with old egg cartons. If you pre-cut and pre-paint the cups, these even make a great fast craft to make in school or with scouts. You can use these recycled egg carton ladybugs to decorate your home at springtime, you can gift them as cute gift cards, OR you can play the "ladybug game" (or try some fun "candy gambling" with a shell game) ! :)
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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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How to paint landscapes,birds and seasons with Peter Sheeler
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful watercolor landscape/nature/seasonal pictures ? Peter Sheeler 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures with nice easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! His watercolor painting and drawing videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in ( watercolor ) painting , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! ( Dont forget to use watercolor paper ! )
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DIY tangram rubber stamp from rubber eraser
A Tangram is a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes . They all fit perfectly in one square. You can make all sorts of things with the pieces…animals, people,and things! Since geometric anything is all the rage, she though it would be fun to make Rubber Stamp Tangrams art and cards with the kids ! This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift –A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!
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Pom pom ice cream garland
We love pom pom crafts! It’s easy and everyone can choose their favorite colors! With pieces of an egg carton she will turn the pom poms into to ice creams, and the ice creams into a garland ! Festive, don’t you think? It's a super easy and cheap  kids summer craft idea (and also perfect for repurposing some paper junk). You just need a little leftover yarn, scissors, egg cartons, acrylic paint and a brush. These cute pom pom ice creams are perfect decorations in any summer (kids') party or the kids can use them as fun toys in the boring summer days.
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Ladybug rocks - painted rocks craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun and easy kids craft idea which involves natural ingredients ? The kids collected a few nice rocks and you would like to turn them something fun? Try this quick and super easy kids craft idea , and turn the stones into adorable ladybugs ! These stone ladybugs are perfect garden or patio decors or you can use hem as fun parts of a game ( you can make a tic tac toe or a domino from them ). You can paint the rock ladybugs to any color that you wish, they will be perfect!
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