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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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Bell and winter wonderland diorama from plastic bottles
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling ? Try this brilliant craft idea, the plastic bottle Christmas bells and the winter wonderland plastic bottle scene ( diorama ) ! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be more better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can be also a nice group craft project in the school!
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well!
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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries by Kids Craft Room, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for f all / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too! How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must.
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DIY Snowman spoon Christmas tree ornaments
Lovely Christmas tree ornaments from simple spoons? Restyled Junk will show you how to make these adorable little snowman ornaments out of simple spoons ! This super cute snowman Christmas tree ornament is a great way to re-purpose some old unused metal or plastic spoons . This DIY Snowman spoon Christmas tree ornament can be a wonderful handmade Christmas gift as well, because who doesn't want a lovely snowman Christmas ornament set ?
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen ! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day! In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue. You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well ( but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen )
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Plastic spoon angel - easy Christmas craft for kids
It's time time to make a beloved icon of Christmas . And it's none other than the beautiful angel . Angels are believed to be messengers of God. The lore is that an angel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Christ and proclaimed him the savior of all people. Here is our adorable spoon angel ornament to adorn Christmas tree ! These little plastic spoon angels are super sweet and simple to make - this is a perfect afternoon Christmas craft for the kids.
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DIY Himmeli drinking straw stars - easy party decor
If you have LOTS of plastic drinking straws , this is the perfect Christmas craft for you! This fun drinking straw dimensional star ornament can be a great Christmas decor, 4th of July decor or birthday party decor both indoors and outdoors so, if you planning to decorate your trees outside this is also a fun way to do it! This drinking straw star ornament is so easy to make , even the smallest crafty hands can create some. Read this step-by-step tutorial by Natalie and create your own drinking straw star ornaments !
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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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DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunny - easy craft for kids
We simply love Amanda's foam cup animals! They are so cute! Maybe you already saw her foam cup chick and foam cup sheep, so here’s the cute little bunnies you can make too! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears. We love easy,fun &frugal Easter crafts ! And if it is an adorable bunny craft for Easter, then even better! Today, Amanda will teach you how to make these adorable DIY Styrofoam cup Easter bunnies. This Easter bunny decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! If you love Easter and are looking for more Easter crafts , Amanda has a whole collection for you!
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Funny inflatable bunny toy from a rubber glove - Easter craft for kids
These fun rubber glove bunnies are so much better than ordinary puppets. First they are super easy to make ( you can create one with the kids literally in seconds ) Second, it's sooooo fun to use! This fun rubber bunny glove puppet craft grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family! watch this nice video tutorial by and learn how to make your own inflatable Easter bunny puppet from a single rubber glove and a plastic cup!
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DIY Water bottle flowers - recycling craft for kids (or mother's day craft)
Just in time for Mother’s day ! These water bottle flowers are so darn cute! We love simple crafts , and we especially love ones that don’t involve going to the store for supplies. We bet you have most or all of the supplies for this one, right at home. Melissa’ll show you how to make these simple water bottle flowers for the upcoming Mother's day as a cute gift, or as a nice spring decor, or a fun Earth day craft for the classroom!
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Plastic cup crow - easy & fun fall craft for kids
As the temperatures drop and leaves on the treas start changing their colors it's time to share some fall crafts for kids to make! There are plenty of scarecrow crafts for fall, but let’s not forget the crows ! This adorable little plastic cup crow by Crafts by Amanda is a fun fall craft for kids. This plastic cup crow is a great project for a fall or harvest party, for a craft station at your school’s fall carnival or just for a fun afternoon craft for kids.
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DYI Autumn fairy garden - fall garden decor
Just because a giant plastic pumpkin is broken or faded that doesn't mean that you have to throw it out! Jen from Tatertots & Jello will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kinds of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden! Check out the fun variations at tatertotsandjello.com:
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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DIY Fill the snowman game - fun fine motor game for toddlers
Create a snowman fine motor game for toddlers ! This fun little fill the snowman game ( by I Can Teach My Child ) is something your toddler can use over and over again all winter long! This simple winter game is great for fine motor control ( fitting an object through a hole ) and you can also add one-to-one correspondence practice by counting every ball that your child puts in the snowman. Head to icanteachmychild.com and learn how to make this fun little snowman game for your little ones:
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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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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Easy DIY plastic spoon tulip - spring craft for kids
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils! Just look at this gorgeous plastic spoon flower bouquet! Isn't it beautiful? This little plastic spoon crocus / tulips flower craft by DIY Gifts and Crafts Ideas would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely Teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect spring decor ! Watch the video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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Easy DIY cup and ball game - plastic cup craft for kids
We LOVE simple DIY toys, so it's time for a super simple cup and ball game craft ! DIY Toys encourage creative thinking. Not only do you end up with something fun to play with at the end of the process, but you learn about design and problem solving as you make them! These cup and ball toys by One Little Project are so easy to make and fun for kids to play with.
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DIY Self propelled boat - fun summer toy for kids
Toy boats are fun to make! Add to this a little experiment to study the mechanics of movement , and you've got this - a DIY Self-propelled boat ! This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely little, self-propelled boat out of household trash: margarine boxes, yogurt cups, and popsicle sticks! This self-propelled boat is super fun to make and oh-so-fun to play with!
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Easy DIY plastic pumpkin lamp - fall home decor
The lighting in your home doesn't have to be boring, even if you haven't got tons of money to invest in fall decor. For example, you could beautify your home with this easy DIY Plastic pumpkin lamp by Dream A Little Bigger! The light of this gorgeous pumpkin lamp probably isn’t enough to read by, but it is definitely an awesome little lamp that is stronger than a typical nightlight. ( Plus it's a fabulous mood lighting ! ) This plastic pumpkin lamp is sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your fall decor, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers.
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Thanksgiving turkey puppet - Thanksgiving craft for kids
Looking for a rainy day activity ? Here is a super simple and fun turkey craft from The Joy Of Sharing to make with your kids. This cute puppet turkey is made by re-using an empty milk bottle cap , feathers , and a craft stick. Telling stories is a huge part of childhood, and so much more fun and easy with handmade puppets. These turkey puppets allow children to develop creativity in two ways: firstly in the making and then in the playing and storytelling. Get the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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DIY Golden sunburst wall art from drinking straws (upcycling craft)
Do you believe me if i say that this gorgeous piece of decor was made from simple plastic straws ? Unbelievable isn't it? Be it an empty entryway wall or a bedroom that could use a bit of emboldening, this eye-catching DIY sunburst wall art by Elyssa's Cubby provides a chic, eclectic element to any room and is sure to spruce up your space. This sunburst wall art is such perfect to use those old drinking straws you've collected from your favorite fast-food restaurants over the years OR you can use any environment friendly materials to create this gorgeous piece of art: such as: paper strips ( search for paper weaving! ) , tree branches and twigs, wood sticks - the possibilities are endless!
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Plastic spoon bat - fun Halloween craft for kids
Halloween is around the corner, so its time for some fun bat crafts ! Spooky is fine, but who said bats can't also be cute? By following along The Joy Of Sharing's step-by-step tutorial, kids can learn how to make an adorable plastic spoon bat at school or home. Kids of all ages will love this easy and fun bat craft! You can use the finished plastic spoon bats to decorate your home or the classroom at Halloween. Get the step-by-step tutorial at thejoysharing.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Dog marionette puppet - fun tp roll craft for kids
This tutorial by Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a dog marionette puppet , a lovely recycled project that kids are going to love! Marionette puppets might look complicated but are in essence pretty easy to make and chances are, you have everything you need in your home. This fun puppet toy will grant hours of fun! This lovely paper dog puppet walks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! Get the tutorial , and let's get crafting:
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden!
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DIY Quick & simple natural air freshener
Maintaining the indoor fresh air is as important as house cleaning. Sometimes achieving a pleasant and cozy aroma is a challenge. Common household air fresheners are full of toxic chemicals. Their active ingredients that can irritate skin, eyes, and so much more. To help your house stay smelling fresh and clean without the harmful additives, BornToDIY will show you how to make the world's quickest, easiest and cheapest all-natural air freshener to use instead. Mix 2 super simple and cheap ingredient, and your air freshener is ready to go! Get the recipe and create your homemade air freshener now:
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Ocean in a bottle - fun & quick summer craft for kids
Make an ocean in a bottle with 3 easy ingredients! This fun kids craft by Happy Hooligans is one of the fastest and easiest science activities for preschoolers! We L-O-V-E homemade toys and this fun ocean in a bottle toy is no exception. Discovery bottles are always fun, and the best: you can customize them as much as you want! They look so beautiful, and no matter what you fill them with. This ocean in a bottle is beautiful and SO easy to make. Get the tutorial and create one now:
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DIY Enchanted rose ( with free printable ) - fun Disney craft for kids
This simple but gorgeous Beauty and the Beast Enchanted rose craft by A Magical Mess makes a great tabletop decoration and can also put a wonderful touch of Disney to your home. This enchanted rose craft is just perfect for all the Disney fans ! This time Jen shows you how to make this beautiful enchanted paper rose from a few sheets of simple craft paper and a big plastic cup. These beautiful enchanted roses are not only a joy to create, but they are also super special for the recipient who will get them. This enchanted rose is also super gorgeous, sweet and unbelievably easy to create, so don't hesitate: get the free printable paper rose template at amagicalmess.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Easy upcycled lotus planter  - plastic spoon craft
Plastic spoon crafts are fabulous because they're so inexpensive, and you'll be amazed by what beautiful crafts you can make with disposable utensils ! For example: look at this plastic spoon lotus flower planter by A Magical Mess! Isn't it gorgeous? This beautiful plastic spoon planter would be a really cute gift for your mom ( on Mother’s Day ) , or it can be a lovely teacher appreciation gift , or a perfect home decor ! Read Jen's step by step tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY plastic bottle Santa (Christmas decor)
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle Santa ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic yogurt bottles , and turning them into adorable S antas is one of them. These plastic bottle Santas are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle Santa doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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