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DIY Toilet paper roll mermaid and hula girl - summer craft for kids
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now! Toilet roll crafts are always a favorite on MollyMoo Crafts and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! This super easy mermaid and hula girl toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect summer craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home!
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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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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 Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable paper plate crabs by Kids Craft Room can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor!
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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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 Easy paper fruit cards  - paper crafts for kids
It’s a perfect time to celebrate autumn with a pretty and fun apple craft! This paper pop-up fruit card is vibrant and fun looking just like real fruits. This paper folded pup-up fruit card and the paper fruits (apple & pear) is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft. Visit this step-by-step picture & video tutorial on how to make these pretty paper dimensional (pop-up) fruit cards! Whip up a few fun paper fruits 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 decors!
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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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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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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DIY Pom pom ice cream cones - fun summer decor
Don't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration! And what says summer better than ice cream cones ?This delightful summer party decorating idea is perfect for your ice cream celebration! These pom pom ice cream cones are easy to make and everyone can choose their favorite colors! This time Growing Up Gabel turns pom poms into ice creams ,and then ice creams into a a fun summer garland ! Festive, don’t you think? These cute pom pom ice creams can be perfect decorations at a summer party or the kids can use them as fun pretend to play toys at any time of the year!
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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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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling!
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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project!
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Amigurumi cherry keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet cherry keychain pattern by Double Treble Trinkets is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! Crochet a little c herry as a pretend to play toy or as a cute little keychain . This free miniature amigurumi cherry is designed to fit perfectly on your ears ( Such sweet childhood memories! ) If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great summer pattern for you.
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DIY Cardboard box pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
Today's craft tutorial by MollyMoo is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box pirate ship is easy to make and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially ships, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create a pink wonder cruiser for Barbie and the girls, or a sturdy old navy ship for your little sailors! So grab an empty cardboard box ,get the pattern at MollyMoo.com and create you own cardboard box ship:
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DIY Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! )
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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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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DIY Pressed flower necklace without resin - jewelry making
If you're as flower obsessed as we are, then you'll understand our excitement about wearing a pendant of pressed flowers.You'll be even more excited to know that it's a totally doable DIY. Watch this video tutorial by Creepy The Cat and create your very own pressed flower necklace ( or keychain ) literally in minutes without any kind of resin ! You will be surprised how easy and thrifty this idea is! This beautiful pressed flower pendant can be worn as a necklace, keychain or it can also be styled as a brooch or an earring... the possibilities are endless! ( Try it with a four leaf clover for some extra luck! )
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DIY Paper flamingo ornaments - easy and fun summer craft for kids
We simply love easy, fun & frugal summer crafts ! And if it is an adorable and easy flamingo craft , then even better! Today, Maggy from Red Ted Art will teach you how to make these adorable paper bauble flamingos! These super cute dimensional paper flamingos will look gorgeous on your summer tree and the kids will adore them too. This paper summer decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! Ps: Red Ted Art have a whole collection of fun summer crafts for you, check it out!
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Mr. Joe - the amigurumi frog (free crochet pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute frog ! Who can resist this cute little frog face? By following along Irina Pchelkina' s free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space you can create this super cute crochet frog in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) Create a lovely little amigurumi frog for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste !
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DIY Paper plate sun and rainbow craft - fun summer craft for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer or sprin g with this sweet paper plate sun and rainbow craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This paper plate sun and rainbow craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you.
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DIY Cardboard box Volkswagen bus cat house (video tutorial)
Surf's up, cat lovers! Here's an adorable summer DIY project that is purrfect for your feline friends. With eHow's step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to transform a simple, ordinary cardboard box into a vintage-style VW bus where kitties can jump and play and nap all day! Isn't is super fun? Cats love lounging around in boxes , especially cute car-shaped ones, so get a little paint, a sturdy cardboard box and make your own DIY cardboard cat house!
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Easy DIY paper flamingo finger puppet - summer craft for kids
Create a playful, flamingo finger puppet! This adorable little pink flamingo finger puppet is super simple to make and makes for an afternoon full of puppet show fun for the whole family. This paper flamingo is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. The paper flamingo finger puppets are fun to create, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. They would also make a great activity for a flamingo theme summer party.
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Easy DIY Reading pillow (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love reading and fun, quick sewing projects , so why not combine the two? This reading pillow by Polka Dot Chair is one of our favorite tutorials ! This reading pillow is a simplified version of Polka Dot Chair's reading pillow. ( No zippers, piping or special techniques are required. It’s literally just a bunch of straight lines. SO EASY! ) This sewing tutorial is beginner friendly and is also great for kids who are learning how to sew.
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Pirate finger puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This pirate finger puppet by Red Ted Art is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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