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Cute miniature amigurumi easter / spring bunnies
If you are looking for a cute and soft crocheted toy / easter gift or spring decoration make this adorable Spring Bunny band ! This amigurumi pattern is very easy to follow, even if you are a beginner in crocheting / amigurumi. You can make a whole rabbit family with changing their base body color, or just use a "fluffy" yarn for an extra look!
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Cute crocheted (amigurumi) dragon - with crochet patern
Do you like dragons? Do you like crocheting? If your answers are yes, this amigurumi / crochet project is absolutelly perfect for you ! Crochet your own fire-breathing cuties in a rainbow of colours for yourself or for your friends!  Have fun making these legendary creatures!  They would make extra special gifts for kids born int the year of the dragon (2012) or  for dragon enthusiast.  Happy crocheting!
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DIY cardboard box tractor
In this nice detailed ( and funny ) papercraft video tutorial Øistein shows you how to make a cardboard tractor out of one big cardboard box. Use a box as big as your kid so he can fit inside! In the end of the video tutorial he gives you other advices to design other cardboard vehincle s ( firetruck, bulldoser and forklift ). Your kids will enjoy it! You can spice up the truck with some aluminium foil ( for the more metallic look ) , or with flashlights! If you cut out the front window of the tractor , your kid can sit inside ( just attach a steering wheel somehere inside for maximizing the fun ) !
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DIY Pop up Easter bunny puppet  - Easter craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun and easy Easter kids craft idea ? try this lovely little pop-up Easter bunny puppet by In The Playroom. Once the rabbit puppets had been made and decorated, the children had even more fun and giggles playing with them and making their animals pop up out of their hiding places. This adorable pop up bunny puppet Easter craft offer a fun way for the whole family to celebrate the arrival of spring .
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Crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse
We would like to you present “Buttons”, the little crocheted ( amigurumi ) baby mouse!  This soft toy is fairly simple to make as it uses simple crochet stitches and techniques.  The main difficulty that we can see is being able to manipulate the yarn and crochet hook, as the circumference of the body parts are quite small at times! Be patient and you should be just fine!  This cutie baby mouse is a perfect gift for your kids, and the best is: you can create a whole crocheted mouse family with leftover yarn.
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Table soccer / football game from a shoe box
With this nice upcycling/recycling video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a table top soccer or football foosball game by recycling a cardboard box ( shoe box ). Trash to toy ! Up-cycle an old Christmas box and some wrapping paper scraps, use some wooden sticks and cloth pegs , and make your own soccer toy. Brilliant idea, and it's also cost nothing! You kids will surely enjoj it!
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Fun fish wind toy from toilet paper tubes
This flying koinobory ( japanese flying carp ) / fish toilet paper roll wind toy  is a super easy spring or summer kids craft idea, and also a super fun toy! You can wave them around and watch the pretty colours fly! This DIY is very kid friendly. If you have a son or two, why not celebrate Boy’s day with them and make some? You can use any type of paper (or another light materials) to make this colorful wind toy , and it's almost costs nothing!
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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 felt toy garden with felt fruits and vegetables
This fun felt toy garden is a great way for little ones to learn about gardening. (Without dirt and mess!) You can use any old pantihose to form the soil (instead of brown felt) and use any type of felt fruits / vegetables to plant in , even plastic fruits and vegetables works well with this fun felt garden! You can upgrade this felt garden into a fun learning toy: just create little paper tables with the names /numbers / pictures of the fruits and vegetables! This way the kids can learn and play at a same time ( or learn foreign languages in an easy way ).
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DIY Sock droopy-ear bunny soft toy
This adorable miniature sock bunny  softie can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for spring/easter home decoration, or create some for your loved ones! It is a single sock sewing craft project, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Or, you can make twins bunny with a new pair of socks.
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60 different easter activity / coloring page and easter craft printable
In this super website you can find 60+ different easter related printables : coloring book pages, fun easter activity pages for kids, easter kids craft printables and lots of different  easter treat box designs! And the best is: it's absolutelly free! Thank you KROKOTAK! Of course these free easter printables are not just perfect kid's activities but you can use them for other easter craft projects as well (they are also perfect for transfer or decoupage ) Nyomtatáshoz kattints a képre majd a "print" (nyomtatás) gombra.
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Felt easter chick with ribbon (with template)
Are you looking for an adorable easter gift / soft toy or a fun easter decor? Dou you like felt and sewing? If your answers are yes, this adorable felt easter chick is a perfect easter craft project for you! In this super craft website you can find a complete picture assembling tutorial and (of course) a free template! This adorable felt chick (or duck) is a perfect easter gift or a super cute soft toy for the kids. You can even decorate the nursery room with them, just replace the bead eyes with embroidered ones.
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DIY felt easter bunny ornament with a little pocket
This cute felt easter bunny/rabbit ornament holds a little pocket on its back, where you can put some of those delicious mini chocolate Easter eggs. It makes this a very sweet Easter decoration and a lovely little easter gift , especially for children... and for the not quite grownups, too : ) This sewing project is very easy : if you haven't got sewing machine that's not a problem: you can handsew these cute felt bunnies easily! ( Felt is a brilliant material for practicing hand sewing, because it's not fraying at the cutlines )
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DIY elegant purses / handbags from cereal boxes
You won't believe me, but this elegant and beautiful small purse / handbag is made from.. cereal boxes ! It's true! Watch this super cool craft video tutorial and create one for yourself or for the girls! This cereal box handbag is not just only a perfect and gorgeous ( super low budget ) accessory for a night date or an elegant party but the best is: you can personalise it as much as you want! Release the inner fashion designer in you! : ) This cute upcycled cereal box purse is also perfect for small girls to play or you can make it in doll size.
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DIY crocheted ( amigurumi ) bigfoot bunnies
These cute and colorful little crocheted /amigurumi  bigfoot bunnies  are perfect easter gifts or soft toys for kids. In this nice crochet /amigurumi blog you can find the free amigurumi bigfoot bunny pattern and a nicely detailed bonus video crocheting tutorial! This amigurumi rabbit project is absolutely easy: you can create the bunnies easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This  crocheted bunny doesn't require too much yarn, you can use any leftovers you've already have at hand.
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Toilet roll easter bunny pompom popper ( pompom shooter )
Here is a fun, easy kids craft for easter:  an easter bunny pompom shooter / popper from toilet paper rolls! This is a super fun toy for kids (and not just for easter)! Pop a pom pom inside, pull the balloon knot down, let go and see how far it goes! Seriously, this one will keep the kiddos entertained for a while. You can use this shooter toy for other parties/ocassions as well: just use confetti/small candies or rice instead of pompoms! You can create a colorful bullseye from cardboard as a nice addition to your toilet paper tube bunny  shooter and create a fun easter family scoring game!
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Easy bunny finger puppets
Make some easy toilet paper tube bunny finger puppets with kids and use them for all kinds of early literacy fun. Check out the bottom of the page for bunny poems, stories, and songs that preschoolers can use to make their bunny puppets come alive and practice important literacy skills at the same time. You can use pompoms to create the rabbits facial features or simply paint or draw it,in any form it will be perfect! You can add other animals / characters with this upcycled toilet paper roll finger puppet technique and make a finger puppet theatre from an old shoe/ cardboard box as well!
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DIY Adorable miniature teddy bears ( with pattern )
This ultra cute miniature teddy bear is a perfect gift for any ocassion! With the help of this nice, photo documented teddy bear making tutorial and the free teddy bear sewing pattern you can create one easily! Of course  you can sew bigger softie bears also with this method for tke kids. You can create a whole teddy bear family (with different clothes and accessories) and put them in a wooden dollhouse!
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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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Colorful fluttering paper butterflies
Today we wanted to share this really neat fluttering butterfly spring kids craft idea with you. These adorable painted, and folded paper butterflies flutter when you move them! This is a very easy and fun spring kids craft project,or it can be used as a fun spring outdoor activity. You can decorate the fluttering paper butterflies as much as you want but one thing is important: you need to use a thinner paper  (printer paper,tissue paper, drawing paper) to create them because thicker papers doesn't really works  well with this craft project.
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DIY silly bird marionette -  fun kids toy
Make this  super fun and simple silly bird marionette toy out of some pompoms ,thread and popsicle sticks! This is fun toy will grant hours of fun to the kids! It walks and pecks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! If you haven't got fancy craft materials at hand you can create the marionette toy from household items:just create pompoms from scrap yarns (of fabric stripes) and use plastic bottle caps as feets! (If you make a horse marionette instead of a bird it's more fun with cap legs because it gives the perfect galloping sound!)
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DIY Flower fairy dress up doll (with cnageable outfits)
This fun flower spring (or autumn) fairy craft is not just only a fun and creative activity for kids, but it's also perfect way to spend some time outdoors (to collect flowers and leaves). You can create a whole fairy outfit collection for the different seasons because this cute fairy will look good with flowers and leaves as well! You can glue the flower petals / leaves directly into the free printable flower fairy drawing or you can use transparent films to create a fun dress up doll.
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Creative science - DIY CD hovercraft
Do you think science is boring? Try this fun and easy science craft project ! Using a CD , a balloon , and a few other household items you can create a working hovercraft ! Cool, isn't it? This upcycling hovercraft project is not just only a fun way to learn physics and recycle some junk , but it's also a very fun toy ! You can decorate the CD and balloon hovercraft as much as you want, and start a fun race game with them! The kids will love it!
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Crocheted ( amigurumi ) owl - Mr.Murasaki
"Today, Mei Li is sharing with us her another crocheted creation, Mr. Murasaki – a sleepy purple amigurumi owl! ( Murasaki means purple in Japanese). Mr. Murasaki the owl amigurumi has a unique character and we just love his sleepy look!" This cute crocheted owl can pe a perfect gift for owl enthusiasts or it also can be a perfect toy for babies (just put a bell in his belly and leave out the glued decorations). This cute crochet project doesn't require too much yarn, therefore it's a perfect yarn scrap buster!
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DIY sock lion ( with sewing pattern )
This is Shimba, a cute sock lion! With this nice sewing tutorial (and the free pattern) you can create him easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Sew some soft lion toys today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids! Sock is a very easy sewing material so you can make one even if you havent got a sewing machine or too much skill in hand sewing. You can make this cute sock lion from any size and color socks, and if you use different color yarns you can create a whole lion family with this brilliant sock soft toy making technique!
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Toy kitchen from and old Tv cabinet
You love your old TV cabinet, but it's been sadly obsolete since you bought a flat-screen TV? Luckily, a whole new life awaits it as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling furniture transformation gives you a second chance to use a beloved item, because sometimes once just isn't enough. This furniture upcycling project is not a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique long lasting toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any decorations and utensils that you want , and you can also create other play sets with this brilliant idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station  )
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DIY Pom pom fruits
These adorable and fun pom pom fruits make great play foods that are soft to hold and colorful to the eye. These pom pom designs are very easy to make, and the toy fruits doesn't require too much yarn thereforeyou can easily create them only with leftowers! These pom pom toys not just only perfect fun craft projects for the kids but you can also use them as fun decors for your home ( at summer or on a party ) just put them into a nice bowl!
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DIY halloween black cat plushie from socks
Do you love cats ? Are you looking for an adorable gift /toy or a cute addition to your halloween cotume/decoration ? If yes, this black plushie sock cat is a perfect sewing project for you! ( Even if you never tried hand sewing before, because this sock plushie tutorial video is so detailed! ) The final sock black cat plushie looks extremely professional and adorable because it uses the natural shape of the sock to create 3D volume. You can use any type of socks ( imagine a furry-fluffy type as a nice "long hair" cat ! ) , and any size! ( baby socks =baby cats ! )
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DIY story telling stones
Do you love creative,fun learning toys made out of (frugal) natural materials? Try Happy Hooligans' story stones!  Story telling stones can be used in many ways: You can use them as story tell aides: the children choose a stone from the bag, and start a story based on the picture on the stone that they’ve chosen. Another stone is drawn from the basket, and the story continues, incorporating this next picture into it.  Each story stone has a picture of a character or animal or object on it. You can make the stones by painting a picture on it, or use stickers,or even with simple magazine cutouts . Visit happyhooligans.ca and learn hot to make your own set:
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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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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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