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This craft category is a HUGE collection of creative paper repurposing / upcycling / recycling crafts! Paper upcycling crafts, magazine upcycling crafts and newspaper upcycling crafts (paper weaving), creative recycling crafts for kids with paper (toilet paper tube crafts), organizing solutions with cardboard boxes and cereal boxes, cardboard upcycling ideas (cardboard furniture, cardboard toys), toilet paper tube decorations, gardening and life hack ideas with newspapers and magazines,frugal home decors from magazines and many more DIY ideas about paper upcycling and recycling!
DIY Paper cup fox - fun fall craft for kids
Raise your hand if you love foxes ! ( We do! ) If you have a little fox fan then this lovely paper cup fox craft by Kids Craft Room is an absolute must! This little paper cup fox craft is super adorable, super quick and super easy. ( It only requires simple craft materials, plus it’s budget friendly! ) This lovely fox craft is just the perfect fall craft project for preschoolers. Kids Craft Room will provide you a free printable fox craft template too so it’s really quick and simple to cut out the shapes and stick them on: . . .
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DIY Paper plate apple lacing craft - fun fall craft for kids
We simply L-O-V-E apple crafts! This paper plate apple lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is loads of fun for toddlers and preschoolers ! And its also perfect for fall and back to school time! Each one is made using just one paper plate so it’s super thrifty even if you’re making it with a whole class of children. This paper plate apple craft is super easy to make and gives kids lots of opportunity to practice threading and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Apple crafts are always fun for fall and this one lovely apple lacing toy gives kids the opportunity to play and learn too! So, head to Kids Craft Room and create your very own fun apple lacing toy : . . .
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DIY Paper plate scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Fall means scarecrows , and that means a fun fall craft for the kids ! We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper plate scarecrow craft by The Keeper Of The Cheerios with you today, because we love everything about the fall season ! Pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrows ... fall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board: . . .
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Easy DIY paper fall leaf wreath - stylish fall decor
Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to bust out all the fall crafts ! We love decorating our home for fall and we're always searching for fun new ways to do that. This little DIY paper fall leaf wreath by The Craft Patch Blog is SO pretty and super easy to make! All you need is a few sheets of metallic and glitter scrapbook paper and a cutting machine ( or - of course - you can cut out the leaf shapes with a scissors which makes this paper fall leaf wreath a fun scissor practice activity for the kids ) This step-by-step tutorial by The Craft Patch Blog will teach you how to make a simple fall wreath out of metallic and glitter scrapbook papers: . . .
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp : . . .
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DIY Paper mache ghost Halloween bowl
Gustamonton has instructions on how to create a fun Halloween bowl out of simple newspaper , perfect for all the treats your little tricksters will bring home. In this video tutorial Gustamonton will show you how to make a fun container for those yummy Halloween candies ! This little paper mache ghost bowl is super easy to make and the best: it's almost costs nothing! It's really just a bunch of newspaper and a little glue! So, watch this craft tutorial and create your own paper mache Halloween treat bowl: . . .
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DIY Paper plate pumpkin lacing toy - fun fall craft for kids
This paper plate pumpkin lacing craft by Kids Craft Room is loads of fun for toddlers and preschoolers ! Kids can enjoy lacing the little mouse in and out of the holes in the pumpkin ! Isn't it super adorable? This paper plate pumpkin craft is super easy to make and gives kids lots of opportunity to practice threading and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Pumpkin crafts are always fun for fall and this one lovely pumpkin lacing toy gives kids the opportunity to play and learn too! So, head to Kids Craft Room and create your very own fun pumpkin lacing toy now: . . .
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DIY Paper plate unicorn - easy paper craft for kids
Today Red Ted Art and Fun for Little Ones are sharing this super sweet and easy to make unicorn paper plate craft with you. Who can resist unicorns ? Don't they capture all things childhood and magical? This is the most adorable paper plate unicorn craft kids will fall in love with. This fun unicorn craft is simple to make and comes with a free unicorn template to help make the unicorn project easy. We really love easy paper crafts especially plate crafts , so let's get crafting: . . .
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Easy DIY yarn wrapped tree - fall craft for kids
This yarn wrapped fall tree craft by I Heart CraftyThings is not only gorgeous, but it is also awesome for toddlers and preschoolers for working on strengthening fine motor muscles. You could also prep the activity beforehand and have it ready as an afternoon busy bag activity. These little yarn wrapped trees are simple to craft and even more fun to decorate with! Imagine them hanged on dried branches accompanied with other simple DIY fall decorations ( such as walnut owls or pompom pumpkins! ) . . .
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Easy colorful paper plate owl - fall craft for kids
The fall season is the perfect time for lots of fun craft activities. This paper plate owl craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is perfect for preschoolers and older children. This fun and easy paper plate owl craft make a great classroom craft for fall or for the spookiest time of the year! And the best is: you probably have all of these materials at home for this lovely owl craft project. So get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and create your own lovely paper plate owl : . . .
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DIY Newspaper fox - woodland craft for kids
We have a wonderful craft idea for all the fox lovers out there - let's make a newspaper fox ! This cute newspaper fox craft by I Heart Crafty Things combines using recyclable materials and painting with watercolors so you are in store for an afternoon full of crafting fun. So head to iheartcraftythings.com and make a super cute newspaper fox ! Kids will love making it and you probably have a lot of the supplies already. . . .
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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 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 roll unicorn - fun recycling craft for kids
Who can resist unicorns? Today’s TP roll craft by Kids Craft Room embrace everything that is fun about recycled crafts,while celebrating unicorns ! Who needs more? So grab your paper tubes and create lovely unicorns with following along Kids Craft Room's step-by-step craft tutorial. This super easy unicorn paper roll craft is a perfect ( summer ) craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home ! These paper roll unicorns are super simple to make and their fingerprint rosy cheeks add a lovely personal touch: . . .
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DIY Cardboard box castle - upcycling craft
Today's craft tutorial by A Beautiful Mess is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle 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 dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box castle tutorial you can make one castle easily in no time: . . .
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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 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 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 Paper towel roses - fun paper craft for kids
Kids can make these gorgeous colorful paper towel roses literally in minutes from simple household materials such as paper towels ! These pretty paper towel roses by Happy Hooligans are super easy to make and they look just like real roses. Tie them together with a ribbon, or display them in a vase. Either way, they’re a fun way for kids to give roses that will last forever for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and birthdays : . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton flowers - spring craft for kids
Recycled crafts are the best crafts! If you’ve got a couple of egg cartons laying around use them to make these gorgeous egg carton flowers! You can use this gorgeous egg carton flower art to decorate your home at springtime / Easter ( or at any time of the year ) . This brilliant kids' craft project is also a great way to re-purpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! These egg carton flower s are appropriate for many age groups as they are fairly simple to make and look really pretty. In this easy to follow craft tutorial Easy-Peasy And Fun will show you how to make them: . . .
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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet - fun butterfly craft for kids
Kids will not only love the creative process of making this paper plate fluttering butterfly craft but afterwards they will have a blast getting to play with it. All they have to do is move the craft stick around on the back of the paper plate and watch as their butterfly flutters around the sky and above the colorful flower garden . This creative butterfly craft by IHeartCraftyThings is perfect for a colorful spring craft or summer craft and makes a great compliment to learning about and observing butterflies around your home or neighborhood. . . .
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DIY Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them! . . .
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DIY Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft by FrugalCouponLiving is precious activity for the kids or makes a sweet invitation to a tea party ! This tea cup Mother’s day card craft is super easy to make, you can up-cycle some egg cartons with it, and the most important: mothers ( and grandmothers ) will love it! Because who doesn't love tea and relaxing? This egg carton teacup card by Ashley is a simple and fun way up-cycle egg cartons and turn them into something precious. . . .
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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) . . . .
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Easy DIY Easter bunny face toilet paper roll stamp
We love reusing things from the recycling container, because recycled crafts are the best crafts! This toilet roll Easter bunny stamp by Mum In The Madhouse is a great quick art activity to do with the kids. Turning toilet rolls into a bunny is such a simple thing, but kids love it! This easy to make toilet paper roll bunny stamp is  perfect for decorating Easter cards or just playing with paint. Follow Mum In The Madhouse's step-by-step craft tutorial and create fun bunny stamps with the kids: . . .
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Adorable paper plate bunny craft - easy Easter craft for kids
Boing, boing! Easter is round the corner and this paper plate rabbit craft by Kids Craft Room is so adorable! We just love its simplicity and those cute little whiskers, paws and bob tails are irresistible! Each bunny rabbit craft uses just one paper plate so it’s a super easy Easter craft to enjoy at home and perfect if you need a frugal rabbit craft idea to do make with a large group of children this Spring. Paper plates are such a great resource to have in your craft supplies aren’t they? . . .
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Pop up daffodil flower craft - fun spring craft for kids
Spring is just about here and the days are finally starting to warm up. This fun pop up daffodil craft by Kids Craft Room is the perfect way to celebrate springtime, Easter or Mother’s Day! This pop up daffodil craft lets kids grow their own spring flowers time and time again. Little hands can pull the daffodil flowers down to hide them in the grassy hill and then a simple push lets them grow and bloom upwards just like real daffodil flowers! This pop up daffodil craft is so much fun and goes well with springtime learning projects or as a cute Mother’s Day craft or Easter craft too. . . .
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Toilet paper roll flowers - easy tp roll spring craft for kids
Spring is coming fast so switch gears to focus on bright and colorful spring activities! These toilet paper roll flowers are perfect to welcome spring! And we love all the colors and options you can do with these! Which spring flower is your favorite? It’s such a welcoming way to brighten up your space or room to have fresh flowers . Of course, these aren’t fresh flowers but they are fun, bright and colorful and who doesn’t love that? . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton chicks - Easter craft for kids
Using something old, making something new! These super cute egg carton chicks are the perfect kids’ craft for spring. Don’t you love simple crafts you can easily do with your kids ? Easter is coming and these little egg carton chicks are perfect for Easter, spring ,or just because! The kids will love making them and it’s a fun way to reuse something old to make something new. . . .
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DIY Knight costume with dragon hobby horse
A dragon hobby horse ! Can you believe he’s made from an old cereal box and a plastic rubbish bag ? Kids Craft Room has also made a knight armor and a shield from an old cardboard box too. We love it when you can create something with so much play value out of nothing! Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Dressing up and puppet props are a great way for children to develop their imaginative story telling and improvisation. They promote language and communication and offer a safe way to explore a huge range of emotions and scenarios! . . .
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Easy DIY cardboard box dinosaur costume for kids
With this fun free DIY Cardboard dinosaur costume tutorial, you can make this super cute DIY Cardboard dinosaur in no time! This DIY Cardboard dinosaur can be a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using paints,felt, paper scales,and other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own cardboard dinosaur costume ! This Cardboard dinosaur costume can be great for kids even just for play! . . .
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DIY Post-it note flower - paper rose (video tutorial)
Are you looking for a cheap but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gift? Try this gorgeous post-it note paper rose! This gorgeous but surprisingly easy paper rose can be a great spring craft project for both kids and adults! These note paper roses / flowers can be perfect flowery gifts for any occasions ( imagine them as a mother's day or a wedding bouquet! ) You can fold the origami flowers from any type of paper ( you don't need to buy special post-it notes ,even a simple sheet of gift wrapping paper works well - just cut some squares ) . Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this beautiful flower for your loved ones! . . .
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