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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 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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DIY X-ray cardboard box costume - easy Halloween costume for kids
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween ? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine ! This DIY X-ray costume ( or boxtume ) is so simple to make and the outcome is so adorable! This DIY box costume is perfect for every Halloween lovers looking for a unique,fun and super quick, last minute costume idea. ( You don’t see many X-ray’s walking around, do you? ) Follow Rachael's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create your own super cute and quick x-ray costume from simple household materials: . . .
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DIY Ribbon basket with newspaper weaving - upcycling craft
Do you love recycling crafts, or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets! You will be surprised how easy is to make one!  Even the kids can create some to organize their toys / stationary. You can can paint  the finished woven paper baskets with acrylic paints/varnish for extra durability. Of course you can make the newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness  but it also helps the environment with upcycling some paper trash! . . .
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is 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 metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play! . . .
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas! . . .
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties! . . .
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DIY Toilet paper Trolls - fun paper craft for kids
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Today with Pysselbolaget's help you can create your own Trolls from simple toilet paper rolls and colorful paper! This cute little paper craft doesn't require expensive craft materials and it's super easy to make which makes it a superb craft project for the kids! Besides of it: the troll's hair is a perfect scissors practice! ( If the hairstyle becomes too short, just replace the hair and start over! ) . . .
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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold. . . .
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DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers ,they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial ,you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch. . . .
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DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holidays brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft by Kids Craft Room! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the recycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig! . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton angel - Christmas craft for kids
What's a Christmas tree without an angel ? Tree topper or ornament, these lovely egg carton angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite craft of this Christmas season. Combine the egg carton angels with a piece of lace and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. And as an extra: this Christmas & upcycling craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! So, roll up your sleeves and join us in making these vintage style egg carton angel ornaments: . . .
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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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