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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 Super quick and easy phone speaker from paper roll
Don’t have any mobile phone speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your phone? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY phone speaker solution. It works, at least to amplify the sound. Does it sound any better? Well, no, not really, but it definitely sounds louder, and if louder is your intention then cutting a little hole into a paper towel roll and jamming your phone into it while blasting some music or a podcast will serve the purpose to amplify the audio with very little effort. . . .
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DIY Money bonbon (boy of money) - creative way to gift money
Money is always a good choice as a gift if you doesn't know what to make or buy for a special occasion, but sometimes gifting money can be boring and maybe even embarrassing. This time spice up money gifting with a brilliant and super easy idea: the money bonbon!  To create this creative box of money you will need: and empty chocolate bonbon box,  money and a little creativity in how to place the bills and coins. This money bonbon box can be a great and fun birthday, Christmas or wedding present! This gift idea will be a great hit at any party (and not just because the money content)! . . .
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Funny faces with magazine cutouts ( free printable )
This magazine face art is a perfect fun and frugal craft for kids of all ages! This funny magazine face art is so easy even the smallest crafty hands can create their own!  Moreover, it is a great way to learn the parts of the face and the corresponding vocabulary. The biggest ones will have fun to search and cut  face part pictures from old magazinesAt the end of this nice magazine face art tutorial you will find all of the faces as free printables! You can use the printed faces as a base for this fun magazine face activity but if you like to draw, nothing prevents you from making fun faces yourself! . . .
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How to make magazine beads (paper beads)
Make magazine beads! Magazine beads are a popular craft amongst children and teens but in fact they originated in Africa, where people make them for a living. Magazine (paper) beads  are fun, easy and frugal! And also colorful and above all provide a bit of much needed upcycling. She made her magazine beads child friendly with a nice wide opening so that your children can manage the beading.( but you can make them as neat as you like – using a toothpick as a centre.)  Watch the how to make paper beads video and create your very own magazine beads ready to bead a gorgeous eco-friendly necklace! (This method is similar to the base technique of quilling! ) . . .
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DIY Car garage made from toilet rolls and cardboard boxes
In order to combat chaos, ease of cleaning, and the variety of fun, they decided to create a new place for the rich collection of their kids's cars, which now they share with you! Here's a brilliant craft idea of recycling garage made from toilet paper rolls and cardboard boxes. With this nice craft idea you can make a super fun and inexpensive toy for the boys and also teach them how to clean up the room after a fun play. Absolutely win-win! You can decorate the finished toy garage with acrylic paints or simply use wrapping papers to cover it (Imagine a red garage decorated with Disney's Lightning Mc Queen (Cars) wrapping paper! They will love it!) . . .
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DIY Secret life of pets Max - paper plate craft for kids
Secret Life of Pets is a brilliant and super funny animation movie so why not watch it and make this cute and simple Max the dog craft with the kids?  We absolutely love the story line and Max the dog is one of our favorite characters so far. If you haven’t seen the previews, the movie is about what our beloved pets do when their owners leave for the day and all the mischief they get into. This super cute paper plate dog craft is so simple it's suitable for kids of all ages! (And as an extra you won't need special craft materials to make it just plain white paper plates,  construction paper and a little paint!) . . .
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How to make a whirligig (cardboard circle spinner)
You might have heard of whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners) before, they are a classic craft that has been around for generations. Apparently even the Native Americans had their own version of this easy cardboard toy as early as 500BC, and they were also popular back in the great depression using old buttons or similar as the centre piece when kids didn’t have many toys. These whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners)  are very easy to make, almost too easy, and kids will love to watch the patterns twirl and whirl around. Her free printable spinner template gives you a few different patterns as well as a blank one so kids can get creative and design their own. . . .
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How to make folded  paper (origami) bracelets - craft for kids
We love simple but clever craft ideas which involves gorgeous water color patterns and requires only simple household materials such as a plain sheet of A4 paper! This origami (paper folded) bracelet is a brilliant way to ignite your inner creativity and create gorgeous jewelries from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper (origami) bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. The strips need to be 12cms x 3cms (bigger or smaller as long as the size ratio is 1:4).They would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think!? You can fold a really big one to make a crown as well! . . .
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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 fun paper plate jellyfish - summer craft for kids
Jellyfishes are totally fascinating. Inspired by these beautiful creatures, she made a paper plate jellyfish craft. A fun and easy craft that young crafters will love. Turn a paper plate into a cute and colorful jellyfish craft for kids! You’ll just need a white paper plate, some paint,yarn (or tissue paper) and scissors. This (summerjellyfish art project is perfect for kindergarten, first grade and up. It makes a great addition to your ocean or sea life unit too! Read this step-by-step tutorial and turn a paper plate into a unique jellyfish craft. This simple art project provides lots of fine motor practice, and the finished paper plate jellyfish would be perfect to add to an ocean . . .
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DIY Toliet paper tube jellyfish -  craft for kids
Turn a cardboard tube into a cute and colorful jellyfish craft for kids! You’ll just need an empty paper towel roll, some paint, and scissors. This (summerjellyfish art project is perfect for kindergarten, first grade and up. It makes a great addition to your ocean or sea life unit too! Read this step-by-step tutorial and turn an empty paper towel roll into a unique jellyfish craft. This simple art project provides lots of fine motor practice, and the finished toilet paper tube jellyfish would be perfect to add to an ocean scene with other sea animals like sunfish, sharks, or sea turtles. . . .
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DIY cardboard pom pom maker
Are you looking for a super easy, super inexpensive way to make perfect yarn pom poms? Try this brilliant homemade cardboard pom pom maker!  The best thing about this pom pom making technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. If your kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this pom pom making method ),  help them in that area but overall this brilliant pom pom making method is really super easy! And as an extra ( because you will need only a little piece of sturdy cardboard to create the pompom maker) it's also a super frugal way to create pompoms in any size! . . .
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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 Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful  cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer  in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store  pencils, sharpies, notebooks,drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk! . . .
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DIY cardboard box Barbie doll house - recycling craft
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive, a perfect gift for your kids! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house, the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box Barbie doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter (or a superhero version for your son )! . . .
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding (or stab binding). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book, you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book! . . .
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How to make ATM piggy bank for kids from cardboard
This Easy to make ATM Machine Piggy Bank is a Fun Toy for Kids. You can use both currency notes and coins. This functional cardboard box ATM piggy bank is extremely fun to use and also super fun to make! All you need is to create one fun ATM piggy bank for yourself (or for the kids) is: a few sheets of cardboard, and 3 springs! This frugal and easy to make cardboard ATM piggy bank will be your kids (and your) favorite we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own cardboard ATM piggy bank with a few sheets of cardboard! . . .
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute (kawaii) DIY craft project? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material (such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful (kids) room decor in minutes!  In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box, a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes, and unicorn decor from a simple tin can, and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us! . . .
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DIY round vintage gift box from tape tube - recycling craft
Create a gorgeous round gift or jewelry box from an empty tape (cardboard) roll! Before you throw away those paper-towel or tape rolls, check out this super step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage style gift box with recycled cardboard and scrapbook papers! We admit it, we are hoarders when it comes to cardboard tubes.  And we bet you also have a huge stash in your storage room! Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, wrapping paper tubes, food-wrap rolls, poster tubes, mailing tubes all of them  can be transformed into gorgeous gift, cookie or jewelry boxes for any occasion . . .
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DIY Board game marble labyrinth from cardboard
Board game fans, today The Q will shows you how to make a marble labyrinth game easily from cardboard! This cardboard box marble labyrinth game is extremely fun to play and also super fun to make! You can change the level in your marble labyrinth board game and play again and again. (Or  you can create your own cardboard box labyrinth designs from super easy to extremely hard difficulties) This frugal and easy to make board game will be your kids (and your) favorite game we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own marble maze with a few sheets of cardboard! . . .
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DIY  Vintage book storage box from cardboard ( decoupage )
In today's step-by-step video tutorial Isa will teach you how to make a gorgeous jewelry box/storage box book in shabby chic vintage style! If you love booksvintage/shabby chic style and you have some unused cardboard (boxes) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard vintage/shabby chic book storage boxes! This vintage book is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time!  Of course you can decorate the cardboard books in any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any occasion! . . .
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DIY Shadow theater from a cardboard box - recycling kids craft
Today's tutorial is a wonderful recycling craft , one of those fun craft ideas for kids! This brilliant handmade shadow theater is easy to do and inexpensive, a perfect gift for your kids! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially shadow theaters, because you can make it with every fairy tale characters that your kids loves most!  You can create an ice castle tale with the characters of Frozen, a woodland theme with different animals.. The possibilities are endless!  With this nice step-by-step cardboard box shadow theater  tutorial you can make one easily for your kids and thew will love it! . . .
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen  gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household "trash" , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station!  ) . . .
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DIY cardboard bunny Easter treat box & chick gift card
This lovely Easter bunny shaped box is perfect for filling with chocolate eggs and sweets. People of all ages will love it! This cardboard bunny shaped Easter favor box is super easy to make, even the kids can create some to gift their teachers and grandparents at Easter!  Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift, you kids and friends will love it!  Follow this easy step-by-step video guide and create a bunch for this Easter! (The tutorial starts at 1:29 ) In the video tutorial you will find a super adorable Easter bunny card as well! (You can find the free bunny shape box and bunny Easter card template <a title="bunny box and chick c . . .
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DIY Mobile race gaming steering wheel from cardboard
Do you love mobile racing games? You will love this brilliant frugal recycling craft idea! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a racing steering wheel form simple cardboard boxes! This homemade gaming steering wheel work perfectly with every types of mobile phones and (carracing games! You can make a stand for the cardboard box steering wheel or just use the wheel itself, it will grant you hours of fun! (You can watch >> here << a few brilliant upgrades to this cardboard gaming steering wheel, which will make your gameplay more flawless) . . .
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Bunny ring toss game from toilet paper rolls and cardboard
If you looking for a fun, easy to make indoor Easter family game this super cute toilet paper roll and cardboard Easter bunny ring toss is a perfect craft choice for you! You can upcycle some tp or cardboard tubes and cardboard boxes into a super fun and frugal Easter family game!  The kids will love this super easy to make and fun Easter bunny ring toss game! You can use this cardboard and tp tube ring toss game as a fun addition to your Easter party or make one just for fun to spice up a boring  rainy Spring afternoon. This fun& frugal bunny game also perfect for little kids to practice colors ( just paint the bunnies and rings with same colors). . . .
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How to make a tablet holder from cardboard
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make stylish unique tablet cases /tablet holders from simple craft materials such as cardboard,colorful (construction) paper, transparent self-adhesive foil and a rubber band! This tablet case/ tablet holder is not just very useful  if you often watch movies or videos in your tablet but also can be a brilliant unique personalized tablet accessory that fits perfectly, because you can make it in any size! (It can be a great case for mobile phones as well!) The 2 larger cardboard panel is your tablet's size (width&height), the 2 thin piece is 1-1- cm wide, and the last piece is a half of your tablet's size. . . .
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!) . . .
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DIY Easy paper-mache Easter egg favor box
For Easter this time make paper-mache polka dot eggs! This Easter craft / favor box idea is super easy, inexpensive (costs almost nothing) but it's also fun and a gorgeous way to gift small candies and presents at Easter!  She created the paper-mache Easter eggs using small balloons and tissue paper, then she filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy! Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. You can make homemade paper mache glue from flour and water, and use other paper materials as base (such as matte newspapers) . . .
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How to decorate a glass bottle - frugal home decor idea
Look at these gorgeous and unique home decors! And it's just a few glass bottle, paint , yarn and household junks!  Brilliant, isn't it? This upcycling craft project is a perfect way to repurpose empty glass jars and bottles, and a lot of (broken,unused) things around your craft table! You can use:masking tape, buttons,figurines,twines,feathers,craft foam leftovers.. Almost anything! If your arrangement is done just simply paint it with a nice color of acrylic paint, and add a dab of gold paste and voilá' you have and unique, frugal and gorgeous home decor piece!  You can use the champagne bottles as a vase or decorate a mason jar for a cool pencil holder! . . .
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DIY vintage spring egg decor with papermache and flowers
If you love vintage/skandinavian style gorgeous spring/Easter home decors you will love this super easy and inexpeansive craft  project! This papermache egg flower basket is super easy to make, and also very inexpensive, because you can use old newspapers and homemade papermache glue to make it (flour+water)! If you would like to use a real flower arrangement or a potted flower to decorate you papermache egg, simply put a mason jar inside: this way water won't ruin the paper and you can enjoy your gorgeous spring decor for a long time! You can paint or decorate the papermache eggs as much as you want and use any kind of colorful spring flowers you love the most! . . .
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DIY Fun toilet paper roll coiled snakes - recycling kids craft
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take these fun cardboard (toilet paper roll) snakes as an example. Adorable isn't it?  Today Amanda will show you how to make cute little colorful snakes with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint and googly eyes) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube snakes will look adorable in any form! Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes, attach the googly eyes and the tongue, and its's done! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a jungle themed party with them frugally! . . .
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