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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!
Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills. . . .
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DIY Concrete door stopper with rope handle
How to make concrete door stopper – prepare yourself it’s so easy and beautiful! We love stylish and modern home decor ideas especially when they involves playing with instant concrete! This beautiful concrete door stopper (despite it's look) is a super easy home decor DIY project, which can be made literally in minutes! (Plus a few days of drying time.) To make one stylish concrete door stopper you will need: a milk carton, a rope, and quickrete or other instant concrete mix, water and a little patience. You can play with the molds as well,for example: imagine a gorgeous concrete door stopper out of fun plastic rose cake molds! . . .
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How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with  this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass, instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay! . . .
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5 Easy DIY Halloween party decorations from paper
Watch this fun Halloween craft video tutorial and learn how to make 5 DIY Halloween party hacks and crafts from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes, paper cups, paper plates, toilet paper rolls and other cheap materials!  These fun halloween party crafts makes horrific decorations and treats for your Halloween Party! And the kids will love to make them as well! Create a fun pumpkin candy monster, an ice cream brain witch, zombi puppets, bat utensil holders and paper plate UFO's with Box Yourself and Øistein Kristiansen . . .
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DIY 3D cardboard bear statue (free printable)
Are you looking for a simple but stylish decor idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and high crafting skills? Do you love cuddly bears & rustic / vintage decors? Try this simple but gorgeous 3D paper bear statue! This dimensional paper bear can be perfect addition to your home decor or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find the free paper bear statue pattern and a few ideas about how to decorate with them! This easy 3D paper craft is super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time! . . .
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall 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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DIY Thankful tree- easy cheap fal paper decor
A branch tree in a room seems to bring attention to itself, but this time take this branch tree and give it a name, a purpose! This branch tree is called “The Thankful Tree” because it's decorative paper circle ornaments are miniature notes with sweet thankful messages! You can write the things that you are thankful for, also you can leave some blank then your family and friends can write on them as well, when they visit. This nature craft can be a great frugal decor in your home thorough the fall season or your can use it as a lovely Thanksgiving decor! . . .
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Paper plate fox - fun fall craft for kids
Simple craft ideas which involves recycling are always the best! This cute paper plate fox are not just only a very easy and fun fall craft  for kids but it also can be a nice autumn decor in your home/classroom/nursery! In this nice craft blog   you will find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own adorable paper plate fox!  All you need is to create this cute paper fox is a paper plate and construction paper. The kids will love this easy fall craft project ! . . .
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Paper plate yarn weaving apple ( weaving for kids )
Have you ever tried paper plate yarn weaving?If you're going through an apple craft phase,you just had to try this cute paper plate yarn weaving apple craft.We love how the apple core turned out! There is one easy trick though you need to know about circle yarn weaving. You can find it in this nice step-by-step yarn weaved apple craft tutorial! This paper plate yarn weaving apple can be a great decor in the classroom at fall or the kids can give the finished apples as teacher appreciation gifts! . . .
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Easy DIY fall wreath from upcycled paper bags
All you need are a few paper bags and a foam round for making this pretty fall wreath that will look great on your front door. Adorn with a few acorns or an arrangement of silk flowers from the dollar store for an extra pop of color. You can make this DIY wreath last through the season by simply adding a pop of red or fresh pine tree clippings as Christmas approaches. It's in the bag with this basically free fall wreath. . . .
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form! . . .
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DIY Book page acorn banner - easy fall paper craft
If you are on a hunt for a quick to do fall decor idea, this beautiful fall acorn book page garland is certainly your thing. We love all the diversity simple book pages and fabric leftovers offer when it comes to crafting ( and these acorns prove that ).  If you are in a need of a fun fall craft idea for a classroom these are your thing as you can easily thread them on a string and make a fantastic fall garland. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself (and the the kids) to sticking an acorn silhouette for this paper craft project, this book page and fabric garland will look gorgeous with any pattern!  Naturally this is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home. . . .
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DIY Floating candles with glue gun and paper rolls
Bewitched candles illuminate Hogwarts’ Great Hall, floating high above the students and staff of the school. Now you can safely recreate the floating candles in your own room! These make for great Halloween accents or year-round decorations for diehard Potterheads. Read on to find out how to craft this flame-free floating candle decoration from simple household items such as paper towel rolls! Switch on the LEDs, turn down the lights, and watch as candles float magically overhead. . . .
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Toilet paper roll bats - Halloween craft for kids
These hanging bat party favors are a great Halloween craft. Kids can make these hanging bats to decorate for Halloween or fill them full of treats for party favors. The supplies are inexpensive and they come together quickly. This toilet paper tube hanging bat  is great party favor that also makes a great party decoration! And it almost cost's nothing to make!  This toilet paper tube craft is very easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some to decorate the  classroom or the kindergarten at Halloween! This bat also can be a perfect halloween gift if you fill them up with small candies/treats! . . .
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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 (box 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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