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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 Egg carton tea cup Mother's day card craft with tea bags
Have a TEA-rrific mom? This fun egg carton tea cup Mothers day card craft 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 upcycle 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 simple and easy, upcyling egg cartons and using scrapbook paper and pipe cleaners. . . .
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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 are big fans of reusing things from recycling container for crafting and this toilet roll Easter bunny stamp is a great quick art activity to do with the kids.  We love printing and toilet roll printing is an inexpensive and fun activity for children. What we love about printing is it is fun for kids of all ages and adults too.  The act of turning three toilet rolls into a bunny is such a simple thing, but kids love it. . . .
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Easy paper sheep craft for kids - Shaun the sheep
Shaun the sheep ( or at least his paper version ) has arrived to us by FunLearningLife! We totally fell in love to this funny looking black face sheep when it was shown in the Disney Channel. Shaun is a curious but resourceful sheep among the flock of its kind, it is funny and adventurous and often a trouble maker. This sheep craft is a super easy one, suitable for kids of all ages! Visit FunLearningLife.com and learn how to make your own fun paper Shaun sheep: . . .
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Yarn chick and carrot - easy Easter yarn craft for kids
It’s time to start thinking about spring crafts and today we are sharing a super cute and very easy Easter craft activity for kids . This fun Easter yarn craft art is perfect for preschoolers or any age! Just a few items are needed to create this easy Easter craft for kids . What could be better than little chicks, bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs this time of year? Have fun crafting! . . .
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Pop-up paper plate bunny - fun Easter craft for kids
This pop-up paper plate bunny is super fun and easy to make. Perfect for Easter crafting with the kids this spring ,who will just LOVE playing with their Easter bunny creations! It’s a great little craft to do during spring where kids may begin to notice baby bunnies emerging from the fields. Using materials you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, this couldn’t be easier to set up. Sound good? Get the tutorial on ArtyCraftyKids: . . .
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DIY Paper bunny Easter decor (or ball rattle drum)
This DIY Paper bunny Easter decor (or ball rattle drum) is so adorable! We just love its simplicity and those cute little whiskers, paws and bob tails! Each bunny rabbit craft uses just simple constriction paper 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. Construction paper is such a great resource to have in your craft supplies isn't it? If you would like to make a rattle drum simply swap the construction paper body with a sturdy round paper cheese box (or any other sturdy round paper box) and simply cover it with paint or colorful paper. (To download the template please elect the untranslated version below) . . .
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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 is 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 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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Easy DIY cardboard box Minecraft costume
We wanted to share a fun DIY Halloween Minecraft costume you can create for your very own little Minecraft-addict . DIY Minecraft costumes are fun to make with your kids and give you a chance to spend time together.Today’s costume making project is a fun project that you can do with your kiddos for a Halloween costume .Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular cardboard box and colorful paper . Perfect last minute costume for Halloween or Minecraft parties ! You can find Minecraft patterns >> here << . . .
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DIY Disco ball costume - Halloween costume
Are you on a hunt for a super fun Halloween costume ? Create one of our favorite costumes : this super fun and chic disco ball costume by OhHappyDay! This paper mache disco ball costume only requires cheap and simple household materials to make and can be used for adults too ( just make it bigger ) .This costume is easy to make but takes some time, so put on a good movie and get to gluing on those little squares. For an adult disco ball costume you would buy a weather balloon ( or a inflatable gymnastics ball ) for the bigger mold. Time to start the party! . . .
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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 ? Emma 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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Easy last minute DIY cardboard rainbow costume for kids
The cardboard costume fun continues. Rainbows make anyone smile and they are probably children's favorite thing to draw. If your little ones also have a special fondness for rainbows create this happy cloud & rainbow costume for them! Get the easy step-by-step costume making instructions below. All you really need is cardboard and paint! Easy-peasy! . . .
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DIY X-ray costume from a cardboard box - easy Halloween costume
Who else is having fun planning costumes for Halloween? For this Halloween dress up your kids as a DIY X-ray machine! Cover a whole cardboard box with black paint, then add the X-ray pattern on top with white. This DIY X-ray costume (or boxtume) is so simple to make! 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? ) . . .
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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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DIY Swan princess costume from a cardboard box
This DIY Swan princess costume is so simple and and so fun! With a little paint and a cardboard box ,this gorgeous swan princess costume can make all your little girl's dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween ( or dress up party ) costume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the swan body piece can be found in this nice craft blog as well! Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up . . . .
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Easy DIY wind-up doll Halloween costume for kids
Turn your little one into a real life vintage wind-up doll for Halloween. All you need is a bit of cardboard, spray paint, elastic and glue. Dress your child in an old-fashioned doll-like outfit, then slip the keys' elastic around their shoulders like a backpack and voilá' you have a super cute wind-up doll costume! This DIY dress up party or Halloween costume can be a great choice even in the last minutes because it's so easy and quick to make! And of course it can be great as an adult costume as well! . . .
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DIY Spinning fidget spinner costume from cardboard
We are so excited to share this fun giant fidget spinner cardboard costume! If your kids got in on the fidget spinner craze this past year, they will love dressing up as one this Halloween. What's amazing is that this giant fidget spinner actually spins ! Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant fidget spinner that kids ( and even adults ) will love spinning just for fun ( check out the video to see it spin in action as a costume, in the air and on the floor! ) . . . .
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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! ( You can find a  free viking helmet pattern >> here . . .
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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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Easy DIY party photo background - sequin photo booth
Happy New Year ! New Years Eve is the perfect occasion to make something from your giant sequins or from some of your leftover gold Christmas wrapping paper! This easy DIY party photo background will look so glamorous in your living room at your New Years Eve Party. We think this sequin wall would work great as a photo booth backdrop but besides that it could be cool decorations for a party or wedding . It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood in the presence of so many sparklies! This party decor project is actually pretty easy but of course goes faster and better with helpers. . . .
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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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Toilet paper tube Elsa doll - easy paper craft for kids
Sick of Frozen yet? We are not! A snowy winter day is such a good time to watch the movie and create easy paper crafts with the kids!  This little Elsa toilet paper tube craft will be a fun snowy day activity.  So grab a few toilet paper tubes and create Elsa (and her friends)!  This super easy Elsa toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect winter paper craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home! (Even you can use them as fun Frozen party favors just fill them with candies or small toys! ) . . .
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Easy DIY cardboard Christmas tree - vintage Christmas decor
For this Christmas make gorgeous pine trees out of cereal boxes! Start with cutting out scales from a simple cardboard sheet . Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side. Continue all the way to the top and then paint with a quick wash of white. In this nice Christmas decor tutorial Lucy will show you how to make this gorgeous paper pine tree ! You can use a styrofoam cone base or simply fold a paper cone and save some money. This paper Christmas tree decor is a little bit time consuming winter craft project but its absolutely worth the time! . . .
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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 holiday s 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! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the r ecycled 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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