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Category: Easy Crafts

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for making fun kids crafts! Use our printable template to create these adorable doll-sized Valentine’s Day mailboxes, designed for American Girl dolls.

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Make these colorful tissue paper sun catchers to add color to your windows for fall! Kids will love designing their own stained glass paper leaves.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

DIY projects are a colorful way to add some seasonal cheer to your home! These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are not only cute, they are super easy to make using colored popsicle sticks. Kids can help design and make these personalized ornaments too!

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No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

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How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

My girls love dressing their dolls up as mermaids and princesses, especially with DIY accessories. Doll mermaid tails are quick to sew and fun to play with! Use these tips to sew mermaid tails for 14″ and 18″ dolls!

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

The American Girl WellieWishers are fun to dress up and take on adventures. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents.

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

Making your own gifts is a great way to share your talents with your family and friends. You can easily customize a homemade gift based on a person’s likes and interests. DIY gifts are often the best gifts to receive too! Here are 8 creative and inexpensive gift ideas you can make for any special occasion.

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Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

A personalized tea canister is a lovely gift idea for anyone who enjoys drinking tea! Learn how to make this easy gift idea in a few simple steps.

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

Playing with playdough is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. You can easily make a batch of this soft salt dough and kids can choose their favorite colors to mix in! We’ve made playdough many times. This is the best homemade playdough recipe that results in soft, moldable dough that’s not too salty or drying. I’m also happy to share some of my creative tips for making vibrantly colorful dough and minimizing the mess of mixing in the food coloring. The next time you are looking for an interactive kid’s activity, try making this homemade playdough recipe!
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How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! This fun science experiment is a great way to learn about how color can be transferred from one object to another.

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

Feeling crafty? A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to design and decorate. Make your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

Do you have a corner of your home that could use some colorful art? I love creating inexpensive seasonal art that I can decorate with and swap out during the year. Painting with roses is a fun technique which creates art that will turn out differently each time!

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