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Category: Easy Crafts

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 seasonal cheer to your home! These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are super cute and very easy to make using colored popsicle sticks and crafty embellishments.

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 of colored fabric to represent feathers. Both my daughter and I love how this phoenix costume turned out. It’s so fun to work together to make something awesome out of scraps!

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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!

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

How to Sew a Doll Mermaid Tail

Many little girls love dressing up their dolls. At our house, princess dresses and mermaid tails are my girls’ top doll outfits of choice. Custom doll accessories make dress-up even more fun! I’ve been making DIY doll clothes since I was a little girl. I designed a few Barbie outfits with my grandma and she taught me how to sew them. Now I can inspire my own daughters by teaching them some basic sewing and design skills. I made coordinating mermaid tails for my girls 14″ WellieWishers dolls and 18″ American Girl dolls. Doll mermaid tails are quick to sew because of their small size and short seams. You can use these tips to create mermaid tails for a doll of any size!
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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. Here are 8 creative and inexpensive gift ideas you can make for any special occasion!

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! If you regularly buy tea, you likely have some of these tea bag containers sitting around. You can create this cute gift by removing the original label and decorating the tea canister with colorful scrapbook paper and other embellishments. Learn how to make this easy gift idea in a few simple steps.

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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!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

Dying hard boiled eggs is a fun activity to do with your kids to celebrate Spring. We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! We made pink dye with beets, yellow dye with turmeric, blue dye with berries and lime green dye with spinach. My kids loved learning how to color eggs with natural dyes. This fun science experiment is a great way to learn how color can be transferred from one object to another!

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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? Painting with roses is a customizable technique which creates art that will turn out differently each time.

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. Playing outside is fun for my girls, but not quite as exciting as a craft table full of paint. I love helping my girls to practice their creative skills. The ability to be creative can affect so many areas of life down the road; cooking, decorating, accomplishing DIY projects — even work ethic can be impacted by creativity. If my girls simply become accomplished DIY-ers I will be happy. This crafty painting project is fun and colorful! All you need is a paper bag or painting paper, several potatoes and craft paint!
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