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Category: Easy Crafts

Beautiful Leaf Painting Easy Craft Activity

Beautiful Leaf Painting Easy Craft Activity

Fall is a fun time to get crafty and creative! This easy leaf painting activity transforms pretty autumn leaves into art. Kids and adults can enjoy decorating leaves with painted designs. Katie WallaceHi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful […]

Valentine’s Day Heart Treat Cups

Valentine’s Day Heart Treat Cups

Make these cute treat cups for a kids party to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Learn how we upcycled a cardboard egg carton.

Hot Air Balloon Valentines with Fruit Snacks

Hot Air Balloon Valentines with Fruit Snacks

Create this crafty Valentine’s Day snack with cardstock and ribbon! My kids enjoy receiving small surprises on Valentine’s Day, and giving their friends homemade cards! These hot air balloon fruit snack cards combine a sweet thought with a sweet treat!
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Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

These paper heart bookmarks are an easy kids craft or afternoon art project! Easily customize these heart bookmarks with your favorite colors of cardstock.

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Add beautiful color to your windows with these DIY hot air balloon suncatchers! Kids can practice their scissor skills, pick out their favorite tissue paper colors, and create their own balloon designs.

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with family and friends. My kids especially love celebrating V-day. What’s not to love?? My kids often get to make homemade Valentines, bake cookies and eat chocolate. Some years my daughter Kiera sets up a Valentine’s Day post office to receive and mail Valentines to our family. Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with stuffed animals and dolls too. My girls had a blast helping me to create these American Girl mailboxes for sending Valentines to their dolls. Easily use our printable template to make Valentine’s Day mailboxes for your own dolls!
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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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