cool crafts for kids

Best cool crafts for kids out there. Many with recycled materials. Free tutorials.

Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

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Thursday is quilting day at FineCraftGuild.com. But today’s fun article is for critters that could be quilted or made from fabric or felt instead. With friends who have little babies, I have been looking into ‘sewing for baby’ – ideas. One of the things on my list is to design some quilted toy animals. To […]

Shredded Heart T-shirt Pattern + LINKY PARTY

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Hearts, hearts, hearts. Get ready for Valentines! I promised that I would feature my pick of this week’s linky party. The project that took my fancy more than other one was this delightful shredded peekaboo heart T-shirt. It’s the brain child of Niki and Erin ~ identical twins who are the writers behind ‘Roonie Ranching’. […]

Kit Kat Birthday Cake – Frozen Olaf – video tutorial

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Here ‘s a great idea for a Winter birthday cake for kids.  Given the popularity of my other ‘ Kit Kat birthday cake: pigs in a mud bath (recipe), I thought to add a seasonally appropriate Winter version of this cake up as well: a Disney’s Frozen Olaf Kit Kat cake!  How cool is that, […]

Train Birthday Party Ideas + LINKY PARTY

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Sometimes, intimate parties are more personal, allowing you more time for everyone that’s there.  So, I had a good look last week over the linky party entries and one of my true favorite submissions was by Randa from Bewitched Kitchen. So, let me start with featuring her.   Train Birthday Party Ideas photo credit: at […]

Free Sewing Patterns for Kids Fall – Winter

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Emily linked this up at our linky party: ’20+ Free Sewing Patterns for Kids- Winter’.  I  quickly realize that it deserved a special post, rather than to be mixed in with all the other party features and be overlooked. As this is a go-to overview of free patterns for kids clothing for winter. Brilliant.  There’s […]

3 Cool Rubber Band Bracelets Designs

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Have loom bands yet invaded your neck of the woods. Well, they sure have conquered London and Brighton, UK. They are everywhere. Yes, the tutorials that come with the inexpensive loom band packages are rubbish. But then again, what do you expect for a dollar.     Do not despair. Making loom band bracelets is […]

Easy Handmade Jewelry For Girls :: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

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We have featured several jewelry-making methods of friendship bracelets to date. This beaded friendship bracelet just is a perfect addition now that summer is approaching. Cute girls / teenagers need something to do when they are lazing around on the school or back yard.  And you might want to join in. These easy-to-make friendship bracelets […]

Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs

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:: Learn how to Make Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs :: Cheer up a dozen of natural or Styrofoam eggs with shapes and patterns from decorative tissue paper and make them into unique Easter table decorations.       Introduction This is a cool crafts for kids as it does not require perfect cuttings. Just roughly […]

Runway-inspired, 4-year-Old Makes Own Incredible Paper Dresses

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Whether you want summer dresses, evening dresses, maxi dresses, or party dresses ~ leave it to this 4 year old. She’ll make you one fabulous dress, out of paper.  This little girl is amazing.  Inspired by local events such as trips to the zoo and after seeing some runway show photos, she has made an […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely Valentine […]

How to Use Polymer Clay Ideas & Tutorials

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I just received a beautiful package filled with craft supplies from our site sponsor, Wholeport. The main feature of which, so far, has been a huge supply of polymer clay in all colors of the rainbow. Fancy these! Note: all these food items are photographed at slightly larger scale than their actual size.  They have […]

Coolest Crochet Slippers Patterns for Boys ..Sneakers!

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  Here’s a photo tutorial for just the coolest crochet slippers that look like low baseball sneakers. Love these slippers for boys and men. Finally something to crochet for them that they will love. Perfect last minute gift idea if you are a fast crocheter and the rest for Christmas is already done… OK. None […]

Alternative Christmas Trees

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If you don’t yet have a Christmas tree, well, … that’s perfect ! I have a collection of adorable alternative Christmas trees, that you can make on a dime, and are loved by Mother Nature and your kids alike.   Alternative Christmas Trees From: 1959 white stone publication ‘How to Christmas’ book Probably in the […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Homemade Advent Calendars to Make, and some homey ones to buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, somewhat odd-shaped and.. rather bland. Plain wood. I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, […]

Free Knitting Pattern :: Fair Isle Hat

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  Let’s get ready for some Fall- Winter projects… like making hats! For those of you who love classics, this free knitting pattern for a classic fair isle snowflake pattern winter hat is a winner. This hat is both festive and beautiful. An intermediate pattern, that is free for you to download. Knitting Needle Size: […]

10 Unique Pink Pillows :: Add Color-pop to Girls Bedrooms

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End-of-Summer/begin Fall Back-to-school activities also includes freshening up kids bedrooms with a bit of new bedding and/or kids bedroom accessories, such as some lovely throw pillows. Nothing, and I mean, nothing spruces up or alters a room like colorful throw pillows. And with color, I mean PINK, of course. Nothing less but p.i.n.k. All shades […]

Summer Crafts – Seashell Spoons DIY

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Heading for the shore? Take a little beach bag with you and collect some seashells this time. That’s what I did and look what I made last night when we got home?!! An adorable seashell spoon craft project.   A cute sugar scoop or a little kitchen spoon ornament.   Materials Needed 1. A beach […]

Beachy Bath Mittens

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Another great contribution to your beach cottage: starfish, coral, seaweed and fish-shaped bath gloves. Aren’t they both lovely and fun? Depending on the colors in your bathroom, use either pastel or brightly-colored hand towels and the templates below. There’s a fish, starfish and a coral shape. My favorite bath mitten shape is the coral and […]

5 Fabulous Easter Ideas + a Linky Party

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Linky party today. Whoohoo. Last week / the Easter link-ups have been a success!! So many wonderful ideas Easter decorations, Spring dresses, Easter eggs, other Easter recipes, and what not. Here are five not-to-miss ideas for you that you can use to prep for this Easter weekend, without   1. Easy Spring Dresses Whip up […]

Mothers Day Gifts: Golden Origami Heart + …

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DAY 2 in “Mother’s Day Gifts”- Week. Was wondering what Mother’s Day gift idea to present to you today, when I spotted a gold-colored chocolate bar wrapper on my desk. Mmm…. an origami heart bookmark to go with a nice gift? Mom’s large golden heart needs to be acknowledged, right?! Materials Use a nice & […]

50+ Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts & Ideas

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Lucky shamrock stamp for St Patricks Day
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Quick overview of St Patty’s Day decorations, party ideas & fun : Share / Celebrate the Day Vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard with lucky fairy gal Vintage St. Patrick’s postcard with handsome lash iPhone and cellphone St. Patrick’s Day digital background   Party  Lucky Shamrock DIY Stamp (to create your own luck Shamrock cookies Shamrock […]

Paper Paris Vacation Toys

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: this great freebie! I have the ultimate toys for bad-weather days and dreaming with your kids of going on vacation in …. Paris!!   These travel-sized paper landmark buildings allow you to enact the most wonderful vacation adventures in Paris. Free!! And you don’t even need to pack! The printable paper city play set comes […]

Recycle Holiday Cards into Tags

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Yes, the holidays are really over now that the three wise men are arriving (the 6th). So now is the perfect time to get the ship back into order and clear received holiday cards and gift packaging. Rather than tossing them away, reuse recycle as next year’s gift tags.   Simple and fast. Get it […]

Finger Knitting Projects

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How fun: Finger knitting projects! Now that you’ve the finger knitting directions, let me give you some creative ideas. Here are a whole bunch of gorgeous finger knitting projects, using this fun technique. Finger knitting usually results in smaller projects, offering a great way to use up bitty bits of left over yarn, to recycle […]

Halloween Ghost Crafts

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Pin It 7 projects. What’s Halloween without a spooky ghost? Must-have decorative Fall season displays have at least one or two ghosts  hanging around, spooky or friendly. Kids consider both kind of ghosts to add to the family fun. Halloween Ghost Crafts to Entertain: These are all easy, fun & fast to make.     […]

Witch TP Roll Craft

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It’s hard to get into Halloween, with the sun beaming here in Italy like it’s mid-summer. But dates don’t lie: Fall is around the corner. At least at night there is a new freshness in the air, that tells me, Fall is indeed not that far away. Getting Ready for Halloween Over the last two […]

Thanksgiving Decorations: Abundance Seed Balls

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A great idea for Thanksgiving decorations is making these seed balls in a cornucopia. It’s an inexpensive craft project with kids, or just all by yourself, having fun being creative. Symbolic Meaning Cornucopia, the overflowing horn, is an ancient symbol of abundance, and the seeds can represent both the seeds of change as well as […]

Back-to-School Ideas

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Back-to-School time is now!  Would you believe that in Italy, kids have a FULL THREE MONTHS of summer vacation?!! They will only go back to school mid- September? For those of you, who are starting earlier than that, here’s an overview of our Back-to-School projects and tips to date.   Back to School Sales & […]

Hip Zipper Butterfly

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A fun project to do with kids: We recycled an old zipper into a darling butterfly brooch.     Step by Step Instructions on How to Make a Zipper Butterfly   1. Sniff through old cloths or recycled textile supplies to find a 22 cm long zipper. Pick a color you want, or if you […]

DIY Glamorous Fabric Beads

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Here’s the tutorial for this easy to make beads, these fabulous, glamorous beads are made with fabric strips wrapped around simple cotton balls. Stitch the fabric down and embellish with contrast-colored shiny glass seed beads in a free –form pattern. As simple as that. Don’t they look glorious? source photo & original design: Alma Stoller […]

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