cool crafts for kids

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

Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Boys – SHARE IT 19

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Thank you all for linking up with us last week. I adore all your submissions. Thank you. You are awesome. Every week I learn a lot and take pleasure in seeing your blogs get better and better all the time. Now, time for a new party here today. I like all my parties, including linky […]

Tie-dye Racerback T-shirt * Bikini Cover-up

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This is a project for my stash. I get so many free t-shirts at all these trade shows that I wonder what to do with them at time. This is a great way to use them, provided that there’s not too much advertising on them at the the front that must be covered. As you […]

Playhouse Sewing Pattern

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You know, some people are cleverer than I am. And Laura Casey is one of them. I mean, which mom would not have loved to make a pretend play over-the-table playhouse that looks as spectacular than this?! I feel it’s been a shortcoming in my mom-skills by not having made this. But I’ll make up […]

Free Sewing Pattern for the Cutest Girl Apron and Oven Mitt

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  This is just adorable!!! What a cute girl apron and over mitt sewing pattern. It’s free too.  If your darling has been making some muffins for Mothers day for you, or just loves to play kitchen and cooking pretend play, she’ll be delighted with this set that will make her look like a professional […]

Sofa Blanket Beginners Crochet Pattern

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This sofa is not just wonderful for kids to snuggle under watching your favorite TV show, it’s quick and fun to make for moms as well. And maybe your big girl will even be helping you with it, as you don’t need much experience to make this blanket. Together you can crochet it up in […]

Apple Desserts as Rose Cupcakes – recipe video

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Beautiful Rose-Shaped Dessert Made With Delicious Apple Slices Wrapped In Crispy Puff Pastry
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I felt like standing up and going to the kitchen to make these when I noted Manuela’s apple desserts that look like large rose cupcakes. Oh, so awesome. I was even more thrilled when I discovered that these are super easy and fast to make, and given the amount of fruit involved, one of the […]

How to Display Kids Art

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If you’re an Italian farm-wife, you may toss out your kids drawing the day after they come home with it. It burns the stove. (I know; it shocked me.) But, if you’re an average American mom, you’ll probably honor your kids drawing with a favorite spot on the fridge. Or, if it’s really good, on […]

Recycled Men Shirts into Cool Girl Dresses

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** Warning: Really Cute Recycled Men Shirt Ideas Here!!! ** Today I’m featuring fellow blogger Deborah from Sew Much to Give*. In particular, she’s sharing her original dress designs re-purposing all the various parts of men’s shirts into unique and totally adorable girls dresses, summer tops and jump suits. Her grandchild is her lucky beneficiary. […]

Free Racerback Dress Pattern for Girls

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Racerback dresses are all about being relaxed and laid-back. They suggest: ‘It’s summer’. So, now that it’s Spring, it’s the perfect time to use this free racerback dress pattern and make one. This girls racerback dress pattern is not mine but is designed by Adrianna from Crafterhours. Adrianna’s dress for her young girl is definitely […]

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, […]

Green Crafts with Kids, Teens, Tweens for School & College

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Continued from 101 Green Crafts Crafting with Kids Making Fabulous Flowers with Tissue Paper by Fine Craft Guild U Happy New Year garland  by Kaboose U Printable Valentine Butterflies (Ideal School Valentine Gifts) by SkiptoMyLou How to Make a Toy Theater out of a recycled Box at Angry Chicken U How to transfer a kid […]

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

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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 & […]

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