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Cardboard Tube Batman

Cardboard Tube Batman Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-bat crafts! The Dark Knight is an ever-popular comic book hero, and now your little ones can create their own hero from recycled crafts! Cardboard Tube Batman is super easy to make, especially with the free printable template that's included. In a matter of minutes, kids can finish this toilet paper roll craft and be off on their own imaginary adventures through Gotham City. This homemade toy is much more affordable than anything at the toy shop, and just as fun.


Felt Caterpillar Play Kit

Felt Caterpillar Play Kit Do you have extra pieces of felt in the house? Use up your scraps with this felt craft for kids! The Felt Caterpillar Play Kit is a great activity for quiet play, since little ones will be hard at work creating their own caterpillars and bugs. You can whip up this homemade toy in a matter of minutes, and it's relatively inexpensive to make. The Felt Caterpillar Play Kit also makes the perfect travel activity for kids to take on the go.


Squishy Cushy Stuffed Toy

Squishy Cushy Stuffed Toy Imagine being able to get a new stuffed animal whenever you wanted. If you make them, you can. Tracing activities for preschoolers can get tedious, unless they have a really cool result. To perfect those tracing skills and to make a cuddly new friend, make a Squishy Cushy Stuffed Toy. Your bud can be an animal, a person, a robot, an elf, or a made up creature. This is a great chance to color in the lines and even do some sewing if you can. You'll have a whole group of new pals in no time.


Clothespin Military Airplanes

Clothespin Military Airplanes Learning how to make an airplane is a lot of fun, especially when you use materials that you never thought of using. These Clothespin Military Airplanes are some of the coolest DIY airplane crafts because this idea combines popsicle stick crafts and clothespin crafts. Your little ones won't have a chance to say that they're bored during craft time when they make these little planes. They will get to put their wonderful artistic skills to use and paint a neat design on their planes. When they're finished, they'll get to have the time of their lives playing with their homemade toys.


Cardboard Tube Superman

Cardboard Tube Superman It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Cardboard Tube Superman! In just a few simple steps, kids can create their favorite superhero out of items you already have in the house. Homemade toys that double as recycled crafts for kids are a blast to make, and the free printable template included makes this project super easy. In a matter of minutes, kids can create high-flying adventures with their very own Cardboard Tube Superman!


Cheerful Cardboard Pirate Ship

Cheerful Cardboard Pirate Ship All aboard! This Cheerful Cardboard Pirate Ship is no match for milk carton ships of the past. It's durable enough to withstand all the rocky shores you can sail. You can add any fabric you want to make colorful sails, or paint the hull for even more fun. Boys and girls alike will love this Cheerful Cardboard Pirate Ship. This cardboard craft includes printable patterns and has a lot of details like a wheel, portholes, and benches, so don't be afraid to ask mom or dad for help to make your ship special.


Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball

GlowintheDark Bouncy Ball Make a bouncy ball that glows in the dark, so it won't matter when it's time for lights out. The Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball is the latest and greatest way to bounce your way into fun. Creative craft ideas for children are great ways to get them to start thinking creatively. When you see how easy it to learn how to make bouncy balls that glow, you might start getting some clever ideas for crafts for kids yourself. This awesome homemade toy doubles as a science project since you have to mix individual ingredients to make something great.


Unexpected Paper Dolls

Unexpected Paper Dolls Learn how to make paper dolls in the most original way with these adorable paper crafts for kids. Unexpected Paper Dolls are some of the cutest cupcake liner crafts around. Your little ones will love picking out the perfect cupcake liners and then customizing their Unexpected Paper Dolls to their heart's content. In fact, your kids can make as many of these charming paper dolls as they want, since you only need to have a few inexpensive materials on hand. Who knew that an item in your baking cabinet could be turned into a cute toy for your children?


Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles

Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime because these are no ordinary bubbles. Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles don't pop, but instead, they bounce. How do you make bubbles bounce? Easy. Follow this simple tutorial for homemade bubble solution that's absolutely magical. Take these bouncing bubbles outside on a hot summer day or keep them inside to bounce in your bath. Just like Tigger, these bubbles bounce and bounce and bounce until you're ready for the next one. Listen for oohs and ahs from the mouths of onlookers as they wonder how do you make bubbles bounce.


DIY Rainbow Loom

DIY Rainbow Loom Now you wont have to figure out where to buy a rainbow loom. Save money and make this DIY Rainbow Loom instead! The DIY Rainbow Loom works just as well as the plastic looms, but it wont break. All you have to do is raid your tool shed and ask Mom and Dad to help you with the hammer. Learning how to make your own Rainbow Loom is surprisingly easy, and this tutorial's simple instructions will help you get exactly the right measurements to create Rainbow Loom bracelets.


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