13 Projects to Make with Duck Tape

The all-in-one home fixer upper, Duct Tape, now has a crafty purpose.  This strong-bonding adhesive tape found at several stores nation wide is being used by creative minds to add color and style to their wearables, home decor, gift packages, and so much more!

Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, Duct Tape can be used to create everything from home accessories to jewelry.  These Duct Tape Bags are a must-have for kids of all ages, and creative people are even making cute Duct Tape Shoes for little kids.  There are so many colors and patterns out there that you’re bound to find a roll of Duct Tape to best suit your needs!

If you feel like you want to get crafty with this awesome adhesive, you’re in luck.  We’ve gathered up 13 of our favorite Duct Tape projects and “stuck” them right here for you to find!  Don’t forget to tell us which one is your favorite in the comments below!

BONUS!  Want even MORE awesome Duct Tape patterns?  Check out our giveaway at the bottom of the page.  We just know you’re going to love it!

 

13 Projects to Make with Duck Tape

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BONUS!  We’re giving away a copy of Duct Tape Your Heart Out!, an awesome book filled with 44 fun and easy projects using Duck brand duct tape.  Covering fashion, decor, and gift ideas, this book is great for crafters of all ages…and has lots of great ideas and suggestions for adding a bit of color and style to your favorite fashion accessories.  You have until August 15th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway!  Head on over to the giveaway page now and register to win!  Good luck!

15 Paper Crafts Your Kids Have to Try

15 Paper Crafts Your Kids Have to Try Whoever thought paper could be so much fun? What’s so amazing about paper crafts is that you can go outside of the box, and make whatever your heart desires! My kids love making paper crafts, and right now, they’re into making paper flowers and paper animal crafts. I’m always eager for them to gain new interests like these because they get to express their creativity through something that they love to do. They went nuts over the Floating Butterflies when I showed them the craft idea. Right now, we have butterflies floating in almost every doorway in our home. My little girl loves running through them as she pretends to catch them.

Your kids will love all of these paper crafts because they’re super easy and loads of fun. I’ve even made a few of these crafts myself. The awesome thing about these crafts is that some of them involve other materials, such as paint and coloring tools. You can capture your kids’ attention for hours with these wonderful crafts.

Gorgeous DIY Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper FlowersOur home has a gorgeous array of different DIY flowers, which I absolutely love, because there is just something about a homemade flower that adds a little character. My kids love making paper flowers, and everyone who steps through our front door most definitely notices. I’m always proud to say that my little ones made me those gorgeous little works of art. So naturally, I’m always looking for fun new flower crafts that they can get a hold of with their little hands. Their new favorite flower craft is the Tissue Paper Water Lilies. They’re so life-like and beautiful that everyone comments on them, which makes my kids burst with happiness.

Silly Animal Paper Crafts

Colorful Scales Rainbow FishEvery kid loves crafting when animal crafts are involved. Your kids will have a blast making animals like the Paper Plate Penguin and the Handprint Owls because there are different materials that they get to play around with. They’ll love having the opportunity to get their hands covered in paint to make their little owls.

More Paper Crafts

Unexpected Paper DollsThere’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful summer’s night outside with the romantic lighting from the Lovely Little LED Lanterns. These DIY lanterns are gorgeous little additions to my outdoor patio. My kids love that something they created is used for everyone to enjoy.

 

33 Kids' Paper Craft Projects

 

Discover more fun crafts in this collection of 33 Kids’ Paper Craft Projects. Your kids will excited at all of these new crafts you show them!

 

 

What kind of paper crafts do your little ones like to do?

11 Fairytale Crafts to Make Your Heart Flutter

Once upon a time, there was a special crafting fairy in search of fun fairy crafts to make with her friends. She journeyed through the magical forest of AllFreeHolidayCrafts, which had trees decorated like every holiday imaginable! Then, she flew over the enchanted gardens in AllFreePaperCrafts. There were tiny paper flowers and beautiful folded trees everywhere she looked. In the woodland village of AllFreeKidsCrafts, the fairy found little critters who were willing to play with her and help gather more crafts.

When she returned, the little crafting fairy was feeling very inspired and had quite the collection to show her friends! These 11 crafts, inspired by her journey, will help you have a few enchanted adventures of your own. You don’t need wings or a magic carpet in order to go on a grand trip. All you need is your imagination, a few craft supplies, and some magical craft ideas. Whether you have a family of cute woodland critters, fairy princesses, loyal servants, or court jesters, these crafts will entertain the entire brood. Give your kids the gift of adventure this summer and encourage them to use their imagination in any way possible. At the end of your journey in crafting, you will have new projects to enjoy and memories to cherish. Get ready for most enchanting trip of your life and borrow a few project ideas from the crafting fairies. They surely won’t mind!

Fairy Crafts from Far Away Lands

 

  1. Sly Fox Crochet Hat

 

Sly Fox Crochet Hat

 

2.  Fairy Princess Crown

 

Fairy Princess Crown

 

3.  Story Time Crochet Afghan

 

Story Time Crochet Afghan

 

4.  Magically Easy Masks
Magically Easy Masks

 

5.  Forest Girl Hood
Forest Girl Hood

 

6.  Fringed Christmas Forest
Fringed Christmas Forest

 

7.  Fanciful Fairy House

 

Fanciful Fairy House

 

8.  Woodland Fairy Folk

 

Woodland Fairy Folk

 

9.  Wild Animals Pocket Pals + Carrying Case

 

10.  Woodland Wanderer Cape

 

Woodland Wanderer Cape

 

11.  Create Your Own Creature

When our little crafting fairy returned, she was especially excited to find so many lovely crochet patterns fit for a queen. A few free woodland critter patterns will have you creating any type of forest creature from cute bears to lucky rabbits. Animal afghans and ornaments make great gifts for the tender-hearted friends of critters. Fairy tale crochet patterns can be made for the tiniest of fairies to the most elegant of mermaids (aka little girls and their moms). No matter which fairy tale patterns you choose, you will be adding a little magic to your day every time you make a craft.

 

Which fairy tale is your all-time favorite and why?

 

15 Fun 4th of July Crafts Your Kids Will Love

15 Fun 4th of July Crafts Your Kids Will Love One of the best things about the 4th of July is the time that you get to spend with your family celebrating Independence Day with 4th of July crafts, food, and fireworks. Every year my kids and I prepare for the 4th by putting together a list of fun patriotic activities that they want to do the most. Of course, my kids usually go straight for the 4th of July DIY accessories that they can wear to our annual red, white, and blue bash. This year my daughter insists upon making the  Patriotic Firecracker Tie Dye T-Shirt to wear to the party. Lately, she has been all about the tie dye shirt activities. It’s such an adorable shirt that it made the kids’ crafts list immediately.

I love kids’ crafts like these because they are all so simple and inexpensive. My kids can do most of these crafts by themselves, which I find they enjoy even more because they like to make crafts and then surprise me when they’re finished.

 

DIY Accessories for the 4th of July

Firework Tops for the FourthMake your 4th of July party a blast with these adorable accessories that your kids can make and wear to show their patriotism. Your kids can glam up their outfit with the Rockets’ Red Glare Bracelet, or they can add a burst of red, white, and blue to their attire with Firework Tops for the Fourth.

4th of July Dessert Recipes

American Flag PretzelsYou can add a blast of fun and color to your party desserts with these yummy 4th of July dessert recipes. These recipes are great to make with your kids because they’re so simple. My kids absolutely love it when we make the Fourth of July Fruit Flag Cake. They enjoy arranging the fruit on the cake to make it look like the American flag.

More 4th of July Crafts for Kids

Confetti Popper RocketsOne of the biggest parts of a 4th of July party is being outside, so why not let your kids create beautiful lighting with Fourth of July Luminaries? These gorgeous lanterns will give your outdoor party the spark that it needs, and your guests will enjoy the personal touch that your kids made to the party with their Fourth of July crafts.

 

 

 

You can never have enough red, white, and blue fun with your kids. If you’re always looking for more 4th of July crafts for your kids like I am, then download your free copy of 21 American Craft Projects: Patriotic Crafts for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and 4th of July Crafts for Kids free eBook. There are tons of adorable Fourth of July crafts that your kids will love!

 

 

 

How are you celebrating the 4th with your little ones?

Beachside Buddies: Summer Crafts for Kids

Precious Pom Pom Sea CreaturesDon’t you just love going to the aquarium? When I’m at an aquarium, I often fantasize about climbing into the tanks with those beautiful fish and adorable turtles. Luckily, there’s a less dangerous way to get close to these stunning creatures–I can craft my own!

The Pom Pom Sea Creatures pictured at left show how many different underwater creatures you can make with one material. The jellyfish is silly as-is, but I think some googly eyes would make him even more lovable. If you like to spend your summer days outdoors rather than indoors, there are Sea Creature Sand Castle Molds that make sand castle building easy. These cans are painted with grinning starfish, clams, and more. We’ve got a ton of summer crafts for kids and adults that are inspired by aquatic life.

Just Keep Swimming: Fish CraftsCute Knitted Fish

Cute Knitted Fish – I can’t decide what I love more about this knitted fish pattern: the multicolored yarn or the button eyes.

Tropical Reef Fish – Paper plate crafts are great for the parent in a pinch. You can keep kids entertained for hours with these budget-friendly fishies.

Seahorse Window Hangers – Inspired by a popular book , this summer art project is perfect for children who like to play with clay.

 

2 Hour Felted JellyfishJellyfish Crafts for Kids

2 Hour Felted Jellyfish – Follow this easy felted knitting pattern to create a jellyfish pal for your little one.

Happy Hanging Jellyfish – As far as bedroom decorations go, they don’t get much cuter than these cheerful kids crafts.

Elegant Jellyfish Ornament – Keep the spirit of summer in mind during the cold winter months with this eye-catching handmade ornament craft.

 

 

 

 

Yarn Turtle Patterns & Crab CraftsToddler Turtle Pillow

Toddler Turtle Pillow – This crochet turtle pattern is a cuddle buddy and pillow in one.

Tuck the Turtle – Tuck is a mellow turtle who’s bound to bring a smile to your child’s face.

Crabby the Crab – Don’t let his name fool you; Crabby is actually a smiley guy. This free crochet pattern is available in symbols or in English.

Styrofoam Cup Crabs – Googly eyes and pipe cleaners make these summer crafts come to life.

 

What’s your favorite undersea creature to craft?

 

 

10 Thrifty Recycled Crafts for Summer Fun

10 Thrifty Recycled Crafts for Summer FunEvery kid looks forward to summertime because they get to spend some time doing fun creative activities. Kids get to let loose and run around outside in the sun instead of being in a classroom all day. The challenge, though, is keeping your kids occupied with fun summer activities. My kids are all energy and no down time, so I’m constantly searching for new activities to keep them entertained. Now, I love using recycled crafts to entertain my children because I don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on projects to keep them occupied. I’ve found that the coolest recycled craft that my kids love are the Adorable Minion Lawn Darts because they can’t get enough of the Minions. This fun craft keeps them outside for hours at a time. I have a hard time getting them to come inside when it’s time for lunch.

Of course, you need to plan for the summer days when the weather might not be as nice as you’d like it to be, so it’s always a great idea to add some indoor activities to your list. Any time I come across cardboard boxes, I immediately grab them because my kids love turning them into a fort or Creative Cardboard Box Cars. They always have a blast making things out of the cardboard boxes. Sometimes they prefer playing with cardboard boxes over anything else. That’s why it’s always a good idea to find new cardboard boxes to bring home.

Most of the materials for these crafts were already in my house, so I didn’t have to scramble around town looking for things that my children can use for their crafts. These no-fuss crafts really made it easier for me to keep my children happy.

 

Outdoor Activities

Summertime is all about playing with your kids outside in the sun, so you need to have some fun summer activities that will get the whole family outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. The Water Bottle Rocket is the perfect kids craft to get your little ones outside; after all, what kid doesn’t like to shoot things off into into the air?

 

 

Indoor Activities

Indoor activities are always a great idea to have for when it’s nasty and rainy outside. Your kids can throw a burst of color into a cloudy day when they make Color Burst Melted Crayon Art. This a great activity idea to do, especially when your kids have a bunch of old, broken crayons that they never use.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

 

If you’re looking for some more summer fun ideas to have with your children, check out the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun, hosted by our friends at True Aim Education!

 

 

What summertime activities do your little ones love to do?

20 Vacation Bible School Crafts for Every Theme

20 Vacation Bible School Crafts for Every ThemeMake Vacation Bible School even more fun for the kids this year with these really cool project ideas! There are plenty of projects for each theme, so you won’t have to worry about running out of VBS crafts for your kids. With these crafts you can teach your kids so much about the importance of God in their lives and the love that he has for the world as a whole. They’ll have the time of their lives doing these activities, and they’ll get to keep them as a reminder of the wonderful experiences that they had at Vacation Bible School.

 

 

 

Spy Theme

If your theme is the VBS Spy Theme, then we’ve got you covered. Your kids can decode secret messages from God with the Super Secretive Spy Decoder and learn important messages that God tries to convey to us through the everyday miracles of life.

Jungle Safari Theme

Let your kids go on a safari and learn about the beautiful animals that God has created, by having them make some Paper Fold-Up Safari Animals.

Space Theme

Your kids can jump into the deepest parts of space at VBS and admire the vast universe that God has made for them by making their own CD Space Craft. They’ll love learning about the vast universe, and they can even imitate the stars in the heavens with the Glowing Homemade Play Dough Recipe.

Weird Animals

They’ll have a blast crafting the weird animals of the world when they make Funny Fish Paper Crafts or the Slinky Bead Snake Craft. When they make all of these different kinds of animals, they’ll see how each and every one of God’s creations is unique and wonderful.

More VBS Crafts You’ll Love

You can teach them about Exodus and when Moses followed God’s command and freed the slaves of Egypt, by letting them make the Moses and the Red Sea Paper Crafts. All of these projects take no more than an hour to make, which is great for being able to do other activities that you’ve planned for the day. When you have story time, everyone can grab their Campfire S’mores Kabobs and listen to the miracles of the Lord.

 

 

38 Sunday School Crafts and Bible School Crafts for KidsAll of these crafts are wonderful for keeping kids occupied and happy, and most of these projects are inexpensive to do with large crowds. If you’re looking for more Vacation Bible School crafts to keep the little ones busy, AllFreeKidsCrafts has you covered! Discover even more crafts in 38 Sunday School Crafts and Bible School Crafts for Kids.

What’s your Vacation Bible School theme?

 

6 of Our Favorite Tie Dye Designs + A Giveaway!

Groovy. Radical. Totally tubular. There are countless ways you can try to describe the pure awesomeness that is tie dye, but the best way to appreciate this classic summer craft is to jump right in and start making your own! Once you learn a few of the basic tie dye techniques, you can create any kind of tee you can imagine. Tie dye is a favorite of the AllFreeKidsCrafts editors, and while we could give you a whole list of the coolest tie dye designs on the planet, we decided to narrow it down to just a few. Trust us, it was hard to pick just 6 for you to try.

Ready to wear your love of tie dye on your sleeve? Browse our favorite tie dye ideas, and make sure you scroll all the way down for our giveaway! It might just give you extra inspiration for these tie dye designs…

Tie Dye Heart Shirt

Tie Dye Heart Shirt

Do you take your love for tie dye as seriously as we do? Then this is the tie dye T-shirt for you. The Tie Dye Heart Shirt is the tie dye design our readers love the most, and it’s easy to see why. This tee is too cute to ignore!

 

Carousel Folding Tie Dye Design

Carousel Folding Tie Dye Design

I love the trendy color-block look of this Carousel Folding Tie Dye Design from I Love to Create! Plus, it’s really easy to make, so this tie dye project is definitely kid-approved.

 

Double Rainbow Dazzle Top

Double Rainbow Dazzle Top

If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time picking 2 or 3 colors to use on your tie dye creations. That’s exactly why I love the Double Rainbow Dazzle Top! This tie dye design looks better with a multitude of hues, so feel free to unleash your love of color.

 

Drip Drop Tie Dye Design

Drip Drop Tie Dye Design

So the Drip Drop Tie Dye Design might not be tie dye in the traditional twist-and-band sense of the word, but it’s still pretty cool. I love the fact that there’s absolutely no wrong way to make this tie dye tee! This tie dye design definitely wins the award for being the most kid-friendly.

 

Captain America Tie Dye Tee

Captain America Tie Dye TeeShow off your nerdy side with this Captain America Tie Dye Tee! Guys will totally love this tie dye design, but that doesn’t mean ladies can’t sport this tee as well.

 

Summer Twist T-Shirt

Summer Twist T-Shirt

You can’t go wrong with the summer camp classics, which is why this tee is my favorite on this whole list. The Summer Twist T-Shirt is the perfect, tried-and-true symbol of summer!

 

BONUS! Tie Dye Accessories and Tie Dye Home Decor

Tropical Tie-Dye Tee PeeYou didn’t think we were done talking about tie dye, did you? Don’t limit yourself to T-shirts this summer. Go ahead; tie dye everything in sight!

 

One Step Tie-Dye Kit

Ready to dive into these awesome tie-dye ideas? You need a One Step Tie-Dye Kit from TULIP! The One-Step Tie-Dye Kit provides kids with everything they need to create their own tie dye masterpieces: 3 squeeze bottles, gloves, rubber bands, and a great list of project ideas and inspiration. Grab your T-shirts, and enter to win today! Contest ends June 16th, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 Which one of these tie dye designs is your favorite?

All-Star Ideas: 10 Baseball Crafts for Kids

Nothing kicks off summer like baseball season! Picture it: warm summer nights, sharing salted peanuts with your family members, hearing the crack of the bat as the ball soars into the sunset. Baseball is the epitome of a family-focused summer, which means these sports crafts are the perfect way to start your summer off right. From baseball crafts for your child’s bedroom to quick and easy baseball crafts for preschoolers, these all-star ideas will guarantee your family’s summer fun.

All-Star Ideas: 10 Baseball Crafts for Kids

 

Decorative Baseball Crafts

Turn your future major leaguer’s room into baseball paradise with these decorative crafts.Whether you’re looking for some simple DIY wall decor like the Ballin’ Baseball Wall Art or you want to really knock your child’s room decor out of the park with a Pottery Barn Knock Off Baseball Lamp, these baseball crafts are sure to make your little slugger smile. Once the season ends, you can also use your child’s bat or baseballs to turn each one of these sports crafts into a custom keepsake that will easily transition into their teen years.

  1. Home Run Bookends
  2. Ballin’ Baseball Wall Art
  3. Pottery Barn Knock Off Baseball Lamp from The Country Chic Cottage
  4. Baseball Bat Picture Hanger

 

Baseball Crafts for a Party

Summer sports are always more fun with friends, so why not invite your child’s baseball team to celebrate their victories with a party? Create Sporty Baseball Centerpieces for the tables, and send the kiddos home with some adorable I Heart Baseball Treats. From DIY party decor to tasty party favors, these baseball crafts will make your child’s party a home run.

  1. Sporty Baseball Centerpieces
  2. I Heart Baseball Treats
  3. Baseball Snack Bag Printable
  4. Baseball Wreath from How to Nest for Less

 

Easy Baseball Crafts for Kids

You don’t have to throw a party to create some sports crafts with your child. Either of these adorable baseball crafts are ideal for some quick and crafty fun. Make the #1 Baseball Fan Sign with your little ones to take to their older sibling’s game, or help your kids make a keepsake Charmed by Baseball Necklace to remember their first baseball season.

  1. Charmed by Baseball Necklace
  2. #1 Baseball Fan Sign

 

BONUS! Other All-Star Sports Crafts

If baseball’s not the sport for you, don’t worry! We have tons of other sports crafts that your child will love. Here are a few of our favorites:

What was your favorite sport when you were a child?

On Summer’s Wings: Ladybugs, Bumblebees, and Butterfly Crafts

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring all kinds of cute little critters. Now that the sun is shining strong and the flowers are in bloom, I’ve been seeing a few new faces in my neighborhood…and I’m not just talking about the kids I’ve seen running around outside. Ladybugs, bumblebees, and butterflies are by far the cutest symbols of summer, so now that I’m finally seeing my favorite bugs out and about, I’m feeling inspired!

In honor of all the glorious warm weather we’ve been having, AllFreeKidsCrafts has gathered up our favorite insect-inspired summer crafts for kids.

 

Lovely Ladybug Crafts

Paper Plate LadybugThis lucky little lady bug has landed here to stay, to make my garden pretty, and keep the weeds away.” Ladybugs might just be my favorite insect of all time; they’re tiny, but their bright burst of red adds a wonderful dash of color to my summer flowers. Plus, ladybug crafts like this Paper Plate Ladybug are super easy for kids to make! Ladybugs are thought to be good luck, so get extra lucky with these super cute summer crafts for kids:

Buzz-worthy Bumblebee Crafts

Bumblebee Garden StonesThese adorable summer crafts are sweeter than honey! Now in real life, I admit it: I’m absolutely 100% terrified of any kind of bee, no matter how harmless. Thanks to these bumblebee crafts, though, I can enjoy one of the most familiar faces of summer without the fear of getting stung. Whether you nest a few of these Bumblebee Garden Stones in your yard or make some Pool Noodle Bumblebees to entertain the kids, these charming little creatures are sure to brighten your day.

Beautiful Butterfly Crafts

Monarch Butterfly Symmetry ArtI’ve saved the most stunning summer crafts for last: butterflies! I’ve never seen a butterfly that I didn’t instantly love. When I was a kid, I loved making projects like Monarch Butterfly Symmetry Art, turning my seemingly-random paint splatters into beautiful butterfly wings. Invite your little ones to spread their creative wings and make these butterfly crafts come to life.

 

 Would you rather craft a ladybug, a bumblebee, or a butterfly?