Upcycling

hula hoop rug

hula hoop rug

Oh how we LOVE the idea of a hula hoop rug! So we've explored lots of different basic weaving techniques, using twigs and leaves, and generally taking our time, enjoying weaving at its very basic. We would really like to have a go at something a little more complicated, so…
Flowers in a Jar – Spring Gift

Flowers in a Jar – Spring Gift

  We are a lover of all things cute, quirky and colourful - just like these adorable FLOWERS IN A JAR- I mean, what a seriously cute Spring Gift is this? I love the idea of presenting some seeds and bulbs in this away and I adore the upcycled plastic…
Egg Carton Craft Rooster for Chinese New Year

Egg Carton Craft Rooster for Chinese New Year

Egg Carton Craft Rooster Cock-a-doodle-do! It's the year of the rooster... and we just love this Egg Carton Craft Rooster. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Year of the Rooster starts on January 28, 2017. It is an important spring festival and a great opportunity to celebrate¬†Chinese culture and…
Flour Sack upcycle

Flour Sack upcycle

Fascinating story from way back in the 1930s - you know how we love a good upcycling story - and this one harks back to pre 2nd World War - inspiring stuff! As poverty spread - the flour mills discovered that parents were making clothes for their children, dishcloths and…
Coat Hanger Weaving

Coat Hanger Weaving

You know we love to recycle! And we also love working with wool and yarn... bring the two together and you have this wonderful weaving project using old coat hangers. I love how colourful and bright it is and I am sure you and the kids will LOVE learning to…
Drawstring Coin Purse

Drawstring Coin Purse

We love a nice purse craft, there's something so tactile and appealing about these cute little things - I've always been one for having a striking bag or purse for my cash, pencil cases were always a great alternative for me rather than a clunky great wallet - so making…
Egg Carton Fairy Dolls

Egg Carton Fairy Dolls

We have shared Egg Carton People before and they were hugely popular, so when I saw these Egg Carton Fairies, I knew you would enjoy them too. It always surprises me how people can turn the humble egg carton into something so quirky and fun. Super cute and a great…
Tin Can & Cardboard Cactus Craft

Tin Can & Cardboard Cactus Craft

A craft that is dear to my heart.. not only do I love a Cactus Craft, but I ADORE all things recycled! And these little cuties use old tin cans and cardboard to create this WONDERFUL Cactus Craft. Aren't they gorgeous? I loe all the details - from prickly stripes,…
button bird ornaments

button bird ornaments

Button bird ornaments Oh you know us, we love an upcycled craft here at FunCraftsKids don't we? And particularly¬†if the NEW things that have been created are even more beautiful than the things they are upcycled FROM! So when we spotted these beautiful birds from¬†houseinsideout.blogspot.co.uk we knew we wanted to…
10 Fantastic TP Roll Crafts

10 Fantastic TP Roll Crafts

So you know how we love a little crafty "round up or two".... and today we have one of our favourite upcycable craft materials - the humble toilet paper roll.. and ten wonderful kids crafts to make from TP Rolls. We love easy TP Rolls Crafts so much, as they…