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The 25 Best Kids DIYs Of The Year

So, 2013 was a seriously amazing year for DIYs. Don’t you think? Every year, the DIYs seem to get better and better! Some of the best DIYs that really caught my eye this year were DIYs for kids. There were so many clever and colorful kids DIY projects both for the kids to help with and for the parents to do on their own. Kids DIYs are some of my favorites because they are always super colorful, fun and they are usually so easy you have no excuse not to make them! Plus, they make that kid and parent one-on-one time that much more special. At least in my opinion! Or, on the opposite side of parenting, they could help keep certain little ones out of certain parents’ hair for a minute or two. Which I am sure every parent would love to take advantage of both the one-on-one time and the free time, right? There were so many fantastic kids DIYs this year that it was pretty hard to narrow it down to just 25, but I somehow managed. So, without further ado here are this year’s best kids DIYs! Happy crafting!

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  • Animal Masks 2 of 27
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    These printable animal masks are so fun and super easy. Your kids will play with them for hours on end! And you might too. They would be great for a party or just for an afternoon of fun!

    See more here on The House That Lars Built

  • School Stickers 3 of 27
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    These are the coolest little stickers for your kids notebooks and other school supplies. Really, they can stick them on anything! That "cool beans" sticker? Perfect for any occasion. The illustrations slay me.

    See more here on The House That Lars Built

  • Leather Crown 4 of 27
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    These adorable leather crowns are great for playing dress up, or as a special birthday crown for the little one's big day. Or you know, Tuesdays. Because really, they are too cute not to use over and over.

    See more here on The Proper Pinwheel

  • Llamas 5 of 27
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    These llamas are definitely some of my favorites of the year. I love an easy craft you can make with the kids and with supplies from around the house. Not to mention, they're fun!

    See more here on Mer Mag

  • Horse Stable 6 of 27
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    For the horse lovers in your life. The stable is amazing, sure. But can we talk about those trees? So cute! If you have a cardboard box, and some tape you should definitely make this for your kids. They'll love it. 

    See more here on Mer Mag

  • Clock 7 of 27
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    Of course we have to throw in a little something educational, right? This fun clock takes minutes to make and the kids will have a fun time while learning to tell time. It's the perfect afternoon activity for younger kids!

    See more here on Mer Mag

  • Shadow Box Portaits 8 of 27
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    Meta's son makes the most amazing clay figures. I love that they put them in these room settings in the shadow boxes. It's a great activity to take up an entire afternoon if you want! The wallpaper backgrounds are killing me. So cute. 

    See more here on One More Mushroom

  • Slingshot 9 of 27
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    Now, slingshots aren't always a parent's best friend. But this slingshot uses felt ball ammo! No matter how hard you sling it, the felt balls won't hurt. Sound like a dream come true? Believe it! 

    See more here on And We Play.

  • Hobby Horse 10 of 27
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    Maybe the coolest hobby horse, ever. My favorite part is that it's two sided! Your kids will have a blast decorating their own. Another great perk is you likely have most of the supplies already. Don't you love when that happens? 

    See more here on And We Play

  • Constellations Flashlight 11 of 27
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    This flashlight has several discs with different constellations that will cast onto your walls or ceiling. Pretty rad, right? If you want you could even make it into a little astronomy lesson! Could be fun.

    See more here on Handmade Charlotte

  • Money Bank 12 of 27
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    Ever wonder what you could use that oat meal canister for? How about making your kid more monetarily responsible? If you said yes to the previous two questions, this DIY is for you! Slap their name on the side and they'll love it! 

    See more here on Handmade Charlotte

  • Hey, Bye Shirt 13 of 27
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    The perfect shirt for any energetic kid. The front says "hey" and the back says "bye". Pretty cute, right? It's a download with instructions so you don't even have to come up with the design your self. Enjoy!

    See more here on And We Play

  • Mini Tree House 14 of 27
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    How adorable is this little tree house? The peg people are the perfect touch too. And what about those little branches and leaves? Really, it's a perfect and totally fun project to make with the kids.

    See more here on Hello Bee

  • Hero Finger Puppets 15 of 27
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    This is such a clever idea. Print off these capes and masks for instant super hero fingers! Your littles will have so much fun running around with their super hero (or maybe throw in a few villains?) fingers. So much fun. 

    See more here on Hello Bee.

  • Instruments 16 of 27
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    Start your own bands with the kids! These cute and colorful wooden instruments are so much fun and I am guessing they aren't as annoying as a battery operated electric guitar. 

    See more here on Hello Bee. 

  • Felt Food 17 of 27
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    Some good old fashioned felt food is never a bad idea. Can I just tell you how much I love that black and white cookie? So cute. 

    See more here on Hello Bee

  • Cork Bear Mirror 18 of 27
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    Forget the kids, I want this mirror for my own room! I love the cork board, but you could make it out of pretty much anything. Cardboard, chalkboard, you name it. 

    See more here on Hello Bee

  • Cloud Light 19 of 27
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    I love this cloud light for so many reasons. Mainly because it's a red polka dot cloud. It doesn't get much more fun than that. And to top that, it's useful! The perfect night light, right? 

    See more here on One More Mushroom

  • Strawberry Pillow 20 of 27
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    Who would have thought a strawberry could be so cuddly? This pillow is just too adorable not to make. Forget the kids, I want to make one for my bed. I love it! 

    See more here on One More Mushroom

  • Dollhouse 21 of 27
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    A simple but still darn cute dollhouse that the little ones in your life will adore. I love the idea of using wall paper for the rooms. Makes it seem so much more legit, right?

    See more here on One More Mushroom

  • Cloud Notebook 22 of 27
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    A fun duct tape notebook so easy to make you kind of have to make at least a few. This is a great one for kids who love to draw or write stories. 

    See more here on And We Play. 

  • Dino Pencils 23 of 27
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    How fun are these guys? Definitely one of my favorite "school related" kids DIYs this year. Good luck getting the kids to do their homework while using these little guys!

    See more here on And We Play

  • Shapes Party Blowers 24 of 27
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    These shapes blowers would be so much fun at a kids party. Kids love recognizing the shapes! And it would be a fun theme for a kid's birthday party. So easy!

    See more here on And We Play

  • Playhouses 25 of 27
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    These might be the cutest little playhouses ever. The cardboard shingled roofs are killing me! Cuteness overload. If you are feeling super ambitious you can make a little village like this one. Your kids will love you forever. 

    See more here on A Beautiful Mess

  • Family Dolls 26 of 27
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    From seemingly scraps of wood, you can make some seriously adorable and unique dolls to look like every member of the family! The colors and patterns are perfect, aren't they? 

    See more here on Babyccino Kids

  • Feather Crown 27 of 27
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    The only thing more adorable than this feather crown is the little lady wearing it. Those glasses! Too cute. These would be a lot of fun to make at a little girl's birthday party. So fun!

    See more here on Babyccino

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