Here are free printable templates for making various craft projects or to use as coloring pages. Use them for the projects outlined here or for your own ideas.
The dragonfly template can be used as a guideline for making the paper mache dragonfly. If you have never done paper mache before, this is a good one to start with. There are three different ideas on what to use to make the wings.
The dragonfly can also be used for a pattern for a window cling.
No need to make a trip to the woods, when you can use the birch bark printable to make plain paper look like real birch. It just takes the click of a button!
Giant sized for extra Christmas cheer!
Make a Who loves you Owl for your Valentine with the owl craft template.
The seahorse would also work well for other projects. In the future, I plan on making many more seahorses, using different mediums. On my list of things to do, is a larger version of this, in paper mache. If I only had more time, I could get more done!
Under recycled crafts, there is a Japanese symbol pattern for Tranquility. Really, that IS what it says...I think. Now, I have you wondering what it really does say, don't I? Don't leave to go check elsewhere. I'm pretty sure that is right, even though I am not Japanese. Maybe I will hear something different later and unintentionally cause controversy, but I hope not!
I read on the internet that in translation, it can actually say cheap. This was on the subject of getting it tattooed on. Since I don't know if this is true and since it isn't for a tattoo, I don't think it should be that big of concern. So, my recommendation for this is, don't use this pattern for a tattoo.
If you look closely at the pictures, on the recycled crafts page, you will see that the printable template has been revised and is different from the one I used. I have really done my best to have it say "tranquility" but I am not going to guarantee it!
This project uses styrofoam and cardboard to make a plaque. It has the look of carved stone and copper. It is easy and inexpensive to make.
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Make a carved walking stick and go for a hike!