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Fun Crafts for Kids with Used Clothes

Updated on January 9, 2015

Kids love to dress up any time of the year! That's part of why they love, love, love Halloween!! Create memories and have a fun afternoon making new creations.

HERO MASKS Create a stencil shape of a mask on a stiff surface and trace this onto the backside of a piece of cloth from any kind of clothing. Cut out. Make holes for long strings to tie on each side.
HERO MASKS Create a stencil shape of a mask on a stiff surface and trace this onto the backside of a piece of cloth from any kind of clothing. Cut out. Make holes for long strings to tie on each side.
ANIMAL COSTUMES  Children all have animals that they like. Maybe ones whose sounds they like to imitate. Think of one your child would like and come up with an idea of how to recreate a replica of it- Be open-minded and play pretend. You be one too!
ANIMAL COSTUMES Children all have animals that they like. Maybe ones whose sounds they like to imitate. Think of one your child would like and come up with an idea of how to recreate a replica of it- Be open-minded and play pretend. You be one too!
Safari Guide Vest and Gear- A paper grocery bag is a great natural material for a vest or shirt for your little one! Extra pockets taped or glued on make great places for notes, pens, and important Safari gear. Tin cans make great binoculars too!
Safari Guide Vest and Gear- A paper grocery bag is a great natural material for a vest or shirt for your little one! Extra pockets taped or glued on make great places for notes, pens, and important Safari gear. Tin cans make great binoculars too!
Funny how mom's waist-length fuzzy sweater is a floor-length budda-esque robe for tots, along with a pair of homemade stuffed ears, or a possible halo, headband, turban, or any mixture of fun headgear leads to boundless  characters.
Funny how mom's waist-length fuzzy sweater is a floor-length budda-esque robe for tots, along with a pair of homemade stuffed ears, or a possible halo, headband, turban, or any mixture of fun headgear leads to boundless characters.
Rocket to the Moon, anyone?  What little boy doesn't love rocket ships? Mine is obsessed! Two empty soda bottles, some gray paint or silver duck tape - and strips of red and yellow for flames- Attach a belt to the back with tape
Rocket to the Moon, anyone? What little boy doesn't love rocket ships? Mine is obsessed! Two empty soda bottles, some gray paint or silver duck tape - and strips of red and yellow for flames- Attach a belt to the back with tape
While this helmet is made for big guys, your bike helmet can be decorated with stripes and decals and matched with paper gear for tricycle action fun- add boxes and more!
While this helmet is made for big guys, your bike helmet can be decorated with stripes and decals and matched with paper gear for tricycle action fun- add boxes and more!
Your kids can learn to appreciate art when you take some pre-planning action to collect props to recreate paintings with your child in the picture!
Your kids can learn to appreciate art when you take some pre-planning action to collect props to recreate paintings with your child in the picture!
ROBOTS- Kids love them!  -Even those who don't know it yet! Collect some cardboard boxes cut out holes for arms and heads- Get glue, construction paper, scissors, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes-any crafty do-dads that spark imagination!
ROBOTS- Kids love them! -Even those who don't know it yet! Collect some cardboard boxes cut out holes for arms and heads- Get glue, construction paper, scissors, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes-any crafty do-dads that spark imagination!
 Dolls- They're not just for girls- Playing with homemade people is fun! Make them from socks, clothespins, cardboard, dough, rocks, beads, stuffed shirts and pillows, whatever you can think of.
Dolls- They're not just for girls- Playing with homemade people is fun! Make them from socks, clothespins, cardboard, dough, rocks, beads, stuffed shirts and pillows, whatever you can think of.
There's so many characters. From Disney, to Super Heroes, hundreds of Kids Shows, toys, and games.- If you have a favorite- replicate it on a clothing item, to turn a regular hat into a homemade masterpiece they created.
There's so many characters. From Disney, to Super Heroes, hundreds of Kids Shows, toys, and games.- If you have a favorite- replicate it on a clothing item, to turn a regular hat into a homemade masterpiece they created.
Puppets! Love to put on Dance Shows!
Puppets! Love to put on Dance Shows!
You can't have just one!
You can't have just one!
Snake Puppet loose in kitchen!
Snake Puppet loose in kitchen!
Old clothes we don't want can be torn into strips for crafts or stamped on and turned into fun kid gear.
Old clothes we don't want can be torn into strips for crafts or stamped on and turned into fun kid gear.
Stuffed sachets with fabric squares. A sewing needle, steady hand, some slight patience, and an appreciation for sweet trinkets will have you making bowls of homemade sashes- Prep your squares with sewn in hearts and flowers.
Stuffed sachets with fabric squares. A sewing needle, steady hand, some slight patience, and an appreciation for sweet trinkets will have you making bowls of homemade sashes- Prep your squares with sewn in hearts and flowers.
Homemade Stuffed Animals. Make a drawing of an animal's torso, including head- transfer tracing onto cloth and cut out. Cut out a similar shape to use as back Decorate front. Stuff and sew. Attach arms, feet, wings, etc.....
Homemade Stuffed Animals. Make a drawing of an animal's torso, including head- transfer tracing onto cloth and cut out. Cut out a similar shape to use as back Decorate front. Stuff and sew. Attach arms, feet, wings, etc.....
Roses with Fabric Strips. Buy cloth dye at a craft store. In glass bowls, dye white fabric various tones of red, pink, and purple. Lay out to dry. Scrunch and fold strips to resemble flowers. Sew back using heavy needle and thick thread.
Roses with Fabric Strips. Buy cloth dye at a craft store. In glass bowls, dye white fabric various tones of red, pink, and purple. Lay out to dry. Scrunch and fold strips to resemble flowers. Sew back using heavy needle and thick thread.
Homemade Stuffed Animals
Homemade Stuffed Animals

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      3 years ago from South Carolina

      Lots of clever ideas to stimulate a child's imagination! Voted up across the board except for funny.

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