14 Fun Crafts made from Tights



14 Fun Crafts made from Tights



I was roaming the internet recently and came across some crafts I just had to show you.  I found 14 totally fun and amazing crafts that are made from tights.  These crafts are a great way to recycle the tights that your kids have grown out of.  I know how quickly my kids grow out of their tights.  Well, instead of throwing them away… these crafts are an awesome way to reuse them.  Plus, these crafts are so much fun.  So, round up those old tights and let’s have some crafting fun.

14 Fun Crafts made from Tights

(1) Butterfly Fairy Wings



Butterfly Fairy Wings



When my daughter was younger she would have loved this Butterfly Fairy Wing craft.  I found this craft over at FunInTheMaking.net and it’s a fun one.  Go check the craft out and have fun making it with your little girl.

 

(2) Sleepy Snake



Sleepy Snake



Now, here is a fun craft to do with your little one.  FreeKidsCrafts shows you how to take a gray pair of tights and turn it into this adorable sleepy snake.  It’s a fun and easy craft you can do with your youngest of crafters.


(3) Necklace



Necklace



Yep…. this necklace is actually made from old tights.  Look how beautiful the necklace is too…  it really is lovely.  I found this craft over at Smaggle and I absolutely love it.  This isn’t an easy craft so you will need to help your kids a bit.

 

(4) Fingerless Gloves



Fingerless Gloves



I don’t know about your little girl, but my daughter loves fingerless gloves.  She loves wearing them around the house…. they really are quite the fashion statement.  At any rate, WikiHow shows you how to take a pair of tights and make them into fingerless gloves easily.

 

(5) Baby Headbands



Baby Headbands



If you have a baby girl you know that you can never have enough of those soft baby headbands.  Well, UCreate shows you how to make these beautiful baby girl headbands from tights step-by-step.

 

(6) Sausage Dog



Sausage Dog Draught Excluder



Isn’t this sausage dog cute?  You would have no idea that it is not a stuffed animal, but actually something to help keep the draft out.  Keep this Sausage Dog by your front or back door to keep the cold air out.  TheGuardian shows you this craft tutorial.

 

(7) Flowers



Flowers



Here is a fun craft for the girls.  KeepItSimpleSister shows you how to make these beautiful flowers from your tights.  Notice how the flowers turn out so beautifully that they show the flowers being worn on the lapel of a shirt or jacket.  Simply lovely.

 

(8) Critters That Keep Out the Cold



Critters That Keep Out the Cold



Earlier in this post I showed you a Sausage Dog that keeps drafts out.  Well, now I’m going to show you a snake that has the ability to do the same thing.  FamilyFun shows you how to make many critters that do this same thing.  The real challenge is figuring out which critter you are going to make.

 

(9) Pantyhose Petals



Pantyhose Petals



Here is a beautiful flower corsage that anyone would be thrilled wearing.  Craftzine explains how this flower craft can be use to dress-up any veil, corsage or centerpiece.  So, you really aren’t very limited with this craft…. and it turns out beautifully.

 

(10) Octopus Toy



Octopus Toy



Check out how cute this Octopus toy is!!  It is so adorable….. any child would love playing and cuddling with it.  And, the truly awesome part is it is a craft made from tights.  RedTedArt shows you how to make this plush toy step-by-step…. so make sure to check it out.

 

(11) Scarf



Scarf



Here is one of those fun and useful crafts that turn out so beautifully that you are left wondering if you should keep it for yourself or give it as a gift.  ObstinatePursuit shows nicely how you too can make this scarf.

 

(12) Rapunzel Hair



Rapunzel Hair



If your little girl is in to Rapunzel even a little bit…. then this is the tight craft for you.  TheWeekendHomemaker shows you how to make this Rapunzel Hair Wig for yourself.  Your little girl will love wearing it while watching the movie.

 

(13) Old Fashioned Snowman



Old Fashioned Snowman



Here is an awesome craft for the entire Winter Season.  Craftbits shows you step-by-step how to make this fabulous snowman.  No one will know that one of the materials needed are tights…. well, unless you tell them of course.  It’s so cute!!

 

(14) A Cute Caterpillar



A Cute Caterpillar



I love this cute Caterpillar.  It just might be my favorite Tights Craft out of them all.  Made from tights and Styrofoam balls…. this craft is just so adorable.  Get the step-by-step how-to’s over at Crafts’nCoffee.

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How to Make Pretend Witch Legs for Halloween

One of my favorite movies as a young child was the Wizard of Oz.  There was one part of the movie that I couldn’t wait for each time I saw it… when Dorothy’s house fell on top of the wicked witch and all that was showing was the witch’s legs.  Well, I’m going to show you how to do that too without actually having to drop your house on a witch.  We are going to make pretend witch legs for Halloween.  Set them outside your home as if your house fell on a witch…. Now, THAT’S an awesome Halloween Decoration.

Check out our other Halloween Crafts.



How to Make Pretend Witch Legs for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

Knee High Socks

Stuffing

Red Heels or other Cool Looking Shoes

Rubber Band or Yarn

 

Step 1



Go to the Dollar Store to get some cheap knee high socks



Go to the Dollar Store to get some cheap knee high socks.  They don’t have to be striped… but a pattern would be great.  Or, go to a Department Store and get some socks on sale.

 


Step 2



Put stuffing in socks deep enough to reach the tips of the toes



Put stuffing in socks deep enough to reach the tips of the socks.

 

Step 3



Finish adding stuffing to each sock and tie off with rubber band or yarn



Finish adding stuffing to each sock and tie off with rubber band or yarn.

 

Step 4



Add some cool looking shoes



Add some cool looking shoes and then place them in a spot that makes it look like something landed on them… Like your house.

You are going to get some amazing compliments for this Halloween Decoration.  Mostly from kids trick or treating who are just going to be totally creeped out by the legs…. wondering what you did to get them there.  But, isn’t that what Halloween is all about?

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How to Make Cardboard Tabletop Billiards Pool Table Craft for Kids

So what if you can’t afford a big expensive pool table to play billiards with. Today we will show you how to make a tabletop billiards game that you can make with a recycled cardboard box and some checkers (or bottle caps). If you can flick with your finger, than you will be able to play this game. Instructions for building your own cardboard pool table is illustrated below.



How to Make a Toy Pool Table with Checkers and Cardboard



How to Make Cardboard Tabletop Billiards Pool Table Craft for Kids

Crafts Materials Needed

– A cardboard box, preferably with low sides (but you can also just cut it to be a low box.  (About 30 inches by 20 inches would be good)

– Checkers or milk container crafts … you need 21 caps or checkers.

– felt or paint

– A paper or plastic cup

– tape

– glue

– scissors

– tape

Step 1



Step 1 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



If you don’t have a low-sides box then cut it down so the sides are low.

Step 2




Step 2 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



To make this look more like a pool table, you want red or green paint or felt on the bottom of the table. This is just decorative, so if you don’t have either felt or paint, then pass by this step.

Step 3



Step 3 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



When paint or glue is dry, then you can move on to this step. Take the cut and trace out circles on all 4 corners of the box. Cut out these circles on all 4 sides.

Step 4



Step 4 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



If your Mom has any old stockings, ask her if you can use them for this project. As a last resort, you can use socks, but stockings are preferable. Cut the feet off of 4 feet on either stockings or socks.

Step 5



Step 5 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



Turn the box over and paste the stockings around the circles..these will be the pool table’s pockets where the pieces will be caught.

Step 5



Step 6 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



Now take very thin cardboard and cut a thin strip from it.

Step 6



Step 7 : Making Cardboard Billiards Pool Table Games Crafts Activity



Now wrap this thin cardboard around the third finger…this is your flicking finger. This will help you flick without it being painful. Don’t do it too tight or you will lose circulation in your finger.

Wrap clear tape all around this finger to keep it in place.

Step 7

Do you have checkers? If the answer is yes…then make sure that you have 10 black checkers and 10 red checkers. You also need one piece that is a different color. You can paint that other piece another color or take a white piece of paper and tape or glue it to the extra piece.

If you don’t have checkers, than you will need 21 milk carton caps.  You need 10 caps in one color, 10 in another color, and one cap that is another color. In the example picture below, we have 10 black, 10 red, and 1 white. You can use paint or buy containers with specific color caps, though this could take forever.

Step 8



How to Make a Toy Pool Table with Checkers and Cardboard



The above picture illustrates that way that you set up the table. You put the one white piece in the center of the board and then you put the other pieces the way that you see above.

How to Play Flicking Finger Billiards

Each Player or Team Has a Color. The Team or Player who Has Chosen to be black, goes first.

The player with a black checker, tries to flick it against a red checker to get it into one of the 4 pockets. If he DOES get a red checker into a corner pocket, then he gets to go again. If he does not get a red checker into a pocket, then it is the red checker player’s turn. The player with a red checker, needs to try to flick his red checker into a black checker to make the black checker go into a pocket.

The players should try to avoid hitting the white checker into a pocket. If either player flicks the white checker into a pocket, then he will need to take that white checker  AND one of his checkers out of the pocket and back onto the table.

The first player to flick all of the other players checkers into the pockets wins.

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