Animals
Knit bunny, elephant, and hippo toys perched on a window sill
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Stuffed animals get even better when you make them yourself. The next time you need a gift for a baby shower or child's birthday, stitch up one of these cuties. And if you have trouble letting go, we get it. Go ahead and just make two.
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chickadee bird sitting on a branch graphite drawing on white paper
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If there's anything we love just as much as drawing, it's animals. And we mean all kinds — from dogs and cats to birds and bears. No matter your medium of choice, we've got a critter just waiting to inspire you!
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drawing of a cat with blue eyes and nose colored in with colored pencil
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Let's be real: you can make the most gorgeous kitty drawing, but if you don't get the eyes just right, the whole thing can look a bit off. Don't be a scaredy cat — perfecting feline eyes is easy if you know how to tackle the task.
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graphite drawing of a running horse with a pencil and kneaded eraser beside it
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Horses are a great place to start, but these basic sketching methods can be applied to drawing any animal accurately. It's all about taking the time to really study your reference photo (we provided a few for you!), then gradually building up from raw shapes to fine details. Give it a little practice, and you'll be surprised how quickly your skills improve!
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three circle animal cakes (pig, frog and fox) on gray background
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If you can handle food coloring and the most basic piping techniques, you can nail any one of these cute critter cakes — or all of them! Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you've got this.
Beginner
teal punch needle walrus on teal background
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We don't know what we love more about this walrus: how cute it is, or how easy it is to make! This is a great beginner craft for any newbie punch needle artist.
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beagle puppy drawing in graphite with eraser and pencil next to it
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Okay, who *doesn't* love a good doggo? Sharpen your pencils and learn how to capture the cuteness with a little bit of practice. Though this tutorial walks you through how to draw a beagle, the same method applies to any and all breeds.
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crocheted amigurumi duckling with crochet hooks, yellow ball of yarn and a little bit of grass surrounding it
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If there's anything more adorable than a crocheted duckling, we don't want to know. From the tuft of hair on the top of his head, all the way down to his little duck toes, each stitch is is more adorable than the last. And If you're new to amigurumi, no sweat: this little guy use simple stitches and a bit of seaming to make the magic happen.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like ... Easter! And by that we mean cute, fluffy bunnies are everywhere. This rabbit cake’s magic is all in the piping: You’ll use a multi-opening tip (aka grass tip) to get the fuzzy fur look. Just add fondant details, and this bunny's in business.
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crocheted fox headband with hank of orange yarn and a crochet hook on a blue background
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Help kiddos channel their inner fox with this adorable headband. Working a few long stitches over your white rows is the key to bringing the sweet face to life. Top it off with some embroidered details, and this critter's ready to play.
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