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10 DIY Easy Crafts – 5 Minute Craft Quick & Easy Ideas

No matter who is stepping into the world of crafts at your house these 10 DIY Easy Crafts – 5 Minute Craft Quick & Easy Ideas are going to help immensely. The initial stage of learning any skill is ought to be easy and quick that is why we have these easy craft ideas for the new craft learners. Especially the kids are going to enjoy their crafty journey very much when they have this super fun and quick crafts to start with. Not only for the beginners these ideas are great to perform when you are running out of time but you have to quench your crafty thirst.

DIY Easy Crafts - 5 Minute Craft Quick & Easy Ideas

Most of these 5-minute crafts are totally kid’s oriented so you are going to spend some short but fun and quality time with them. They would love making those cute and green cactus rocks with you and bring some cute details in the home décor. Also, you are going to enjoy as much as they will while making those adorable little dragonflies with a clothespin, craft sticks and the pom-poms. The kids can make some cute and colorful storage items like that Popsicle stick basket and the colorful paper animal pen holders. Each of these quick crafts has its tutorial attached!

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Pet Cactus Rocks Tutorial:

Absolutely Cute Cactus Pet Rocks DIY

It will only take 5 minutes to make these pet cactus rocks, the next funniest type of home decor to go with! Paint the rock in green succulent colors, add custom succulent skin pattern and finish with googly or wiggly eyes! Don’t forget to set them in the miniature pots!

Tutorial: thebestideasforkids

Easy & Simple Dragonfly Craft Project:

Easy To Make DIY Easy Dragonfly Craft Project

A special toy to make for the kids, the colorful dragonflies, will be ready in 5 minutes or less! Add up the craft sticks with colorful pom-poms to make a dragonfly body! Add a pom-pom with wiggly eyes on it, to the top of it to make the head of the dragonfly! Finish with glitter paper wings!

Tutorial: shesaved

Scrapbook Tutorial – How to make Scrapbook

DIY Vintage Scrapbook For Kids

You kids, new to scrapbooking? Can practice their first lessons by making these quick mini scrapbooks! This project involves, tracing, fun painting, fun gluing and fun cuttings and hence will surely boost the crafting skills of your kids! Video tutorial here

Tutorial: youtube

Wall Hanging Craft From Foam Sheet & Paper:

Cute and Colorful Foam Sheet and Paper Wall Decor

A new crafting hack to make fabulous geometrical wall decors in 5 minutes or less! The idea is to make a lovely geometrical wall hanging with the foam sheet and paper! Paint flowers on the paper and cut them out and next glue them on a foam sheet! Details here

Tutorial: mycrafts

How to Make Clothespin Dragonfly Step by Step:

DIY How to Make Clothespin Dragonfly

Upcycle clothespins to make new creative toys for kids like this dragonfly, cute and colorful mini fun toy! Just glue a collection of colorful pom-poms on a clothespin to make the body of the dragonfly! Add the wiggly eyes on the head pom-pom and finish the project by adding pipe cleaner wings!

Tutorial: kidswowchannel

Popsicle Stick Basket For Kids:

DIY Popsickle Mini Basket

Do wonders with the craft sticks, spend 5 minutes with them and transform them into cute mini storage baskets! Put together the painted craft sticks around a cardboard tube, glue them in pace and then bind them with tape, adorn with flower accents and finish with pipe cleaner handles!

Tutorial: thejoysharing

Ribbon Flip Flops Tutorials:

DIY Ribbon Flip Flops Ideas

Are you addicted to footwear fashion? Then do style up your feet by whipping up these ribbon flip flops in just 5 minutes! The funky ribbon fringes create new fun and the cute appeal of the flip flops! The idea is to cut the colorful ribbon lengths and then tie them onto the flip flop straps until they get covered!

Tutorial: theclassychapter

Cool Pen Holder DIY Easy Crafts With Paper:

Cool And Easy Pen Holder DIY Easy Crafts Ideas For Kids

You will love having these pencil holders on a sturdy table or desk as they are colorful and cute at the same time! Here you need recycled tin cans, colored paper, glue, and custom embellishments to make these pen holders in just 5 minutes or less!

Tutorial: redtedart

Treasure Jewel Magnets:

Create Treasure Jewel Magnets DIY Tutorial

Get your kids crafty at the weekend with this super cute and colorful treasure jewel magnets craft. Yes, they are surely going to love making these pretty magnets out of wooden circles, colorful jewelers of multiple shapes and the round magnets. The acrylic paint up adds more to the fun of the project.

Tutorial: thelifeofjenniferdawn

DIY Glitter Magnets – Easy Craft Tutorial

DIY Glitter Magnets Easy Craft Tutorial

Either you need some magnets for the fridge or you want some for your kid’s locker these DIY glitter magnets are going to work great for both purposes. The kids would love making these colorful and cute magnets with clear glass pebbles and the glittery nail polishes to cover these pebbles. Details here!

Tutorial: findingzest

Sours: https://www.diytomake.com/5-minute-craft/

YouTube is full of cringey, clickbait DIY channels. They’re even weirder than you think.

The best way to understand Troom Troom, the YouTube channel devoted to bizarre DIY tutorials, “hacks,” and “funny pranks,” is to spend multiple hours watching it until your brain turns into sprinkle-covered neon slime that can somehow also be used as lip gloss.

Because this is precisely the sort of thing that Troom Troom traffics in: do-it-yourself how-tos that no person could or should ever replicate. The most popular videos currently on the channel are tips on how to sneak food and makeup into class in laughably arduous ways: One suggests removing the glue from a glue stick and inserting a block of hard cheese into the container, while another recommends cutting an apple in half, using an Exact-O knife to remove the center, and then stuffing an eyeshadow palette inside. Of the apple!

Troom Troom is just one of many content factories of mysterious international origin that have gamed YouTube’s algorithm with bright, clickbait-y thumbnails and SEO keywords like “DIY,” “hack,” and “prank wars.” And to stand out from the thousands of other channels peddling the exact same service, they’ve turned to stranger and stranger content.

That’s how you end up with a video that recently went viral on Twitter, featuring a woman cutting off a (very long) strand of her hair, trimming it down to less than half an inch, and attaching it to the end of a pencil to create an eyeshadow brush. This, produced by the equally wild YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts, is apparently an easier way to apply eyeshadow than using one’s fingers.

And yet it’s working. 5-Minute Crafts currently has the fifth most subscribers of any YouTube channel, nearly 40 million. According to Social Blade, its total of more than 10 billion video views translates to anywhere between $2 million and $34 million in annual earnings (the discrepancy here is from the varying possibilities of cost per impression). It’s estimated that Troom Troom, which currently boasts nearly 10 million subscribers and almost 3 billion total views of its surreal, pastel-plastered videos, pulls in between about $500,000 and $8 million each year.

Not only are Troom Troom and 5-Minute Crafts wildly successful in their own right, but they’re also part of the growing network of reaction videos to cringe-inducing content on the site, creating a cycle that generates millions of views for the YouTubers who engage with it.

But creators I spoke to also expressed concerns about these types of channels, ranging from their clickbait-y strategies to plagiarism to manipulating children’s internet behavior. The DIY YouTube space may not be all rainbows and unicorns, even if its thumbnails are full of them.

The fascinating mystery of Troom Troom

Troom Troom’s essential weirdness doesn’t just come from its how-tos being absurdly useless. They’re weird because they are narrated by a voiceover actress with a perfect American accent speaking a kind of English that sounds like it’s been run through about three layers of Google Translate. They’re weird because they feature a rotating cast of very thin white women who are referred to by nicknames like “the Blue-Eyed Girl,” “Redhead,” “Mrs. Smith,” or “Dolly,” and weirder still because those identities sometimes switch among them. They’re weird because it’s impossible to tell whether the whole thing is satire or if it’s part of a malicious Russian cyberattack targeting the YouTube-obsessed children of the world (but more on that later).

Besides being odd in its content and tone, Troom Troom is also incredibly elusive. No one can agree on who makes the videos, who owns the company, where it’s based, and who is making money off it. But that elusiveness invites speculation, and internet detectives have managed to puzzle out a few key pieces: first, that the website is registered under the name Eugene Miroshnykov, and second, that many of the videos are likely filmed in Odessa, Ukraine, judging by the Ukrainian Cyrillic script on many of the products used and the locations tagged on Troom Troom’s Instagram.

The identities of the actresses, too, have been largely exposed via their Instagram accounts. Most of them say they live in Odessa and are models and artists. The channel launched in 2015, and it’s clear from watching its earliest videos that Troom Troom began with standard DIY and didn’t reach its full weirdness — and biggest views — until about a year ago.

But there are still the requisite conspiracy theories: that Troom Troom is actually run by a millennial woman in San Francisco, or that the Troom Troom girls are being held against their will, forced to make weird DIY videos for ransom. Two media outlets that published stories on Troom Troom also failed to find out much else.

Which is why I was surprised when the email I sent to the address listed on Troom Troom’s YouTube page actually garnered a response. The sender’s name was indeed listed as Eugene Miroshnykov, confirming what I’d seen on Reddit, but after one back-and-forth, the name had been changed. To protect his anonymity — he expressed concerns about sleuths finding his phone number or other personal information — I agreed to refer to him by the nickname Zeon.

Zeon told me that Troom Troom was actually started by a collective of professional artists “that wanted to do something fun.” Zeon is not among these founders — he says he was hired when the channel already had a million subscribers and described his job as a “salesperson.” Writers and directors are based in Europe and the US and brainstorm video ideas via Skype, and then execute them within their own team. He described the company structure as similar to a “holacracy,” in which there is no top-down management and the content is instead “the result of the collective mind.”

“We got inspiration from [the world of] DIY text and picture tutorials,” he wrote. “Most of our team [is made up of] professional artists, so they found usually all the tutorials in text form, but not in the videos. We tried to solve that issue. Firstly, it was more educational and serious videos that [were] fun. Currently, we try to mix entertainment with DIY value. We found that any video should entertain if you want to make an impact on the viewers and not just to get them bored.”

This explains the heavy lifting that narration and plot serve in the average Troom Troom video — a “funny pranks” video is never just a list of pranks; it’s a story about how, say, “Dolly” sticks a plastic lizard into “Samantha’s” toothpaste and then replaces the inside of a lemon with a tennis ball. Later, Samantha gets back at Dolly by cutting out a hole in an iPhone case and placing it over a book so that it looks like Dolly’s phone literally burned through. The back-and-forth pranking only gets more complicated from there (I am not kidding).

Zeon says Troom Troom is independently owned, does not have any outside funding, and is profitable. “[It] has plans to grow, but the direction is currently confidential,” he adds. Zeon declined to connect me with the founders, nor did he provide any other details about his background or those of his co-workers, but I was easily able to find detailed Facebook and LinkedIn accounts that matched the name on his later emails, which leads me to believe that Zeon is, indeed, a real person.

The origins of 5-Minute Crafts are, for what it’s worth, far less mysterious. 5-Minute Crafts is owned by TheSoul Publishing, which says it produces an absolutely wild 1,500 videos a month, has 550 employees, and operates 40 Facebook pages in 10 languages. It owns mega-popular YouTube channels like Bright Side (animated videos that are a mix of riddles, facts, and “hacks”) and the 8 million-strong Facebook page You’re Gorgeous (your standard Facebook content farm content). Neither 5-Minute Crafts nor TheSoul Publishing responded to requests for an interview.

Notably, TheSoul Publishing is also based in Eastern Europe. According to a 2017 Forbes piece, the company was founded by the Russia-based Pavel Radaev and Marat Mukhametov, both of whom have backgrounds in social media content. To answer the implicit question, unlike many viral Facebook posts that came out of Russia over the past few years, TheSoul Publishing’s content does not appear to be overtly political.

5-Minute Crafts has four times as many subscribers as Troom Troom, but it’s supported by a 550-employee business. This raises the still-unanswered question: How many people work for Troom Troom? The channel is able to publish a 10- to 15-minute video every day, which requires a relatively large team, not to mention lots of money. For the most part, how they’re able to pull it off remains unclear.

Where crafting meets clickbait

To understand the rise of peculiar DIY videos, you have to understand the rest of YouTube. Videos on the platform succeed largely based on how well they cater to popular SEO keywords, and if they create a sense of urgency in the title (which often means using all caps and a ton of exclamation points), and use a visually striking thumbnail image — that’s why you’ll see a lot of disembodied lips biting into a strange object.

“I started noticing these really distinct, super-saturated, photoshopped thumbnails showing up in my recommended videos feed last year,” says Cristine Rotenberg, the 30-year-old YouTuber behind the nail art channel Simply Nailogical, which has 6 million subscribers. “It’s really strange. It’s like a lot of channels realized around the same time that photoshopped pictures of putting things near mouths get a lot of clicks.”

Bizarre projects with bait-y thumbnails is a strategy that plenty of channels have embraced, but that other established crafting players have rejected. Nifty, the home vertical owned by BuzzFeed, has invested in projects that its audience requests and is interested in actually attempting (unlike, say, an incredibly complicated DIY to make a mini box of Altoids as a prank, as one Troom Troom video offers). On these “normal” crafting channels, for lack of a better term, you’ll find how-tos for things like fall porch decor, headboard making, and pumpkin carving with thumbnails that reveal the actual product.

Erin Phraner, the supervising producer of Nifty, acknowledged the pressure that YouTube crafting channels face to game the algorithm and rely on bait-y titles. Nifty has also had its projects stolen by other craft channels. “It’s the reality of playing in that space,” Phraner says.

“Those types of thumbnails and titles and crazy hack projects definitely skew toward clickbait-y,” she adds. “But I think for us, our feeling is that you might see that pop up in the feed and click to watch it once because it seems kind of outlandish, but our whole business is we’re trying to build trust and create things that people actually want to bring into their home.”

For its part, YouTube says it’s already done the work of combating clickbait on the site. According to Youtube, since 2012, the algorithm has rewarded longer watch times over video clicks. So for instance, if users watch a video for a few seconds, realize it isn’t what they were expecting, and click out, that video wouldn’t show up in users’ feeds as often as one where viewers stuck around.

Plus, the term “clickbait” might not even apply when the actual tutorials on Troom Troom and 5-Minute Crafts are as wild as they are. Zeon explained that Troom Troom’s strategy is the opposite of Nifty’s — the videos are about entertainment, not service. And it’s their bizarro entertainment value that makes them perfectly suited to the current climate of cringe on YouTube, and commentary about that cringe.

Crafting, commentary, and cringe comedy

“There’s so much unintentional humor in Troom Troom videos,” says Rotenberg of Simply Nailogical. “I could make Troom Troom parodies every week and laugh for the rest of my life.”

So far, she’s only made a few. In one, she attempts Troom Troom’s “20 banana hacks,” which include making a “banana holster” out of felt and painting a smile on a banana peel; in another, she tries some back-to-school pranks, such as putting hay in somebody’s backpack.

Rotenberg’s videos are but a small sliver of the cottage industry that is the Troom Troom reaction video. Other popular creators like Danny Gonzalez, Cody Ko, and Jarvis Johnson have each garnered millions of views by satirizing Troom Troom and 5-Minute Crafts, using the standard YouTube reaction video format in which the host talks to the camera and reacts to clips from other videos.

It’s a cycle that’s lucrative for both the reactionaries and their targets. Johnson, who’s 26 and also has a full-time job working for Patreon in San Francisco, says that a reaction video he made about 5-Minute Crafts was a “huge catalyst” for growing his YouTube channel, which now has nearly half a million subscribers. Since then, he’s published a mini investigation on Troom Troom, as well as a video about the “dark side of Bright Side,” the sister channel to 5-Minute Crafts.

He says that while on the surface these sorts of channels are pretty innocuous, he does share concerns about clickbait, plagiarism, and their large audience of children. But ultimately, his reaction videos started as a joke — or rather, an exercise in telling jokes. “I thought commentary videos were a brilliant vessel for comedic writing that also fit in with what YouTube’s algorithm promotes,” he explains. “I happened upon a 5-Minute Crafts video called ‘20 Tips If You Spend Your Life in Front of Computer.’ At the time, I felt like I’d struck internet gold because I didn’t see anyone else talking about their absurd hacks.”

Because that’s the thing: Troom Troom videos are incredibly ripe for parody. The joy in watching them is largely based on their obvious absurdity — the uncanny narration, the knockoff–Disney Channel set design, the outlandishness of the projects.

Troom Troom videos are arguably part of Cringe YouTube, the ever-expanding network of uncomfortable and earnest videos that encompasses TikTok compilations, Instagram comedians, and former Vine dudes with creepy hair, among others. It’s difficult to point to a YouTube video that isn’t a little cringey in its own way, but within Cringe YouTube, it isn’t just the original videos that get views — it’s the never-ending cycle of reactions and commentary. PewDiePie, the most-subscribed YouTube channel of all time, for example, has built a career on making fun of other YouTubers’ attempts at earnestness.

On why the genre is so popular right now, Johnson guesses it’s because of “mystery, community, and the whole ‘so bad it’s good’ thing. If someone sees something super absurd and can share that with someone else, there’s a catharsis there.”

He also compares Troom Troom to a movie wildly considered to be one of the most unintentionally laughable films of all time. “As someone who is a die-hard fan of the Tommy Wiseau movie The Room, I see A LOT of similarities between The Room and Troom Troom,” he adds. “I feel like I should start a conspiracy theory about how Troom Troom is short for ‘The Room The Room.’”

And much like The Room, the question around Troom Troom, 5-Minute Crafts, and anyone who has ever made a bonkers video for the internet will always be the same: Are they in on the joke?

In the case of Troom Troom, it seems like the creators embrace the absurdity, even if it isn’t intentionally ironic. Zeon is aware of the intense, morbid fascination with the brand, and said that often, the “story creates the crafts,” meaning that at least some Troom Troom videos were not actually produced with the intent of teaching people how to make a thing — they’re just for fun.

But is weird DIY YouTube an exercise in satire? Probably not. And while there may not be an appetite for glue-stick cheese, there’s certainly an appetite for looking at it.

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Sours: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/12/18065662/troom-troom-5-minute-crafts-youtube-diy-prank
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No contemporary filmmaker has captured the absurdity and fragmentation of our postmodern condition better than 5-Minute Crafts (5MC). The YouTube channel and Facebook page are best known for producing short video compilations of “life hacks,” typically named something along the lines of “Brilliant hacks and crafts for your home that you’ll want to try right away!”

Although this description may sound innocuous, viewers will quickly find that these hacks are, at best, an inspiration for better DIY projects, and at worst, simply unhinged. For example, in the aforementioned video, 5MC recommends tucking in bedsheets with a spatula, turning a plant pot into a fully functioning sink, and using a drill to clean glassware. But as bizarre and impractical as these videos are, I can’t help but watch them in their entirety every time. Like their 90 million Facebook followers and 69 million Youtube subscribers, I am completely and utterly engrossed by the absurdity of 5MC’s DIY transformations. 

The channel

Believe it or not, 5MC videos are not made by aliens who are poorly attempting to replicate human activities and hobbies. The channel is owned by TheSoul Publishing, a studio based in Cyprus, and the company produces over 500 original videos each month. The strategy of quantity over quality works well with social media algorithms, making 5MC currently the fifth most-subscribed channel on YouTube. With this in mind, it’s no wonder the team at TheSoul continues to churn out increasingly crazier DIY ideas—all of their feasible ideas were used up long ago. 

The name of the channel itself is mysterious—I have no idea where the “5-Minute” part comes from. The length of the videos range from three to 15 minutes, and crafts like making an epoxy table or an edible coffee mug take much longer than five minutes to make. Much like the breakneck speed at which the crafts are presented, the “5-minute” idea rejects realism and the idea of linear time in favour of simplicity and productivity. 

The videos

Most 5MC videos use a point-of-view shot from the perspective of the anonymous life-hacker. This format is commonly associated with cooking channels like Tasty and beauty channels like MetDaan. I’d venture to guess that this format’s popularity on social media lies in the feeling of personal productivity that is evoked by merely watching the video. You might be goofing off during a lecture and scrolling on Facebook, but at least you’re learning how to make a lamp out of ping pong balls in the meantime!

My favorite part of the 5MC video is the short skitsthat come before the crafts, particularly common in their “sewing” videos. They usually play out something like this: A girl spills wine all over her shirt, so she makes a face, wags her finger at the camera, then proceeds to cut up the shirt—while she’s wearing it!—to create a hideous off-the-shoulder crop top. As much as I love seeing the final result of these crimes against clothing, I appreciate 5MC’s attention to plot and character. 

The experience

Oddly enough, I have never actively sought out to watch a 5MC video. I don’t subscribe to their YouTube channel, and I haven’t liked them on Facebook, yet these videos constantly appear on my timeline. This is probably due to the algorithms of social media websites, but then again, I actually watch the full videos every time. They appeal to my short attention span, seeking instant gratification through endless scrolling, but the content itself resonates on a larger scale of our culture of productivity and efficiency. 5MC could be read as a covert parody of the neo-liberal idea of maximizing productivity and capital, wasting no materials or time in an attempt to be endlessly thrifty and useful. The videos show you supposedly practical ways to recycle and save money, but making a chair out of egg cartons rather than simply buying a new chair is an awe-inspiring level of insanity. The resulting feeling of disgust and wonder at this absurd spectacle is well worth the watch.

Sours: https://www.mcgilltribune.com/a-e/where-do-i-begin-5-minute-crafts-11102020/

5 Minute Crafts for Kids

5 minute crafts for kids is an extensive collection of easy kids crafts (that the whole family will enjoy). Set a timer and get crafting!

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Do you have 5 minutes? Then you can do a five minute craft!

Creating and building is one of our favorite ways to keep kids busy and engaged, so it’s no surprise that we love 5 minute crafts.

From paper folding to painting and coloring, there’s nothing quite like making art and crafting together as a family. To help get you started, we’ve put together the best activities and crafts that your kids can do in 5 minutes. Kids (and parents!) will enjoy these simple and fun projects.

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5 Minute Crafts for Kids

Free play is important to childhood development because it allows children to explore, observe, and imitate the world around them. Art is an amazing outlet for free play because children can manipulate different materials in different ways.

But where do you begin? Start by making art accessible to your kids with 5 minute crafts. Simple projects provide a structured way for children to explore art and enhance connections in their brains to learn.

Have you ever started at a blank piece of paper and felt overwhelmed because you weren’t sure how to begin? Sometimes, a small nudge can help get our creative juices flowing. That’s why we encourage families to spend time together making something that takes five minutes or less and doesn’t cause a huge mess. Less stress for parents = more fun for kids.

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What skills will my child be practicing through 5 minute crafts?

  • Crafts for kids develop fine motor skills. Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk, and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles. This is important for learning to write letters, tying their shoes, and other controlled movements.
  • Art fosters cognitive development. Children learn to create patterns, identify cause and effect, and practice critical thinking by bringing their craft projects to life.
  • Math skills are an integral part of crafting. Concepts like size, shape, making comparisons, counting and spatial reasoning are all math skills that kids can develop through arts and crafts.
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What materials will I need?

We recommend having a few staple supplies on hand to make your time spent crafting easier:

Do some five min crafts use materials I already have?

That’s totally our thing! We encourage families to craft with what they have in their drawers and cabinets whenever possible. Get started on this super simple pipe cleaner craft or these 20 coffee filter crafts. Got foam cups? Make your own farm set.

Are there quick educational crafts that take only five minutes?

Absolutely! Check out ALL of our crafts that teach letters, like our “C is for Caterpillar” project or letter j crafts.

Is there anything I can just print out in less than 5 min?

YUP. Click and print this flowers craft. You’ll love it.

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Have anything for play pretend?

Play pretend is perfect when you have the kids all day at home. Check out these fun paper plate masks and this fairy wand.

Keep scrolling for 100s more ideas to use that five minutes…

Sours: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/category/kids-crafts/5-minute-crafts-kids/

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