The World’s Smallest Christmas Tree

The World's Smallest Christmas Tree—fits inside a thimble! (via estefi machado)

You just know holidays are a blast at Estefi Machado’s house. I mean, who else comes up with this kind of stuff? Giant LEGO head pencil holdersreindeer made from paper cups, the world’s smallest Christmas tree… She’s like the MacGyver of the recycled crafts world.

Here are a few of our favorite projects from Estefi’s must-follow Instagram feed.

Hallway Castle

DIY Cardboard Castle - just stick up a piece of cardboard in your hall! (via Estefi Machado)

Who knew sticking up a piece of cardboard in the hallway could be so fun? Instant castle!

Shampoo Bottle Monsters

DIY Shampoo Bottle Monsters (via Estefi Machado)

DIY recycled shampoo bottle monsters! You know you want to make a few of these super fun bath time companions.

Paper Cup Shark

Two Paper Cups + One Paper Platte = Awesome Shark Toy For Kids (via Estefi Machado)

A couple of paper cups and a paper plate equal instant underwater fun with a pet shark by your side.

Cardboard Swiss Army Knife

DIY Cardboard Swiss Army Pocket Knife for Kids

Every kid digs pocket knives. This DIY cardboard Swiss Army Knife will save you a trip to the emergency room.

Woodland Party Cake

Woodland Party Cake by Estefi Machado

An awesome woodland party cake. You can practically smell the bark!

Clothespin Batman

DIY Clothespin Batman - ingenious! (via Estefi Machado)

I know halloween has come and gone, but how cool is this DIY clothespin Batman? Ingenious!

Cardboard Ferris Wheel

DIY Cardboard Carousel (via Estefi Machado)

A working  cardboard ferris wheel. Walking  into a toy store would only be a letdown if you grew up in this house!

Cork Hedgehogs

DIY Cork Hedgehogs (via Estefi Machado)

Everyone loves hedgehogs, especially when they’re this cute.

The next time one of your kids says “i’m bored,” just ask yourself: what would Estefi Machado do?

Follow Estefi on Instagram for more amazing recycled craft ideas for kids!