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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.

Welcome to Aunt Annie's Crafts!

Take a look around. You'll find crafting fun for children, teens and adults. A craft how-to is featured each Monday, with a special craft treat added each Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week: Make a greeting card with a bookmark!

  • Bookmark Cards - This greeting card tutorial features a design element that is also a gift. See how to create a beautiful and functional bookmark that is the focal point for the card, while learning a simple decorative technique using markers.  This tutorial also introduces colored card blanks and tips for using them successfully in your card making.

    Come back on Wednesday for a new craft treat and later in the week for a new Friday Fun craft!

  • Wednesday Treat: Printable patterns for a variation on Board Solitaire!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable patterns for a variation on Triangle Board Solitaire called Triangle-plus. The plus refers to the additional six spaces which makes the game a bit more interesting and harder to solve. A printable for a perfect solution is included.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make a paper chain snake!

    Circly Paper Chain Snake - Link rings of construction paper together to form a long multi-colored snake that makes a terrific decoration hung from the ceiling, draped around the room, or framing a bulletin board. Turn the activity into a contest to see who can make the longest snake, create the funniest (or scariest) snake, or the most creative snake.

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Featured last week: Make a board solitaire game board!

  • Triangle Board Solitaire - Solitaire isn't just a card game! In this project, you'll make a board game for one player called board solitaire or peg solitaire. The board in this project is designed for marble playing pieces, but can also be made as a "simple print, cut, and play" game board.

  • Wednesday Treat: Printable pattern with templates for cardboard looms!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a printable pattern with templates for pincushion looms. Use a template as an aid in making the cardboard loom used in the Weave a Pincushion craft project.

    Come back on Friday for a new Friday Fun craft project!

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Classic summertime craft—God's Eye!

    God's Eye - If you are looking for a craft that kids love and is great for groups, look no further. God’s Eyes are made with just a few supplies and even small children get wonderful results.

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Previously featured...

Here's a sample of the crafting fun from previous weeks. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

Looking for crafts for family, classroom or group craft time?
Check out the Friday Fun index for quick and easy crafts.

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Greeting card tutorials

Greeting card tutorials are a regular feature on Aunt Annie's Crafts. Each tutorial builds on prior card projects. It's like taking a class on making handmade greeting cards.

This month's featured card idea is Zodiac Birthday Cards! Learn how to personalize a birthday card for someone by using their zodiac sign. If you are new to card making, the tutorials in the Card Class are a great place to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards. Then for more ideas and techniques, go on to Card Class 2.

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