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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 gift bags in any size!

  • Tube-shaped Gift Bags - See how easy it is to make simple gift bags. These bags can be used for odd shape gifts, for food gifts, to store craft supplies, and more! With this technique you can make bags in a matter of a few minutes from any wrapping paper or other decorative paper.

  • Wednesday Treat: Make a Happy Birthday gift bag!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable patterns for Happy Birthday gift bags. It is easy to make these bags—print, cut, fold and glue! See the Tube-shaped Gift Bags craft project for complete details.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Paper + scissors = beautiful flowers!

    Paper Flowers - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!

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

Featured last week: Make finger puppets with a circus theme!

  • Finger Puppets - In this project, make four different finger puppets with a circus theme: acrobat, strongman, clown, and elephant. The puppets in this project are very simple—just print, color, cut and glue. They can be made with paper or cardstock.

  • Wednesday Treat: More circus fun with printables, 3D crafts and ePapers!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a roundup of circus crafts and digital paper downloads. This series features crafts that go together to make a three ring circus, along with other crafts and digital papers with a circus theme!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make beautiful and colorful decorative paper!

    Tissue Paper Painting - Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique. Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges. Repeat the process once or twice to create an even more exciting design! The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

    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 tutorial is Strip Folding Cards! These quick and easy cards feature images framed with folded strips of craft paper. 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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