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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 easy gift bags from wrapping paper!

  • Easy Gift Bags - Learn how easy it is to make reusable gift bags from wrapping paper. With a simple technique bags can be fashioned in just the right size for your gift in just a matter of minutes.

  • Wednesday Treat: Appliqués and templates for gift bags!

    This week's Wednesday Treat is a set of new printable Flower Appliqué sheets. Use these appliqué templates, and the Scottie Dog Appliqués,  to decorate Easy Gift Bags, especially ones made with plain wrapping paper. For more cutouts and templates to use in gift wrapping and card making, see the Simple Paper Cutting craft project.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make stamps from sponges!

    Sponge Stamps and Art - Do you know that ordinary kitchen sponges can be used to make stamps? Children will want to make a variety of stamps to create artistic masterpieces for display in the refrigerator door gallery. Follow these simple instructions and you will be able to make stamps of your own design in minutes.

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

Featured last week: Making greeting cards for men!

  • Card for Him - See how easy it is to make a card for the man in your life. Whether you are making a birthday card, a congratulations card or a card for some other occasion or event, it's easy to personalize the card in this project with colors and designs that suit him.

  • Wednesday Treat: Paper ribbon sheet of Australian Aboriginal dot painting!

    Last week's Wednesday Treat was a new printable sheet with Dot Painting Paper Ribbons. Use these ribbons to decorate inside a Card for Him or the card's  Money Pocket. This ePaper coordinates with other Australian Aboriginal Dot Painting ePapers.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Recycle empty cereal boxes into magazine holders!

    Magazine Holder - Here’s a craft that is fun to do, recycles empty cereal boxes, and organizes those stacks of magazines, paperback books and miscellaneous papers around the house or in your child’s bedroom.

    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 tutorial is Card for Him, one of many Greeting Card Ideas! See how easy it is to make a card for the man in your life. If you are new to card making, review all the tutorials in  the first Card Class to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards and then go on to Card Class 2 for more card-making ideas and techniques.

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