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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: Birthday cards with zodiac sign pictures!

  • Zodiac Birthday Cards - It's easy to personalize a birthday card for someone by using their zodiac sign. In this project, you'll see how to use free clip-art images available on the internet as the featured element of the card.

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

  • Wednesday Treat: Make a pattern for any size collapsible square box!

    This week's Wednesday treat is how to make a collapsible square box in any size you desire. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Custom Collapsible Square Box Pattern craft project to create a template for a collapsible square box in the exact size to meet your needs! Use the pattern to make your custom-size box following instructions in the Collapsible Box craft project.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: A firecracker shaped box for Independence Day!

    Fourth of July Crackers - Make a Fourth of July cracker that goes POP! See how to make this novelty box that is shaped like a firecracker and makes a pop sound without any fire. Best of all, you can use it over and over again! It makes a great party favor or fun gift box. Use it for any celebration, not just the 4th.

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

Featured last week: Square folding boxes—cube, squat and tall!

  • Collapsible Box - If you haven't made boxes before, you'll be delighted with how easy it is to make a box in exactly the size needed. This project features a collapsible box with an attached lid. Use these boxes for gifts, as decorative containers, or for storage around the home or craft room.

  • Wednesday Treat: Make a fire breathing dragon finger puppet!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a printable pattern for making a dragon finger puppet to go with the Toilet Paper Tube Puppets! It's easy to make the puppet, just wrap the tube cover around the cardboard tube, add the ridge tail, legs, and some flames. Your feisty dragon will give the other puppets a scare.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: A Father's Day card for kids to make!

    Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards - This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Serendipity Square Cards tutorial. Like in the adult version, scraps of paper are used to make colorful serendipity squares that can be combined in many ways to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for dad!

    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?
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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 Embossed Cards! Learn how to add embossing to your greeting cards without making a large investment in special tools. An embossed card is bound to be appreciated for its elegance. 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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