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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: Elevate  your cards with embossing!

  • Embossed Cards - In this tutorial, 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.

  • Wednesday Treat: A royal hand puppet—king, queen, prince or princess!

    This week's Wednesday Treat is a pattern and instructions for making a Royal King Hand Puppet. It is super easy to make hand puppets by starting with a Styrofoam® ball for the puppet head. For the king (queen, duke, or duchess) hand puppet, make the face with felt cutouts, add a felt crown, and drape fabric for clothing and a royal cape. What could be easier?

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: DIY memory/match game cards, a very easy craft!

    Memory Game - Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups, and with a little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.

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

Featured last week: A novelty card for Dad!

  • Father's Day Dangler Cards - Wait—how does it work? Dad will be impressed by this handmade novelty card that stands up on its own, showing off a dangling piece with images and a Father’s Day message. Father’s Day crafts from kids are the things Dad loves most—he might even put this homemade card on his desk so he can look at it every day.

  • Wednesday Treat: A simple box with an attached lid in three shapes!

    Last week's Wednesday Treat was a project for making Collapsible Boxes. If you haven't made boxes before, you'll be delighted with how easy it is to make a collapsible box with an attached lid. Use these boxes for gifts, as decorative containers, or for storage around the home or craft room. There are several printable patterns in various sizes and designs, including plain ones for DIY creativity.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: A quick gift that everyone can use and recycles paper!

    Punched Bookmarks - You've been cutting, folding and pasting to make your crafty creations, but now there are bits and pieces of paper left over. Recycle that leftover paper to make simple and beautiful bookmarks using a hole punch. A great craft for classrooms and groups!

    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  Pocket Cards. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make greeting cards with pockets that can be filled with little tokens of love. They are also ideal for presents of money or gift cards. 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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