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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: Halloween shapes for your windows!

  • Halloween Suncatchers - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns.  Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own special touches.

  • Wednesday Treat: Patterns for jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts!

    This week's Wednesday treat is instructions and printable patterns for making Cutouts for Halloween. Make these super easy indoor and outdoor decorations for Halloween with Aunt Annie's patterns for Halloween cutouts. The ghoulish shapes include jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts that can be used to decorate windows, doors, bulletin boards, party rooms, porches, and more. The jack-o'-lantern cutout can even be used as a mask!

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make  and mold colored papier-mâché pulp!

    Quick Papier-mâché Pulp - Use this craft recipe to quickly make a colorful papier-mâché pulp that can be molded into shapes. This paper pulp doesn't require glue and you can skip painting the finished pieces. This is a great craft material to use for family, group or classroom crafting time.

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

Featured last week: Add a scalloped or lacy accent on your cards!

  • Scalloped Edge Cards - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to make a fancy edge on your handmade greeting cards using scallops and a paper punch. This is a quick and easy way to add a strong design element along the right-side or bottom edges of your card.

  • Wednesday Treat: How to make DIY envelopes in any size or design!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was instructions and printable patterns for making Envelopes. See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for all of your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper, and can be decorated to match your card. There are printable patterns for three sizes of greeting card envelopes, and instructions for making any size of envelope.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make a  colorful origami bird mobile!

    Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds - Mobiles make terrific decorations in the home, office or classroom and are a great way to display and enjoy your craft creations. In this project, see how to use floral wire to make a mobile of easy to fold Origami Flying Birds or other lightweight items.

    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 tutorial is  Scalloped Edge Cards. In this tutorial, learn how to make a fancy edge on your handmade greeting cards using scallops and a paper punch. 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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