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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: Three ways to use a 3-D heart Valentine!

  • 3-D Heart Valentines - Give your whole heart this Valentine’s Day with a three-dimensional heart-shaped Valentine! Hang it up, decorate a box top with it or use it as a pop-up in a card! Little fingers may have trouble with this project, so Aunt Annie provides a kid-friendly craft option.

  • Wednesday Treat: A quick and special gift enclosure card for your Valentine!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a gift tag for Valentine's Day with a hidden message of love inside. A sticker and a rectangular strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. Use the heart stickers in the project or a commercial one you have on hand.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: A really fast way to fold and cut paper snowflakes!

    Easy Paper Snowflakes - Learn an easy way to make snowflakes from tissue paper. With this technique you can make a whole flurry of snowflakes in a hurry! Using tissue paper makes cutting through many layers easier, but you can use any lightweight paper you like.

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

Featured last week: Weave paper to make classic heart basket!

  • Valentine Basket - Give your Valentine something sweet! Make this woven paper heart basket and fill it with candy or some other treat. You will weave together red and white paper to make this basket.

  • Wednesday Treat: Recycle a jar into a sweet gift for your Valentine!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was how to make a Valentine's Day Candy Jar. See how easy it is to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Cutout hearts are an easy start to these Valentines!

    Easy Valentine Cards - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue. Great for kids!

    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  Paper Appliqué Cards. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make cards with layered paper cutouts, including hearts for your Valentine's Day card. 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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