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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: The kids will be hooked by this game!

  • Fishing Game - Teach a child to fish, and they’ll be hooked for hours! Kids of all ages love this fishing game, featuring colorful 3D paper fish and a wooden fishing rod. Make the game easier or harder to suit different skill levels, and make a second set to give as a gift.

  • Wednesday Treat: New clown fish patterns for the Fishing Game!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable clown fish patterns for the Fishing Game! Make these popular tropical fish in natural shades of orange or get wild with fantasy colors!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: A fun and quick way to recycle paper scraps!

    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!

Featured last week: Pocket Folder for Handmade Greeting Cards!

  • Pocket Folder for Greeting Cards - This simple folder is perfect for storing your handmade cards, and with multiple folders, you can arrange the cards by theme or occasion. When selling or giving your cards as a set, make a folder to match your handmade cards.

  • Wednesday Treat: New pastel and pink digital paper downloads!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of dotted digital papers with pink backgrounds which can be used to make a Pocket Folder for envelopes or greeting cards. The printable envelope patterns in the Envelopes to Make craft project have similar colors!

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Easy to make tissue 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!

Previously featured...

Here's a sample of the crafting fun from previous weeks. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

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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 Pocket Folder for Greeting Cards and is the seventh tutorial in Card Class 2! This tutorial shows how to make a pocket folder for storing, packaging and presenting your handmade greeting cards. 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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