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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: DIY tangram set and printable puzzle sheets!

  • Tangram Puzzles - Learn to make the tangram puzzle game that originated in China during the 1800's. It is a puzzle that requires imagination and creativity. The project includes patterns for making tangrams and several printable puzzle sheets with shapes you are challenged to duplicate.

  • Wednesday Treat: New cat and dog tangram puzzle sheet and solutions!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a new puzzle sheet of cat and dog tangram shapes! Challenge yourself and your friends to use the seven tans in the Tangram Puzzle to duplicate the shapes on the Cat and Dog puzzle sheet.

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make your own wintry world inside a jar!

    Snow Scene in a Jar Snow Globe - Whether you have snow where you live or not, you can have wintertime fun by making a wintry snow scene in a jar. All it takes is a few plastic toys, rocks, glue, glitter and water to turn a small jar into a winter wonderland where a gentle shake makes it snow.

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

Featured last week: A board game with race car playing pieces!

  • DIY Racetrack Board Game - It's fun to play games and fun to make games, but it is even more fun to create your own game! In this craft project you will make a do-it-yourself racetrack game board with space stickers that you can arrange to make your version of the Race Game.

  • Wednesday Treat: New earth tone race track game board, cars and stickers!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a new set of earth tone racetrack patterns for making a Racetrack Board Game in warm earthy colors—great for making a more grungy game board!

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Mold from clay tiny mascots for your pencil tops!

    Pencil Toppers - It’s fun and easy to make original pencil toppers with Homemade Modeling Dough. Make a simple dough in less then 15 minutes, and use your fingers to shape fun, fanciful, or beautiful creations of your own design. Aunt Annie has included suggestions for creating easy, silly and cute pencil toppers.

    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  Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards that uses small rubber stamps in multiples to create beautiful 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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