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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: Trapeze act for a three-ring paper circus!

  • 3D Paper Circus Trapeze Act - In this project, you will make circus trapeze performers and a trapeze. The craft includes printable patterns for four trapeze artists and instructions for making a lightweight trapeze. This is the fourth of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

  • Wednesday Treat: Learn about how a paper airplane flies!

    This week's Wednesday Treat is the Paper Airplane Experiment: Balancing Lift and Weight. In this experiment, you will use the Floating Wing Glider paper airplane to learn about the importance of balance in flight. As the center of gravity is moved you will see changes in the flight pattern of the paper airplane.

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Turn small brown paper bags into puppets!

    Clip-Art Bag Puppets - More puppet fun! This time using clip-art to make paper bag puppets. A quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.

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

Featured last week: Lion act for a three-ring paper circus!

  • 3D Paper Circus Lion and Lion Tamer - In this project, you will make a circus lion and circus lion tamer. The craft includes printable patterns for two sizes of lions and male and female lion tamers. Make up all the patterns for a complete circus lion act! This is the third of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

  • Wednesday Treat: Stick puppets with moveable parts!

    Last week's Wednesday Treat was a set of Animated Stick Puppets and a play. Pep up your puppets by giving them the ability to move! In the puppet play, The Defeat of Great Glooskap, you’ll see how a baby can defeat a great Algonquin warrior. There are also wiggly fish and playful monkey puppets.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make a booklet to give as a gift to mom or grandma!

    Keepsake Booklets - Make a booklet that mom or grandma will cherish. Gather favorite recipes, kid's artwork or family stories and make them into a quick and easy booklet. It's as simple as adding a cover and a decorative binding to dress up your stapled creation.

    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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