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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: Woven basket for heart candies or cookies!

  • 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: Woven heart basket patterns with extra hearts!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable woven heart patterns for making an extra special Valentine Basket. These woven heart baskets feature a vertical line of little hearts.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make an easy and flexible homemade clay!

    Bread Clay Recipe - This recipe makes a durable and very pliable clay that can be colored vibrantly. This clay is particularly good for making items that will get heavy use, like beads and playing pieces for games. All you do is mix white glue into shredded white bread and add color with a bit of paint.

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

Featured last week: Easy to make rubber stamp greeting cards!

  • Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards - Learn to make cards using repeats of small rubber stamps arranged in threes or fours and matted. Once you learn this design concept it can be used for repeats of any small object—paper punches, cutouts from decorative paper, stencils, and more.

  • Wednesday Treat: Templates for mats to use in paper crafts!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a printable pattern with templates for mats and stamping strips to aid in the making of Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards. Choose your mat size, cut out the template, then anytime you need a mat of that size just trace it and cut. You can use the stamping strip templates in the same way or stamp directly on the strips and cut apart. The templates come in handy in card making and scrapbooking.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: A paper plate crown for Valentine's Day!

    Valentine Crown - Make this royal Valentine crown for that special someone, or as a fun party craft with a group of children. Just a few simple supplies are needed to create this very special Valentine. This craft can be modified for use on any holiday.

    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 idea is Matted Clip-art and Photo Cards! See how to use clip-art and photos to make easy and quick greeting 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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