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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: Simple cards for Easter and spring!

  • Fun Shaped Cards - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards with a simple card craft project that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs.

  • Wednesday Treat: New printable patterns for Easter envelopes!

    This week's Wednesday Treat is set of matching Easter Envelope Patterns for the Fun Shaped Cards. The envelope patterns feature bunny, chick and flower designs. Choose from patterns designed for both white and colored paper.

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: An origami bunny based on the leaping frog!

    Jumping Origami Bunny - This funny bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.

    Looking for more Easter and springtime crafting fun? Checkout Aunt Annie's Spring and Easter Crafts.

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

Featured last week: Paper flowers—daffodil, tulip and iris!

  • Spring Paper Flower Bouquet - In this project, make flowers from computer paper. Make a daffodil, a tulip and an iris, complete with stems and leaves. Use ribbon to tie them up in a bunch, then give them to someone special. The flowers also make wonderful party favors and gift package decorations.

  • Wednesday Treat: More printable patterns for paper daffodils!

    This week's Wednesday Treat is set of Paper Daffodil Patterns.  Make a single paper daffodil or a Spring Flower Bouquet of just daffodils. Choose from patterns designed for both white and colored paper.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make wonderful patterns on tissue paper!

    Tissue Paper Painting - Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique. Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges. Repeat the process once or twice to create an even more exciting design! The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

    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 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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