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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: Halloween ornaments to hang in the window!

  • Halloween Suncatchers - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns. Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own special touches.

  • Wednesday Treat: Leaf templates to trace!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of Traceable Leaf Templates. Print the Leaf Templates pattern on cardstock and cut out the templates. Trace a template on the folded edge of red, orange, yellow, brown or green construction paper (or other craft paper) and cut out. To make the ghost ornaments, see the Halloween Suncatchers craft project.

    Come back on Friday for a Friday Fun craft project!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Trace fingers to make a spider for Halloween!

    Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet - Make a creepy, crawly spider that can wiggle and twist about with a few movements of the wrist. Traced fingers are the basis for this animated spider toy, and a paper fastener allows it to swivel around. This is a fun and easy Halloween project that is especially good for mixed-age groups of children.

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

Featured last week: Pop-up card for Halloween!

  • Halloween Pop-Up Cards - Give your friends or family members a little fright with these easy to make Halloween pop-up cards! In practically no time you can make a special Halloween card with a jack-o'-lantern pop-up inside.

  • Wednesday Treat: Digital paper download for Halloween!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a new ePaper download featuring Halloween Candy Corn. Use the Halloween Candy Corn ePaper to make Halloween-themed Four Patch Cards, and then add a pop-up using a printable pattern from the Halloween Pop-Up Cards project. This ePaper coordinates with Aunt Annie's other Halloween ePapers and Ghostly Ghosts ePapers.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make a rainbow of color with crayon bits!

    Recycled Crayons - In this project, make new crayons out of old broken ones. Your kids will have fun making these crayons that are better than new. The recycled crayons also make a good gift when placed in a cellophane or plastic bag tied closed with pretty ribbon or yarn.

    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 All Occasion Ribbon Edge Cards!  Create cards to have on hand that can be used for any occasion. 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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