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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: How to make a dice game from Hawaii!

  • Lu-lu, Hawaiian Dice Game - Take an imaginary trip to Hawaii by playing the game of lu-lu with dice made in this craft project. The dice in lu-lu are painted 2-sided discs usually fashioned from volcanic stone. In this project, you have the option of making the dice with coiled paper strips or with cardboard discs.

  • Wednesday Treat: New digital paper downloads with colorful stripes!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of Hawaiian Orchid ePapers featuring stripes to use in making dice backs and score pads for Lu-lu, Hawaiian Dice Game or in any of your scrapbooking, paper crafts and card-making. These ePapers coordinate with the floral Hawaiian Orchid ePapers.

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Colorful lanterns for summer party decorating!

    Chinese Paper Lanterns - Chinese paper lanterns make colorful and inexpensive decorations. Best of all, they are so quick and easy you can get the kids involved in making them. Follow the instructions in this craft project to make colorful lanterns using a single sheet of paper.

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

Featured last week: A card with pockets to fill with gifts!

  • Pocket Cards - In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make greeting cards with pockets that can be filled with little pieces of your creative art. They are also ideal for presents of money or gift cards. The pocket cards are very versatile, make several cards in a variety of colors to have on hand to decorate for any occasion.

  • Wednesday Treat: A card for someone special that has pockets filled with love!

    Sweetheart Cards with Pockets - Make greeting cards for your sweetheart that feature pockets that you can fill with little tokens of your love. The pockets are also ideal for presents of money or gift cards. These cards are  quick and easy to make using solid color cardstock and patterned papers that you can download and print.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make puppets from any printed image or picture!

    Clip Art or Photo Puppets - Nothing is off-limits in this creative puppet project. Craft simple stick puppets from magazine photos, clip art, coloring book cutouts, or other paper images! You can even use photos you’ve taken to put on a special play starring you and your friends—just make sure to ask Mom first.

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

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Here's a sample of the crafting fun from previous weeks. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

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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 Pocket Cards! See how to make greeting cards with pockets that can be filled with little pieces of your creative art. 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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