Friday Fun is all about simple craft projects for family, classroom and group craft time. Some families
are setting aside a time each week for family crafting fun. In some communities Friday Craft Nights have become
quite popular. Why not join in the fun?
Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have
some crafting fun!
Patriotic Star Garland
- Cut five-pointed stars from red, white and blue paper and string them
to make a garland! Use the garland to decorate for Memorial Day, Flag
Day or the Fourth of July.
Seal Gum Recipe - Learn how to make homemade seal gum for stickers
and envelopes. With this adhesive you will be able to make your
own stickers from ordinary paper. Make stickers from drawings or stamped images, clipart or pictures
cut from wrapping paper—the sky's the limit! This lick and
stick adhesive also works great on handmade envelopes.
Memory Game - Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy
project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups, and with a
little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.
Origami Flying Bird - A bow isn't the only way to top
off a gift package. All it takes is a square of paper and a few
folds to make an origami bird to decorate your present. The flying bird has fewer folds than most origami birds. This makes it an ideal origami
craft project for beginning folders and children.
- Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize
any of your handcrafted cards or printed output. Whether it's a card, letter, certificate or photo, a sticker is a fun way to
liven things up! Use Aunt Annie's sticker sheets or design your own
stickers to use, share and trade!
Washcloth Bath Bags
- Sew up a nifty bag for your bath from a washcloth and ribbon. Put
soap or bath salts inside and relax in a sudsy tub of warm water.
But don't stop there! The bath bags also double as bath mitts for
the kids. They also make great gift bags for handmade soaps!
Homemade Modeling Dough Recipe
- Squishable, squeezable, and versatile, this easy to make modeling dough
can be crafted into paintable masterpieces or reused many times as a
play dough. Add color with a few drops of food coloring and see what sculptures you can create!
- In this project, learn how to make soaps with different colored
layers using the melt and pour soap making technique. You can create guest soaps in
colors to match your kitchen or bath decor or to give as a special gift.
The whole family can have fun making soaps.
Clip Art Bag
- More puppet fun! This time using clip art to make paper bag puppets.
Quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.
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.
Easy Paper Snowflakes - Learn an easy way to make
snowflakes from tissue paper. With this technique you can make a whole
flurry of snowflakes in a hurry! Using tissue paper makes cutting
through many layers easier, but you can use any lightweight paper you
Paper Flowers - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns
and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!
Paper Mosaic - Learn how to make paper mosaics to
decorate crafts and give as gifts, while recycling the paper scraps from other projects.
Make one for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa.
VERY EASY to EASY
Valentine's Day Pins
- Create plaster of Paris pins using simple candy molds, pin backs
and paint. Choose a candy mold with heart shapes to create beautiful
Valentine's Day pins to give as presents to your loved ones.
Keepsake Booklets - Gather those stacks of school papers together
and make them into a quick and easy booklet. This simple technique can be used to make booklets of all sorts—diaries,
collections of articles and clippings, school reports and more.
Punched Bookmarks -
Recycle those paper scraps! Turn leftover paper into simple and beautiful
bookmarks using a hole punch. This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials.
Snowflake Window Stencils - Paper snowflakes and a little dab of paint go together to decorate your windows.
Even the youngest children in a family or group can help with this project by dabbing paint on the stencils.
Candy Cane Reindeer
- Children will enjoy transforming a candy cane into a reindeer
using a few craft supplies and a bit of glue. This reindeer is a great
decoration for the tree or a fun party favor. It's a craft that
has long been a holiday favorite for kids and teachers alike.
- It's easy and fast to make these tasty treats, then wrap them up
with ribbon and cellophane. Use these fancy spoons to add a special
touch to a dinner party, make a unique hostess gift, or brighten
someone's day! Make mocha coffee in a flash by using a chocolate
spoon to stir hot milk into your coffee!
Paper Angel Chains
- Create a chain of paper angels by cutting folded paper strips.
It's just like folding and cutting paper doll chains! The angels stand on their own and can
be used to add some sparkle anywhere you are doing some holiday decorating!
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.
Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament
- A simple cone of paper can be made into an ornament
in the form of a Christmas tree that everyone will
enjoy. With just a few standard supplies, you and your children can make
and decorate these
little paper Christmas trees.