(Mar 24, 2017) - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns
and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!
Tube-shaped Gift Bags
(Mar 20, 2017)
- See how easy it is to make simple gift bags. These bags can
be used for odd shape gifts, for food gifts, to store craft
supplies, and more! With this technique you can make bags in a
matter of a few minutes from any wrapping paper or other decorative
Tissue Paper Painting
(Mar 17, 2017) - 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
(Mar 13, 2017)
- In this project, make four different finger puppets with a circus
theme: acrobat, strongman, clown, and elephant. The puppets in this
project are very simple—just print, color, cut and glue. They can be
made with paper or cardstock.
Mexican Yarn Painting Friday Fun (Mar 10, 2017)
- The crafts of Mexico are renowned for bright colors and bold designs
especially the nierika made by the Huichol people. In this
project, learn how to do Huichol-inspired yarn paintings then use the
technique to make decorative plaques or to enliven the surfaces of
boxes, cards, notebooks, and more.
Strip Folding Cards (Mar
6, 2017) - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to use
folded paper strips to give your card added depth with
three-dimensional layers. This card making technique is a great way
to enhance a small image or photo and to use decorative paper
Purim Crown Friday Fun (Mar 1, 2017)
- Make this royal crown decorated with six-pointed stars for Purim.
It is a
fun party craft for a group of children. Just a few simple supplies
are needed to create this very special crown featuring Stars of
Easy Party Favor Bag (Feb 27, 2017)
- In this project, learn how to make a small party favor bag
that is self-closing. These easy to make bags are ideal for
packaging small party favors of food, candy, soaps or jewelry.
Choose from three sizes of printable patterns with or without the
colorful dot designs.
Easy Paper Snowflakes Friday Fun
(Feb 24, 2017)
- 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
French Board Solitaire
(Feb 20, 2017)
- Patience games come in both card and board versions. In this
project, you will make a simple game board for the French version of
board solitaire, sometimes called patience. The rules for playing
French board solitaire are included in the project.
(Feb 17, 2017) - 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.
Waxing Paper (Feb 13, 2017) - Make your own custom waxed papers! Learn
the technique of waxing paper and in no time you will be making
waxed papers in any colors or designs you like. You can use waxed
paper in the place of vellum in many crafts. Its translucent nature
makes it a natural for luminaries!
Easy Valentine Cards
(Feb 10, 2017) - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still
want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on
hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue.
Great for kids!
Woven Heart Valentines (Feb 6, 2017)
- Add the look of basket weaving to your Valentine's Day card
creations by weaving together paper strips or by using one of Aunt
Woven Strips digital downloads to achieve the woven-look.
The card ideas presented here can easily be adapted for other
holidays or occasions by changing the colors or using different
Valentine's Day Pins
(Feb 3, 2017) - 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.
Appliqué Heart Valentines (Jan
30, 2017) - These Valentine's Day cards feature heart
appliqués made with patterned papers that you can download and
print. The paper appliqués on these greeting cards are made to
resemble fabric appliqué seen on clothing and quilts. The project
includes details for making four Valentine's Day cards.
Paper Heart Chains
(Jan 27, 2017) - Create chains of paper hearts by cutting accordion-folded paper
strips. You can easily make paper heart chains for Valentine's Day.
It's just like cutting
Doll Chains—only easier! Use strips of red paper, plain
or patterned, to decorate for a party, in the classroom, around the
house or for a special dinner with your loved ones.
Heart Shaped Cards
(Jan 23, 2017) - Make simple and fun Valentine cards in
the shape of a heart or with a heart-shaped top. Most of the cards have a circus theme and one is especially
designed for giving to your sweetheart.
Valentine's Day Candy Jar
(Jan 20, 2017) - It is easy to recycle an
empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies.
Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover
Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give
as a gift.
Easy Jar Lid Covers
(Jan 16, 2017)
- Turn any jar into something special with a jar lid cover you can
quickly make from paper. Make a cover for that special homemade
jelly or a recycled jar you fill with a treat. Anyone will be
delighted to receive a gift with a handsome lid cover.
(Jan 13, 2017)
- This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are
simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from
printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either six or nine
Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to
make these Valentines!
Valentine Suncatchers (Jan
9, 2017) -
"You light up my life" takes on a little more meaning when you give a
Valentine suncatcher craft as a gift! Tissue paper suncatcher hearts
look beautiful in the window, strung on a mobile, or tucked into a
special handmade card.
Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes
(Jan 6, 2017) -
In this project, learn how to recycle milk and juice cartons, or any
size gable top carton, into strong gift boxes. You can either wrap the
boxes in your favorite way or transform the carton into a house or a
cuckoo clock using Aunt Annie's patterns.
EASY to AVERAGE
Match Cards (Jan
2, 2017) - Make a set of match cards using Aunt Annie's
designs or print blank cards to create your own unique deck of
cards. Included in the project are the rules for playing three
different games with the match cards and a bit about the history of
(Dec 30, 2016) - Learn how to
imitate on paper the fabric decorating technique from Java called
batik. The process uses crayons to color a design on paper, that is
then wadded and painted with black to make the cracks that are
typical to batiks. You can use the resulting pictures to make cards,
decorate notebook covers, or hang on the wall.
New Year Pop-Up Cards and
(Dec 26, 2016) - How about a New Year greeting that's
special and different? Make these New Year greeting cards with a pop-up
inside. The pop-up is a chain of balloons with a Happy New Year message.
The card can be made in three styles: one is fun, another is a bit
brassy, and the last is a New Year party invitation.
Candy Cane Reindeer
Friday Fun (Dec
23, 2016) - 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.
Christmas Tree Shaped Box
(Dec 19, 2016) - Make a novelty box in the shape of a pine
tree for Christmas in either of two sizes. This is a cute gift box
for small gifts that adds some Christmas cheer wherever it is
displayed. The project includes instructions for making your own
patterns for novelty-shaped boxes.
Gift Tags from Recycled Cards
Friday Fun (Dec
16, 2016) - Recycle greeting cards and paper scraps into fun
and unique gift tags. The whole family can join in on the cutting
and pasting to make these special additions to your holiday gifts.
The tags can even be grouped into packages for sale at a Christmas
bazaar or for a fundraiser.
Festive Window Stencils (Dec
Decorate your windows in festive and colorful holiday designs with
simple paper stencils. Make snowman, bell, angel, star, candle or
Christmas tree stencils to use with Aunt Annie's special paint mix. The
stencils are easy to make and use, and the paint will wash off the
windows with ease at the end of the holiday season.
Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias
(Dec 9, 2016) - Poinsettias are the flower of the Christmas season. These
brooches or Christmas ornaments made of pumpkin seeds will bring out
the holiday cheer in all who see them. Make one for yourself or make
several to give as gifts. Grandma will cherish a cheerful
brooch made by the kids.
Christmas Pop-Up Cards (Dec 5, 2016)
- In this project, you will learn how to make a Christmas pop-up
card with a Christmas tree pop-up inside. The project includes
printable patterns for cards in two styles—one being fun and easy
for children and the other being stylish and elegant for adults.
Cinnamon Clay Recipe
(Dec 2, 2016) - This recipe makes a sweet-smelling dough that can be made into ornaments or package
decorations. Just mix together applesauce, cinnamon, and a bit
of glue to create a clay that is perfect
for rolling out and cutting shapes with cookie cutters.
Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards (Nov 28, 2016)
- Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash, featuring a stenciled
Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two stencil templates,
on the included printable pattern, to cut a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.