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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: Make the French version of board solitaire!

  • French Board Solitaire - 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.

  • Wednesday Treat: Make a marble game board for French board solitaire!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable patterns for making marble game boards for French Board Solitaire. Follow the instructions in the Triangle Board Solitaire craft project to make the marble game board.

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

  • This Week's Friday Fun: The quick and easy way to cut paper snowflakes!

    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 like.

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

Featured last week: Do-it-yourself waxed paper!

  • Waxing Paper - 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!

  • Wednesday Treat: Printables and ideas for DIY waxed paper!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a round-up of printable patterns and ideas for making waxed paper charms for your cards and crafts, gift tags, and window clings. Follow the instructions Waxing Paper in the craft recipe for how-to wax paper.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Snowflakes for your windows!

    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.

    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 Woven Heart Valentines! These Valentine's Day cards feature hearts woven from strips of paper or woven-look patterned papers that you can download and print. 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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