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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.
Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns.

Crafts for kids and adults!

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 on Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for kids, families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week

Christmas Craft: Make snowman and angel suncatcher ornaments!

Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments - Make these special snowman- and angel-shaped Christmas ornaments that have translucent centers. These suncatchers can be hung in a window, given as a gift, made into a mobile, or used as a tree ornament. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity!

Friday Fun! Cardboard tube binoculars with colorful lenses!

Multicolor Binoculars - Make binoculars from recycled toilet paper tubes and squares of colored cellophane for lenses. Wrap the tubes in black construction paper (or paint them black) for an authentic look or let loose the imagination by decorating the cardboard tubes any way you like!


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3D Paper Crafts: A 3-D turkey for Thanksgiving decorating!

3D Stuffed Paper Turkey - In this project, you will make a 3-dimensional turkey made of paper. This colorful turkey adds a bit of whimsy to your Thanksgiving decorating. The printable patterns come in two sizes and are easily assembled with glue and a bit of tissue stuffing. For something unique, several of the smaller turkeys can be made into a mobile.

Wednesday Treat: New Fall-color Stripes digital papers for fall and Thanksgiving!

Last week's Wednesday Treat was a new set of digital paper downloads featuring Fall-color Stripes for fall and Thanksgiving. These digital papers feature stripes that coordinate with all the fall and Thanksgiving digital papers. They can be used to make Quick Napkin Rings, enhance Thanksgiving Table Place Cards, and any of your fall-themed paper crafts.

Friday Fun: Quick napkin rings for Thanksgiving!

Quick Napkin Rings - Having a party or a family gathering or a holiday get together? Follow the simple steps in this project for a quick way to make colorful napkin rings. Use the rings to add a festive touch for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special or themed occasion.


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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 Making Embossed Greeting Cards Tutorial.

In this tutorial, learn how to add embossing to your greeting cards without making a large investment in special tools. An embossed card is bound to be appreciated for its elegance.

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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