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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

Leather Crafts: Make a leather ornament for your key ring!

Leather Keychain Fob - Make the keychain fob as a gift using a scrap of leather. Simply cut out the fob in any shape you like (patterns included) and decorate it with markers or leather cutouts.  This is very easy leather craft project that is suitable for beginners and children.

Wednesday Treat: A roundup of all Halloween digital paper downloads!

This week's Wednesday treat is a roundup of all Halloween digital paper downloads. Make your Halloween cards and crafts using Aunt Annie's ePapers for Halloween! Pick the digital paper you like best, then just download and print. Use the ePapers in a craft of your choosing. Check out Aunt Annie's Halloween Crafts for some ideas.

Friday Fun! A Halloween card that doubles as a decoration!

Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards - In this project, kids make a spook house from black construction paper with an opening to peer inside at the ghostly residents. This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Halloween Dangler Cards with jack-o'-lantern and ghost danglers.


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Stationery Crafts: Envelopes to Make

Envelopes to Make - See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for all of your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper and can be decorated to match your card. There are patterns for three sizes of greeting card envelopes.

Wednesday Treat: How to make DIY envelopes in any size or design!

Last week's Wednesday treat was instructions for how to make an envelope to fit any size card. With simple measurements from your card or letter you will see how to draft a pattern for an envelope to fit exactly.

Friday Fun! Upcycle a cereal box into a magazine holder!

Magazine Holder - Here's a craft that is fun to do, recycles empty cereal boxes, and organizes those stacks of magazines, paperback books and miscellaneous papers around the house or in your child's bedroom.


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Here's a sample of Aunt Annie's crafting fun. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

Looking for crafts for family, classroom or group craft time?
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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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