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.
Greeting Card Case - Learn how to make a greeting card case with this easy-to-follow tutorial and printable patterns. Choose from three different sizes and styles to create a case that perfectly suits your needs, including cases sized for the cards featured in the Greeting Card Tutorials.
This week's Wednesday treat is a set of three White+ Polka Dot digital papers to use in making Strip Folding Cards or other handmade greeting cards. These digital papers coordinate with the Easter Dots digital papers and Spring Polka Dot digital papers.
Mexican Yarn Painting - 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.
Patriotic Star Garland - Cut five-pointed stars (it's really easy!) 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. This is a great craft for kids and families.
Last week's Wednesday Treat was two digital paper downloads featuring Stars and Stripes. Use this digital paper to decorate Fourth of July Crackers or in any of the Fourth of July Crafts. You could also print it on heavy paper to make a quick flag banner following instructions in the Easter Pennant Banner.
Stenciled Stars Patriotic T-Shirts - Take a plain T-shirt or a tired old T-shirt and perk it up with stenciled designs. Use the printable stars stencil pattern to make star-spangled T-shirts for Independence Day. The whole family can pitch-in to make custom T-shirts in patriotic colors.
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?
Check out the Friday Fun index for quick and easy crafts.
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 How to Make Step Pop-Up Cards. Follow step-by-step instructions to make a pop-up greeting card for any occasion. Once you learn how easy it is to make the step pop-up mechanism, you'll be able to make pop-up cards of your own design.
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.