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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

Puppets Around the World: Paper bag puppets with a play!

Paper Bag Hand Puppets - Make funny, talking hand puppets from simple paper bags, and perform Clever Gretel, a play based on a Brothers Grimm folktale from Germany. But watch out—Gretel is hungry!

Wednesday Treat: Honey and Bears digital paper set!

This week's Wednesday Treat is a new digital paper download featuring Honey Bears. This paper completes the Honey and Bears ePapers set and coordinates with the Honeycomb ePaper and the Honey Stripes ePaper. It also makes a really cute Pillow Box.

Friday Fun! Recycle artwork and drawings into bookmarks!

Artwork Bookmark - Make bookmarks from artwork or drawings that you are willing to cut up. This is a great way to recycle your less than perfect artwork or preserve your child's teasured drawings. These bookmarks make great gifts, too!


Featured last week

Gift Wrap Idea: Unique bifold gift tags!

French Door Gift Tags - A sticker and a strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. Make a gift tag for Valentine's Day with a hidden message of love inside. You can use the heart stickers in the project or any Valentine's Day sticker.

Wednesday Treat: How to make paper rosettes with a scoring board!

Last week's Wednesday treat was instructions for making paper rosettes using the DIY Scoring Board. As an aid in making paper rosettes, print one of the scoring-line templates on the back of the decorative paper for the rosette. Instructions are also included for a scoring board targeted to paper rosette making.

Friday Fun! Make a mobile display of origami birds!

Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds - Mobiles make terrific decorations in the home, office or classroom and are a great way to display and enjoy your craft creations. In this project, see how to use floral wire to make a mobile of easy to fold Origami Flying Birds or other lightweight items.


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

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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 Bookmark Greeting Cards Tutorial.

This greeting card tutorial features a design element that is also a gift. See how to create a beautiful and functional bookmark that is the focal point for the card, and learn a simple decorative technique using markers. This tutorial also introduces colored card blanks and tips for using them successfully in your card making.

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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