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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

Geometric Toys: Make your own tangram puzzle set!

Tangram Puzzles - Discover the world of tangrams! Craft your own set using our easy-to-follow instructions and printable patterns, then learn the origins of this captivating Chinese game. Challenge yourself with our printable puzzle sheets, where you can recreate silhouettes using the geometric shapes. Get ready for hours of geometric fun!

Wednesday Treat: Free tangram puzzles to test your skills!

This week's Wednesday Treat challenges your creativity and problem-solving skills with six FREE printable Tangram puzzle sheets with solutions! All ages will have fun making shapes and animals using just seven geometric pieces. Print a sheet, put your skills to the test, and see if you can solve them all! Don't miss the special Grandfather Tang's Story puzzle sheet for an extra challenge!

Friday Fun! Easy pour and paint refrigerator magnets!

3D Refrigerator Magnets - Turn candy molds into 3D fridge magnets! This fun and easy project is perfect for families, classrooms or groups of all ages. Get creative with plaster of Paris and paint—the possibilities are endless! Plus, your finished masterpieces make fantastic gifts!


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Card Making Class: Easy rubberstamp cards using repeats!

Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards - Master this easy technique of repeating small stamps to create stunning cards. But the beauty of this technique is its versatility—use the same concept with paper punches, stickers, or even cutouts from decorative paper. The possibilities for creativity are endless!

Wednesday Treat: Digital papers with honeycomb, honey stripes and honey bears!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of Honey and Bears digital downloads featuring warm honey-colored designs with repeating patterns. You'll find a delightful honeycomb motif, playful little bears, and coordinating stripes that will add a touch of sweetness to your paper crafts. Use the papers as greeting card backgrounds, especially for the Bear Birthday Card. Or to make bold and striking Easy Party Favor Bags and gift boxes.

Friday Fun! Make prints using potatoes, celery, and more!

Vegetable and Fruit Printing - Try the fun and easy craft of vegetable (and fruit) stamping! It's perfect for all ages—toddlers can make colorful prints, while older kids and adults can create unique designs. Explore classic potato prints, and get creative with unexpected fruits and veggies!


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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.

Surprise someone special with a beautiful greeting card that features a functional bookmark that doubles as a gift! This easy-to-follow greeting card tutorial shows you how to create stunning cards using contrasting colors and 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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