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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

July Fourth Crafts: Stars & Stripes pentagon-shaped box patterns!

Stars and Stripes Pentagon Box - Celebrate any patriotic occasion with these FREE downloadable Stars & Pentagon Box patterns! Perfect for small gifts or party favors, these easy-to-assemble boxes come in pre-colored and black & white versions for DIY fun. (approx. 3"x1.75") You can also make Pentagon Boxes in other sizes and colors with a variety of printable patterns.

Wednesday Treat: Striking Circus Diamonds digital paper downloads!

This week's Wednesday treat is a set of free digital paper downloads with striking circus diamonds, in three different repeating patterns. The designs are inspired by the dazzling diamonds adorning circus costumes, banners, and even the rings. These papers are perfect for creating eye-catching circus-themed crafts, paper circus accessories, handmade greeting cards, or the Half-moon Petal Envelope.

Friday Fun! Make a surprising firecracker box!

4th of July Firecracker Box - Start the celebration with a POP! This festive firecracker box looks the part but surprises with a loud "POP!" sound without any fire. Easy to make and reuse over and over, it's the perfect party favor or fun gift box. Fill it with treats, confetti, or scavenger hunt clues! Make some noise (without the fireworks) for any celebration!

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Greeting Card Class 2: A 3-D card with a surprise message!

3D Dangler Cards - Get crafty and spark smiles! Make unique, interactive cards with our easy-to-follow dangler card tutorial! These freestanding 3D cards feature a special opening to hold your own personalized dangling message that will delight and surprise. Perfect for all occasions—add a touch of fun and interactivity to your greetings.

Wednesday Treat: Fun and Easy Father's Day Crafts

Last week's Wednesday Treat was a Father's Day Craft Bonanza! From greeting cards to pop-ups to personalized wrapping, make Dad’s gift as awesome as Dad himself. Easy printables and space for creativity—it's the perfect way to show Dad you care! Let's get crafting!

Friday Fun! Be creative with this easy to make card for Dad!

Simple Father's Day Cards - Make Dad smile with unique cutout letter Father's Day cards! Kids can unleash their creativity while crafting a gift Dad will treasure. This easy DIY project requires minimal supplies and delivers maximum love. Let your little ones spell out how much they care with colorful paper cutouts!


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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?
Check out the Friday Fun index for quick and easy crafts.

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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 Card Making Idea: Dangler Card Tutorial.

Go beyond the ordinary with this interactive 3D card featuring a dangling message that surprises! See how easy it is to make this freestanding greeting card with an opening for hanging your customized message dangler. Great for birthdays and other occasions, including 4th of July!

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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