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.
Fun Shaped Cards - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards with printable patterns that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs, while still allowing for personal touches.
This week's Wednesday treat is a set of new printable patterns for five-petal pentagon envelopes with egg-shaped petals for Easter. These patterns are in addition to the pentagonal, five-petal envelopes in the Five-Petal Pentagon Envelope patterns craft project. There are blank patterns and a pattern with fully decorated and colored eggs!
Jelly Bean Carrots - A sweet addition to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying springtime candy treat.
Easter Suncatchers - Catch springtime sun with an easy-to-make paper suncatcher. This craft project includes printable templates for black-and-white and colored suncatchers. Besides being festive window decorations, your egg- or bunny-shaped suncatchers can be hung from an Easter basket, tucked into a handmade Easter card, or made into a mobile! The project includes coloring sheet patterns for toddlers and preschoolers.
This week's Wednesday treat is a set of Five-Petal Pentagon Envelope patterns. Make an elegant envelope wrap with rounded flaps that fold like petals to close into a five-sided pentagon shape. This unique petal envelope is a terrific gift wrap solution for small items.
Jumping Origami Bunny - This funny bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.
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 All Occasion Ribbon Edge Cards. Create cards to have on hand that can be used for any occasion. These cards feature a ribbon backed decorative cut edge and simple stamped block backgrounds.
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.