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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

Boxes to Make: Small Christmas gift boxes ready to decorate!

Christmas Rectangular Boxes - Create charming Christmas gift boxes with lids using one of the four free patterns in traditional red or green. Follow the easy instructions in the Rectangular Box craft project to assemble the boxes and then decorate the box tops with Christmas Quilling or your favorite crafting supplies. These versatile rectangular boxes are perfect for party favors, sweets, candies, and small gifts.

Friday Fun! Fragrant Cinnamon Clay Ornaments and Decorations

Cinnamon Clay Recipe - Embrace the heartwarming aroma of Christmas with this easy and fun cinnamon clay recipe. This delightful dough is perfect for crafting festive ornaments, package decorations, and more. Let your creativity run wild as you mold and shape the fragrant clay into unique holiday keepsakes.


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Card Making Idea: Ribbon Edge Christmas Cards

Ribbon Edge Christmas Cards - Tis the season for ribbons! Take your homemade Christmas cards up a notch by adding a ribbon edge. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a decorative cut edge that is enhanced with a ribbon backing. You'll also learn how to make a stamp from an eraser and use it to make plain and checkered backgrounds.

Wednesday Treat: Gift tag printables to stamp!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of gift tag printables that can be stamped with hand carved or commercial stamps to make quick and unique gift tags for your packages. To add more of your creative touch, use the background stamp made in the Ribbon Edge Christmas Cards tutorial to make colored backgrounds of your choosing before stamping a Christmas image or other design on the tag.

Friday Fun! DIY modeling clay fun for Christmas

Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines - Unleash your creativity with these easy-to-make clay creations. This beginner-friendly project is perfect for families and groups of children of all ages. Use your imagination to shape Homemade Modeling Dough or commercial clay into our fun Christmas shapes, or create your own unique designs! Get started today and spread some holiday cheer with your magical creations!


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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 Leaf Silhouette Cards Tutorial. Looking for a unique and elegant way to celebrate the fall season? This greeting card tutorial uses leaf silhouettes to make a simple and beautiful card that's perfect for any occasion. Learn how to create your own decorative paper by sponging paper with paint, and explore the design concepts of positive and negative space as you create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

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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