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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

Pop-Up Cards: Pop-up birthday cards and invitations!

Birthday Pop-Up Cards - Learn how to make a pop-up card with a simple balloon pop-up inside. Just cut a chain of balloons and glue it inside the card to make a pop-up that springs outs when the card is opened! The cards offered in this project are birthday cards and party invitations.

Gifts To Make: Great gift for puzzle lovers!

This week's Wednesday treat is instructions and patterns for making a Tangram Puzzle Boxed Set. What could be better than a beautiful, easy-to-make gift that the whole family can enjoy playing? In this project, you'll make four tangram puzzles and a matching box for storage.

Friday Fun! Printable stickers and DIY sticker sheets!

Sticker Fun - Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize your printed output. Whether it's a card, letter, or certificate, a sticker is a fun way to liven things up! Follow the instructions in this project to make stickers using Aunt Annie's sticker sheets. Then, go one step further and create your own stickers to use or trade!


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Puppets Around the World: Stick Puppets for a South Seas Adventure!

Stick Puppets - Have make-believe adventures with simple stick puppets and shadow puppets you create! This craft includes printable patterns for fish, seahorse and octopus puppets. Your new ocean friends will help you put on a play based on a fable from the Fiji Islands: The Great Shark God.

Wednesday Treat: Printables and ideas for DIY waxed paper!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a round-up of printable patterns and ideas for making waxed paper charms for you cards and crafts, gift tags, and window clings. Follow the instructions Waxing Paper in the  craft recipe for how-to wax paper. It's easy to turn colored paper into something special by waxing it!

Friday Fun! Recycle scraps of paper into a piece of art!

Paper Mosaic - See how easy it is to make paper mosaics to decorate crafts and give as gifts, while at the same time recycling paper leftovers from other paper crafts. Why not make a mosaic picture for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa!


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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 Lion and Tiger Birthday Cards for Kids.

This greeting card idea is based on the Paper Applique Cards tutorial. See how to make birthday cards for kids with jungle-themed cutouts from the included printable patterns. Follow the instructions for a lion or tiger birthday card or use the cutouts and shape templates to make cards of your own design.

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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