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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

Gift Wrap: Upcycle jars with personalized DIY covers!

Easy Jar Lid Covers - Elevate your gift-giving with our DIY jar lid covers! With a few simple steps and our free printable templates, you can transform any ordinary jar into a unique and charming container for homemade treats, bath bombs, or even craft a special "gratitude jar." The recipient will love the personalized touch! 

Wednesday Treat: Vibrant and bold harlequin diamonds digital papers

This week's Wednesday treat is a series of free digital paper downloads with harlequin diamonds in  repeating patterns of contrasting diamonds standing on end. Choose from mellow, vibrant, and bold colors to create stunning crafts. All the digital papers in the series coordinate with the boxes in the Diamond Box project. While the Red and Yellow Harlequin Diamonds paper, with alternating rows of smaller red and yellow diamonds, coordinates with the Red Mixed Dots digital papers.

Friday Fun! See the world in a different way with these binoculars!

Multicolor Binoculars - Craft magical binoculars (and adventure) with your child using recycled paper tubes and colorful cellophane. They’ll peer through tinted lenses to see the world in a different way! We'll show you how to make these binoculars super cool (black for a classic look!), but feel free to get creative and decorate them any way you like! This easy craft is perfect for a fun afternoon and is adaptable for younger children.


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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!

Last week's Wednesday Treat challenged 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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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 Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards Tutorial.

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!

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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