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Crafting fun for everyone!

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

Leather Craft: Make a soft bracelet of woven suede!

Woven Suede Bracelet - Weave your own unique and stylish suede bracelet from scraps of leather in contrasting colors. This easy DIY project is perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike. With just a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful and personalized bracelet that you'll love to wear or give as a gift.

Wednesday Treat: Free golden striped papers in vibrant colors!

This week's Wednesday Treat is a set of three Golden Stripes digital papers. These striped papers have golden yellow stripes combined with orange, red, or plum stripes in a mixture of widths. They coordinate with the Pen 'n Ink Hearts and Golden Dots digital papers and are perfect for creating Boxes and Bags and other paper crafts.

Friday Fun! Make stamps from sponges!

Sponge Stamps and Art - Create your own unique stamps from ordinary kitchen sponges! This easy and fun craft project is perfect for adults and kids of all skill levels. Let your creativity run wild as you decorate everything from wrapping paper to greeting cards to home décor with your custom stamps. You'll be amazed at the endless possibilities!


Featured last week

Geometric Crafts: Not your ordinary paper hexagon!

Hexa-hexaflexagons - Fold and flex your way to fun with a hexa-hexaflexagon! This unique geometric toy may look like a regular hexagon, but it has four hidden faces that reveal themselves as you flex it. It's easy to make with our simple instructions and patterns, and it's fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Wednesday Treat: Adinkra Symbols Set of digital papers

Last week's Wednesday treat was Adinkra Symbols digital papers. These decorative papers feature traditional Ghanaian Adinkra symbols on yellow, orange, and red backgrounds. You can use these digital papers to decorate The Achi Game Board, to make accessories for the game, or to make cards to go with the Adinkra symbol decorated Hexagon Boxes.

Friday Fun: DIY sewing cards for the kids!

Sewing Cards - Learn how to make DIY sewing cards! This fun and educational craft is perfect for kids of all ages. They will have fun sewing with colorful yarn on the cards in their own creative way.

The project also has bonus tips for making unique sewing cards using clip art! Adults can use the same techniques to make beautiful scrapbook and greeting card embellishments.


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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 Make a Card for Him. See how easy it is to make a card for the man in your life. Whether you are making a birthday card, a congratulations card or a card for some other occasion or event, it's easy to personalize the card in this project with colors and designs that he will like.

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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