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Friday Fun

Simple projects for craft time

Friday Fun

Simple projects for craft time
 
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About the projects

Friday Fun is all about simple craft projects for family, classroom and group craft time. Some families are setting aside a time each week for family crafting fun. Why not join in the fun?

Greeting cards for kids: For pop-up cards and more easy to make greeting cards that children can create, see the projects listed in Greeting Cards Kids Can Make.

Also, check out Gifts Kids Can Make for Dad and Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom.

The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.

Browse down this page and the Full Friday Fun Craft Index for descriptions and illustrations of projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of all Friday Fun crafts.

Seed Catalog Garden

Seed Catalog Garden craft project
Description ↓

Make a make-believe garden anytime of the year by cutting up seed catalogs or magazines—you could even use clip art you download and print. Cutting pictures, making the garden, and playing with it will keep kids busy for hours.

VERY EASY

Suede Leather Bracelets

Suede Leather Bracelets
Description ↓

In this project, create a bracelet from scraps of suede leather. Cut a strip of leather, glue on motifs of a contrasting color and fasten with a Velcro® fastener. This is a good first leather craft project and requires no special leather craft tools.

AVERAGE

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Simple Folded Bouquet

Simple Folded Bouquet
Description ↓

It’s never been easier to make a pocketful of posies for spring. No pattern is needed to craft this collection of delicate tissue paper flowers; just fold, cut, tape and glue! Your freestanding bouquet is a great party decoration.

EASY

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Easy Mother's Day Cards

Easy Mother's Day Cards with cutouts
Description ↓

  Mom will love these pretty cards with simple paper cutouts that spell out "M-O-M." Use whatever crafty things you have on hand to add your special creative touches.

VERY EASY

Marbled Eggs

Marbled Eggs
Description ↓

Here’s a technique for making marbled eggs that requires no special materials, and produces beautiful results with very little effort.

VERY EASY

Easter Chick Cards

Easter Chick Cards
Description ↓

See how easy it is to make an Easter card by tracing your child's hands. This is a fun project for kids of all ages. Even toddlers will enjoy this project since cutouts of their traced hands are used for the wings.

EASY

Easter Pennant Banner

Easter Pennant Flag Banner
Description ↓

Make colorful pennant flags then string them together to make a banner for Easter. Use these banners to decorate around your home or in the classroom. The smaller pennant flags are also a nice addition to an Easter basket.

VERY EASY

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Washcloth Bunny

Washcloth Bunnies
Description ↓

What could be more fun than making a cute little bunny for Easter? Start with a washcloth and in no time you'll have a little sweetie to  add to an Easter basket, give as a gift or as a decoration that doubles as an Easter egg holder!

VERY EASY

Seal Gum Recipe

Homemade Stickers with Seal Gum adhesive
Description ↓

Learn how to make homemade seal gum (lick and stick glue) for stickers and envelopes. With this adhesive you will be able to make your own stickers from ordinary paper. Make stickers from drawings or stamped images, clipart or pictures cut from wrapping paper—the sky's the limit! This lick and stick adhesive also works great on handmade envelopes.

VERY EASY

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Shamrock Flag Banner

Shamrock Flag Banner
Description ↓

Show off your St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a shamrock banner. Make this easy paper flag banner using construction paper and the printable shamrock pattern. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window—anywhere you want to show your Irish green!

VERY EASY

Clay Charms and Pendants

Heart and flower charms and pendants
Description ↓

Make charms and pendants for necklaces and bracelets using Homemade Bread Clay or commercial air-dry clay. Make the heart and flower pendants and heart charms for yourself or to give as gifts. When strung on cord or a chain, they make perfect gifts for a friend or family member.

EASY

Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards

Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards
Description ↓

  See how easy it is for kids to make birthday cards from simple materials. These cards feature fancy paper that the kids make, and are finished off with a hand drawn cartoon stick figure and a message balloon. Every card is unique and showcases the creative ideas of the child artist!

VERY EASY

Valentine Flag Banner

Valentine flag banner
Description ↓

In this craft, simple-to-cut flags are decorated with hearts, then strung together to create a banner. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window, or use it to decorate a Valentine-themed bulletin board. No pattern required—just cut, glue and string.

VERY EASY

Simple Valentines

Simple Valentines
Description ↓

This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either six or nine Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to make these Valentines!

VERY EASY

For more classroom, group and family crafts, checkout the Full Friday Fun Craft Index with descriptions and illustrations of projects. Or jump to the category index for a listing of all Friday Fun crafts.

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