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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.

Sticker Fun

Homemade Stickers with Seal Gum adhesive
Description ↓

Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize any of your handcrafted cards or printed output. Whether it's a card, letter, certificate or photo, a sticker is a fun way to liven things up! Use Aunt Annie's sticker sheets or design your own stickers to use, share and trade!

VERY EASY

Paper Mosaic

Paper Mosaic Fish
Description ↓

Learn how to make paper mosaics to decorate crafts and give as gifts, while recycling the paper scraps from other projects. Make one for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa.

VERY EASY to EASY

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Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes

Milk carton giftboxes
Description ↓

In this project, learn how to recycle milk and juice cartons, or any size gable top carton, into strong gift boxes. You can either wrap the boxes in your favorite way or transform the carton into a house or a cuckoo clock using Aunt Annie's patterns.

EASY to AVERAGE

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Vanilla ice cream made in a bag
Description ↓

What goes best with kids and a hot summer day? Well, ice cream, of course! With this recipe and technique each child gets to make an individual serving of ice cream, and it only takes a few minutes from start to finish. Go ahead, get going—you’ll have a ball!

EASY

Patriotic Star Garland

Star garland with red, white and blue five-pointed stars
Description ↓

Cut five-pointed stars from red, white and blue paper and string them to make a garland! Use the garland to decorate for Memorial Day, Flag Day or the Fourth of July.

EASY

Punched Bookmarks

Punched Bookmarks
Description ↓

You've been cutting, folding and pasting to make your crafty creations, but now there are bits and pieces of paper left over. Recycle that leftover paper to make simple and beautiful bookmarks using a hole punch.

VERY EASY

Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards

Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards
Description ↓

This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Serendipity Square Cards tutorial. Like in the adult version, scraps of paper are used to make colorful serendipity squares that can be combined in many ways to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for dad!

VERY EASY

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Layered Soaps

Handmade Layered Soaps
Description ↓

In this project, learn how to make soaps with different colored layers using the melt-and-pour soap making technique. You can create guest soaps in colors to match your kitchen or bath decor or to give as a special gift. The whole family can have fun making soaps.

EASY

Clip Art Bag Puppets

Clip-art bag puppets
Description ↓

More puppet fun! This time using clip art to make paper bag puppets. Quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.

VERY EASY

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Memory Game

Memory cards
Description ↓

Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups, and with a little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.

VERY EASY

Keepsake Booklets

Keepsake booklet
Description ↓

Gather those stacks of school papers together and make them into a quick and easy booklet. This simple technique can be used to make booklets of all sorts—diaries, collections of articles and clippings, school reports and more.

EASY

Suede Leather Pendant Necklaces

Suede Leather Pendants
Description ↓

In this project, create a necklace from scraps of suede leather and a length of plastic lacing. This is a simple leather craft suitable for beginners and children.

AVERAGE

Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards

Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards
Description ↓

This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Pocket Greeting Cards Tutorial. These fun and unique cards for Mother's Day feature a pocket on the front that the kids can fill with little gifts for Mom.

VERY EASY

Mexican Yarn Painting

Huichol yarn painting from Mexico using variegated yarn
Description ↓

The crafts of Mexico are renowned for bright colors and bold designs especially the nierika made by the Huichol people. In this project learn how to do Huichol-inspired yarn paintings then use the technique to make decorative plaques or to enliven the surfaces of boxes, cards, notebooks, and more.

AVERAGE

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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