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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.

Square Petal Envelope

Square petal envelope
Description ↓

Creativity alert! Make neat looking square petal envelopes with just 4 circles! Inspired by Japanese crafts, this fun project is perfect for group activities or solo crafting. Learn this easy DIY technique together and use the envelopes to exchange notes, enhance a greeting card, or simply express your artistic side!

AVERAGE

Quick, No-Glue Papier-mâché Pulp

Papier-mache sta, mini-frame and beads
Description ↓

Use this craft recipe to quickly make a colorful papier-mâché pulp that can be molded into many shapes. Skip the mess with this easy recipe that doesn't require glue or paint! Use the lightweight shapes to make jewelry, mobiles, ornaments, and more! Great for family, group, or classroom crafting time.

EASY

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Valentine's Day Candy Jar

Valentine's Day candy jars
Description ↓

It is easy to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift.

EASY

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Paper Heart Chains

Paper Heart Chains
Description ↓

Spread Valentine's Day cheer in minutes! Follow our super-easy guide for cutting paper heart chains from red or pink paper strips or from our free red-striped and heart-patterned papers. Everyone can join in the fun, making festive heart chains for classrooms, homes, or parties!

VERY EASY

Valentine Crown

Valentine crown craft project
Description ↓

Crown Your Little Royalty! Make this magical paper plate crown for your prince or princess, or get crafty with a group of kids. It's easy and fun—just grab a few supplies and let imaginations run wild! This crown will make any kid feel like royalty, perfect for Valentine's Day or any occasion by letting imaginations sparkle through new colors and decorations!

EASY

Snowflake Window Stencils

Stencilled window
Description ↓

Make your windows sparkle with DIY paper snowflake stencils! Even toddlers can help dab paint and create magical winter flurries. It's a fun and easy activity for all ages.

EASY

Easy Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes
Description ↓

Unfold a blizzard of unique snowflakes with this easy tissue paper technique! Perfect for families, classrooms, and groups! Using tissue paper makes cutting through many layers a breeze, but you can use any lightweight paper you like. Unleash a whole flurry now!

EASY

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Simple Mitt Hand Puppets

Simple Mitt Hand Puppets
Description ↓

Bring characters to life! Easy-to-make paper mitts become magical puppets in minutes. Make funny animals, cool monsters, and anything you dream up! Add features, cutouts, and let the laughter roll! Start with our free patterns, then design your own! Great for families, classrooms, and groups! What stories will you tell?

VERY EASY

Snow Scene in a Jar Snow Globe

Snow scene in a jar
Description ↓

Whether you have snow where you live or not, you can have wintertime fun by making a wintry snow scene in a jar. All it takes is a few plastic toys, rocks, glue, glitter and water to turn a small jar into a winter wonderland where a gentle shake makes it snow.

AVERAGE

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Milk and Cookie Placemats

Milk and cookie placemat with snowman and mitten cutouts
Description ↓

Get crafty and spread joy with DIY placemats! A simple craft for kids. Start with cutouts from old greeting cards, magazines, and calendars and turn them into magical designs for snack time. Personalize with names or themes for year-round fun!

VERY EASY

Paper Angel Chains

See how to make paper angel chains
Description ↓

Create a chain of paper angels by cutting folded paper strips. It's just like folding and cutting paper doll chains! The angels stand on their own and can be used to add some sparkle anywhere you are doing some holiday decorating!

VERY EASY

Chocolate Spoons

Chocolate spoons in a mug
Description ↓

Create sweet and easy chocolate spoons with your kids! These fun and delicious spoons are the perfect last-minute gift for teachers or a special gift for any occasion. Kids will love dipping, decorating, and wrapping up their own creations. Get started today and make someone's day with a sweet surprise!

EASY

Cinnamon Clay Recipe

Cinnmaon clay ornaments
Description ↓

This isn't just any clay – it's cinnamon clay! As you mold and shape it, your hands will be filled with the sweet, warm scent of Christmas. Use cookie cutters to make cute shapes like candy canes, stars, and snowmen, or let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique designs.

EASY

Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines

Clay Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines
Description ↓

Make Christmas-themed creations with easy-to-use Homemade Modeling Dough! This fun and festive project is perfect for families and groups of children of all ages. Shape the modeling dough into our imaginative Christmas shapes, or personalize your creations with your own unique designs! Get started today and make your own Christmas keepsakes!

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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