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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.

Multicolor Binoculars

Multicolor binoculars made with toilet paper tubes
Description ↓

Make binoculars from recycled toilet paper tubes and squares of colored cellophane for lenses. Wrap the tubes in black construction paper (or paint them black) for an authentic look or let your imagination loose by decorating the cardboard tubes any way you like!

EASY

Quick Napkin Rings

Quick Napkin Rings
Description ↓

Having a party or a family gathering or a holiday get together? Follow the simple steps in this project for a quick way to make colorful napkin rings. Use the rings to add a festive touch for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special or themed occasion.

VERY EASY

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Apple Turkey

Turkey place card made from an apple and a napkin
Description ↓

Make a turkey for displaying Thanksgiving dinner place cards. The turkey is made with an apple (or a pear), a paper napkin, some nuts and candy, and googly eyes. It’s fun and easy to do and all your guests will be delighted with this colorful turkey.

EASY

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3D Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator Magnets made of painted plaster of Paris
Description ↓

In this project, learn how to make refrigerator magnets out of painted molded shapes created by pouring plaster of Paris into candy molds. This is an ideal project for groups of varying ages and skills, and the finished magnets make great gifts!

EASY

Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor

Sew-a-pumpkin Halloween party favor
Description ↓

Create these truly unique pumpkin-shaped Halloween party favors filled with candy corn. This is an easy craft that's a twist on the traditional Sewing Cards craft. Great for group, family and classroom crafting!

EASY

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween treat bags
Description ↓

Give your Halloween trick-or-treaters a colorful handmade bag filled with treats! Each bag holds several pieces of candy, two cookies, some caramel corn or a small toy. They are great for Halloween party favors, too!

VERY EASY

Halloween Mobile

Halloween mobile with cats and pumpkins
Description ↓

Mobiles of ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns, witches, bats and black cats make great decorations for Halloween. Follow the instructions in this project to make a quick and easy mobile using simple materials. After completing this project you will be able to make mobiles for any holiday or theme. 

EASY

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Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards

Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards
Description ↓

In this project, kids make a spook house from black construction paper with an opening to peer inside at the ghostly residents. This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Dangler Cards with jack-o'-lantern danglers for Halloween.

EASY

Magazine Holder

Magazine holder with sponged and stenciled decorations
Description ↓

Here’s a craft that is fun to do, recycles empty cereal boxes, and organizes those stacks of magazines, paperback books and miscellaneous papers around the house or in your child’s bedroom.

AVERAGE

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Vegetable and Fruit Printing

Potato and vegetable print examples
Description ↓

Learn how to make simple relief prints using vegetables (and fruits). This printing technique is simple enough for very young children, while being versatile enough for older children and adults. The project features the classic potato print, as well as, vegetables and fruits that are a bit less traditional in printing.

VERY EASY

Quick 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 shapes. This paper pulp doesn't require glue and you can skip painting the finished pieces. This is a great craft material to use for family, group or classroom crafting time.

EASY

Square Petal Envelope

Square petal envelope
Description ↓

Learn a surprising technique for making square petal envelopes. These simple envelopes are inspired by Japanese gift wraps and require little or no adornment. They are great for wrapping flat packages or gift cards.

AVERAGE

Homemade Modeling Dough Recipe

Modeling dough: flower, beads, animals
Description ↓

Squishable, squeezable, and versatile, this easy to make modeling dough can be crafted into paintable masterpieces or reused many times as a play dough. Add color with a few drops of food coloring and see what sculptures you can create!

EASY

Homemade Bubble Solution

Bubbles and bubble wand
Description ↓

Playing with soap bubbles is pure fun and fascinates even the youngest child—cats and dogs, too. It's amazingly simple to mix a bubble solution from just a few ingredients.

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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