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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.

Valentine Garland of Hearts

Garland of tissue paper hearts
Description ↓

Make this delightful tissue paper garland that is sure to brings smiles. Drape it over doors, in windows, over furniture, along stairs. It is quick and easy to make.

VERY EASY

Heart Shaped Cards

Simple heart-shaped Valentine's Day cards
Description ↓

Make simple and fun Valentine cards in the shape of a heart or with a heart-shaped top. Most of the cards have a circus theme and one is especially designed for giving to your sweetheart.

VERY EASY

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Trinket Box

Trinket box made from recycled materials
Description ↓

Use recycled materials to make this trinket box. All it takes to make this cutie are empty cardboard tubes, a cereal box and scraps of ribbon or paper. You are sure to want to make more than one!

AVERAGE

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Paper Doll Chains

Paper doll chain
Description ↓

Create a chain of paper dolls by cutting multi-folded paper strips. Learn this basic paper cutting technique with paper dolls then, let your imagination run wild! Cut paper chains with themes for every season and every special event. They make great decorations for parties, classrooms and your home.

VERY EASY

Ring Toss Game

Ring Toss Game
Description ↓

Make rings and stakes for the game of ring toss. Find out how far and how accurately you can throw a set of rope rings with the classic game of ring toss. Play it inside at a party, or outdoors at a picnic or cookout! Aunt Annie includes a set of rules so everyone knows how to play.

EASY

Clip-Art or Photo Stick Puppets

Tortoise and hare clip art puppets
Description ↓

Nothing is off-limits in this creative puppet project. Craft simple stick puppets from magazine photos, clip art, coloring book cutouts, or other paper images! You can even use photos you’ve taken to put on a special play starring you and your friends—just make sure to ask Mom first.

VERY EASY

Gift Tags from Recycled Cards

Gift tags made from recycled cards
Description ↓

Recycle greeting cards and paper scraps into fun and unique gift tags. The whole family can join in on the cutting and pasting to make these special additions to your holiday gifts. The tags can even be grouped into packages for sale at a Christmas bazaar or for a fundraiser.

VERY EASY

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Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments

Coookie Cutter Felt Ornaments
Description ↓

Simple and durable ornaments can be made with cookie cutters, felt and imagination. No sewing is required! The cookie cutters are used as templates for making the ornaments or use Aunt Annie's printable pattern with Christmas-themed templates.

VERY EASY

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament

Mini-tree ornament made from a cone of green paper
Description ↓

A simple cone of green paper can be made into an ornament in the form of a Christmas tree that everyone will enjoy. With just a few common craft supplies, you and your children can make and decorate these little paper Christmas trees. Make cones from other colors of paper to create bell and Santa hat ornaments.

EASY

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Shaped Cards for Christmas

Shaped cards for Christmas - angel, pine tree and Santa
Description ↓

Make simple and fun holiday cards in the shape of a pine tree, Santa, or an angel. These cards are easy enough for younger children and people with special needs to make. While the cards are very simple to make, they are easily enhanced with glitter, cotton balls, sequins, and other creative touches. Let your imagination soar!

VERY EASY

Picture Puzzles

Airplane picture puzzle
Description ↓

Turn drawings, photographs or any image you love into a picture puzzle. This is a simple craft for groups of children. Why not have each child make a puzzle and then trade the puzzles back and forth so everyone has the chance to work several puzzles.

VERY EASY

Fall and Thanksgiving Refrigerator Magnets

Fall and Thanksgiving magnets from modeling dough
Description ↓

See how easy it is to make seasonal refrigerator magnets for fall and Thanksgiving with Homemade Modeling Dough. Make the dough in less than 15 minutes, and then use your fingers to shape magnets using ideas in the project or design your own creations.

EASY

Miniature Turkeys

Set of miniature turkeys
Description ↓

In this project, you'll make miniature turkeys modeled from Homemade Modeling Dough, or air-dry clay, to use as playing pieces for the game of Turkey Trot. Or make the turkeys for a diorama, to decorate for Thanksgiving, or just for fun!

EASY

Pine Cone Turkey

Pine cone fashioned into a turkey by using bump chenille stems
Description ↓

Turn a pine cone into a colorful turkey to brighten your Thanksgiving table. This is an easy craft project for children that can be combined with some outdoor fun. Take a walk in the woods to find pine cones; then, with bump chenille stems (or pipe cleaners) and glue magic, turn them into little turkeys.

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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