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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.

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

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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

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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

Sponge Stamps and Art

Make homeade stamps from kitchen sponges
Description ↓

Do you know that ordinary kitchen sponges can be used to make stamps? Children will want to make a variety of stamps to create artistic masterpieces for display in the refrigerator door gallery. Follow these simple instructions and you will be able to make stamps of your own design in minutes.

EASY

Children's Craft Box

Children's craft box
Description ↓

Make it easier for your children to 'create' by filling a box with craft supplies that's just for them. The box is theirs to use however they wish. The only rules are they must lay out the small plastic table cloth before starting and when finished they must clean up the mess.

VERY EASY

Yarn Octopus

Yarn octopus
Description ↓

See how easy it is to make a little yarn octopus that is the perfect size, about 5", to hang on your backpack.  These little cuties are just right for your yarn leftovers. It also makes a terrific gift or craft bazaar sale item.

EASY

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Origami Flying Bird

Origami Flying Bird
Description ↓

A bow isn't the only way to top off a gift package. All it takes is a square of paper and a few folds to make an origami bird to decorate your present.  The flying bird has fewer folds than most origami birds. This makes it an ideal origami craft project for beginning folders and children.

EASY

Washcloth Bath Bags

Washcloth Bath Bags
Description ↓

Sew up a nifty bag for your bath from a washcloth and ribbon. Put soap or bath salts inside and relax in a sudsy tub of warm water. But don't stop there! The bath bags also double as bath mitts for the kids. They also make great gift bags for handmade soaps!

VERY EASY

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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

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

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

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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