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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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Paper Flowers

Paper flowers
Description ↓

See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!

EASY

Handwoven Bookmarks

Craft project: Handwoven bookmark
Description ↓

Make a handwoven bookmark simply and easily while learning the basic concepts of weaving using a cardboard loom. The bookmark makes a wonderful gift, or maybe use it as a rug in a doll house. Make the loom in different sizes and sew the fabric into coin purses, coasters, hot pads—whatever you can imagine!

EASY

Peek-a-boo Easter Egg

Peek-a-boo Easter Egg
Description ↓

Learn how to make a magical world inside an Easter egg with real eggshells, cutouts or stickers, and your imagination! Smaller crafters may need help snipping their eggs.

AVERAGE

Basic Egg Dyeing

Basic Egg Dyeing
Description ↓

Aunt Annie teaches you how to make a dye bath for brightly colored Easter eggs. Dye your eggs a solid color, or marble them for added oomph!

VERY EASY

Tissue Paper Painting

Use for painted tissue paper
Description ↓

Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique. Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges.  The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

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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