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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.

Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner

Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner
Description ↓

Make red, white and blue pennants with stars and stripes, then string them together to create a banner. The banner can be used to decorate inside or outside for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or anytime you have a patriotic theme party.

EASY

Finger Painting Basics

Finger painting of flowers in red
Description ↓

Bring the joy of finger painting to your craft time! This guide provides a fun and easy activity that's perfect for all ages. Learn how to make your own finger paint, explore basic techniques, and discover creative ways to express yourselves. Finger painting is a great way to encourage bonding, spark creativity, and create vibrant artwork together. Get messy and have some laughs! 

VERY EASY

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Easy Mother's Day Cards

Easy Mother's Day Cards with cutouts
Description ↓

Craft fun Mother’s Day cards that spell out 'M-O-M' using simple paper cutouts. These cards are super easy to make—no patterns needed! Get creative by adding your own drawings, rubber stamps, or cutouts. Moms will love these charming cards!

VERY EASY

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Simple Folded Bouquet

Simple Folded Bouquet
Description ↓

Looking for an easy and fun family craft activity? Create a stunning bouquet of paper blooms in minutes. No patterns needed, just grab some construction and tissue paper and get ready for some easy folding, cutting, and gluing. The result is a beautiful freestanding bouquet that brightens any room!

EASY

Multicolor Binoculars

Multicolor binoculars made with toilet paper tubes
Description ↓

Craft magical binoculars with your child using recycled paper tubes and colorful cellophane. Peer through tinted lenses and see the world in a whole new way! We'll show you how to make the binoculars look super cool, but feel free to get creative. This easy craft is perfect for a fun group or family activity and is adaptable for all ages!

EASY

3D Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator Magnets made of painted plaster of Paris
Description ↓

Craft something awesome together with this easy-to-follow guide on making 3D fridge magnets using plaster of Paris and candy molds. This project is perfect for all ages and skill levels, encouraging creativity and bonding time. Have fun painting your unique designs, and create treasured keepsakes or heartfelt gifts!

EASY

Vegetable and Fruit Printing

Potato and vegetable print examples
Description ↓

Vegetable (and fruit) stamping is a fun and engaging activity for your family or group! From toddlers creating colorful prints to older kids and adults designing unique masterpieces, this activity fosters creativity and connection. Explore classic potato prints or get surprising results with unexpected fruits and veggies!

VERY EASY

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Easter Chick Cards

Easter Chick Cards
Description ↓

Great family or classroom craft! Turn tiny hand tracings into adorable Easter chicks! This fun and easy craft is perfect for children of all ages. Simply trace their hands to create the chick's wings, then let their creativity soar as they decorate their Easter masterpieces.

EASY

Easter Pennant Banner

Easter Pennant Flag Banner
Description ↓

A fun Easter craft to do with your family, class, or group! This project is a great way to get creative together and make some festive decorations for your home or classroom. The best part? It's easy enough for everyone to participate, from young children to adults. So gather your supplies, pick out some colorful construction paper, and get ready to have some fun!

VERY EASY

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Washcloth Bunny

Washcloth Bunnies
Description ↓

Looking for a fun Easter craft to do with the kids? These cute bunnies are the perfect solution! Made with a washcloth, this no-sew project is quick, simple, and perfect for even younger crafters. They'll love creating these sweet bunnies as Easter basket stuffers, gifts, or even cozy nests for Easter eggs!

VERY EASY

Recycled Cereal Box Magazine Holder

Magazine holder with sponged and stenciled decorations
Description ↓

This creative project is perfect for kids of all ages and is ideal for group crafting! Upcycle empty cereal boxes and transform them into colorful and functional storage for their schoolwork, papers, and more. A great activity for exploring a variety of arts and crafts techniques.

AVERAGE

Shamrock Flag Banner

Shamrock Flag Banner
Description ↓

Show off your St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a shamrock banner. Make this easy paper flag banner using construction paper and the printable shamrock pattern. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window—anywhere you want to show your Irish green!

VERY EASY

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

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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