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Full Friday Fun Index

Simple projects for craft time

Full Friday Fun

Simple projects for craft time
 
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Craft project list by date

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 for descriptions and illustrations of the projects in date order, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of crafts by category.

Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner - 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 - 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

Easy Mother's Day Cards - 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

Simple Folded Bouquet - 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

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Multicolor Binoculars - 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 - 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 - 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

Easter Chick Cards - 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

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Easter Pennant Banner - 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

Washcloth Bunny - 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 - 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 - 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

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Square Petal Envelope - 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 - 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

Valentine's Day Candy Jar - It is easy to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift.

EASY

Paper Heart Chains - Spread Valentine's Day cheer in minutes! Follow our super-easy guide for cutting paper heart chains from red or pink paper strips or from our free red-striped and heart-patterned papers. Everyone can join in the fun, making festive heart chains for classrooms, homes, or parties!

VERY EASY

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Valentine Crown - Crown Your Little Royalty! Make this magical paper plate crown for your prince or princess, or get crafty with a group of kids. It's easy and fun—just grab a few supplies and let imaginations run wild! This crown will make any kid feel like royalty, perfect for Valentine's Day or any occasion by letting imaginations sparkle through new colors and decorations!

EASY

Snowflake Window Stencils - Make your windows sparkle with DIY paper snowflake stencils! Even toddlers can help dab paint and create magical winter flurries. It's a fun and easy activity for all ages.

EASY

Easy Paper Snowflakes - Unfold a blizzard of unique snowflakes with this easy tissue paper technique! Perfect for families, classrooms, and groups! Using tissue paper makes cutting through many layers a breeze, but you can use any lightweight paper you like. Unleash a whole flurry now!

EASY

Simple Mitt Hand Puppets - Bring characters to life! Easy-to-make paper mitts become magical puppets in minutes. Make funny animals, cool monsters, and anything you dream up! Add features, cutouts, and let the laughter roll! Start with our free patterns, then design your own! Great for families, classrooms, and groups! What stories will you tell?

VERY EASY

Snow Scene in a Jar Snow Globe - Whether you have snow where you live or not, you can have wintertime fun by making a wintry snow scene in a jar. All it takes is a few plastic toys, rocks, glue, glitter and water to turn a small jar into a winter wonderland where a gentle shake makes it snow.

AVERAGE

Milk and Cookie Placemats - Get crafty and spread joy with DIY placemats! A simple craft for kids. Start with cutouts from old greeting cards, magazines, and calendars and turn them into magical designs for snack time. Personalize with names or themes for year-round fun!

VERY EASY

Paper Angel Chains - Create a chain of paper angels by cutting folded paper strips. It's just like folding and cutting paper doll chains! The angels stand on their own and can be used to add some sparkle anywhere you are doing some holiday decorating!

VERY EASY

Chocolate Spoons - Create sweet and easy chocolate spoons with your kids! These fun and delicious spoons are the perfect last-minute gift for teachers or a special gift for any occasion. Kids will love dipping, decorating, and wrapping up their own creations. Get started today and make someone's day with a sweet surprise!

EASY

Cinnamon Clay Recipe - This isn't just any clay – it's cinnamon clay! As you mold and shape it, your hands will be filled with the sweet, warm scent of Christmas. Use cookie cutters to make cute shapes like candy canes, stars, and snowmen, or let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique designs.

EASY

Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines - Make Christmas-themed creations with easy-to-use Homemade Modeling Dough! This fun and festive project is perfect for families and groups of children of all ages. Shape the modeling dough into our imaginative Christmas shapes, or personalize your creations with your own unique designs! Get started today and make your own Christmas keepsakes!

EASY

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings - Create Thanksgiving memories with these easy-to-make napkin rings! This simple craft project is a great way to involve children (adults, too!) in the holiday festivities. Not only will you have a blast crafting together, but you'll also make something special for the Thanksgiving table. And the best part? You can use the same basic idea with simple variations for other holidays throughout the year.  

EASY

Apple Turkey - These adorable apple turkeys are a fun and easy way for kids to add a touch of whimsy to the Thanksgiving table. Perfect for place cards or as a centerpiece, this easy-to-make craft is sure to delight your guests. With just a few simple steps, kids can create these colorful turkeys.

EASY

Floating Wing Glider Paper Airplane - Make your own paper airplane glider that flies like a dream! This easy-to-fold glider is perfect for kids of all ages. It can fly long distances and do amazing stunts. Launch it down a long hallway or in a large room and have a blast!

AVERAGE

Dracula's Blood Recipe - Want to make your own Halloween costume even scarier? With just a few simple ingredients and a little help from an adult, kids can create a realistic blood effect that will make your costume even more spooky.

VERY EASY

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