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Crafting fun for everyone!

Craft Project Index

Crafting fun for everyone!
 
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About the projects

Browse down this page of featured crafts and the Full Craft Project Index for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of all crafts.

Foam Ball Hand Puppets

Foam Ball Clown Puppet
Description ↓

Create quick and easy clown hand puppets based on Styrofoam® balls used as the puppet head. You can use felt cutouts and/or pom-poms and wiggly eyes to add a funny face to your clown puppet. Once you have made the clown puppet, try your hand at making other puppet characters by changing the felt cutouts and the fabric drape!

EASY

Circly Paper Chain Snake

Circly Paper Chain Snake
Friday Fun Description ↓

Link rings of construction paper together to form a long multi-colored snake that makes a terrific decoration hung from the ceiling, draped around the room, or framing a bulletin board. Turn the activity into a contest to see who can make the longest snake, create the funniest (or scariest) snake, or the most creative snake.

VERY EASY

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Strip Folding Cards

Strip Folding Card
Description ↓

In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to use folded paper strips to give your card added depth with three-dimensional layers. This card making technique is a great way to enhance a small image or photo and to use decorative paper leftovers.

AVERAGE

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Bread Clay Recipe

Bread clay beads
Friday Fun Description ↓

This recipe makes a durable and very pliable clay that can be colored vibrantly. This air-dry clay is particularly good for making items that will get heavy use, like beads and playing pieces for games. All you do is mix white glue into shredded white bread and add color with a bit of paint.

EASY

Match Cards

Match cards
Description ↓

Make a set of match cards using Aunt Annie's designs or print blank cards to create your own unique deck of cards. Included in the project are the rules for playing three different games with the match cards and a bit about the history of playing cards.

EASY

Sweet Strawberries

Walnut strawberries
Friday Fun Description ↓

Make strawberries from walnuts in the shell that are painted red. This is a quick and easy project that both kids and adults will have fun doing! The strawberries can be used as decorations on gifts or around the house and make a wonderful gift to brighten anyone's day!

VERY EASY

Basics of Quilling

Flower made of paper filigree
Description ↓

Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree. In this project, you'll see how to use a toothpick to roll coils and scrolls then pinch, shape, and arrange them into decorative patterns.

EASY

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Doorknob Hangers

Doorknob Hangers
Friday Fun Description ↓

In this project, see how easy it is to make doorknob hangers to communicate with your family and friends. Create a hanger with any message and pictures you like. You might put 'Do Not Disturb' on one side and 'Wake In Time for School' on the other side. Use your imagination!

VERY EASY

Geometric Solids

Geometric solids - patterns for making models
Description ↓

In this project, make four of the five Platonic solids—cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, and icosahedron. These geometric models can be used for things beyond learning about solid geometry. Decorate them and make a colorful mobile or use them as gift boxes.

EASY to AVERAGE

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Weave a Placemat

Weave a Placemat
Friday Fun Description ↓

Turn a sheet of construction paper into a placemat with paper weaving. These simple-to-make colorful placemats will brighten your table. Select a color theme and get weaving!

EASY

Flared-Top Boxes

Elegant Flared boxes
Description ↓

Make these wonderfully elegant boxes based on Chinese takeout boxes. They increase in size from a square or rectangular base to lid flaps that flare out from the top. The project includes printable patterns for flared boxes in a variety of sizes and shapes. These boxes have many decorative uses.

EASY

Love Bugs

Love bug attach to flower
Friday Fun Description ↓

Make cute little bugs to give as gifts. They are molded in plastic spoons using plaster of Paris. This craft is great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and any gift-giving occasion. Children of all ages, even as young as two, will enjoy making these love bugs as pins or magnets.

VERY EASY

Stenciled Flower Pots

Stenciled Flower Pots
Description ↓

Turn a plastic flower pot from ordinary to extraordinary with stenciling. In this project, you will learn how to apply acrylic paint stencils to a small plastic flower pot. This technique can then be used to decorate larger plastic flower pots, plastic hanging baskets, plastic wastebaskets, or just about any plastic container.

AVERAGE

Coin Barrettes

Coin Barrettes craft project
Friday Fun Description ↓

Use a few pennies and a store bought hair barrette back to make these lovely hair holders. For silver barrettes, use dimes or nickels and mix up the coins for another look. The craft is quick and simple! Make a set for yourself or to give as a gift.

VERY EASY

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