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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.

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament

Mini-tree ornament made from a cone of green paper
Friday Fun Description ↓

  A simple cone of paper can be made into an ornament in the form of a Christmas tree that everyone will enjoy. With just a few common craft supplies, you and your children can make and decorate these little paper Christmas trees. Make cones from other colors of paper to create bell and Santa hat ornaments.

EASY

Rectangular Box

Rectangular boxes - versatile
Description ↓

Make a rectangular box with lid, also called a shirt box, in a variety of sizes and depths. This is a very versatile box that can be used to package about any gift. It can also be made without the lid and used as a letter box, napkin holder, etc. Instructions are also given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size rectangular box.

EASY

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Shaped Cards for Christmas

Shaped cards for Christmas - angel, pine tree and Santa
Friday Fun Description ↓

Make simple and fun holiday cards in the shape of a pine tree, Santa, or an angel. These cards are easy enough for younger children and people with special needs to make. While the cards are very simple to make, they are easily enhanced with glitter, cotton balls, sequins, and other creative touches. Let your imagination soar!

VERY EASY

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Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards

Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards
Description ↓

Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash, featuring a stenciled Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two printable stencil templates to make a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.

EASY

Picture Puzzles

Airplane picture puzzle
Friday Fun Description ↓

Turn drawings, photographs or any image you love into a picture puzzle. This is a simple craft for groups of children. The puzzles make great gifts, so make one to keep and another to give away.

VERY EASY

Fall and Winter Quilling Cards

Fall and Winter Quilling Cards
Description ↓

Build on the Basics of Quilling, and the quilling design patterns in the project, to decorate greeting cards with quilling motifs for fall and winter—snowflake, acorn and pumpkin. The card ideas are based on the easy-to-make Four Patch Card, and use free digital papers you can download and print.

EASY

Fall and Thanksgiving Refrigerator Magnets

Fall and Thanksgiving magnets from modeling dough
Friday Fun Description ↓

See how easy it is to make seasonal refrigerator magnets for fall and Thanksgiving with Homemade Modeling Dough. Make the dough in less than 15 minutes, and then use your fingers to shape magnets using ideas in the project or design your own creations.

EASY

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Mittens from Sweatpants

Mittens from sweatpants
Description ↓

In this project, use old sweatpants to make mittens for kids. This is a great way to recycle the fabric from all those holey and stained sweatpants (and sweatshirts) that no one can wear anymore. This is a good project for new sewers. As an added bonus, the project includes instructions for making a scarf from sweatpants.

EASY

Miniature Turkeys

Set of miniature turkeys
Friday Fun Description ↓

 In this project, you'll make miniature turkeys modeled from Homemade Modeling Dough, or air-dry clay, to use as playing pieces for the game of Turkey Trot. Or make the turkeys for a diorama, to decorate for Thanksgiving, or just for fun!

EASY

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Turkey Trot

Closeup of Turkey Trot game board
Description ↓

Here's a race game that the whole family can make together and then play! It's great for after Thanksgiving dinner fun or anytime the family gets together. The project also includes patterns and tips for creating game boards of your own invention for other holidays or themes.

EASY

Pine Cone Turkey

Pine cone fashioned into a turkey by using bump chenille stems
Friday Fun Description ↓

Turn a pine cone into a colorful turkey to brighten your Thanksgiving table. This is an easy craft project for children that can be combined with some outdoor fun. Take a walk in the woods to find pine cones; then, with bump chenille stems (or pipe cleaners) and glue magic, turn them into little turkeys.

EASY

Tenor and Diva Paper Bag Puppets

Tenor and Diva Paper Bag Puppets
Description ↓

Super easy hand puppets can be made with a paper bag, a few cutouts, and a bit of drawing. In this project, make puppets of opera singers, tenor and diva, that open and close their mouths as you move the paper bag flap with your hand.

EASY

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Halloween trick or treat bags
Friday Fun Description ↓

It's quick and easy to make trick or treat bags in any size you like. All it takes is a stack of books and a sheet of paper to make the basic bag. You can also create smaller bags for Halloween party goodies or to hand out to the trick-or-treaters who come to your door!

EASY

Halloween Dangler Cards

Halloween Dangler Cards
Description ↓

These free-standing Halloween cards with ghost or jack-o'-lantern danglers serve double-duty as a greeting card and a fun decoration for Halloween. Make several for your friends and family and some for yourself.

AVERAGE

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