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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.

Paper Bag Hand Puppets

Paper Bag Hand Puppets - Clever Gretel, Mayor and Banker
Description ↓

Make funny, talking hand puppets from simple paper bags, and perform Clever Gretel, a play based on a Brothers Grimm folktale from Germany. But watch out—Gretel is hungry!

EASY

Artwork Bookmarks

Artwork Bookmarks craft project
Friday Fun Description ↓

These bookmarks are simply made from artwork that you are willing to cut up and two pieces of clear contact paper. This is a great way to recycle your less-than-perfect artwork or preserve your child's treasured drawings.

VERY EASY

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French Door Sticker Gift Tags

French Door Gift Tags
Description ↓

A sticker and a rectangular strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. These gift tags are quick and easy to make, while allowing for your creativity. There's plenty of room inside the tag to add a special message or even a photograph.

EASY

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Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds

Origami Flying Bird Mobile using floral wire
Friday Fun Description ↓

Mobiles make terrific decorations in the home, office or classroom and are a great way to display and enjoy your craft creations. In this project, see how to use floral wire to make a mobile of easy to fold Origami Flying Birds or other lightweight items.

AVERAGE

Bookmark Cards

Bookmark Cards
Description ↓

This greeting card tutorial features a design element that is also a gift. See how to create a beautiful and functional bookmark that is the focal point for the card, while learning a simple decorative technique using markers.  This tutorial also introduces colored card blanks and tips for using them successfully in your card making.

AVERAGE

Recycled Crayons

Multi-colored stack of recycled crayons
Friday Fun Description ↓

In this project, make new crayons out of old broken ones. Your kids will have fun making these crayons that are better than new. The recycled crayons also make a good gift when placed in a cellophane or plastic bag tied closed with pretty ribbon or yarn.

EASY

New Year Pop-Up Cards and Invitations

New Year Pop-Up Cards
Description ↓

How about a New Year greeting that's special and different? Make these New Year greeting cards with a pop-up inside. The pop-up is a chain of balloons with a Happy New Year message. The card can be made in three styles: one is fun, another is a bit brassy, and the last is a New Year party invitation.

EASY

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Straw Bead Necklace

Drinking straw bead necklaces
Friday Fun Description ↓

In this project, you'll see how to take the classic drinking straw bead necklace and step it up a notch! You'll use decorative paper strips to cover the soda straws before cutting them into beads. This is a great way to recycle your leftover paper scraps. Suitable for all ages!

VERY EASY

Five-Sided Box

Five-sided boxes with pentagonal top
Description ↓

In this project, you will make five-sided boxes with pentagon-shaped top and bottom lids. The printable patterns are in various sizes with colored and black-and-white versions, including a box with Jingle Bells for Christmas. The boxes nest together for storage, and can be used individually, or stacked.

EASY

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Christmas Pop-Up Cards

Christmas pop-up cards
Description ↓

In this project, you will learn how to make a Christmas pop-up card with a Christmas tree or teddy bear  pop-up inside. The project includes printable patterns for cards in two styles—one being fun and easy for children and the other being stylish and elegant for adults.

EASY

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy cane reindeer
Friday Fun Description ↓

 If you need a quick Christmas craft, this is the one! Children and adults will enjoy transforming a candy cane into a reindeer using a few craft supplies and a bit of glue. This reindeer looks cute peeking out from a Christmas stocking or as a sweet treat hanging on the Christmas tree.

EASY

Christmas Card Set

Set of six Christmas cards
Description ↓

Make handmade Christmas cards to send to family and friends in a flash! Just stamp up a sheet of cardstock and cut it into to six pieces. Add some red and green paper and Christmas-themed rubber stamps to make six totally unique Christmas cards!

EASY

Paper Angel Chains

See how to make paper angel chains
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

Little Gift Boxes

Little gift box
Description ↓

An easy to make cube-shaped box with four choices of printable patterns—quick to make in full color, a black and white version for kids to color, or plain templates to unleash your creativity. You can put a small gift inside or leave the box empty and use it as an ornament.

EASY

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