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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.

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Chinese Paper Lanterns
Friday Fun Description ↓

Chinese paper lanterns make colorful and inexpensive decorations. Best of all, they are so quick and easy you can get the kids involved in making them. Follow the instructions in this craft project to make colorful lanterns using a single sheet of paper.

VERY EASY

Oval Box with Lid

Oval boxes
Description ↓

Make an oval box with a lid in a several sizes and depths. The technique used to make these boxes is based on the band boxes popular in the 19th century, and is well-suited to making boxes with curves, like this oval box. This is an elegant box that will compliment that special gift.

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Spy Glass Color Wheel

Spy Glass Color Wheel
Friday Fun Description ↓

Use red, blue and yellow cellophane to make a color wheel that teaches about combining the primary colors. Have your child see how many colors can be made by overlapping the cellophane layers. To see even more colors, the color wheel doubles as a spy glass that your child can look through to make the colors around them change.

EASY

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Finger Puppets

Finger Puppets - circus theme puppets
Description ↓

In this project, make four different finger puppets with a circus theme: acrobat, strongman, clown, and elephant. The puppets in this project are very simple—just print, color, cut and glue. They can be made with paper or cardstock.

VERY EASY

God's Eye

God's Eye
Friday Fun Description ↓

If you are looking for a craft that kids love and is great for groups, look no further. God’s Eyes are made with just a few supplies and even small children get wonderful results.

VERY EASY

Cutout Edge Cards

Cutout Edge Cards
Description ↓

Special edge treatments are one of the things that can set your homemade card apart from a store-bought card. This greeting card tutorial shows how to add a cutout edge detail to your rubber stamped cards. Also, see how to draw a background using felt-tip markers.

EASY

Bubble Print Paper

Bubble Print Paper
Friday Fun Description ↓

Use paint and bubble blowing liquid to make this kid-safe alternative for marbled paper. With this technique you will make pastel-colored prints of soap bubbles on paper that then can be used for other craft projects.

EASY

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English Board Solitaire

English Board Solitaire
Description ↓

Sometimes it’s fun to play games by yourself! English board solitaire, also known as peg solitaire, is an easy little game that has been played for centuries. You can make this board by just printing, cutting, and playing! Or, make a special keepsake board with more durable materials.

VERY EASY

Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game
Friday Fun Description ↓

Make a reusable tic-tac-toe game board to play on long car rides, at a park, or on the beach.  This simple to make game board with playing pieces easily packs in a backpack to play any time or place! Wherever you go, X (or O) marks the spot!

VERY EASY

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Tube-shaped Gift Bags

Tube-shaped Gift Bags
Description ↓

 See how easy it is to make simple gift bags. These bags can be used for odd shape gifts, for food gifts, to store craft supplies, and more! With this technique you can make bags in a matter of a few minutes from any wrapping paper or other decorative paper.

EASY

Bath Buddies

Bath buddies
Friday Fun Description ↓

In no time flat, you and your kids can make enough soap buddies for weeks of bath time fun! Kids of all ages enjoy the squishy fun of making little soaps in a variety of shapes and colors. Shape them into balls or create cute shapes with soap molds.

VERY EASY

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

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.

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