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Crafting fun for everyone!

Full Craft Project Index

Crafting fun for everyone!
 
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Craft project list by date

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.

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament Friday Fun  (Dec 9, 2022) - 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 (Dec 5, 2022) - 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

Shaped Cards for Christmas Friday Fun (Dec 2, 2022) - 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

Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards (Nov 28, 2022) - 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

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Picture Puzzles Friday Fun (Nov 24, 2022) - 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 (Nov 21, 2022) - 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 Friday Fun (Nov 18, 2022) - 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

Mittens from Sweatpants (Nov 14, 2022) - 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

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Miniature Turkeys Friday Fun (Nov 11, 2022)  - 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

Turkey Trot (Nov 7, 2022) - 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 Friday Fun (Nov 4, 2022) - 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 (Oct 31, 2022) - 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

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Halloween Trick or Treat Bags Friday Fun (Oct 28, 2022) - 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 (Oct 24, 2022)  - 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

Colorful Tissue Ghosts Friday Fun (Oct 21, 2022) - What could be cuter than little ghosts in a bowl? Tissue ghosts are an easy, inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween. In this project, you'll see how to make a colorful version of the traditional tissue ghost by adding fading color accents.

VERY EASY

Halloween Suncatchers (Oct 17, 2022) - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts, spiders and jack-o'-lanterns.  Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own special touches.

EASY

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Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet Friday Fun (Oct 14, 2022) - Make a creepy, crawly spider that can wiggle and twist about with a few movements of the wrist. Traced fingers are the basis for this animated spider toy, and a paper fastener allows it to swivel around. This is a fun and easy Halloween project that is especially good for mixed-age groups of children.

VERY EASY

Cutouts for Halloween (Oct 10, 2022) - Make super easy indoor and outdoor decorations for Halloween with Aunt Annie's patterns for Halloween cutouts. The ghoulish shapes include jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts that can be used to decorate windows, doors, porches, and more. The jack-o'-lantern cutout can even be used as a mask!

EASY

Silly Faces Mix-and-Match Cards Friday Fun (Oct 7, 2022) - Just a few simple materials and a little instruction is all it takes to make a set of mix-and-match cards. Cut all the cards into three pieces and mix them up to make silly faces. Giggles are a sure thing!

VERY EASY

Custom Collapsible Square Box Pattern (Oct 3, 2022) - In this project, you will create a custom pattern for a collapsible square box in the exact size to meet your needs. Use the pattern to make your custom-size box following instructions in the Collapsible Box craft project.

EASY

Thaumatrope (or Mini-movie) Friday Fun (Sep 30, 2022) - Kids will have fun making this spinning toy known as a thaumatrope (or mini-movie.) It appears to magically create one picture from two and demonstrates one of the visual concepts behind movies and videos.

EASY

Handmade Paper from Recycled Scraps (Sep 26, 2022) - In this project, learn how to make paper by hand from recycled scraps of paper. Learn techniques that will give the best results at home, along with simple and inexpensive alternatives for children or beginners who just want to experiment.

AVERAGE

Chinese Paper Lanterns Friday Fun (Sep 23, 2022) - 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 (Sep 19, 2022) - 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.

AVERAGE

Spy Glass Color Wheel Friday Fun (Sep 16, 2022) - 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

Finger Puppets (Sep 12, 2022) - 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 Friday Fun (Sep 9, 2022) - 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 (Sep 5, 2022) - 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 Friday Fun (Sep 2, 2022) - 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

English Board Solitaire (Aug 29, 2022) - 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

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