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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.

Paper Bag Hand Puppets (Jan 16, 2022) - 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 Friday Fun (Jan 14, 2022) - 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

French Door Sticker Gift Tags (Jan 10, 2022) - 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

Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds Friday Fun (Jan 7, 2022) - 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.

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Bookmark Cards (Jan 3, 2022) - 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.

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Recycled Crayons Friday Fun (Dec 31, 2021) - 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 (Dec 27, 2021) - 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

Straw Bead Necklace Friday Fun (Dec 24, 2021) - 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

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Five-Sided Box (Dec 22, 2021) - 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

Christmas Pop-Up Cards (Dec 20, 2021) - 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 Friday Fun (Dec 17, 2021)  - 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 (Dec 13, 2021) - 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

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Paper Angel Chains Friday Fun (Dec 10, 2021) - 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 (Dec 6, 2021) - 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

Recycled Tin Can Candle Holders Friday Fun (Dec 3, 2021) - Imagine quiet conversation on a patio or porch in the light of flickering candles. These simple candle holder luminaries are made from recycled cans that are left plain or painted. The candle holders are fun to make as a family or group project.

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Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments (Nov 29, 2021) - Make these special snowman– and angel–shaped Christmas ornaments that have translucent centers. These suncatchers can be hung in a window, given as a gift, made into a mobile, or used as tree ornaments. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity!

EASY

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Multicolor Binoculars Friday Fun (Nov 26, 2021) - Make binoculars from recycled toilet paper tubes and squares of colored cellophane for lenses. Wrap the tubes in black construction paper (or paint them black) for an authentic look or let your imagination loose by decorating the cardboard tubes any way you like!

EASY

3D Stuffed Paper Turkey (Nov 22, 2021) - In this project, you will make a three-dimensional turkey that stands on its own feet. It is made of paper and stuffed with tissue. The printable patterns come in two sizes, and in black-and-white or color. The turkeys make nice Thanksgiving decorations, and several smaller turkeys can be made into a mobile.

EASY

Quick Napkin Rings Friday Fun (Nov 19, 2021) - Having a party or a family gathering or a holiday get together? Follow the simple steps in this project for a quick way to make colorful napkin rings. Use the rings to add a festive touch for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special or themed occasion.

VERY EASY

Thanksgiving Pop-Up Cards (Nov 15, 2021) - Use printable patterns to make a greeting card for Thanksgiving with a turkey pop-up inside. The project includes black-and-white and colored patterns for two Thanksgiving card designs. There is also a printable pattern for separate turkey pop-ups that can be added to your handmade or store-bought cards.

EASY

Apple Turkey Friday Fun (Nov 12, 2021) - Make a turkey for displaying Thanksgiving dinner place cards. The turkey is made with an apple, a paper napkin, some nuts and candy, and wiggly eyes. It’s fun and easy to do and all your guests will be delighted with this colorful turkey.

EASY

Fall Colors Pillow Boxes (Nov 8, 2021) - Make pillow boxes for gifts you give this fall. Choose from leaf or stripes printable patterns. These boxes also look great on the Thanksgiving dinner table and are the right size for a snack mix of nuts and dried fruit or a cookie or two.

EASY

3D Refrigerator Magnets Friday Fun (Nov 5, 2021) - In this project, learn how to make refrigerator magnets out of painted molded shapes created by pouring plaster of Paris into candy molds. This is an ideal project for groups of varying ages and skills, and the finished magnets make great gifts!

EASY

Animated Stick Puppets (Oct 31, 2021) - Pep up your puppets by giving them the ability to move! In the puppet play, The Defeat of Great Glooskap, you’ll see how a baby can defeat a great Algonquin warrior.

EASY

Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor (Oct 29, 2021) Friday Fun - Create these truly unique pumpkin-shaped Halloween party favors filled with candy corn. This is an easy craft that's a twist on the traditional Sewing Cards craft. Great for group, family and classroom crafting!

EASY

Halloween Treat Bags Friday Fun (Oct 27, 2021) - Give your Halloween trick-or-treaters a colorful handmade bag filled with treats! Each bag holds several pieces of candy, two cookies, some caramel corn or a small toy. They are great for Halloween party favors, too!

VERY EASY

Halloween Cone Hats (Oct 25, 2021) - Make simple, cone-shaped hats for Halloween. Instructions are given for a clown's hat, a wizard's hat, and a witch's hat. The hats can be the basis for a Halloween costume. Make a hat, add some make-up and old clothes to complete the costume.

EASY

Halloween Mobile Friday Fun (Oct 22, 2021) - Mobiles of ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns, witches, bats and black cats make great decorations for Halloween. Follow the instructions in this project to make a quick and easy mobile using simple materials. After completing this project you will be able to make mobiles for any holiday or theme.

EASY

Halloween Pop-Up Cards (Oct 18, 2021) - Give your friends or family members a little fright with these easy to make Halloween pop-up cards! In practically no time you can make a special Halloween card with a jack-o'-lantern or bat pop-up inside.

EASY

Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards Friday Fun (Oct 15, 2021) - In this project, kids make a spook house from black construction paper with an opening to peer inside at the ghostly residents. This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Halloween Dangler Cards with jack-o'-lantern and ghost danglers.

EASY

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