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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.

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

Leather Keychain Fob (Oct 11, 2021)  - In this project, make a keychain fob from a scrap of leather and decorate it with markers or leather cutouts.  This is very easy leather craft project that uses simple materials and is suitable for beginners and children. Makes a great gift for Dad!

EASY

Magazine Holder Friday Fun (Oct 8, 2021) - Here’s a craft that is fun to do, recycles empty cereal boxes, and organizes those stacks of magazines, paperback books and miscellaneous papers around the house or in your child’s bedroom.

AVERAGE

Custom Envelope in Any Size (Oct 6, 2021) - It's easy to make an envelope in just about any size.  In this project, you will draw a custom pattern for an envelope in the exact size to meet your needs.

EASY

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Envelopes to Make (Oct 4, 2021) - See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for all of your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper and can be decorated to match your card. There are printable patterns for three sizes of greeting card envelopes.

EASY

Vegetable and Fruit Printing Friday Fun (Oct 1, 2021) - Learn how to make simple relief prints using vegetables (and fruits). This printing technique is simple enough for very young children, while being versatile enough for older children and adults. The project features the classic potato print, as well as, vegetables and fruits that are a bit less traditional in printing.

VERY EASY

Embossed Cards (Sep 27, 2021) - In this tutorial, learn how to add embossing to your greeting cards without making a large investment in special tools. An embossed card is bound to be appreciated for its elegance.

AVERAGE

Quick Papier-mâché Pulp Friday Fun (Sep 24, 2021) - Use this craft recipe to quickly make a colorful papier-mâché pulp that can be molded into shapes. This paper pulp doesn't require glue and you can skip painting the finished pieces. This is a great craft material to use for family, group or classroom crafting time.

EASY

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3D Paper Circus Lion and Lion Tamer (Sep 20, 2021) - In this project, you will make a circus lion and circus lion tamer. The craft includes printable patterns for two sizes of lions and male and female lion tamers. Make up all the patterns for a complete circus lion act! This is the third of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

EASY

Square Petal Envelope Friday Fun (Sep 17, 2021) - Learn a surprising technique for making square petal envelopes. These simple envelopes are inspired by Japanese gift wraps and require little or no adornment. They are great for wrapping flat packages or gift cards.

AVERAGE

Triangle Board Solitaire (Sep 13, 2021) - Solitaire isn't just a card game! In this project, you'll make a board game for one player called board solitaire or peg solitaire. The board in this project is designed for marble playing pieces, but can also be made as a "simple print, cut, and play" game board.

EASY

Homemade Modeling Dough Recipe Friday Fun (Sep 10, 2021) - Squishable, squeezable, and versatile, this easy to make modeling dough can be crafted into paintable masterpieces or reused many times as a play dough. Add color with a few drops of food coloring and see what sculptures you can create!

EASY

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Weave a Pincushion (Sep 6, 2021) - It's easy to make a pincushion in any color you like with a little yarn woven into fabric on a cardboard loom. It's just a matter of forming a tube with the woven fabric, stuffing it and sewing it close.

EASY

Homemade Bubble Solution Friday Fun (Sep 3, 2021) - Playing with soap bubbles is pure fun and fascinates even the youngest child—cats and dogs, too. It's amazingly simple to mix a bubble solution from just a few ingredients.

VERY EASY

Bear Birthday Card (Aug 30, 2021) - Make a special birthday card featuring a stenciled teddy bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two stencil templates  to create birthday cards for sending to friends and relatives. Customize the card for other occasions by switching out the banner held by the bear.

EASY

3D Paper Circus Ringmaster (Aug 23, 2021) - In this project, you will make a circus ringmaster and a circus ring. The ringmaster introduces all of the circus acts and does the stage-direction for the circus. Make a ringmaster (or two) for your paper circus and a circus ring for each circus act. This is the second of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

EASY

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Children's Craft Box Friday Fun (Aug 20, 2021) - Make it easier for your children to 'create' by filling a box with craft supplies that's just for them. The box is theirs to use however they wish. The only rules are they must lay out the small plastic table cloth before starting and when finished they must clean up the mess.

VERY EASY

DIY Scoring Board (Aug 18, 2021) - It's easy to make crisp and accurate fold lines with a scoring board, but there's no need to buy one when it's so easy to make one yourself! In this project, see how to make your own custom scoring board that can be used to add embossed lines to your handmade cards and to aid in folding paper rosettes.

EASY

Interlocking Box (Aug 16, 2021) - Try your hand at making boxes that feature sides that lock together. The interlocked sides create a striking design that you can further enhance with patterned paper and custom designs. These square boxes are ideal for gifts of cookies or brownies.

EASY

Yarn Octopus Friday Fun (Aug 13, 2021) - See how easy it is to make a little yarn octopus that is the perfect size, about 5", to hang on your backpack. These little cuties are just right for your yarn leftovers. It also makes a terrific gift or craft bazaar sale item.

EASY

Flexagons (Aug 9, 2021) - Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy! Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing faces as they are flexed. With a quick fold, change a flexagon that is green and yellow to green and blue, then to yellow and blue.

AVERAGE

Origami Flying Bird Friday Fun (Aug 6, 2021) - A bow isn't the only way to top off a gift package. All it takes is a square of paper and a few folds to make an origami bird to decorate your present. The flying bird has fewer folds than most origami birds. This makes it an ideal origami craft project for beginning folders and children.

EASY

Card with Money Pocket (Aug 4, 2021) - See how to add a pocket for gifts of money to your handmade tall and quarter-fold greeting cards. With this integral pocket there is no need for a separate money envelope, and your gift is safe and secure.

VERY EASY

Pocket Cards (Aug 2, 2021) - In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make greeting cards with pockets that can be filled with little pieces of your creative art. They are also ideal for presents of money or gift cards. The pocket cards are very versatile, make several cards in a variety of colors to have on hand to decorate for any occasion.

AVERAGE

Washcloth Bath Bags Friday Fun (Jul 30, 2021) - Sew up a nifty bag for your bath from a washcloth and ribbon. Put soap or bath salts inside and relax in a sudsy tub of warm water. But don't stop there! The bath bags also double as bath mitts for the kids. They also make great gift bags for handmade soaps!

VERY EASY

Recycled Paper Notepads (Jul 28, 2021) - Make beautiful and functional notepads from recycled paper! You will use paper from the home and office that is printed on one side, along with scraps of leftover craft paper to make these up-cycled scratch pads. Keep several notepads on hand to give as gifts.

EASY

3D Paper Circus Seal (Jul 26, 2021) - In this project, make a circus seal and things to go with it. You will make a drum stand for it to lean on during its performance, along with juggling rings and a ball for its juggling act. This is the first of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

EASY

Sticker Fun Friday Fun (Jul 23, 2021) - Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize your printed output. Follow the instructions in this project to make stickers using Aunt Annie's sticker sheets. Then, go one step further and create your own stickers to use or trade!

VERY EASY

Tangram Puzzle Boxed Set (Jul 21, 2021) - What could better than a beautiful, easy-to-make gift that the whole family can enjoy playing? In this project, you'll make four tangram puzzles and a matching box for storage. Make one as a gift for Dad or for anyone who enjoys puzzles or games!

EASY

Birthday and Party Pop-Up Cards (Jul 19, 2021) - Learn how to make a pop-up card with a simple balloon pop-up inside. Just cut a chain of balloons and glue it inside the card to make a pop-up that springs out when the card is opened! The cards offered in this project are birthday cards, party invitations and blanks for any occasion.

EASY

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