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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.

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

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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Paper Charms and Gift Tags (Jul 14, 2021) - Punch or cut custom DIY waxed paper in small shapes to make charms for greeting cards, gift tags, or as gift wrap additions. Use the included printable pattern or design your own charms and window clings. It's easy to turn colored paper into something special by waxing it!

EASY

Stick Puppets (Jul 12, 2021) - Have make-believe adventures with simple stick puppets and shadow puppets you create! This craft includes printable patterns for fish, seahorse and octopus puppets. Your new ocean friends will help you put on a play based on a fable from the Fiji Islands: The Great Shark God.

VERY EASY

Waxing Paper (Jul 7, 2021) - Make your own custom waxed papers! Learn the technique of waxing paper and in no time you will be making waxed papers in any colors or designs you like. You can use waxed paper in the place of vellum in many crafts. Its translucent nature makes it a natural for luminaries!

EASY

Cutout Birthday Cards for Kids (Jul 5, 2021) - Make birthday cards for kids with jungle-themed cutouts from the included printable pattern. Follow the detailed instructions for a lion or tiger birthday card or use the cutouts and shape templates to make cards of your own design.

EASY

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Pillow Boxes for Dad (Jun 14, 2021 - Wouldn't your dad love to get a Father's Day gift in a box made especially for him? Select from two printable pillow box patterns—one that's decorated with a shirt and tie or the other with hearts and a "Best Dad" award ribbon.

EASY

Paper Sunflowers (May 24, 2021) - In this 3D paper craft, you will make a life-size paper sunflower blossom. These large blossoms make terrific decorations for a party or event, and work well on bulletin boards or in a child's playroom. The project also includes patterns for smaller sunflowers that can be used to decorate gifts or add a warm glow to your dinner table.

EASY

Paper Weaving Cards (May 17, 2021) - In this tutorial, you'll see how to weave paper strips into decorative elements for use on greeting cards. The tutorial also explores color concepts based on the color wheel.

AVERAGE

Spring Paper Flower Bouquet (May 10, 2021) - In this project, make flowers from computer paper. Make a daffodil, a tulip and an iris, complete with stems and leaves. Use ribbon to tie them up in a bunch, then give them to someone special. The flowers also make wonderful party favors and gift package decorations.

EASY to AVERAGE

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Paper Appliqué Cards (May 3, 2021) - In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make cards with layered paper cutouts. Basically, these cards mimic the look of cloth appliqué by "stitching" the cutouts with black markers. There's no end to what can be done with this technique.

EASY

Tangram Puzzles (Apr 19, 2021) - Learn to make the tangram puzzle game that originated in China during the 1800's. It is a puzzle that requires imagination and creativity. The project includes patterns for making tangrams and several printable puzzle sheets with shapes you are challenged to duplicate.

VERY EASY

Stenciled Cards (Apr 12, 2021) - In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make cards using stencils and acrylic paint. You'll also be shown how to make your own stencils using paper punches or a few snips with scissors.

EASY

Easy Jar Lid Covers (Apr 5, 2021) - Turn any jar into something special with a jar lid cover you can quickly make from paper. Make a cover for that special homemade jelly or a recycled jar you fill with a treat. Anyone will be delighted to receive a gift with a handsome lid cover.

VERY EASY

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Make a Custom Rectangular Box Pattern (Mar 17, 2021) - In this project, you will create a custom pattern for a rectangular box in the exact size to meet your needs. Use the pattern to make your custom-size rectangular box following instructions in the Rectangular Box craft.

EASY

Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards (Mar 15, 2021) - Learn to make cards using repeats of small rubber stamps arranged in threes or fours and matted. Once you learn this design concept it can be used for repeats of any small object—paper punches, cutouts from decorative paper, stencils, and more.  Related: Aunt Annie's Rubber Stamping Tips

EASY

Easy Gift Bags (Mar 8, 2021) - Learn how easy it is to make reusable gift bags from wrapping paper. With a simple technique bags can be fashioned in just the right size for your gift in just a matter of minutes.

EASY

DIY Racetrack Board Game (Mar 1, 2021) - It's fun to play games and fun to make games, but it is even more fun to create your own game! In this craft project you will make a do-it-yourself racetrack game board with space stickers that you can arrange to make your version of the Race Game.

EASY

Matted Clip-art and Photo Cards (Feb 22, 2021) - Learn matting techniques and color combining concepts to use with clip-art and photos to make stylish greeting cards.

EASY

Shadow Stick Puppet Patterns (Feb 15, 2021) - Have fun with easy-to-make shadow puppets that come alive when their shadows are cast on a bed sheet with a light! This craft includes printable patterns for fish, seahorse and octopus shadow puppets that are based on colorful and fishy Stick Puppets.

VERY EASY

3-D Heart Valentines (Feb 10, 2021) - Give your whole heart this Valentine’s Day with a three-dimensional heart-shaped Valentine! Hang it up, decorate a box top with it or use it as a pop-up in a card! Little fingers may have trouble with this project, so Aunt Annie provides a kid-friendly craft option.

AVERAGE

Heart Snowflakes (Feb 3, 2021) - Make paper snowflakes with heart cutouts using the printable cutting guides. Follow the instructions in the Symmetry in Snowflakes craft project to make heart snowflakes using the cutting templates. Start with the cutting templates then try making heart snowflakes of your own design.

EASY

Valentine Heart Chain Pop-Up Card (Feb 1, 2021) - Make a special Valentine's Day card with a pop-up inside. Have you ever made paper doll chains? Using that idea, you'll cut a chain of hearts and glue it inside the Valentine's Day card to make a pop-up that springs outs when the card is opened. What fun!

EASY

Heart Silhouette Cards (Jan 27, 2021)  - For Valentine's Day these card ideas, based on Leaf Silhouette Cards, use heart silhouettes to make Valentines with high visual impact. Paint sponging is used to add more depth of interest to your card.

EASY

Leaf Silhouette Cards (Jan 25, 2021) - In celebration of the fall season, this greeting card tutorial uses leaf silhouettes to make a simple and elegant card. The design concepts of positive and negative space are introduced in this tutorial along with how to make your own unique decorative paper by sponging with paint.

EASY

Invitation Card Set (Jan 11, 2021) - Make a set of six invitations from a single sheet of letter-size, patterned paper! In about the same amount of time that it would take you to make a batch of identical invitations, you can create unique invitations to send to each of your guests!

EASY

Cat and Rabbit Fabric Mitt Hand Puppets (Jan 4, 2021) - Tiny tailors and seamstresses will love creating these easily sewn fabric mitt puppets. Cut your cloth using Aunt Annie’s patterns for cat and rabbit puppets, then use fabric markers, embroidery and felt cutouts to customize your playtime pals. Or, simply print the included full-color bear puppet patterns directly on fabric for quick and easy puppet-making!

EASY

Diamond Box (Dec 28, 2020) - This project features a diamond-shaped box with an attached lid in a variety colors, plain and patterned. Multiple diamond boxes can be combined to form a larger diamond, a hexagon and even a heart-shaped box.

EASY

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