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Full Craft Project Index

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.

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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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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