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 Medallions (Dec 23, 2020) - Make paper medallions to decorate gift packages. The medallions are a nice alternative to bows and ribbon, and when made from foil add extra elegance to your present. There are three different medallion designs with two sizes each. Use each size alone or make them with contrasting colors and layer the two sizes together.
Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias Friday Fun (Dec 16, 2020) - Poinsettias are the flower of the Christmas season. These brooches or Christmas ornaments made of pumpkin seeds will bring out the holiday cheer in all who see them. Make one for yourself or make several to give as gifts. Grandma will cherish a cheerful brooch made by the kids.
Recycled Greeting Cards (Nov 30, 2020) - In this tutorial, learn how to make new greeting cards by recycling old cards. A variety of techniques are presented that make it easy to create a card you will be proud to send. Making recycled cards is a terrific group activity and is fun for crafters of all ages.
Mini-boomerangs (Nov 9, 2020) - In this project, see how to make mini-boomerangs that really fly and return to the thrower! These tiny boomerangs are launched with a flick of a finger and can be played with inside. The project includes printable patterns and ideas for aerodynamic experiments.
The Game of Mancala (Sep 7, 2020) - You don’t need a plane ticket to visit Africa! In this project, learn to play two versions of the African game of mancala. Create your own mancala game board from homemade dough clay, and have fun playing ba-awa and kiuthi right where you are.
Boxes and Bags Index: These craft projects are all about making gifts a visual delight with custom boxes and gift bags. There are instructions for making boxes and bags in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, along with tips for adding decorative elements.Little Gift Boxes Easy Gift Bags Half-moon Petal Envelope Collapsible Box Custom Collapsible Square Box Pattern Rectangular Box Make a Custom Rectangular Box Pattern Flared Takeout Boxes Pillow Boxes Oval Box with Lid Make a Custom Oval Box Pattern Christmas Tree Shaped Box Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes Hexagon Box Petal-top Hexagon Box Pentagon Box Trinket Box Tube-shaped Gift Bags Mother's Day Gift Bags Halloween Treat Bags Trick or Treat Bags Heart-Shaped Box Interlocking Box Interlocking Curves Box Square Petal Envelope Five-Sided Box Easy Party Favor Bag Diamond Box Five-Petal Pentagon Envelopes Pillow Boxes for Dad Geometric Solids Boxes Pentagon Box with Shamrock Christmas Rectangular Gift Boxes
Greeting Card Ideas: These craft projects feature ideas for handmade cards you can create using simple materials and focus on one or more of the techniques featured in one of Aunt Annie's greeting card tutorials.Card for Him Card with Money Pocket Zodiac Birthday Cards Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards Appliqué Heart Valentines Woven Heart Valentines DIY Scoring Board Halloween Dangler Cards All Occasion Ribbon Cards More Step Pop-Up Cards Cutout Birthday Cards for Kids Sweetheart Cards with Pockets Fall and Winter Quilling Cards Shamrock Silhouette Cards Bear Birthday Card Strip Folding Tulip Cards Shamrock Strip Folding Cards
Card Class Tutorials: These tutorials start with simple greeting cards and build to more complex ones. By the end of the twelve tutorials you will have learned many paper crafting techniques and will be able to make greeting cards that are truly appreciated by those receiving them.Four Patch Cards Matted Clip-art and Photo Cards Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards Stenciled Cards Paper Appliqué Cards Paper Weaving Cards Embossed Cards Bookmark Cards Leaf Silhouette Cards Recycled Cards Pocket Cards Serendipity Square Cards
Card Class 2 Tutorials: This is the second set of greeting card tutorials offered by Aunt Annie's Crafts! These tutorials go beyond the basics and demonstrate ideas and techniques to further enhance your handmade cards.Scalloped Edge Cards Strip Folding Cards Strip Folding Heart Cards Dangler Cards Pop-up Birthday Cards Cutout Edge Cards Pocket Folder for Greeting Cards Ribbon Edge Christmas Cards Sponged Paper Cards Invitation Card Set Christmas Card Set Valentines Card Set Step Pop-Up Cards Double-sided Paper Window Card
Pop-up Cards: Surprise! No plain-vanilla greeting cards here. Crafters, take note: with the addition of a fun paper pop-up, it’s easy to propel your handmade cards into the third dimension.Pop-Up Card Mother's Day Pop-Up Card Pop-up Birthday Cards Halloween Pop-Up Cards Valentine with Pop-Up Birthday and Party Pop-Up Cards Thanksgiving Pop-Up Cards Christmas Pop-Up Cards New Year Pop-Up Cards and Invitations
Christmas Crafts: This series features craft projects for Christmas-time fun. The series includes gift boxes specially designed for Christmas, a variety of ornament crafts, gift wrapping techniques, loads of Christmas cards to make, and seasonal decorating ideas—plus more! Also, checkout the Christmas and wintertime digital papers.Little Gift Box Recycled Cards Milk and Cookie Placemats Christmas Tree Shaped Box Gift Tag Fun Festive Window Stencils Candy Cane Reindeer Shaped Cards for Christmas Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament Paper Medallions Stained Glass Christmas Decorations Christmas Card Set Paper Angel Chains Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines Christmas Pop-Up Cards Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias Christmas Quilling Cinnamon Clay Recipe Christmas Rectangular Gift Boxes
Decorative Crafts: These craft projects feature craft techniques that can be used to add colorful designs to paper crafts, scrapbooks, fabrics and household objects. Use what you learn in gift wrapping and home decorating.Mexican Yarn Painting Basics of Quilling Simple Paper Cutting Cut Paper Heart Valentine Cards Decoupage Box Stenciled Flower Pots Stenciled T-Shirts Christmas Quilling Fall and Winter Quilling Cards
Easter and Spring Crafts: The sun is out, the snow is melting, and the first touch of green is tipping the trees. It must be spring! Aunt Annie invites kids and adults to celebrate with fun, easy Easter and spring-themed craft projects.Easter Suncatchers Jumping Origami Bunny Fun Shaped Cards Marbled Eggs Easter Pennant Banner Easter Chick Cards Washcloth Bunny Easter Egg Holders Basic Egg Dyeing Stuffed Felt Animals Peek-a-boo Easter Egg Jelly Bean Carrots Spring Flower Bouquet Simple Folded Bouquet
Father's Day Crafts: Find some fun Father’s Day craft ideas below. Whether it's a homemade card or a specially wrapped gift, Dad is sure to love it since you made it!Simple Father's Day Cards Father's Day Gift Bags Pillow Boxes for Dad Father's Day Dangler Cards Vegetable and Fruit Printing Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards Father's Day envelope Father's Day Pop-Up Card
Friday Fun Crafts: Friday Fun is all about simple craft projects for family, classroom and group craft time. Some families are setting aside a time each week for family crafting fun. Why not join in the fun?Valentine Flag Banner Easy Valentine Cards Valentine Garland Snowflake Stencil Keepsake Booklets Clipart or Photo Puppets Picture Puzzles Punched Bookmarks Mix-and-Match Cards Paper Flowers Easter Pennant Banner Jumping Origami Bunny Marbled Eggs Paper Mosaic Thaumatrope (or Mini-movie) God's Eye Trinket Box Patriotic Star Garland Finger Painting Basics Finger Paint Recipe Clip-Art Bag Puppets Sticker Fun Modeling Dough Bubble Solution Ice Cream in a Bag Quick Papier-mache Pulp Tissue Paper Painting Memory Cards Ring Toss Game 3D Refrigerator Magnets Chinese Paper Lanterns Sponge Stamps and Art Pencil Toppers Paper Doll Chains Magazine Holder Vegetable and Fruit Printing Stained Glass Leaves Dracula's Blood Recipe Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet Halloween Mobile Napkin Rings Apple Turkey Pine Cone Turkey Milk and Cookie Placemats Gift Tag Fun Candy Cane Reindeer Conical Tree Ornament Paper Cup Party Favor Yarn Octopus Snow Scene in a Jar Woolly Octopus Valentine's Day Pins Love Bugs Valentine Crown Artwork Bookmarks Seed Catalog Garden Coin Barrettes Easy Pinwheel Easter Chick Cards Basic Egg Dyeing Peek-a-boo Easter Egg Jelly Bean Carrots Simple Folded Bouquet Doorknob Hangers Sweet Strawberries Bath Buddies Easy Mother's Day Cards Circly Paper Chain Snake Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game Simple Father's Day Cards Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner Fourth of July Crackers Spy Glass Color Wheel Bubble Print Paper Shiny Paper Beads Halloween Treat Bags Trick or Treat Bags Paper Angel Chains Chocolate Spoons Easy Paper Snowflakes Layered Soaps Washcloth Bath Bags Origami Flying Bird Seal Gum Recipe Square Petal Envelope Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds Stuffed Felt Names Recycled Crayons Children's Craft Box Multicolor Binoculars Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards Tin Can Candle Holders Straw Bead Necklace Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor Colorful Tissue Ghosts Refrigerator Magnets Miniature Turkeys Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias Cinnamon Clay Recipe Bread Clay Recipe Clay Charms and Pendants Valentine Candy Jar Weave a Placemat Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards Crayon Batik Paper Heart Chains Shamrock Flag Banner Mexican Yarn Painting Purim Crown Shaped Cards for Christmas Suede Leather Pendant Necklaces Handwoven Bookmarks Quick Napkin Rings
July 4th Craft Index: Celebrate America's independence this Fourth of July with red, white and blue crafts for kids and adults! Browse this collection of easy and fun 4th of July craft projects, from stars and stripes string light covers to fire-free firecrackers.Ring Toss Game Easy Pinwheel Dangler Cards Patriotic Star Garland Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner Fourth of July Crackers Stars and Stripes String Light Covers Stenciled Stars T-Shirts
Games To Make: Game, set, match! Some of the games we play today come from games played around the world and long ago. Make a fun board, card, or outdoor game to play with your friends and family, while learning about each game’s history, rules, and culture.Picture Puzzles Tangram Puzzles Mix-and-Match Cards English Board Solitaire Match Cards Memory Cards Ring Toss Game The Game of Achi Picaria Game Board Turkey Trot Fox and Geese Roll-up Game Board Catch the Hare Game Board Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game The Game of Mancala Fishing Game Alquerque Game Board Racetrack Board Game Lu-lu, Hawaiian Dice Game Triangle Board Solitaire Pachisi French Board Solitaire
Gifts by Kids for Dad: Father’s Day for kids is a special opportunity to show Dad how much he means! Homemade gifts for Dad are his favorites, and offer Father’s Day activities that the whole family can enjoy with Dad.Flexagons Vegetable and Fruit Printing 3D Refrigerator Magnets Hand-woven Bookmarks Dangler Cards for Dad Ring Toss Game The Game of Achi Simple Father's Day Cards Pencil Toppers Stenciled T-Shirts Tangram Puzzle Boxed Set Bath Buddies Father's Day Gift Bags Flexagon Boxed Set Pillow Boxes for Dad
Gifts by Kids for Mom: Whether kids craft a unique keepsake booklet, handmade soap, or a cute trinket, there's nothing more special to Mom. Mother's Day is the perfect time to try making something new and fun!Keepsake Booklets Love Bugs Artwork Bookmarks Paper Mosaic Punched Bookmarks Paper Flowers Trinket Box
Gift Wrap: These craft projects are all about pretty and imaginative packaging for presents and adding decorative touches to gifts.Gift Tag Fun Paper Medallions Miniature Frame Gift Tags French Door Sticker Gift Tags Origami Flying Bird Easy Jar Lid Covers Tissue Paper Painting Vegetable and Fruit Printing
Halloween Projects: Check out these spooky crafts to do for Halloween from cards and trick-or-treat dress-up, to decorations for inside or outside, and much more!Halloween Suncatchers Halloween Cone Hats Dracula's Blood Recipe Ghost Garland Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet Halloween Mobile Cutouts for Halloween Halloween Treat Bags Halloween Pop-Up Cards Trick or Treat Bags Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor Colorful Tissue Ghosts Halloween Dangler Cards Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards
Mother's Day Crafts: Find some fun homemade Mother’s Day craft ideas below. Whether it's a homemade card or a specially wrapped gift, Mom is sure to love it since you made it!Mother's Day Pop-Up Card Easy Mother's Day Cards Pocket Cards Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards Tissue Paper Painting Vegetable and Fruit Printing Mother's Day Gift Bags
Needle and Thread Crafts: Have some sewing (and weaving) fun with these projects that use needle and thread. All are simple enough for new sewers while allowing for creativity for those with good sewing skills.Handwoven Bookmarks The Game of Achi Yarn Octopus Mittens from Sweatpants Woolly Octopus Sewing Cards Stuffed Felt Animals Fabric Mitt Hand Puppets Stuffed Felt Names Weave a Pincushion
Party Decorations: It's easy, fun and fast to make decorations for a party. Follow the instructions in these craft projects to make colorful decorations for your next party. Most of the crafts require nothing more than colored paper and a few simple tools.Valentine Flag Banner Valentine Garland Paper Flowers Easter Pennant Banner Patriotic Star Garland Chinese Paper Lanterns Ghost Garland Paper Cup Party Favor Shamrock Centerpiece Shamrock Flag Banner Spring Flower Bouquet Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner Tin Can Candle Holders Weave a Placemat Quick Napkin Rings
Puppet Index: Lights…camera…action! You’re the director and the star of your own show with these handmade puppets. Cultures on every continent use puppets to tell their stories, teach their beliefs, and just for fun! Take part in an ancient tradition by making your own puppets, and bring them to life with plays and fables from around the world.Stick Puppets Animated Stick Puppets Finger Puppets Paper Bag Puppets Toilet Paper Tube Puppets Dragon Finger Puppet Paper Cone Finger Puppets Two-Finger Puppets Three-Finger Puppets Simple Mitt Hand Puppets Fabric Mitt Hand Puppets Clip Art or Photo Puppets Clip-Art Bag Puppets Cat and Owl Paper Bag Puppets Foam Ball Clown and King Puppet Elephant Finger Puppets Tenor and Diva Paper Bag Puppets Triceratops Finger Puppets Shadow Stick Puppet Patterns
St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Every year on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in honor of the Irish with displays of shamrocks and lots of green! Join in the fun by decorating with shamrocks on cards and boxes and for a party.Shamrock Centerpiece Shamrock Flag Banner Shamrock Silhouette Cards Pentagon Box with Shamrock Shamrock Strip Folding Cards
Stationery Crafts: Enhance your correspondence and greeting cards with these crafts with specialty envelopes and stickers. Or make notepads and storage boxes for your desk.Half-moon Petal Envelope Greeting Card Case Envelopes to Make Custom Envelope in Any Size Envelopes with Square Flaps Cardstock Animal Bookmarks Recycled Paper Notepads Mini-Envelopes for Gift Enclosure Cards Seal Gum Recipe Sticker Fun
Surface Design Techniques: These crafts feature basic paper decorating skills involving the use of paint applied to paper. You can use these techniques to decorate paper for craft projects, greeting cards and gift wrapping.Tissue Paper Painting Sponge Stamps and Art Vegetable and Fruit Printing Bubble Print Paper Crayon Batik
Fall and Thanksgiving: This series features projects with the colors of fall and to decorate for Thanksgiving. Have fun with these crafts and checkout the fall and Thanksgiving digital papers and leaf templates!Stained Glass Leaves Leaf Silhouette Cards Napkin Rings Apple Turkey Pine Cone Turkey Turkey Trot Refrigerator Magnets Thanksgiving Pop-Up Cards Miniature Turkeys 3D Stuffed Paper Turkey Fall and Winter Quilling Cards Fall Colors Pillow Boxes
3D Paper Crafts: It's easy to add some 3-dimensional shape to paper with simple techniques. Each of the projects in this index features one or more paper-shaping techniques. Give each one a try!3D Valentines Paper Flowers Jumping Origami Bunny Patriotic Star Garland Chinese Paper Lanterns Conical Tree Ornament Paper Medallions Shamrock Centerpiece Spring Flower Bouquet Simple Folded Bouquet Circly Snake 3D Paper Fish 3D Paper Circus Seal 3D Circus Ringmaster 3D Lion and Lion Tamer 3D Circus Trapeze Act Floating Wing Glider Paper Airplane Paper Airplane Experiment: Balancing Lift and Weight Paper Sunflowers 3D Stuffed Paper Turkey
Valentine's Day Crafts: Send a little love to someone special. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just another Wednesday afternoon, you can always show your loved one that you care with Aunt Annie’s Valentine-themed craft projects.Heart Shaped Cards Valentine Suncatchers Valentine Flag Banner Valentine Basket Easy Valentine Cards 3-D Valentines Valentine Garland of Hearts Valentine's Day Pins Heart Pop-Up Cards Love Bugs Valentines to Make Valentine Crown Valentine with Pop-Up Heart Shaped Box Clay Charms and Pendants Valentine Candy Jar Simple Valentines Paper Heart Chains Cut Paper Heart Valentine Cards
Crafts and Recycling: Crafts can be a great way to recycle computer and household waste while having fun and making something useful. This page features craft projects that are made from at least one recycled item.Recycled Paper Notepads Handmade Paper from Recycled Scraps Artwork Bookmarks Recycled Greeting Cards Basics of Quilling Milk and Cookie Placemats Christmas Quilling Shiny Paper Beads Straw Bead Necklace Paper Mosaic Gift Tag Fun Punched Bookmarks Serendipity Square Cards Trinket Box Fourth of July Crackers Multicolor Binoculars Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Toilet Paper Tube Puppets Magazine Holder Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes Easy Jar Lid Covers Memory Game Recycled Tin Can Candle Holders Snow Scene in a Jar Snow Globe Valentine's Day Candy Jar Mittens from Sweatpants Recycled Crayons Stenciled T-Shirts
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