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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Sponge Stamps and Art Friday Fun (Aug 27, 2021) - Do you know that ordinary kitchen sponges can be used to make stamps? Children will want to make a variety of stamps to create artistic masterpieces for display in the refrigerator door gallery. Follow these simple instructions and you will be able to make stamps of your own design in minutes.

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

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

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