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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' Pocket Mother's Day Cards Friday Fun  (Apr 28, 2023) - This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Pocket Greeting Cards Tutorial . These fun and unique cards for Mother's Day feature a pocket on the front that the kids can fill with little gifts for Mom.

VERY EASY

Simple Paper Cutting (Apr 24, 2023) - In this project, Aunt Annie introduces you to the art of paper-cutting through the techniques of cut-apart and layered paper. These techniques can be used to decorate greeting cards, stationery, boxes, gift wraps, or any paper craft project.

EASY

Crayon Batik Friday Fun (Apr 21, 2023) - Learn how to imitate on paper the fabric decorating technique from Java called batik. The process uses crayons to color a design on paper, that is then wadded and painted with black to make the cracks that are typical to batiks. You can use the resulting pictures to make cards, decorate notebook covers, or hang on the wall.

EASY

Paper Flowers Friday Fun (Apr 14, 2023) - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!

EASY

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Sponged Paper Cards (Apr 10, 2023) - See how easy it is to create custom decorative papers for use in your card making. The beauty of sponging is the limitless range of color possibilities—make whatever color paper you desire! Make the springtime sample cards or come up with your own design.

EASY

Peek-a-boo Easter Egg Friday Fun (Apr 6, 2023) - Learn how to make a magical world inside an Easter egg with real eggshells, cutouts or stickers, and your imagination! Smaller crafters may need help snipping their eggs.

AVERAGE

Half-Moon Petal Envelope (Apr 3, 2023) - Have fun making these delightful square envelopes with half-moon flaps that fold like petals. Spring and Easter designs are included in the project. Use these envelopes as a gift wrap for small gifts or to store keepsakes.

VERY EASY

Basic Egg Dyeing  Friday Fun (Mar 31, 2023) - Aunt Annie teaches you how to make a dye bath for brightly colored Easter eggs. Dye your eggs a solid color, or marble them for added oomph!

VERY EASY

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Fun Shaped Cards (Mar 27, 2023) - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs, while still allowing for creative additons.

VERY EASY

Jelly Bean Carrots Friday Fun (Mar 24, 2023) - A sweet addition to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying springtime candy treat.

EASY

Easter Suncatchers (Mar 20, 2023) - Catch springtime sun with this easy paper suncatcher project. Besides being festive window decorations, your egg- or bunny-shaped suncatchers can be hung from an Easter basket handle, tucked into a handmade Easter card, or made into a mobile! Also included are coloring sheet patterns for toddlers and preschoolers .

EASY to AVERAGE

Jumping Origami Bunny Friday Fun (Mar 17, 2023) - This funny bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.

AVERAGE

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Five-Petal Pentagon Envelopes (Mar 15, 2023) - Make an elegant envelope wrap with rounded flaps that fold like petals to close into a five-sided pentagon shape. This unique petal envelope is a terrific gift wrap solution for small items.  For Easter, decorate the special patterns with five egg-shaped petals like Easter eggs.

VERY EASY

Pentagon Box with Shamrock (Mar 13, 2023) - For your St. Patrick's Day gifts, make these boxes with five-sides that are decorated with shamrocks. This pentagonal-shaped box has an attached lid. You can also make Pentagon Boxes in other sizes and colors with a variety of printable patterns in the Pentagon Box craft project.

EASY

Shiny Paper Beads Friday Fun (Mar 10, 2023) - See how easy it is to recycle paper scraps and magazines to make colorful paper beads. After winding the paper into beads and sealing them for a shiny finish and durability, the beads can be strung into bracelets, necklaces and even beaded room dividers!

EASY

All Occasion Ribbon Edge Cards (Mar 6, 2023) - Create cards to have on hand that can be used for any occasion. These cards feature a ribbon backed decorative cut edge and stamped block backgrounds. Use these card ideas as a springboard to make cards of your own design using the tools and supplies available.

EASY

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Pencil Toppers Friday Fun (Mar 3, 2023) - It’s fun and easy to make original pencil toppers with Homemade Modeling Dough. Make a simple dough in less then 15 minutes, and use your fingers to shape fun, fanciful, or beautiful creations of your own design. Aunt Annie has included suggestions for creating easy, silly and cute pencil toppers.

EASY

Shamrock Centerpiece (Feb 27, 2023) - Use the printable patterns in this project to create a small centerpiece for St. Patrick's Day. Make several of these cute little vases as party favors or as gifts for St. Patrick's Day. The plain version of the vase can be used for other occasions and be filled with Paper Flowers.

EASY

Purim Crown Friday Fun (Feb 24, 2023) - Make this royal crown decorated with six-pointed stars for Purim. It is a fun party craft for a group of children. Just a few simple supplies are needed to create this very special crown featuring Stars of David.

EASY

Two-Finger Puppets (Feb 20, 2023) - Try this "handy" little project to put on a quick, fun and easy puppet show! Your fingers will become the legs of little bird puppets. Then, put on the Australian Aboriginal folktale The Medicine-man to find out how the rooster got his comb!

VERY EASY

Finger Paint Recipe Friday Fun (Feb 17, 2023) - Why bother with a brush? Cavemen didn’t mind getting messy in pursuit of their art, and you won’t either with this simple finger paint recipe.

EASY

Cut Paper Heart Valentine Ideas (Feb 13, 2023) - This project features the art of paper-cutting to create Valentine's Day cards. You can easily make unique and striking Valentines using the included heart templates and colored and/or decorative papers.

EASY

Easy Valentine Cards Friday Fun (Feb 10, 2023) - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue. Great for kids!

VERY EASY

Heart-Shaped Box (Feb 6, 2023) - Make a novelty box for Valentine's Day in the shape of a heart. Choose from a variety of printable patterns for two sizes of heart boxes. This is a cute gift box for small presents and will bring smiles and warm hearts wherever it is displayed.

DIFFICULT

Valentine Garland of Hearts Friday Fun (Feb 3, 2023) - Make this delightful tissue paper garland that is sure to brings smiles. Drape it over doors, in windows, over furniture, along stairs. It is quick and easy to make.

VERY EASY

Valentines Card Set (Jan 30, 2023) - Valentines aren't just for sending to your sweetheart, you can send them to anyone you love. See how easy it is to make a set of several  unique Valentine's Day cards to send to family and friends!

EASY

Heart Shaped Cards (Jan 27, 2023) - Make simple and fun Valentine cards in the shape of a heart or with a heart-shaped top. Most of the cards have a circus theme and one is especially designed for giving to your sweetheart.

VERY EASY

Platonic Solids (Jan 23, 2023) - In this craft project, learn a simple technique based on circles for making all five Platonic solids—tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, cube, and dodecahedron. Make 12-sided calendars with printable dodecahedron patterns for 2023. The solids can be also be decorated and used as gift boxes.

EASY

Trinket Box Friday Fun (Jan 20, 2023) - Use recycled materials to make this trinket box. All it takes to make this cutie are  empty cardboard tubes, a cereal box and scraps of ribbon or paper. You are sure to want to make more than one!

AVERAGE

Fox and Geese Game Board (Jan 16, 2023) - What do you have in common with ancient Vikings? The game of Fox and Geese, of course! Vikings called it Hala-tafl, meaning “the Fox Game”—you’ll just call it fun. Roll up the paper-and-felt board and store game pieces in its pocket when you go on Viking adventures!

EASY

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