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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.

Keepsake Booklets Friday Fun (May 14, 2021) - Gather those stacks of school papers together and make them into a quick and easy booklet. This simple technique can be used to make booklets of all sorts—diaries, collections of articles and clippings, school reports and more.

EASY

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

Suede Leather Pendant Necklaces Friday Fun (May 7, 2021) - In this project, create a necklace from scraps of suede leather and a length of plastic lacing. This is a simple leather craft suitable for beginners and children.

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

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Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards Friday Fun  (Apr 30, 2021) - 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

Mother's Day Gift Bags (Apr 26, 2021) - Make gift bags for Mom using patterns specially designed for Mother's Day. Print the black & white patterns on colored paper and the colored patterns on white paper. Use the bags for small gifts, including homemade cookies or brownies.

EASY

Mexican Yarn Painting Friday Fun (Apr 23, 2021) - The crafts of Mexico are renowned for bright colors and bold designs especially the nierika made by the Huichol people. In this project, learn how to do Huichol-inspired yarn paintings then use the technique to make decorative plaques or to enliven the surfaces of boxes, cards, notebooks, and more.

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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

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Paper Flowers Friday Fun (Apr 16, 2021) - 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

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

Handwoven Bookmarks Friday Fun (Apr 9, 2021) - Make a handwoven bookmark simply and easily while learning the basic concepts of weaving using a cardboard loom. The bookmark makes a wonderful gift, or maybe use it as a rug in a doll house. Make the loom in different sizes and sew the fabric into coin purses, coasters, hot pads—whatever you can imagine!

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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Peek-a-boo Easter Egg Friday Fun (Apr 2, 2021) - 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

Fun Shaped Cards (Mar 29, 2021) - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards with a simple card craft project that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs.

VERY EASY

Basic Egg Dyeing  Friday Fun (Mar 26, 2021) - 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

Easter Suncatchers (Mar 22, 2021) - Catch the springtime sun with an easy paper suncatcher project, including templates for black and white and colored versions. Besides being festive seasonal window decorations, your egg- or bunny-shaped suncatchers can be hung from an Easter basket, tucked into a handmade Easter card, or made into a mobile! The project includes coloring sheet patterns for toddlers and preschoolers .

EASY to AVERAGE

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Tissue Paper Painting Friday Fun (Mar 19, 2021) - Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique. Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges. The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

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 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.

EASY

Crayon Batik Friday Fun (Mar 12, 2021) - 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

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

Snowflake Window Stencils Friday Fun (Mar 4, 2021) - Paper snowflakes and a little dab of paint go together to decorate your windows. Even the youngest children in a family or group can help with this project by dabbing paint on the stencils.

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

Easy Paper Snowflakes Friday Fun (Feb 26, 2021) - Learn an easy way to make snowflakes from tissue paper. With this technique you can make a whole flurry of snowflakes in a hurry! Using tissue paper makes cutting through many layers easier, but you can use any lightweight paper you like.

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

Snow Scene in a Jar Snow Globe Friday Fun (Feb 19, 2021) - Whether you have snow where you live or not, you can have wintertime fun by making a wintry snow scene in a jar. All it takes is a few plastic toys, rocks, glue, glitter and water to turn a small jar into a winter wonderland where a gentle shake makes it snow.

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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

Valentine's Day Candy Jar Friday Fun (Feb 12, 2021) - It is easy to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift.

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.

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Valentine Basket (Feb 8, 2021) - Give your Valentine something sweet! Make this woven paper heart basket and fill it with candy or some other treat. You will weave together red and white paper to make this basket.

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