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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.

Handwoven Bookmarks Friday Fun (May 19, 2023) - 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

Step Pop-Up Cards (May 15, 2023) - Make a pop-up greeting card for a variety of occasions. See how easy it is to make a step pop-up mechanism, also sometimes called a platform or double-slit pop-up. Once you learn this technique, it's a simple matter to create pop-up cards of your own design.

AVERAGE

Suede Leather Pendant Necklaces Friday Fun (May 12, 2023) - 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

Mother's Day Gift Bags (May 8, 2023) - Make gift bags for Mom using free patterns/templates 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

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Tissue Paper Painting Friday Fun (May 5, 2023) - Using  this super easy technique, make colorful tissue paper with designs that resemble Japanese shibori or tie dyeing. The painted tissue paper may be used in your paper crafts, to wrap packages, to line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

EASY

More Step Pop-Up Cards (May 1, 2023) - Everyone enjoys receiving a card with a pop-up inside. It's easier than you might think to add a pop-up to one of your handmade greeting cards. To get you started, five cards with step pop-ups are included in this project, including ones for Mother's Day and Father's Day.

EASY to AVERAGE

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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