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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.

Paper Doll Chains Friday Fun (Jan 13, 2023) - Create a chain of paper dolls by cutting multi-folded paper strips. Learn this basic paper cutting technique with paper dolls, then let your imagination run wild! Cut paper chains with themes for every season and every special event. They make great decorations for parties, classrooms and your home.

VERY EASY

Pop-up Birthday Cards (Jan 9, 2023)  - Celebrate birthdays with a customized handmade pop-up card featuring the birthday child’s age! It’s a candle that never goes out. As a bonus, this simple V-fold pop-up technique can be applied to any other greeting card.

AVERAGE

Ring Toss Game Friday Fun (Jan 6, 2023) - Make rings and stakes for the game of ring toss. Find out how far and how accurately you can throw a set of rope rings with the classic game of ring toss. Play it inside at a party, or outdoors at a picnic or cookout! Aunt Annie includes a set of rules so everyone knows how to play.

EASY

Paper Cone Finger Puppets (Jan 2, 2023) - Have you ever tried to trick someone? The wily Fox has—and he knows just what to say to keep Tiger from eating him in this play, Officer of Heaven, based on a Chinese folktale. This easy paper cone finger puppet project is perfect for classroom crafting.

EASY

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Clip-Art or Photo Puppets Friday Fun (Dec 30, 2022) - Nothing is off-limits in this creative puppet project. Craft simple stick puppets from magazine photos, clip art, coloring book cutouts, or other paper images! You can even use photos you’ve taken to put on a special play starring you and your friends—just make sure to ask Mom first.

VERY EASY

Symmetry in Snowflakes (Dec 26, 2022) - Learn how to make paper snowflakes. This project includes patterns for several different snowflakes, including Aunt Annie's favorites. You will also learn about the symmetry found in every snowflake.

EASY

Gift Tags from Recycled Cards Friday Fun (Dec 23, 2022) - Recycle greeting cards and paper scraps into fun and unique gift tags. The whole family can join in on the cutting and pasting to make these special additions to your holiday gifts. The tags can even be grouped into packages for sale at a Christmas bazaar or for a fundraiser.

VERY EASY

Mini-Envelopes for Gift Enclosure Cards (Dec 19, 2022) - Use the mini-envelope templates to make envelopes that fit gift enclosure cards that are 2¼", 2½" and 2¾" square. See how to make visually striking gift cards and matching envelopes using Handmade Paper with a Contrasting Border.

EASY

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Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments Friday Fun (Dec 16, 2022) - Simple and durable ornaments can be made with cookie cutters, felt, and imagination. No sewing is required! The cookie cutters are used as templates for making the ornaments—or, use Aunt Annie's printable pattern with Christmas-themed templates.

VERY EASY

Festive Window Stencils (Dec 12, 2022) - Decorate your windows in festive and colorful holiday designs with simple paper stencils. Make snowman, bell, angel, star, candle or Christmas tree stencils to use with Aunt Annie's special paint mix. The stencils are easy to make and use, and the paint will wash off the windows with ease at the end of the holiday season.

EASY

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament Friday Fun (Dec 9, 2022) - A simple cone of paper can be made into an ornament in the form of a Christmas tree that everyone will enjoy. With just a few common craft supplies, you and your children can make and decorate these little paper Christmas trees. Make cones from other colors of paper to create bell and Santa hat ornaments.

EASY

Rectangular Box (Dec 5, 2022) - Make a rectangular box with lid, also called a shirt box, in a variety of sizes and depths. This is a very versatile box that can be used to package about any gift. It can also be made without the lid and used as a letter box, napkin holder, etc. Instructions are also given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size rectangular box.

EASY

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Shaped Cards for Christmas Friday Fun (Dec 2, 2022) - Make simple and fun holiday cards in the shape of a pine tree, Santa, or an angel. These cards are easy enough for younger children and people with special needs to make. While the cards are very simple to make, they are easily enhanced with glitter, cotton balls, sequins, and other creative touches. Let your imagination soar!

VERY EASY

Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards (Nov 28, 2022) - Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash, featuring a stenciled Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two printable stencil templates to make a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.

EASY

Picture Puzzles Friday Fun (Nov 24, 2022) - Turn drawings, photographs or any image you love into a picture puzzle. This is a simple craft for groups of children. The puzzles make great gifts, so make one to keep and another to give away.

VERY EASY

Fall and Winter Quilling Cards (Nov 21, 2022) - Build on the Basics of Quilling, and the quilling design patterns in the project, to decorate greeting cards with quilling motifs for fall and winter—snowflake, acorn and pumpkin. The card ideas are based on the easy-to-make Four Patch Card, and use free digital papers you can download and print.

EASY

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Fall and Thanksgiving Refrigerator Magnets Friday Fun (Nov 18, 2022) - See how easy it is to make seasonal refrigerator magnets for fall and Thanksgiving with Homemade Modeling Dough. Make the dough in less than 15 minutes, and then use your fingers to shape magnets using ideas in the project or design your own creations.

EASY

Mittens from Sweatpants (Nov 14, 2022) - In this project, use old sweatpants to make mittens for kids. This is a great way to recycle the fabric from all those holey and stained sweatpants (and sweatshirts) that no one can wear anymore. This is a good project for new sewers. As an added bonus, the project includes instructions for making a scarf from sweatpants.

EASY

Miniature Turkeys Friday Fun (Nov 11, 2022)  - In this project, you'll make miniature turkeys modeled from Homemade Modeling Dough, or air-dry clay, to use as playing pieces for the game of Turkey Trot. Or make the turkeys for a diorama, to decorate for Thanksgiving, or just for fun!

EASY

Turkey Trot (Nov 7, 2022) - Here's a race game that the whole family can make together and then play! It's great for after Thanksgiving dinner fun or anytime the family gets together. The project also includes patterns and tips for creating game boards of your own invention for other holidays or themes.

EASY

Pine Cone Turkey Friday Fun (Nov 4, 2022) - Turn a pine cone into a colorful turkey to brighten your Thanksgiving table. This is an easy craft project for children that can be combined with some outdoor fun. Take a walk in the woods to find pine cones; then, with bump chenille stems (or pipe cleaners) and glue magic, turn them into little turkeys.

EASY

Tenor and Diva Paper Bag Puppets (Oct 31, 2022) - Super easy hand puppets can be made with a paper bag, a few cutouts, and a bit of drawing. In this project, make puppets of opera singers, tenor and diva, that open and close their mouths as you move the paper bag flap with your hand.

EASY

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags Friday Fun (Oct 28, 2022) - It's quick and easy to make trick or treat bags in any size you like. All it takes is a stack of books and a sheet of paper to make the basic bag. You can also create smaller bags for Halloween party goodies or to hand out to the trick-or-treaters who come to your door!

EASY

Halloween Dangler Cards (Oct 24, 2022)  - These free-standing Halloween cards with ghost or jack-o'-lantern danglers serve double-duty as a greeting card and a fun decoration for Halloween. Make several for your friends and family and some for yourself.

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Colorful Tissue Ghosts Friday Fun (Oct 21, 2022) - What could be cuter than little ghosts in a bowl? Tissue ghosts are an easy, inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween. In this project, you'll see how to make a colorful version of the traditional tissue ghost by adding fading color accents.

VERY EASY

Halloween Suncatchers (Oct 17, 2022) - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts, spiders and jack-o'-lanterns.  Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own special touches.

EASY

Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet Friday Fun (Oct 14, 2022) - Make a creepy, crawly spider that can wiggle and twist about with a few movements of the wrist. Traced fingers are the basis for this animated spider toy, and a paper fastener allows it to swivel around. This is a fun and easy Halloween project that is especially good for mixed-age groups of children.

VERY EASY

Cutouts for Halloween (Oct 10, 2022) - Make super easy indoor and outdoor decorations for Halloween with Aunt Annie's patterns for Halloween cutouts. The ghoulish shapes include jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts that can be used to decorate windows, doors, porches, and more. The jack-o'-lantern cutout can even be used as a mask!

EASY

Silly Faces Mix-and-Match Cards Friday Fun (Oct 7, 2022) - Just a few simple materials and a little instruction is all it takes to make a set of mix-and-match cards. Cut all the cards into three pieces and mix them up to make silly faces. Giggles are a sure thing!

VERY EASY

Custom Collapsible Square Box Pattern (Oct 3, 2022) - In this project, you will create a custom pattern for a collapsible square box in the exact size to meet your needs. Use the pattern to make your custom-size box following instructions in the Collapsible Box craft project.

EASY

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