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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.

Cardstock Animal Bookmarks (Aug 17, 2020) - Make animal-shaped bookmarks from cardstock. Just print, color, cut and bend to make these cute bookmarks for yourself or to give as gifts. This is a good project for kids to practice coloring and cutting. It is also a quick craft for adults to make as gifts for the kids and grandkids!

VERY EASY

God's Eye Friday Fun (Aug 14, 2020) - If you are looking for a craft that kids love and is great for groups, look no further. God’s Eyes are made with just a few supplies and even small children get wonderful results.

VERY EASY

Elephant Finger Puppets (Aug 10, 2020) - Make elephant finger puppets that are animated with three of your fingers—two fingers for the legs and another finger for the head. These puppets are easy to make—just cut, fold and glue. These puppets go with lion, rabbit and sheep puppets in the Three-Finger Puppets craft project.

EASY

Bubble Print Paper Friday Fun (Aug 7, 2020) - Use paint and bubble blowing liquid to make this kid-safe alternative for marbled paper. With this technique you will make pastel prints of soap bubbles on paper that then can be used for other craft projects.

EASY

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Pocket Folder for Greeting Cards (Aug 3, 2020) - This simple folder is perfect for storing your handmade cards, and with multiple folders, you can arrange the cards by theme or occasion. When selling or giving your cards as a set, make a folder to match your handmade cards.

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Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game Friday Fun (Jul 31, 2020)  - Make a reusable tic-tac-toe game board to play on long car rides, at a park, or on the beach.  This simple to make game board with playing pieces easily packs in a backpack to play any time or place! Wherever you go, X (or O) marks the spot!

VERY EASY

Woven Suede Bracelet (Jul 27, 2020) - See how to make a bracelet by weaving narrow strips of suede into a suede leather band. It only takes scraps of suede in two contrasting colors to create this soft bracelet. Make one to coordinate with a special outfit or to give as a gift to a friend.

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Bath Buddies Friday Fun (Jul 24, 2020) - In no time flat, you and your kids can make enough soap buddies for weeks of bath time fun! Kids of all ages enjoy the squishy fun of making little soaps in a variety of shapes and colors. Shape them into balls or create cute shapes with soap molds.

VERY EASY

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Petal-top Hexagon Box (Jul 22, 2020) - Choose from several patterns to make a hexagonal box with a distinctive flower closure on top. The petals on the box tops fold over into a flower-like closure to give the box a unique look that is sure to delight. These boxes are especially nice for gifts.

EASY

Hexagon Box (Jul 20, 2020) - Make a hexagonal-shaped box in several sizes, plain or decorated. These boxes may be used as gift boxes, boxes to store trinkets, party or wedding favors, or as decorative accents in your home. Three of the boxes are sized to make into a stack. Also, included are patterns for petal-top boxes with a unique flower-like closure.

EASY

Circly Paper Chain Snake Friday Fun (Jul 16, 2020) - Link rings of construction paper together to form a long multi-colored snake that makes a terrific decoration hung from the ceiling, draped around the room, or framing a bulletin board. Turn the activity into a contest to see who can make the longest snake, create the funniest (or scariest) snake, or the most creative snake.

VERY EASY

Step Pop-Up Cards (Jul 13, 2020) - 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.

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Bread Clay Recipe Friday Fun (Jul 10, 2020) - This recipe makes a durable and very pliable clay that can be colored vibrantly. This clay is particularly good for making items that will get heavy use, like beads and playing pieces for games. All you do is mix white glue into shredded white bread and add color with a bit of paint.

EASY

Pentagon Box (Jul 6, 2020) - Make a pentagonal-shaped box with an attached lid in various sizes using printable patterns. The boxes range in size from 3" to 1¾" and nest together for storage. Use the boxes individually, or stacked, as gift boxes, favors or for storing jewelry and other trinkets. Also included are boxes decorated with stars & stripes or with shamrocks.

EASY

Sweet Strawberries Friday Fun (Jul 3, 2020) - Make strawberries from walnuts in the shell that are painted red. This is a quick and easy project that both kids and adults will have fun doing! The strawberries can be used as decorations on gifts or around the house and make a wonderful gift to brighten anyone's day!

VERY EASY

Hexa-hexaflexagons (Jun 29, 2020)  - Learn how to make a really fun geometric toy—a six-sided, six-faced flexagon called a hexa-hexaflexagon! It looks like an ordinary, two-dimensional, paper hexagon with a front and a back, but hidden inside are four more sides (or faces) that become visible by flexing (folding) the paper.  The project also includes patterns for tetra- and penta-hexaflexagons.

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Fourth of July Crackers Friday Fun (Jun 26, 2020) - Make a Fourth of July cracker that goes POP! See how to make this novelty box that is shaped like a firecracker and makes a pop sound without any fire. Best of all, you can use it over and over again! It makes a great party favor or fun gift box. Use it for any celebration, not just the 4th.

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Half-Moon Petal Envelope (Jun 22, 2020) - Have fun making these delightful square and pentagon-shaped 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

Doorknob Hangers Friday Fun (Jun 19, 2020) - In this project, see how easy it is to make doorknob hangers to communicate with your family and friends. Create a hanger with any message and pictures you like. You might put 'Do Not Disturb' on one side and 'Wake In Time for School' on the other side. Use your imagination!

VERY EASY

More Step Pop-Up Cards (Jun 17, 2020) - 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, four cards with step pop-ups are included in this project, including one for Father's Day.

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Father's Day Gift Bags (Jun 15, 2020) - Make gift bags for Dad using patterns specially designed for Father's Day. Print the black & white patterns on colored paper and the colored patterns on white paper. These bags are in perfect sizes for homemade cookies or brownies.

EASY

Simple Father's Day Cards Friday Fun (Jun 12, 2020) - Make these simple cards with paper cutouts that spell out "D-A-D." It takes very few supplies to make these fantastic looking cards. Dad (and Granddad) will love these special kid-made cards.

VERY EASY

Coin Barrettes Friday Fun (Jun 5, 2020) - Use a few pennies and a store bought hair barrette back to make these lovely hair holders. For silver barrettes, use dimes or nickels and mix up the coins for another look. The craft is quick and simple and the results are very attractive! Make a set for yourself or to give as a gift.

VERY EASY

Sewing Cards (Jun 3, 2020) - For generations, children have been playing with sewing cards. In this project, see how easy it is to make your own sewing cards out of cardstock, then sew on them with colorful yarn. Adults can take the sewing cards a step further to make scrapbook and greeting card embellishments.

VERY EASY

3D Paper Fish (Jun 1, 2020) - In this project, make two sizes of paper fish. Weave the tails together in two easy steps to make the fish become three dimensional. The fish can be hung from the ceiling or in a window, and with the slightest breeze will dance about to the delight of all. They make great gift package toppers, too!

VERY EASY

Weave a Placemat Friday Fun (May 29, 2020) - Turn a sheet of construction paper into a placemat with paper weaving. These simple to make colorful placemats will brighten your table. Select a color theme and get weaving!

EASY

Triceratops Finger Puppets (May 27, 2020) - Make triceratops dinosaur finger puppets that are animated with three of your fingers—two fingers for the legs and another finger for the head. These puppets are easy to make—just cut, fold and glue. These puppets go with lion, rabbit and sheep puppets in the Three-Finger Puppets craft project and the elephant puppets in the Elephant Finger Puppets craft project.

EASY

Three-Finger Puppets (May 25, 2020) - Three fingers is all it takes to bring these paper animal puppets to life! Make a fierce golden lion, a timid rabbit, or a funny bighorn sheep. Your puppets can be friends or foes in any story you can imagine; or, act out the included Aesop fable, The Lion and the Rabbit.

EASY

Easy Pinwheel Friday Fun (May 22, 2020) - Just in time for a breezy spring day, make this colorful paper pinwheel with nothing more than paper, a pencil and a straight pin. Children of all ages will be delighted with this whirling windmill. Make several as party decorations or favors!

EASY

Fishing Game (May 20, 2020) - Make 3-D fish and, to catch them, a fishing hook and rod. The fishing game is enjoyed by kids of all ages and can be made easier or more difficult, depending on the children's capabilities. Make a game set to keep and another to give as a gift.

EASY

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