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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.

Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes Friday Fun (Jul 9, 2021) - In this project, learn how to recycle milk and juice cartons, or any size gable top carton, into strong gift boxes. You can either wrap the boxes in your favorite way or transform the carton into a house or a cuckoo clock using Aunt Annie's patterns.

EASY to AVERAGE

Waxing Paper (Jul 7, 2021) - Make your own custom waxed papers! Learn the technique of waxing paper and in no time you will be making waxed papers in any colors or designs you like. You can use waxed paper in the place of vellum in many crafts. Its translucent nature makes it a natural for luminaries!

EASY

Cutout Birthday Cards for Kids (Jul 5, 2021) - Make birthday cards for kids with jungle-themed cutouts from the included printable pattern. Follow the detailed instructions for a lion or tiger birthday card or use the cutouts and shape templates to make cards of your own design.

EASY

Ice Cream in a Bag Friday Fun (Jul 2, 2021) - What goes best with kids and a hot summer day? Well, ice cream, of course! With this recipe and technique each child gets to make an individual serving of ice cream, and it only takes a few minutes from start to finish. Go ahead, get going—you’ll have a ball!

EASY

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Stenciled Stars T-Shirts (Jun 28, 2021) - Take a plain T-shirt or a tired old T-shirt and perk it up with stenciled designs. Use the printable stars stencil pattern to make star-spangled T-shirts for Independence Day. The whole family can pitch-in to make custom T-shirts in patriotic colors.

AVERAGE

Patriotic Star Garland Friday Fun (Jun 25, 2021) - Cut five-pointed stars from red, white and blue paper and string them to make a garland! Use the garland to decorate for Memorial Day, Flag Day or the Fourth of July. This is a great craft for kids and families.

EASY

Stars and Stripes String Light Covers (Jun 21, 2021) - Turn your patio string lights into dazzling stars and stripes with easy to make light covers. Each light cover is made of four circles glued together to make a four-sided tetrahedron. Cut a slit in one face and slip the string light through—that's all it takes!

EASY

Punched Bookmarks Friday Fun (Jun 18, 2021) - You've been cutting, folding and pasting to make your crafty creations, but now there are bits and pieces of paper left over. Recycle that leftover paper to make simple and beautiful bookmarks using a hole punch. A great craft for classrooms and groups!

VERY EASY

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Pillow Boxes for Dad (Jun 14, 2021 - Wouldn't your dad love to get a Father's Day gift in a box made especially for him? Select from two printable pillow box patterns—one that's decorated with a shirt and tie or the other with hearts and a "Best Dad" award ribbon.

EASY

Kids' Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards Friday Fun (Jun 11, 2021)  - This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Serendipity Square Cards tutorial. Like in the adult version, scraps of paper are used to make colorful serendipity squares that can be combined in many ways to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for dad!

VERY EASY

Father's Day Dangler Cards (Jun 7, 2021) - Wait—how does it work? Dad will be impressed by this handmade novelty card that stands up on its own, showing off a dangling piece with images and a Father’s Day message. Father’s Day crafts from kids are the things Dad loves most—he might even put this homemade card on his desk so he can look at it every day.

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Layered Soaps Friday Fun (Jun 3, 2021) - In this project, learn how to make soaps with different colored layers using the melt-and-pour soap making technique. You can create guest soaps in colors to match your kitchen or bath decor or to give as a special gift. The whole family can have fun making soaps.

EASY

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The Game of Achi (May 31, 2021) - Take a little day trip to the West African country of Ghana with Achi, one of an ancient group of games of alignment. In the United States, one of the most popular games of alignment is tic-tac-toe—try Achi, and see how it is both different and similar! You can make this board game with either felt or paper.

EASY

Clip-Art Bag Puppets Friday Fun (May 28, 2021) - More puppet fun! This time using clip-art to make paper bag puppets. A quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.

VERY EASY

Paper Sunflowers (May 24, 2021) - In this 3D paper craft, you will make a life-size paper sunflower blossom. These large blossoms make terrific decorations for a party or event, and work well on bulletin boards or in a child's playroom. The project also includes patterns for smaller sunflowers that can be used to decorate gifts or add a warm glow to your dinner table.

EASY

Memory Game Friday Fun (May 21, 2021) - Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy craft project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups, and with a little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.

VERY EASY

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Paper Weaving Cards (May 17, 2021) - In this tutorial, you'll see how to weave paper strips into decorative elements for use on greeting cards. The tutorial also explores color concepts based on the color wheel.

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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

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.

AVERAGE

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

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

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.

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