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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.

Love Bugs Friday Fun (July 8, 2022) - Make cute little bugs to give as gifts. They are molded in plastic spoons using plaster of Paris. This craft is great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and any gift-giving occasion. Children of all ages, even as young as two, will enjoy making these love bugs as pins or magnets.

VERY EASY

Stenciled Flower Pots (Jul 4, 2022) - Turn a plastic flower pot from ordinary to extraordinary with stenciling. In this project, you will learn how to apply acrylic paint stencils to a small plastic flower pot. This technique can then be used to decorate larger plastic flower pots, plastic hanging baskets, plastic wastebaskets, or just about any plastic container.

AVERAGE

Coin Barrettes Friday Fun (Jul 1, 2022) - 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! Make a set for yourself or to give as a gift.

VERY EASY

Easy Party Favor Bag (Jun 27, 2022) - In this project, learn how to make a small party favor bag that is self-closing. These easy to make bags are ideal for packaging small party favors of food, candy, soaps or jewelry. Choose from four sizes of printable patterns with or without the colorful dot designs.

EASY

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Father's Day Gift Bags (Jun 13, 2022) - 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

Woolly Octopus Friday Fun (Jun 10, 2022) - In this craft project, learn the British way of making a yarn octopus. This technique is a disarmingly simple way to make a cute toy with items found in most people's homes, and it will use up those leftover scraps of wool (yarn).

EASY

Decoupage Box (Jun 6, 2022) - In this project, you will learn the basics of decoupage by decorating a box made from cardstock with images printed on your color printer. The same technique can be used to decoupage wooden boxes, glass vases or plates, etc. With the wealth of images available for downloading and printing, this traditional craft is well-suited for today.

EASY

Stuffed Felt Names Friday Fun (Jun 3, 2022) - Kids love to see their names spelled out! In this craft project, see how to cut out, sew, and stuff individual felt letters, and then join them together to create a bright and cheerful personalized wall hanging that's perfect for the bedroom door, on the wall, or over the crib.

AVERAGE

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Catch the Hare Game Board (May 30, 2022) - Make a roll-up game board for the game of Catch the Hare that includes a pocket for storing game pieces. The game board is made of paper and felt using iron-on adhesive, and requires no sewing. This Moorish hunt game is known as Cercar La Liebre in Spain and dates back to the 13th century.

EASY

Easy Pinwheel Friday Fun (May 27, 2022) - 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

Flexagon Boxed Set (May 25, 2022) - Make a gift that will fascinate puzzle-minded kids and adults. In this project, you'll make a set of hexaflexagons and a matching hexagonal box for storage. Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing faces as they are flexed.

AVERAGE

French Board Solitaire (May 23, 2022) - Patience games come in both card and board versions. In this project, you will make a simple game board for the French version of board solitaire, sometimes called peg solitaire or patience. The rules for playing French board solitaire are included in the project.

VERY EASY

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Scalloped Edge Cards (May 16, 2022) - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to make a fancy edge on your handmade greeting cards using scallops (or waves) and a paper punch. This is a quick and easy way to add a strong design element along the right-side or bottom edges of your card.

EASY

Seed Catalog Garden Friday Fun (May 13, 2022) - Make a make-believe garden anytime of the year by cutting up seed catalogs or magazines—you could even use clip art you download and print. Cutting pictures, making the garden, and playing with it will keep kids busy for hours.

VERY EASY

Dragon Finger Puppet (May 11, 2022) - It's easy to make a dragon finger puppet with an empty toilet paper tube and a printable pattern. Just wrap the tube cover around the cardboard tube, add the ridge tail, legs, and some flames. Your feisty dragon will give the other puppets a scare.

EASY

Toilet Paper Tube Puppets (May 9, 2022) - Use empty toilet paper tubes to make finger puppets, then put on a play that features them. Use the included patterns or make puppets of your own design. The versatility of this puppet making technique is amazing. Give it a try!

EASY

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Suede Leather Bracelets Friday Fun (May 6, 2022) - In this project, create a bracelet from scraps of suede leather (or felt). Cut a strip of leather, glue on motifs of a contrasting color and fasten with a Velcro® fastener. This is a good first leather craft project and requires no special leather craft tools.

AVERAGE

Serendipity Square Cards  (Apr 18, 2022) - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to use leftover scraps of paper and cardstock to make colorful serendipity squares that are then combined in various ways to make beautiful cards. Once you learn how to make serendipity squares, you'll never want to throw away those small scraps of paper again!

EASY

Marbled Eggs Friday Fun (Apr 15, 2022) - Here’s a technique for making marbled eggs that requires no special materials, and produces beautiful results with very little effort.

VERY EASY

Stuffed Felt Animals (Apr 11, 2022) - The project features stuffed felt animals—a chick and a bunny. Beginning sewers will use the overcast stitch to assemble the animals, while more experienced sewers can improvise with stitches and embellishments of their own choosing.

EASY to AVERAGE

Paper Bag Puppets: Cat and Owl (Mar 23, 2022) - Paper bag puppets are great fun and, with just a few cutouts and a bit of drawing, you can make a puppet for just about any animal. In this project, make cat and owl puppets that open and close their eyes as you move the paper bag flap with your hand.

EASY

Foam Ball King Hand Puppet (Mar 21, 2022) - For an easy way to make a hand puppet, start with a styrofoam ball for the puppet head. For the king hand puppet, make the face with felt cutouts, add a felt crown, and drape fabric for clothing and a royal cape. What could be easier?

EASY

Seal Gum Recipe Friday Fun (Mar 18, 2022) - Learn how to make homemade seal gum glue for stickers and envelopes. With this adhesive you will be able to make your own stickers from ordinary paper. Make stickers from drawings or stamped images, clipart or pictures cut from wrapping paper—the sky's the limit! This lick and stick adhesive also works great on handmade envelopes.

VERY EASY

Lu-lu, Hawaiian Dice Game (Mar 14, 2022) - Take an imaginary trip to Hawaii by playing the game of lu-lu with dice made in this craft project. The dice in lu-lu are painted 2-sided discs usually fashioned from volcanic stone. In this project, you have the option of making the dice with coiled paper strips or with cardboard discs.

EASY

Shamrock Strip Folding Cards (Mar 9, 2022) - Use printable patterns with shamrocks to create St. Patrick's Day cards. See how to use folded paper strips to give your card added depth with three-dimensional layers.

EASY

Clay Charms and Pendants Friday Fun (Mar 4, 2022) - Make charms and pendants for necklaces and bracelets using Homemade Bread Clay or commercial air-dry clay. Make the heart and flower pendants and heart charms for yourself or to give as gifts. When strung on cord or a chain, they make perfect gifts.

EASY

3D Paper Circus Trapeze Act (Feb 28, 2022) - In this project, you will make circus trapeze performers and a trapeze. The craft includes printable patterns for four trapeze artists and instructions for making a lightweight trapeze suitable for hard or carpet surfaces. This is the fourth of four craft projects in the Under the Big Top craft series.

EASY to AVERAGE

Strip Folding Tulip Cards (Feb 23, 2022) - See how to use printable strip folding tulip patterns to make a card that features a framed tulip motif. This card uses the strip folding technique introduced in the Strip Folding Heart Cards tutorial.

AVERAGE

Strip Folding Heart Cards (Feb 21, 2022) - In this greeting card tutorial, make a card for a loved one that features a framed heart motif, while learning how to use a strip folding template. Once you learn this technique using the heart template, additional motifs can be made using other templates.

AVERAGE

Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards Friday Fun (Feb 18, 2022)  -  See how easy it is for kids to make birthday cards from simple materials. These cards feature fancy paper that the kids make, and are finished off with a hand drawn cartoon stick figure and a message balloon. Every card is unique and showcases the creative ideas of the child artist!

VERY EASY

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