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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.

Purim Crown Friday Fun (Feb 28, 2020) - 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 26, 2020) - 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

Dangler Cards (Feb 24, 2020)  - Go beyond the ordinary with this novelty card featuring a dangler that twists and turns. See how easy it is to make this freestanding greeting card with a 3-dimensional opening for hanging your special dangler. Great for birthdays and other occasions!

AVERAGE

Seed Catalog Garden Friday Fun (Feb 21, 2020) - Make a garden in the middle of winter by cutting up seed catalogs. Cutting up the catalogs, making the garden, and playing with it will keep kids busy for hours.

VERY EASY

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Mittens from Sweatpants (Feb 17, 2020) - 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

Finger Painting Friday Fun (Feb 14, 2020) - This craft project goes over the basic steps for doing finger painting and gives tips to enhance your finger paint masterpieces. The kids (and grown-ups, too) will have great fun smearing paint on paper and creating fanciful pictures.

EASY

Woven Heart Valentines (Feb 10, 2020) - Add the look of basket weaving to your Valentine's Day card creations by weaving together paper strips or by using one of Aunt Annie's Woven Strips digital downloads to achieve the woven-look. The card ideas presented here can easily be adapted for other holidays or occasions by changing the colors or using different cutout shapes.

EASY

Valentine Flag Banner Friday Fun (Feb 7, 2020) - In this craft, simple to cut flags are decorated with hearts, then strung together with string or yarn to create a banner. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window, or use it to decorate a Valentine-themed bulletin board. No pattern required—just cut, glue and string!

VERY EASY

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Heart-Shaped Box (Feb 5, 2020) - 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

Appliqué Heart Valentines (Feb 3, 2020) - These Valentine's Day cards feature heart appliqués made with patterned papers that you can download and print. The paper appliqués on these greeting cards are made to resemble fabric appliqué seen on clothing and quilts. The project includes details for making four Valentine's Day cards.

EASY

Valentine's Day Pins Friday Fun (Jan 31, 2020)  - Create plaster of Paris pins using simple candy molds, pin backs and paint. Choose a candy mold with heart shapes to create beautiful Valentine's Day pins to give as presents to your loved ones.

EASY

Strip Folding Heart Cards (Jan 29, 2020) - In this greeting card tutorial, make a card for Mother's Day or your sweetheart 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

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Heart Shaped Cards (Jan 27, 2020) - Make simple and fun Valentine cards in the shape of a heart or with a heart-shaped top. Most of the cards have a circus theme and one is especially designed for giving to your sweetheart.

VERY EASY

Simple Valentines Friday Fun (Jan 24, 2020) - This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either six or nine Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to make these Valentines!

VERY EASY

Valentine Suncatchers (Jan 20, 2020) - "You light up my life" takes on a little more meaning when you give a Valentine suncatcher craft as a gift! Tissue paper suncatcher hearts look beautiful in the window, strung on a mobile, or tucked into a special handmade card.

EASY

Valentine Garland of Hearts Friday Fun (Jan 17, 2020) - Make this delightful tissue paper garland that is sure to brings smiles. Drape it over doors, in windows, over furniture, along stairs. It is quick and easy to make.

VERY EASY

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Cut Paper Heart Valentine Ideas (Jan 15, 2020) - 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

Rectangular Box (Jan 13, 2020) - 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 given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size rectangular box.

EASY

Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards Friday Fun (Jan 10, 2020)  -  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

Mini-Envelopes for Gift Enclosure Cards (Jan 8, 2020) - 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

Symmetry in Snowflakes (Jan 6, 2020) - 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

Artwork Bookmarks Friday Fun (Jan 3, 2020) - These bookmarks are simply made from artwork that you are willing to cut up and two pieces of clear contact paper. This is a great way to recycle your less-than-perfect artwork or preserve your child's treasured drawings.

VERY EASY

Paper Cone Finger Puppets (Jan 1, 2020) - 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

Platonic Solids (Dec 30, 2019) - In this craft project, learn a simple technique based on circles for making all five Platonic solids—tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, cube, and dodecahedron. Make 12-sided calendars with printable dodecahedron patterns for 2020. The solids can be also be decorated and used as gift boxes.

EASY

Seal Gum Recipe Friday Fun (Dec 27, 2019) - 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

Paper Cup Party Favor Friday Fun (Dec 25, 2019) - Half the fun of giving a party is selecting a theme and making the decorations. You can easily and quickly make party favors for any theme by decorating paper or foam cups with ribbon and images printed from your computer.

EASY

Gift Tags from Recycled Cards Friday Fun (Dec 23, 2019) - 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

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament Friday Fun  (Dec 20, 2019) - 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 standard 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

Shaped Cards for Christmas Friday Fun (Dec 18, 2019) - 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

Christmas Pop-Up Cards (Dec 16, 2019) - In this project, you will learn how to make a Christmas pop-up card with a Christmas tree pop-up inside. The project includes printable patterns for cards in two styles—one being fun and easy for children and the other being stylish and elegant for adults.

EASY

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