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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 (May 8, 2020)  - 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

Make a Custom Oval Box and Pattern (Apr 22, 2020)  - It's easy to design and make an oval-shaped box to exactly meet your needs. In this project, you will create a custom pattern for any size oval box. Construct your oval box following the instructions in the Oval Box with Lid craft.

AVERAGE

Flared Takeout Boxes (Apr 20, 2020) - Make these wonderfully elegant boxes based on Chinese takeout boxes. They increase in size from a square or rectangular base to lid flaps that flare out from the top. The project includes printable patterns for flared boxes in a variety of sizes and shapes. These boxes have many decorative uses.

EASY

Woolly Octopus Friday Fun (Apr 17, 2020) - 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

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Greeting Card Case (Apr 15, 2020) - Follow the instructions in this project to make a storage case for holding greeting cards. Make a special gift by combining this case with your handcrafted greeting cards. The printable patterns in this project make up into three case sizes, including cases sized for the cards featured in the Greeting Card Tutorials.

AVERAGE

Five-Petal Pentagon Envelopes (Apr 6, 2020) - Make an elegant envelope wrap with rounded flaps that fold like petals to close into a five-sided pentagon shape. This unique petal envelope is a terrific gift wrap solution for small items like jewelry and scarves or to store keepsakes.

VERY EASY

Jelly Bean Carrots Friday Fun (Apr 3, 2020) - A sweet supplement to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying spring party favor.

EASY

Jumping Origami Bunny Friday Fun (Mar 27, 2020) - This funny bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.

AVERAGE

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Stuffed Felt Names Friday Fun (Mar 20, 2020) - 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

All Occasion Ribbon Edge Cards (Mar 18, 2020) - Create cards to have on hand that can be used for any occasion. These cards feature a ribbon backed decorative cut edge and stamped block backgrounds. Use these card ideas as a springboard to make cards of your own design using the tools and supplies available.

EASY

How to Ply Handmade Paper (Mar 16, 2020) - This project shows you how to use paper plying to create decorative effects on your handmade paper. Paper plying is the technique of making paper with two or more layers. The resulting two-sided paper can be used in all of your paper crafts. You can even create paper sculptures by making 2-ply paper with embedded wire.

AVERAGE

Shamrock Centerpiece (Mar 9, 2020) - Use the printable patterns in this project to create a small centerpiece for St. Patrick's Day. Make several of these cute little vases as party favors or as gifts for St. Patrick's Day. The plain version of the vase can be used for other occasions and be filled with Paper Flowers.

EASY

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Cutout Edge Cards (Mar 4, 2020) - Special edge treatments are one of the things that can set your homemade card apart from a store-bought card. This greeting card tutorial shows how to add a cutout edge detail to your rubber stamped cards. Also, see how to draw a background using felt-tip markers.

EASY

Mold and Deckle (Mar 2, 2020) - A mold and deckle is an essential tool for handmade papermaking. Instructions are given for making the Mold and Deckle from wood, recycled picture frames or, especially for beginners and children, a simple plastic canvas and cardboard version.

EASY to AVERAGE

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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