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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.

Diamond Box (Dec 28, 2020) - This project features a diamond-shaped box with an attached lid in a variety colors, plain and patterned. Multiple diamond boxes can be combined to form a larger diamond, a hexagon and even a heart-shaped box.

EASY

Finger Paint Recipe Friday Fun (Dec 25, 2020) - Why bother with a brush? Cavemen didn’t mind getting messy in pursuit of their art, and you won’t either with this simple finger paint recipe.

EASY

Paper Medallions (Dec 23, 2020)  - Make paper medallions to decorate gift packages. The medallions are a nice alternative to bows and ribbon, and when made from foil add extra elegance to your present. There are three different medallion designs with two sizes each. Use each size alone or make them with contrasting colors and layer the two sizes together.

EASY

Christmas Quilling (Dec 21, 2020) - Quilling, the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, is a wonderful way to decorate boxes, tags, and cards. It can also turn a simple craft item into an elegant gift. This project includes Christmas quilling designs and examples of how to combine quilling with handcrafted items.

EASY

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Milk and Cookie Placemats Friday Fun (Dec 18, 2020) - Kids of all ages will have fun making these placemats that are sized for a snack of milk and cookies. Just cut out images from old greeting cards, calendars or magazines that relate to the theme for the placemat and cover with clear contact paper. That's it! Simple as eating a chocolate chip cookie. Yum!

VERY EASY

Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias Friday Fun (Dec 16, 2020) - Poinsettias are the flower of the Christmas season. These brooches or Christmas ornaments made of pumpkin seeds will bring out the holiday cheer in all who see them. Make one for yourself or make several to give as gifts. Grandma will cherish a cheerful brooch made by the kids.

EASY

Ribbon Edge Christmas Cards (Dec 14, 2020) - Tis the season for ribbons! Take your homemade Christmas cards up a notch by adding a ribbon edge. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a decorative cut edge that is enhanced with a ribbon backing. You'll also learn how to make a stamp from an eraser and use it to make plain and checkered backgrounds.

EASY

Cinnamon Clay Recipe Friday Fun (Dec 11, 2020) - This recipe makes a sweet-smelling dough that can be made into ornaments or package decorations. Just mix together applesauce, cinnamon, and a bit of glue to create a clay that is perfect for rolling out and cutting shapes with cookie cutters.

EASY

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Stained Glass Christmas Decoration (Dec 9, 2020) - Make stained glass-like medallions that can be used to decorate windows or as ornaments on the Christmas tree. This is a great family craft that the kids color and the adults assemble. Best of all, these large and colorful circular hangings can be used year after year to bring festive joy to your home!

EASY

Christmas Tree Shaped Box (Dec 7, 2020) - Make a novelty box in the shape of a pine tree for Christmas in either of two sizes. This is a cute gift box for small gifts that adds some Christmas cheer wherever it is displayed. The project includes instructions for making your own patterns for novelty-shaped boxes.

DIFFICULT

Christmas Ornaments, Magnets and Figurines Friday Fun (Dec 4, 2020) - See how easy it is to use Homemade Modeling Dough to make Christmas-themed ornaments, refrigerator magnets, and figurines. Use your fingers to fashion the modeling dough in fun shapes for Christmas using the ideas in this project, or come up with something new of your own invention!

EASY

Recycled Greeting Cards (Nov 30, 2020) - In this tutorial, learn how to make new greeting cards by recycling old cards. A variety of techniques are presented that make it easy to create a card you will be proud to send. Making recycled cards is a terrific group activity and is fun for crafters of all ages.

EASY

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Miniature Frame Gift Tags (Nov 23, 2020) - Make these very special gift tags / gift enclosures by framing clip-art, small photos, or pictures cut from wrapping paper and magazines. This is an easy way to personalize any gift!

EASY

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Friday Fun (Nov 20, 2020) - Thanksgiving is a time for the family to gather and share experiences. You can start the sharing by making these simple napkin rings with your child. Not only will you have fun, but you will also make something special for the Thanksgiving table. Use the same basic idea with simple variations for other holidays

EASY

Mini-boomerangs (Nov 9, 2020) - In this project, see how to make mini-boomerangs that really fly and return to the thrower! These tiny boomerangs are launched with a flick of a finger and can be played with inside. The project includes printable patterns and ideas for aerodynamic experiments.

VERY EASY

Stained Glass Leaves Friday Fun (Nov 6, 2020) - The colors of fall are warm and cheerful. Capture these colors with this stained glass-like decoration that is created using recycled crayons!! Combine the craft with a walk through the woods for an enjoyable fall afternoon.

EASY

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Floating Wing Glider Paper Airplane (Nov 2, 2020) - In this paper airplane project, you will learn how to fold a glider that floats through the air and can be thrown gently or hard. This paper airplane glides on a long and steady path, and can also do stunts.

AVERAGE

Dracula's Blood Recipe Friday Fun (Oct 28, 2020) - Here's a recipe to make fake blood for Halloween. Drip some from the corners of your mouth, and in your best imitation of Dracula say, "I want your blood."

VERY EASY

Ghost Garland (Oct 26, 2020) - This colorful garland of ghosts is a quick and easy way to decorate for Halloween. The project includes printable patterns for ghosts and illustrated instructions for making the garland based on a paper chain in Halloween colors.

VERY EASY

Tri-tetraflexagons (Oct 12, 2020) - In this project, you'll make the tri-tetraflexagon which is one of the simplest and easiest to make flexagons. It looks like a simple paper square with a front and a back, but hidden inside is another side (or face) that is revealed by folding the square in half and flexing it.

EASY

Four Patch Cards (Oct 4, 2020) - Use this simple card making idea to create two beautiful greeting cards from a single 6" by 6" sheet of decorative paper. With this versatile technique you can make great looking card designs with ease! This tutorial also includes how to make card blanks and envelopes.

EASY

Picaria Game Board Patterns (Sep 28, 2020) - Make a game board for a 3-in-a-row game that goes beyond Tic-Tac-Toe, and comes to us from the Keres Pueblo People of New Mexico. There are patterns for making a durable felt or pieced paper game board from square and triangle shapes, and printable print and play game boards, including one for you to color any way you like.

EASY

Double-sided Paper Window Card (Sep 21, 2020) - See how quick and easy it is to make a window card with double-sided paper or cardstock. Just cut, fold and glue and then decorate with stamps and cutouts. Since the two sides of double-sided paper are meant to go together, you'll always get a color coordinated card!

VERY EASY

Simple Mitt Hand Puppets (Sep 14, 2020) - What did one mitt say to the other? That’s up to you with this easily customized puppet made of paper. Facial features and your own custom cutouts transform a basic mitt shape into funny characters, adorable animals, monsters, and anything else you can imagine. Start with Aunt Annie's cat, rabbit and bear patterns, then try a design of your own!

VERY EASY

The Game of Mancala (Sep 7, 2020) - You don’t need a plane ticket to visit Africa! In this project, learn to play two versions of the African game of mancala. Create your own mancala game board from homemade dough clay, and have fun playing ba-awa and kiuthi right where you are.

AVERAGE

Alquerque Game Board (Aug 31, 2020) - In this project, make an Alquerque game board designed for use with marbles as playing pieces. Alquerque is a classic war or battle game with equal sides and complex strategy. Included in the project are rules for playing Alquerque and some history about the game.

EASY

Card for Him (Aug 24, 2020)  - See how easy it is to make a card for the man in your life. Whether you are making a birthday card, a congratulations card or a card for some other occasion or event, it's easy to personalize the card in this project with colors and designs that suit him.

EASY

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

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

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.

EASY

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