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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.

Candy Cane Reindeer Friday Fun (Dec 13, 2019)  - Children will enjoy transforming a candy cane into a reindeer using a few craft supplies and a bit of glue. This reindeer is a great decoration for the tree or a fun party favor. It's a craft that has long been a holiday favorite for kids and teachers alike.

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Festive Window Stencils (Dec 11, 2019) - Decorate your windows in festive and colorful holiday designs with simple paper stencils. Make snowman, bell, angel, star, candle or Christmas tree stencils to use with Aunt Annie's special paint mix. The stencils are easy to make and use, and the paint will wash off the windows with ease at the end of the holiday season.

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Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards (Dec 9, 2019) - Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash, featuring a stenciled Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two stencil templates, on the included printable pattern, to cut a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.

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Recycled Tin Can Candle Holders Friday Fun (Dec 6, 2019) - Imagine quiet conversation on a patio or porch in the light of flickering candles. These simple candle holder luminaries are made from recycled cans that are left plain or painted. The candle holders are fun to make as a family or group project.

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Paper Angel Chains Friday Fun (Dec 4, 2019) - Create a chain of paper angels by cutting folded paper strips. It's just like folding and cutting paper doll chains! The angels stand on their own and can be used to add some sparkle anywhere you are doing some holiday decorating!

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Stenciled T-Shirts (Dec 2, 2019) - Take a plain T-shirt or a tired old T-shirt and perk it up with stenciled designs. These super-easy embellishments are a great way to rescue a T-shirt that has been stained. The same technique can be used to stencil sweatshirts and sweatpants—just about anything made of fabric.

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Straw Bead Necklace Friday Fun (Nov 29, 2019) - In this project, you'll see how to take the classic drinking straw bead necklace and step it up a notch! You'll use decorative paper strips to cover the soda straws before cutting them into beads. This is a great way to recycle your leftover paper scraps. Suitable for all ages!

VERY EASY

Miniature Turkeys Friday Fun (Nov 20, 2019)  - In this project, you'll make miniature turkeys modeled from Homemade Modeling Dough or air-dry clay to use as playing pieces for the game of Turkey Trot. Or make the turkeys for a diorama, to decorate for Thanksgiving, or just for fun!

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Turkey Trot (Nov 18, 2019) - Here's a race game that the whole family can make together and then play! It's great for after Thanksgiving dinner fun or anytime the family gets together. The project also includes patterns and tips for creating game boards of your own invention for other holidays or themes.

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Pine Cone Turkey Friday Fun (Nov 15, 2019) - Turn a pine cone into a colorful turkey to brighten your Thanksgiving table. This is an easy craft project for children that can be combined with some outdoor fun. Take a walk in the woods to find pine cones; then, with some pipe cleaner and glue magic, turn them into little turkeys.

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Fox and Geese Game Board (Nov 11, 2019) - What do you have in common with ancient Vikings? The game of Fox and Geese, of course! Vikings called it Hala-tafl, meaning “the Fox Game”—you’ll just call it fun. Roll up the paper-and-felt board and store game pieces in its pocket when you go on Viking adventures!

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Recycled Crayons Friday Fun (Oct 8, 2019) - In this project, make new crayons out of old broken ones. Your kids will have fun making these crayons that are better than new. The recycled crayons also make a good gift when placed in a cellophane or plastic bag tied closed with pretty ribbon or yarn.

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Handmade Paper from Recycled Scraps (Nov 4, 2019) - In this project, learn how to make paper by hand from recycled scraps of paper. Learn techniques that will give the best results at home, along with simple and inexpensive alternatives for children or beginners who just want to experiment.

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Oval Box with Lid (Oct 30, 2019) - Make an oval box with a lid in a several sizes and depths. The technique used to make these boxes is based on the band boxes popular in the 19th century, and is well-suited to making boxes with curves, like this oval box. This is an elegant box that will compliment that special gift.

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Strip Folding Cards (Oct 28, 2019) - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to use folded paper strips to give your card added depth with three-dimensional layers. This card making technique is a great way to enhance a small image or photo and to use decorative paper leftovers.

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Cutouts for Halloween (Oct 16, 2019) - Make super easy indoor and outdoor decorations for Halloween with Aunt Annie's patterns for Halloween cutouts. The ghoulish shapes include jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts that can be used to decorate windows, doors, bulletin boards, party rooms, porches, and more. The jack-o'-lantern cutout can even be used as a mask!

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Halloween Suncatchers (Oct 14, 2019) - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns.  Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own special touches.

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Scalloped Edge Cards (Oct 7, 2019) - In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to make a fancy edge on your handmade greeting cards using scallops 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.

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Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds Friday Fun (Oct 4, 2019) - Mobiles make terrific decorations in the home, office or classroom and are a great way to display and enjoy your craft creations. In this project, see how to use floral wire to make a mobile of easy to fold Origami Flying Birds or other lightweight items.

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English Board Solitaire (Oct 2, 2019) - Sometimes it’s fun to play games by yourself! English board solitaire, also known as peg solitaire, is an easy little game that has been played for centuries. You can make this board by just printing, cutting, and playing! Or, make a special keepsake board with more durable materials.

VERY EASY

Tube-shaped Gift Bags (Sep 30, 2019)  - See how easy it is to make simple gift bags. These bags can be used for odd shape gifts, for food gifts, to store craft supplies, and more! With this technique you can make bags in a matter of a few minutes from any wrapping paper or other decorative paper.

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Tenor and Diva Paper Bag Puppets (Sep 25, 2019) - Super easy hand puppets can be made with a paper bag, a few cutouts, and a bit of drawing. In this project, make puppets of opera singers, tenor and diva, that open and close their mouths as you move the paper bag flap with your hand.

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Finger Puppets (Sep 23, 2019) - In this project, make four different finger puppets with a circus theme: acrobat, strongman, clown, and elephant. The puppets in this project are very simple—just print, color, cut and glue. They can be made with paper or cardstock.

VERY EASY

Custom Collapsible Square Box Pattern (Sep 18, 2019) - In this project, you will create a custom pattern for a collapsible square box in the exact size to meet your needs. Use the pattern to make your custom-size box following instructions in the Collapsible Box craft project.

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Easy Party Favor Bag (Sep 16, 2019) - 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 three sizes of printable patterns with or without the colorful dot designs.

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Stenciled Flower Pots (Sep 11, 2019) - 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 large plastic flower pots, plastic hanging baskets, plastic wastebaskets, or just about any plastic container.

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Foam Ball Hand Puppets (Sep 9, 2019) - Create quick and easy clown hand puppets based on Styrofoam® balls used as the puppet head. You can use felt cutouts and/or pom-poms and wiggly eyes to add a funny face to your clown puppet. Once you have made the clown puppet, try your hand at making other puppet characters by changing the felt cutouts and the fabric drape!

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Sweetheart Cards with Pockets (Sep 4, 2019) - Make greeting cards for your sweetheart that feature pockets that you can fill with little tokens of your love. The pockets are also ideal for presents of money or gift cards. These cards are  quick and easy to make using solid color cardstock and patterned papers that you can download and print.

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Match Cards (Sep 2, 2019) - Make a set of match cards using Aunt Annie's designs or print blank cards to create your own unique deck of cards. Included in the project are the rules for playing three different games with the match cards and a bit about the history of playing cards.

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Serendipity Square Cards  (Aug 26, 2019) - 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 need to throw away those small scraps of paper again!

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