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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.

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

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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

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Zodiac Birthday Cards (Feb 14, 2022) - It's easy to personalize a birthday card for someone by using their zodiac sign. In this project, you'll see how to use free clip-art images available on the internet as the featured element of the card.

EASY

Valentine Flag Banner Friday Fun (Feb 11, 2022) - 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

Collapsible Box (Feb 9, 2022) - If you haven't made boxes before, you'll be delighted with how easy it is to make a box in exactly the size needed. This project features a collapsible box with an attached lid. Use these boxes for gifts, as decorative containers, or for storage around the home or craft room. Choose from boxes with several fun designs, including ones for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.

EASY

Appliqué Heart Valentines (Feb 7, 2022) - These Valentine's Day cards feature heart appliqués made with patterned papers that you can download and print. The project includes details for making five Valentine's Day cards and printable heart templates.

EASY

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Simple Valentines Friday Fun (Feb 4, 2022) - 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

Interlocking Curves Box (Feb 2, 2022) - This project features striking boxes with interlocking tops and bottoms. Choose from boxes with two, three or four interlocking curves per side.  Bonus instructions are given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size interlocking curves box.

EASY

Valentine's Day Pins Friday Fun (Jan 28, 2022)  - 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

Sweetheart Cards with Pockets (Jan 26, 2022) - 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.

AVERAGE

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Pachisi (Jan 24, 2022) - Pachisi is the national game of India and is usually played on a cross-shaped game board made of decorated cloth. In that tradition, this no-sew craft project shows you how to use felt to make a pachisi game board. The project includes rules for playing pachisi and the history of the game.

AVERAGE

Paper Cup Party Favor Friday Fun (Jan 21, 2022) - 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

Pillow Boxes (Jan 19, 2022) - Make a pillow box for small gifts and party or wedding favors. This is a terrific box that resembles a pillow in shape and makes an elegant package with the addition of a ribbon. The project includes printable patterns in a variety of sizes and designs, including ones for Valentine's Day, Father's Day and fall.

EASY

Paper Bag Hand Puppets (Jan 16, 2022) - Make funny, talking hand puppets from simple paper bags, and perform Clever Gretel, a play based on a Brothers Grimm folktale from Germany. But watch out—Gretel is hungry!

EASY

French Door Sticker Gift Tags (Jan 10, 2022) - A sticker and a rectangular strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. These gift tags are quick and easy to make, while allowing for your creativity. There's plenty of room inside the tag to add a special message or even a photograph.

EASY

Floral Wire Mobile with Origami Flying Birds Friday Fun (Jan 7, 2022) - 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.

AVERAGE

New Year Pop-Up Cards and Invitations (Dec 27, 2021) - How about a New Year greeting that's special and different? Make these New Year greeting cards with a pop-up inside. The pop-up is a chain of balloons with a Happy New Year message. The card can be made in three styles: one is fun, another is a bit brassy, and the last is a New Year party invitation.

EASY

Five-Sided Box (Dec 22, 2021) - In this project, you will make five-sided boxes with pentagon-shaped top and bottom lids. The printable patterns are in various sizes with colored and black-and-white versions, including a box with Jingle Bells for Christmas. The boxes nest together for storage, and can be used individually, or stacked.

EASY

Christmas Pop-Up Cards (Dec 20, 2021) - In this project, you will learn how to make a Christmas pop-up card with a Christmas tree or teddy bear  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

Candy Cane Reindeer Friday Fun (Dec 17, 2021)  - If you need a quick Christmas craft, this is the one! Children and adults will enjoy transforming a candy cane into a reindeer using a few craft supplies and a bit of glue. This reindeer looks cute peeking out from a Christmas stocking or as a sweet treat hanging on the Christmas tree.

EASY

Christmas Card Set (Dec 13, 2021) - Make handmade Christmas cards to send to family and friends in a flash! Just stamp up a sheet of cardstock and cut it into to six pieces. Add some red and green paper and Christmas-themed rubber stamps to make six totally unique Christmas cards!

EASY

Little Gift Boxes (Dec 6, 2021) - An easy to make cube-shaped box with four choices of printable patterns—quick to make in full color, a black and white version for kids to color, or plain templates to unleash your creativity. You can put a small gift inside or leave the box empty and use it as an ornament.

EASY

Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments (Nov 29, 2021) - Make these special snowman– and angel–shaped Christmas ornaments that have translucent centers. These suncatchers can be hung in a window, given as a gift, made into a mobile, or used as tree ornaments. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle for creativity!

EASY

3D Stuffed Paper Turkey (Nov 22, 2021) - In this project, you will make a three-dimensional turkey that stands on its own feet. It is made of paper and stuffed with tissue. The printable patterns come in two sizes, and in black-and-white or color. The turkeys make nice Thanksgiving decorations, and several smaller turkeys can be made into a mobile.

EASY

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