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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.
Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns.

Crafts for kids and adults!

Take a look around. You'll find crafting fun for children, teens and adults. A craft how-to is featured each Monday, with a special craft treat added on Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for kids, families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week

Gift Wrap: Personalize gifts with picture frame tags

Craft Personalized Miniature Frame Gift Tags - Elevate your gift-giving with unique DIY gift tags made by framing clip-art, small photos, or images from wrapping paper and magazines. An easy and delightful way to add a personal touch to any gift! Just follow our easy instructions. Perfect for cherishing memories with photos of the little ones on gifts to grandparents.

Puppets to Make: Whimiscal elephant finger puppets!

This week's Wednesday Treat is a set of patterns for Elephant Finger Puppets. Our printable patterns and easy guide let you bring these fun creatures to life using three fingers. Simply cut, fold, and glue your way to puppet magic with this craft, part of the Three-Finger Puppets series. Unleash your creativity, and let the puppet show begin with these delightful characters at center stage!

Friday Fun! Four circles make a square envelope!

Square Petal Envelope - Ditch the ordinary gift wrap! This project reveals a secret: 4 circles can be transformed into a stunning square petal envelope, perfect for flat packages or gift cards. Learn this unique technique and wow your loved ones with creative gift wrapping!


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Valentine's Day: Heart pop-up cards to surprise your Valentine!

Valentine Heart Pop-Up Cards - Surprise loved ones with delightful pop-up cards! This free project features 12 printable patterns and easy instructions, perfect for all ages. Plus, add a playful heart pop-up to any card, handmade or store-bought. Spread love this Valentine's Day with these heartfelt creations!

Wednesday Treat: XO Repeat Hugs and Kisses Digital Paper Collection!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a collection of X's and O's (hugs and kisses) digital papers. Add some love to your paper crafts with these digital papers which feature repeating X's and O's. This romantic shorthand for hugs and kisses is a great way to add some lighthearted love to your crafts.  Use these free decorative papers to make embellishments for Four Patch Cards, for Valentine's Day cards, or in any of your card-making.

Friday Fun! Make colored papier-mache pulp without glue!

Quick Papier-mâché Pulp - Papier-mâché is a time-honored craft beloved by kids worldwide. With this recipe, don't worry about the mess; just mix, mold, and admire. No glue! No painting! Make beads, jewelry, ornaments, or any shape you can imagine! Great for family, group or classroom crafts!


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Greeting card tutorials

Greeting card tutorials are a regular feature on Aunt Annie's Crafts. Each tutorial builds on prior card projects. It's like taking a class on making handmade greeting cards.

This month's featured card tutorial is Clip-Art and Photo Cards Tutorial. In this tutorial, learn matting techniques and color combining concepts to use with clip-art and photos to make stylish greeting cards. In no time you'll be making great looking cards with your own photos or with clip art freely available on the internet.

If you are new to card making, the tutorials in the Card Class are a great place to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards. Then for more ideas and techniques, go on to Card Class 2.


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