Half-Moon Petal Envelope
(May 4, 2013) - Have fun making these delightful envelopes with
half-moon flaps that fold like petals. Spring and Easter designs are
included in the project. Use these envelopes as a gift wrap for small
gifts or to store keepsakes.
Patriotic Star Garland
Friday Fun (May
- Cut five-pointed stars from red, white and blue paper and string them
to make a garland! Use the garland to decorate for Memorial Day, Flag
Day or the Fourth of July. This is a great craft for kids and
Step Pop-Up Cards (May 13, 2013)
- Make a pop-up greeting card for a
variety of occasions. See how easy it is to make a step pop-up
mechanism, also sometimes called a platform or double-slit pop-up. Once
you learn this technique, it's a simple matter to create pop-up cards of
your own design.
Seal Gum Recipe
Friday Fun (May 10, 2013) - Learn how to make homemade seal gum 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.
Box (May 6, 2013) - 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.
(May 3, 2013) - Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy
project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups, and with a
little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.
Interlocking Curves Box
29, 2013) -
This project features striking boxes with interlocking tops and bottoms.
Choose from boxes with two interlocking curves on each side or three
interlocking curves per side. Instructions are given for
drafting a box pattern/template for any size interlocking curves
Origami Flying Bird
26, 2013) - A bow isn't the only way to top off a gift
package. All it takes is a square of paper and a few folds to make
an origami bird to decorate your present. The flying bird has fewer folds than most origami birds. This makes it an ideal origami
craft project for beginning folders and children.
Tangram Puzzles (Apr
22, 2013) - Learn to make the tangram puzzle game that originated in China during the 1800's.
It is a puzzle that requires imagination and creativity. The project includes patterns for making tangrams and several printable puzzle sheets with
shapes you are challenged to duplicate.
(Apr 19, 2013)
- Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize
your printed output. Whether it's a card, letter, or certificate, a sticker is a fun way to
liven things up! Follow the instructions in this project to make
stickers using Aunt Annie's sticker sheets. Then, go one step
further and create your own stickers to use or trade!
Birthday and Party Pop-Up Cards
(Apr 15, 2013) - Learn how to make a pop-up card
with a simple balloon pop-up inside. Just cut a chain of balloons
and glue it inside the card to make a pop-up that springs outs when
the card is opened! The cards offered in this project are birthday
cards and party invitations.
Washcloth Bath Bags
(Apr 12, 2013) - Sew up a nifty bag for your bath from a
washcloth and ribbon. Put soap or bath salts inside and relax in a
sudsy tub of warm water. But don't stop there! The bath bags also
double as bath mitts for the kids. They also make great gift bags
for handmade soaps!
Easy Gift Bags
(Apr 8, 2013) - Learn how easy it is to make reusable gift
bags from wrapping paper. With a simple technique bags can be
fashioned in just the right size for your gift in just a matter of
Homemade Modeling Dough Recipe
(Apr 5, 2013)
- Squishable, squeezable, and versatile, this easy to make modeling dough
can be crafted into paintable masterpieces or reused many times as a
play dough. Add color with a few drops of food coloring and see what sculptures you can create!
Interlocking Box (Apr
Try your hand at making boxes that feature sides that lock together. The
interlocked sides create a striking design that you can further enhance
with patterns and designs. These square boxes are ideal for gifts of
cookies or brownies.
Layered Soaps Friday Fun (Mar
- In this project, learn how to make soaps with different colored
layers using the melt and pour soap making technique. You can create guest soaps in
colors to match your kitchen or bath decor or to give as a special gift.
The whole family can have fun making soaps.
Fun Shaped Cards
(Mar 25, 2013) - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how
to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards with a simple card craft
project that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy
enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs.
Easter Pennant Banner
Friday Fun (Mar
22, 2013) - Make colorful pennant flags then
string them together to make a banner for Easter. Use these banners to decorate around your home or in the
classroom. The pennant flags are also a nice addition to an Easter basket.
Paper Sunflowers (Mar 18, 2013) - In this 3D paper craft, you will make a life-size paper sunflower
blossom. These large blossoms make terrific decorations
for a party or event, and work well on bulletin boards or in a
child's playroom. The project also includes patterns for smaller
sunflowers that can be used to decorate gifts or add a warm glow to your
Clip-Art Bag Puppets
Friday Fun (Mar 15, 2013)
- More puppet fun! This time using clip-art to make paper bag puppets.
A quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.
11, 2013) - Catch the springtime sun with an easy paper suncatcher project,
including templates for black and white and colored versions. Besides
being festive seasonal window decorations, your egg- or bunny-shaped
suncatchers can be hung from an Easter basket, tucked into a handmade
Easter card, or made into a mobile! The project includes
coloring sheet patterns for toddlers and preschoolers.
EASY to AVERAGE
Jumping Origami Bunny
Friday Fun (Mar
8, 2013) - 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.
Floating Wing Glider Paper Airplane (Mar
4, 2013) - In this paper airplane project, you will learn how to fold a glider
that floats through the air and can be thrown hard or soft. This paper
airplane glides on a long and steady path, and can also do stunts.
Easy Paper Snowflakes Friday Fun (Mar
- Learn an easy way to make
snowflakes from tissue paper. With this technique you can make a whole
flurry of snowflakes in a hurry! Using tissue paper makes cutting
through many layers easier, but you can use any lightweight paper you
Stick Puppets (Feb 25, 2013)
- Have make-believe adventures with simple stick puppets and shadow
puppets you create! This craft includes printable patterns for fish,
seahorse and octopus puppets. Your new ocean friends will help you
put on a play based on a fable from the Fiji Islands:
The Great Shark God.
(Feb 22, 2013) - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns
and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!
Racetrack Board Game
18, 2013) - It's fun to play games and fun to make games, but it is even more fun
to create your own game! In this craft project you will make a racetrack
game board with space stickers that you can arrange to make your version
of the Race Game.
Friday Fun (Feb
15, 2013) - Learn how to make paper mosaics to
decorate crafts and give as gifts, while recycling the paper scraps from other projects.
Make one for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa.
VERY EASY to EASY
French Door Gift Tags (Feb
11, 2013) - 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.
Valentine Garland of Hearts
Friday Fun (Feb
8, 2013) - 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.
Valentine Heart Shaped Box (Feb
4, 2013) -
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
that will bring smiles and warm hearts wherever it is displayed.
Easy Valentine Cards
Friday Fun (Feb
1, 2013) - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still
want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on
hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue.
Great for kids!
Valentine with Pop-Up (Jan 28, 2013) -
Make a special Valentine's Day card with a pop-up inside. Have you ever
made paper doll chains?
Using that idea, you'll cut a chain of hearts and glue it inside the
Valentine's Day card to make a pop-up that springs outs when the card is opened.
Valentine Flag Banner
Friday Fun (Jan 25, 2013) - These flag banners can be hung in
doorways, on fireplace mantels, in windows or on bulletin boards. This project requires no patterns and uses
simple materials. Great for family or kid's craft time!
(Jan 21, 2013) - 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.
Valentine's Day Pins
(Jan 18, 2013) - 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.
3D Paper Circus Trapeze Act (Jan
11, 2013) - 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 for
Under the Big Top craft series.
EASY to AVERAGE
Friday Fun (Jan
11, 2013) - Gather those stacks of school papers together
and make them into a quick and easy booklet. This simple technique can be used to make booklets of all sorts—diaries,
collections of articles and clippings, school reports and more.
3D Paper Circus Lion and Lion Tamer (Jan 7, 2013) - In this project you will make a circus lion and circus lion tamer.
The craft includes printable patterns for two sizes of lions and
male and female lion tamers. Make up all the patterns for a complete
circus lion act! This is the third of four craft projects for
Under the Big Top craft series.
Friday Fun (Jan
4, 2013) - Recyle those paper scraps! Turn leftover paper into simple and beautiful
bookmarks using a hole punch. This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials.