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100 Homemade Gift Ideas
Check out these instructions and learn how to make 100 easy gifts for a holiday, birthday, or any occasion. Using these ideas, you can give everyone you know a homemade gift this year.
How to Make Paper Mache Paste
This no-cook paper mache paste recipe is a good one to make with kids because it is easy to make and does not require heat.
9 Step-by-Step Instructions to Basic Tie-Dye
Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic tie-dye techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
Minecraft Diamond Sword and Minecraft Pickaxe...
Learn how to make your own Minecraft diamond sword for pretend play.
Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a variety of paper mache pastes and pulps and also how to paper mache.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
Learn How to Make Your Own Pinata
You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make a pinata using items you probably already have around your house.
Learn How To Paper Mache
You can easily learn how to make paper mache with these instructions. You will find some great paste recipes, step-by-step directions, project ideas, and many helpful hints.
How to Press and Dry Your Flowers
Learn how to save your colorful flowers by drying or pressing them. Great for crafts, decorations, and gifts!
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden
Follow these instructions and learn how to make step stones. Here are basic techniques, a supply list, and even great pictures to help you make your own personalized garden stepping stones.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
How to Make Garden Stepping Stones in 9 Simple...
Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to make your own garden stepping stones.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
30+ Crafts Your Teen is Gonna Love!
Some teens may claim they don't like crafting, but I bet some of these projects will motive them to get creative.
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
Printable Paper Dolls
You can download, print out, and color all of these paper dolls and then have some fun coloring them in and cutting them out.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how to sew all the purse pieces together.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts
If you are looking for ideas for crafts to make to sell at fundraisers and bazaars, check out all of these easy projects.
15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10-Minutes
If you are looking for a fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects.
How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds
You can use many items you have laying around your house for paper mache. Check out this list and start creating!
How to Make a Paper Mache Mask
This craft tutorial teaches you how to make a paper mache mask using your own face as a mold.
Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide
Follow these instructions to learn how to make bean bags. This is a great, simple sewing project!
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Own...
Learn how to make garden stepping stones. Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your stepping stones.
Group Costume Ideas
Here are some fun group costume ideas for Halloween or any occasion. Most of these costume ideas can be used by anywhere from 1 to 10+ people.
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
Halloween Party Games for Kids
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
Free Printable Calendars
Use these free, printable calendar templates and you can make your own calendars for this year and many others. You can also find creative ways to decorate those calendars.
Printable Paper Doll Body
Print out and color or decorate this paper doll body cutout. A personalized paper doll is sure to make any kid happy.
Celebrate Special Days with These Calendars
Use this holiday calendar to find creative ideas to help you celebrate many usual and unusual holidays for every month of the year.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a fun spiral design.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
9 Fun Duct Tape Crafts
Explore a variety of crafts you can make using colorful duct tape. Find free project sheets to make bracelets, a wallet, and even more fun crafts.
Cement or Concrete for Stepping Stones
Here is a list of cements and/or concretes you can use to make garden stepping stones.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar
These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift giving list!
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Printable Coupons Make a Special Gift for Loved...
Follow these instructions and use these printable templates to create fun coupon books you can give to everyone you know.
Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween
Find instructions for making a large selection of costumes. Some of these costume ideas are fast and simple, some are a little more complex, but all of them are unique and inspiring!
How to Make a Bean Bag Toss Game
Have you ever heard of Cornhole? It is actually a really fun outdoor game played somewhat like horseshoes, except you throw bean bags at a 2' x 4' board,
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Make Your Own Coloring Book with These Free,...
Find out where you can get the best; free coloring book pages; and, also, tips for printing and making your own coloring books.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
How to Make Your Own Sidewalk Paint
Check out this recipe and you can learn how to make your own sidewalk paint using cornstarch, food coloring, and water.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
Last-Minute Costumes to Make for Halloween
Here are some creative, last-minute costumes you can throw together quickly to wear for Halloween trick-or-treating or to a party.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
Make Any Collage in 4 Easy Steps
Learn how easy it is to make a collage and explore several inspirational collage projects you can create yourself.
5 Easy Homemade Finger Paint Recipes
Tigger shares this recipe for making your own finger paint.
College Survival Kit
Follow the instructions shared here and you can make a fun gift for someone you know who is getting ready to start college.
Try This Cute Candy Flower Project
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a rose bud using two candy Kisses and a few other supplies.
Make Your Own Paper Lantern with This Easy...
This paper lantern is easy to make and can be embellished to match any decor or to suit any occassion.
Tie-Dye Marbled T-Shirt Design
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt that sports a marbled design.
A Cute and Quirky Flower Pot DIY for Your Garden
Follow these instructions and find out how to make a flower pot man for your garden.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Costumes for Couples
These costume ideas for couples should help spark your creativity whether the costumes is for a romantic couple, a parent and child, or siblings.
How to Make Tie-Dyed Circles
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring nesting circles.
Tie-Dye Craft Pictures
Browse through these pictures of tie-dye projects and then have fun making your own.
Making Garden Stepping Stones? Don't Miss These...
Read through these tips before you start making your own stepping stones.
Car Search Simple Paper Games
Print out this Car Search game. A great game to bring along on long trips or car rides.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Tiny Circles Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a bunch of tiny circles.
Make This Easy Hugs Box Craft for Any Special...
A visitor nicknamed Pathfinder gives instructions for making a fun gift, complete with a printable poem.
Movie Star Costume Ideas for Couples
Check out all of these great costume ideas for couples to dress up as their favorite movie characters. These will work for a romantic couple, a parent and child, or siblings.
Submit a Craft Photo to Be Published
Find out how you can submit a photo of a craft project and see if featured on the Family Crafts Web site.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
What Exactly Is Paper Mache Paste, and What Is...
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Paste' - a liquid adhesive usually made using flour and water...
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
To make a diaper cake, you need to roll several diapers! Page 4.
Tweens Will Love These Fun Craft Projects
Browse through a collection of craft projects that may appeal to kids that are between 11 and 14 years old.
Craft Idea: Turn CDs into Cute Animals
Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies.
Teacher's Survival Kit Gift
Follow these directions and make this fun and unique gift to give to a teacher.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
Pirate Eye Patch Craft
Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.
Fun Crafts Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
If you are looking for craft projects that work well for toddlers and preschoolers, check out all of these tutorials.
Puffy Paint Recipe
Learn how to make your own puffy paint from scratch instead of having to purchase it at a craft store.
This Fun Shoe Box Craft Is the Perfect Gift for...
Instructions to make a special, boxed gift for someone using a mirror and a shoe box.
Tons of Free Decoupage Ideas
If you want to get some practice using decoupage techniques, try out some of these projects.
Halloween Feel Box Game
Learn how you can use a box and a variety of gross feeling items to make this fun Halloween or classroom party game.
Craft Recipes for Kids
You and your kids can use the craft recipes provided here to whip up some homemade clay, colorful paint, bath and beauty products, and even creative snacks.
Paper Mache Ideas
If you are looking for inspiration and instructions for making a paper mache project, check out all of these ideas complete with instructions.
Keep Everyone Happy With These Travel Games
If you are planning a family vacation, check out some of these fun activities ideas that you can bring along with you.
Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
Learn how you can make a pinwheel toy using a pencil, a tack, and a piece of paper.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Try This Recipe to Color Your Easter Eggs
Discover how easy it is to dye your Easter eggs using items you probably already have.
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Tie-Dyed Beach Towel Craft
Find out how to create this colorful beach towel design using Simply Spray fabric dye.
Summer Coloring Pages
Here are a dozen coloring pages related to summer that you can download and print out.
Dimensional Paint Recipe
Mix up a batch or two of this paint and you will be able to add a unique 3D effect to all of your projects.
How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower
Find directions for making a variety of baby shower supplies and games all with a Dr. Seuss theme.
July 25th, 2013 Calendar of Events
Find out what special events are celebrated on July 25th in 2013.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
Ice Cream From Snow
Learn how you can make your own ice cream out of snow.
July Holidays in 2013
Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in July 2013.
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
Celebrate Summer With These Fun Crafts
Try these free summer craft patterns and projects. Use many creative techniques and supplies to make a variety of summer related crafts including ice cream, sun catchers, sun dials, and much more.
Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers
These gift ideas are perfect way to say thank you to a favorite teacher at the end of a school year or to butter up a teacher at the beginning of the year.
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
Free Beaded Safety Pin pattern - Christmas Tree...
Use this free Christmas Tree pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
What is a Decoupage Medium?
Definition of the crafting term 'Decoupage Medium' - is an all-in-one sealer, glue, and finish used for creating decoupaged works of art....
Cooked Play Dough Recipe
Learn how to make clay on your stove top using flour, oil, and a few other items.
Make Your Own Beaded Safety Pin Jewelry with...
Find out how you can make great jewelry using safety pins and seed beads. Fun items to wear, share, and swap.
Glowing Bug Necklace Craft
Have your child make this easy craft while you are waiting to leave for a camping trip or even on the way to your destination.
How to Make and Decorate Pens and Pencil Holders
Find out how you can use many creative techniques and supplies to decorate your pens and pencils for school or the office.
How to Make a 'Boo-Boo' Bunny
Use these step-by-step directions to craft a bunny using a wash rag and a few other supplies.
How to Make Your Own 'Soft and Squishy' Puffy...
Kim Rife explains how to create your own 'soft and squishy' paint that is not only fun to paint with but looks cool once it dries.
Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones
Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.
Mosaic Supplies and Tools
No matter how fancy or simple you want your mosaic to be, there are four main supplies you need; Base, Tessarae, Adhesive and Grout.
How to Make a Striped, Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring several stripes.
Easy Crafts for Kindergarteners
If you are looking for a craft project to do with a 4 to 6 year old, browse through this list and choose a few to try.
Create Petrifying Props
Check out these creative ideas. Get free directions for many of the haunted house props we have made over the years.
Fabric Message Board Craft
Make a message board for your wall or even your locker. This is an easy craft made with fabric, ribbon, styrofoam, and a few other supplies.
Stepping Stone Embellishment Tips
Browse through this collection of tips and ideas to help you decorate your homemade stepping stones.
Leaf-Shaped Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone made by Carol Jones. The mold for these leaf-shaped stones were actual Hosta and Rhubarb leaves. Page 86.
July 24th, 2013 Calendar of Events
Find out what special events are celebrated on July 24th in 2013.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how easy it is to make your own iris folding projects.
July 2013 Calendar of Events
Find out what holidays and birthdays are celebrated in the month of July 2013. Plus, find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities to help you celebrate.
Check Out These Free Beaded Safety Pin Patterns
Browse through this collection of free patterns you can use to make beaded safety pin brooches.
11 Helpful Tips for Better Paper Mache Projects
Find many helpful tips you will want to read through before you start on a paper mache project.
Save Money with These Printable Party Supplies
Make your own invitations, favors bags, place cards, party hats, and much more your next party! They are easy to print and make and they are free. All of these printable party supplies are blank so you can create your own designs.
Print These Funny Holiday Calendar Pages for 2014
Download a printable calendar page for August that features a list of fun and silly holidays that happen in that month.
Try These Fun Home Olympic Games
You can easily create your own Olympics using these fun game ideas and more.
CD Crafts
Find a large selection of crafts you can make using old CDs. You can make everything from an adorable fish to tea light candle holders.
Bumble Bee Craft Foam Visor
Find out how to create this fun bumble bee visor using craft foam and a few other supplies.
Camping Crafts and Activities
Whether you are planning a camping trip or just wish you were going camping, you are sure to find something here to spark your creativity!
Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones
See a picture of garden stepping stones that Betty Yard made using rhubarb leaves. Page 20.
How to Make Crafts Using Terra Cotta Pots
Find instructions to make a variety of crafts using terra cotta pots.
Crafts for Sleepovers and Slumber Parties
Here are some crafts that work great for sleepovers and slumber parties.
Pine Cone Crafts
If you are looking for crafts made using pine cones, check out this collection of online tutorials.
Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft
This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cell phone case using duct tape.
July 23rd, 2013 Calendar of Events
Find out what special events are celebrated on July 23rd in 2013.
Famous Characters Costumes for Couples
Check out all of these great famous character costume ideas for couples. Check out all of these creative ideas for dressing up as your favorite movie stars, T.V. actors, cartoon characters, and more.
How to Make a Stress Ball
A simple how-to on making a stress ball out of a balloon. This squishable craft makes a fun gift! Difficulty: Average. Time Required: 20 minutes.
Try This Free, Fun and Printable Dr. Seuss...
Download and print out this free Dr. Seuss book trivia game.
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