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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.
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.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
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.
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.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
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.
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!
Halloween Party Games for Kids
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
Pipe Cleaner Wands
Kids will love to create these magical wands in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Using only 2 supplies, you'll have a super simple craft completed in minutes, ready for play time.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
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.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
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!
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how to sew all the purse pieces together.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
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.
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.
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!
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
School Hall Passes Craft
Learn how to make colorful hall passes you can give as a gift to your favorite teacher.
Teacher's Survival Kit Gift
Follow these directions and make this fun and unique gift to give to a teacher.
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.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache 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.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
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.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
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.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
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...
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
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.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Birthday Party Hat Templates
Print out and make personalized party hats for your next birthday party or other special event! They are easy to print and make, and they are free.
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
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.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
To make a diaper cake, you need to roll several diapers! Page 4.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
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.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
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.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
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.
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.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Paper Plate Ribbon Frisbee
We're making fun flying frisbees with our left over paper plates and a little decorative ribbon. These will make a great craft for the kids to make after the summer potluck dinner party is over and there are a few left over plates laying around.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
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.
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a fun spiral design.
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.
Xyron Creative Stations
Learn more about Xyron Creative Station which can be used for laminating, making stickers, and making magnets.
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.
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.
Paper Bag Apple
Find out how to create this fun apple craft using a paper bag and a few other supplies. The finished craft can be used as an ornament, a magnet, or a brooch.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Creative Ways to Build Gross Motor Skills
Find many crafts you can make and then use to help develop gross motor skills in children.
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,
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.
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.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
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.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
How To Save Money on Craft Supplies
Learn how you can save money on your craft supplies without limiting your creativity.
Cement or Concrete for Stepping Stones
Here is a list of cements and/or concretes you can use to make garden stepping stones.
How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower
Find some fun baby shower games. Some are related to Dr. Seuss and some aren't!
Create Petrifying Props
Check out these creative ideas. Get free directions for many of the haunted house props we have made over the years.
5 Easy Homemade Finger Paint Recipes
Tigger shares this recipe for making your own finger paint.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Winter Stocking Cap
PD - Winter Stocking CapPrint out and color or decorate this winter stocking cap for your paper doll. Page 6.
Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones
Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.
Homemade Halloween Costumes
The ideas you find here will inspire you to make your own costumes for Halloween or any occasion you have to dress up. Browse through all of the pictures and then you can submit your own.
Tie-Dye Marbled T-Shirt Design
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt that sports a marbled design.
Make Your Own Haunted House with This Guide
Find out how you can make your own haunted house for Halloween. Find free directions for easy props and haunting tricks the whole family can help with!
Try This Fun, Printable Christmas Word Scramble...
Print out and play this Christmas word scramble game.
Cooked Play Dough Recipe
Learn how to make clay on your stove top using flour, oil, and a few other items.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
Download one or all of these free iris folding templates.
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.
Sculpture
Definition of the crafting term 'Sculpture' - A three-dimensional work of art...
Make Your Own Unique Duct Tape Wallet with This...
Follow these simple directions and you can make your own duct tape wallet.
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.
Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
Learn how you can make a pinwheel toy using a pencil, a tack, and a piece of paper.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
Tiny Circles Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a bunch of tiny circles.
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.
Headband
Print out and color or decorate this headband for your paper doll. Page 7.
Tons of Free Decoupage Ideas
If you want to get some practice using decoupage techniques, try out some of these projects.
Pictures of Decoupage Crafts
Peruse this collection of photos featuring amazing decoupage projects, many of which you can make yourself.
Pirate Eye Patch Craft
Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.
National Duckling Month
Find out how you can celebrate National Duckling Month in May. Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
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.
Tie-Dye Craft Pictures
Browse through these pictures of tie-dye projects and then have fun making your own.
American Independence Day Crafts and Activities
Find many ways you can celebrate American Independence Day with crafts.
Print These Funny Holiday Calendar Pages for 2014
Download a printable calendar page for September that features a list of fun and silly holidays that happen in that month.
Sandals
Print out and color or decorate these sandals for your paper doll. Page 8.
Back To School Activities and Crafts
Browse through this collection of craft projects that will help your kids get excited for school.
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
How to Make Tie-Dyed Circles
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring nesting circles.
Making Garden Stepping Stones? Don't Miss These...
Read through these tips before you start making your own stepping stones.
5 Back to School Crafts to Make for Teacher!
With Back to School just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do to celebrate! Teachers love to be appreciated and what better way to show them you're excited for the new school year than by a handmade gift!
Funny Epitaphs for Your Tombstone Crafts
If you are making your own Tombstones, you will surely want to include a funny epitaph.
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....
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.
Disney Costume Ideas for Two People
Find a variety of Disney characters you can dress up as with a partner.
How to Make a Stuffed Dummy
Make your own scarecrows and dummy to use as Halloween Decorations and Haunted House Props.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pinata
See a photograph of a great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pinata, made by Sasa from Serbia. Page 7.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costumes
See a photo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween costumes made by Vicky. Page 13.
Winter Boots
Print out and color or decorate these winter boots for your paper doll. Page 9.
Pine Cone Crafts
If you are looking for crafts made using pine cones, check out this collection of online tutorials.
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.
Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities
Find many fun Christmas decorations craft ideas, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate the holiday season.
Sneakers/Tennis Shoes
Print out and color or decorate these shoes for your paper doll. Page 12.
Girl's Dress Shoes
Print out and color or decorate thhis pair of girl's dress shoes for your paper doll. Page 10.
Backpack and Tote Kits
If you want to design or make your own backpack or tote bag, check out all of these kits.
Candy Corn Relay Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Print These Special Family Coupons to Give as...
Here are some black and white coupons you can print out to give as gifts.
Tie-Dyed Beach Towel Craft
Find out how to create this colorful beach towel design using Simply Spray fabric dye.
Cartoon Character Costumes for Two People
Browse through this collection of costume ideas for couples that are all related to cartoons.
Painting with Kids
Find out how you can use a variety of objects to paint with and discover recipes to make your own paint.
Anything Goes With This Redneck Wine Glass
Follow the instructions on this page and learn how you can easily make a redneck wine glass out of a mason jar and candle holder.
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