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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
DIY FALL CRAFT: Recycled Twig Centerpiece
Recycle your old magazine pages and twigs into a fun fall craft. This DIY centerpiece is easy on time and budget.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
Eyeball Hunt Game
This is a gross party game that will have the participants digging in a pan of cold spaghetti noodles.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Gather together all of the supplies you need to make this wreath. Page 2.
7 Rainbow Loom Bracelets to Make With Your Child
Have you joined the Rainbow Loom train? Those stretchy rubber band bracelets have become the hit of the year! I've gathered 7 fun and simple tutorials for loom band bracelets!
Candy Corn Relay Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
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 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
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.
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.
Try This Fun and Easy Game at Your Next...
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
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.
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.
Create Petrifying Props
Check out these creative ideas. Get free directions for many of the haunted house props we have made over the years.
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.
Try This Fun Game at Your Next Halloween Party
Lucy in Canada explains how to play this gross game. Perfect for a Halloween party!
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!
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.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
Wiggle Worm Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
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.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
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!
Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones
Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.
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...
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!
Pumpkin Passing Game
Give the traditonal game of musical chairs a bit of a Halloween twist and then some!
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers
Browse through this collection of crafts that are perfect for the youngest kids in the family.
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.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
To make a diaper cake, you need to roll several diapers! Page 4.
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
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.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
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.
Try This Fun Candy Wrapper Race
This fun and easy game can be played at Halloween, Christmas, birthday, and other parties.
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 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.
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.
Funny Epitaphs for Your Tombstone Crafts
If you are making your own Tombstones, you will surely want to include a funny epitaph.
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.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costumes
See a photo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween costumes made by Vicky. Page 13.
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.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
How to Make a Stuffed Dummy
Make your own scarecrows and dummy to use as Halloween Decorations and Haunted House Props.
Halloween Bingo Game Cards
Use these free templates to print out and create Halloween bingo game cards.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
Printable Halloween Party Invitations
use the templates here to create your own Halloween party invitations. You can even make your own envelope and other matching Halloween supplies.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Peter the Pumpkin Eater Costume
Follow these directions submitted by Allie and you can dress up as Peter Peter the Pumpkin Eater.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
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.
Zombie Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
You've Been BOOED Halloween Letter
Marnie explains how to make a simple Halloween treat for someone special.
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
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.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Cartoon Character Costumes for Two People
Browse through this collection of costume ideas for couples that are all related to cartoons.
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.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Halloween Crafts
Find instructions for making a variety of Halloween crafts. You can create everything from haunted houses to homemade costumes. There are free Halloween crafts that all ages will enjoy.
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.
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
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!
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.
Disney Costume Ideas for Two People
Find a variety of Disney characters you can dress up as with a partner.
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.
Pine Cone Crafts
If you are looking for crafts made using pine cones, check out this collection of online tutorials.
Family Activity: How to Make a Home Made Bouncy...
Learn how to make your own bouncy balls with just a few ingredients.
5 Easy Homemade Finger Paint Recipes
Tigger shares this recipe for making your own finger paint.
Apple Print Craft
Try your hand at printmaking by making these nice prints using apples.
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.
Recycled Christmas Tree Ornaments
Find directions that will help you make ornaments out of light bulbs, toilet paper rolls, CDs, and other items.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
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.
Pin the Spider on the Web Printable Halloween...
Print out this spider on the web game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
Download one or all of these free iris folding templates.
Winter Stocking Cap
PD - Winter Stocking CapPrint out and color or decorate this winter stocking cap for your paper doll. Page 6.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
Use this free, printable template to make your pinwheel.
Pass It One Ghost Story
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Fleece Hat Pattern
This easy fleece hat can be made by kids or they make great gifts for your favorite kids.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
Cooked Play Dough Recipe
Learn how to make clay on your stove top using flour, oil, and a few other items.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
How Many Halloween Candies Guessing Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
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.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
Famous Characters Costumes for Groups
Check out all of these great famous character costume ideas for groups of people. Check out all of these creative ideas for dressing up as your favorite movie stars, T.V. actors, cartoon characters, and more. Most of these costume ideas can be used by anywhere from 1 to 10+ people!
Print This Free Rainbow Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of a Rainbow.
Craft Supply Spotlight: Pipe Cleaners
We LOVE pipe cleaners! They are one of my favorite kid crafty supplies. There are so many things you can craft with them, and they come in all sorts of fun and fuzzy colors. Here are 10 simple craft ideas to make with pipe cleaners!
Pin the Tail on the Cat Printable Halloween...
Print out this pin the tail on the cat game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Apple Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of an apple.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Cindy Lou Who Costume
See a photo of a Cindy Lou Who Halloween costume made by Neva Clark. Page 14.
Print These Funny Holiday Calendar Pages for 2014
Download a printable calendar page for October that features a list of fun and silly holidays that happen in that month.
How to Make Tie-Dyed Circles
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring nesting circles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pinata
See a photograph of a great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pinata, made by Sasa from Serbia. Page 7.
Pin the Nose on the Jack-O-Lantern Printable...
Print out this pin the nose on the Jack-O-Lantern game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Headband
Print out and color or decorate this headband for your paper doll. Page 7.
Earth Coloring Page
Print out this free Earth picture and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
Fall Crafts and Activities
Explore a large selection of fun projects you can do to celebrate autumn.
How to Make a Globe Out of Paper Mache
Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques.
Pirate Eye Patch Craft
Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.
Party Time Party Invitation
Print out and make this free party invitation featuring a circles, lines, and party time design.
Pin the Mouth on the Bat Printable Halloween...
Print out this pin the mouth on the bat game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
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.
Halloween Party Ideas and Help
Check out all of these resources to help you plan a Halloween party. Learn how to make Halloween party decorations, find spooky recipes, fun party games, and much more.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game
Try this Halloween pumpkin hunt game. This is a fun and easy party or class game!
Tie-Dye Marbled T-Shirt Design
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt that sports a marbled design.
Make This Fun Shoe Box Guitar
Show your kids how they can transform an old shoe box and a paper towel roll into a fun guitar.
Sandals
Print out and color or decorate these sandals for your paper doll. Page 8.
American Flag Coloring Book Page
Print out and color or decorate this American Flag coloring book page.
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.
Famous Character Costumes Photo Gallery
If you have a favorite famous character, perhaps you will find a related costume here.
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