Craft Ideas, How to Instructions, Projects, and Patterns

General Crafts


Below you will find free craft instructions for many general craft projects. This is a great place to come when your child wants to make a gift for someone or a little something for themselves.

You will also find many projects here for the more advanced crafters. Be sure to check out our other categories for more specific project types such as sewing, knit and crochet and holiday crafts.



play doe recipe

Fun Dough

This tried and true play doe recipe has been around for years and produces a soft, smooth, non-toxic dough for children to play with.

how to make a scarfPompom Scarf

This fun fashion scarf is made from pompoms strung together.

Craft Elf Original

craft ideas for kids - egg carton caterpillarEgg Carton Caterpillar

This easy kids recycling craft allows kids to experience the joy of painting and learn about recycling at the same time.

how to make an eyeglass caseEyeglass Case

Made of craft foam, this easy kids craft is holds sunglasses or regular eyeglasses and would be a great Mother's Day or Father's Day gift.

how to make teddy bear air freshersTeddy Bear Air Fresheners

Learn how to turn an ordinary teddy bear into an adorable air freshener.

simple sewing projectLace Hair Bow

Complete directions for easy to make hair bows from lace. Great gift idea!

easy kids craft ideasPicture Frame

Let kids make this easy picture frame as a Mother's Day, Father's Day or Christmas gift.  Easy kids craft.

Craft Elf Original

how to make hair scrunchies

Knot Hair Scrunchies

No sewing required to make this hair scrunchie.

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how to make a knot fleece blanket

No Sew Fleece Blanket

With no sewing needed this blanket can be made by almost anyone who can cut and tie a knot. 

How to make a candle

Crackle Candle

Make a unique candle to give as a gift or enjoy yourself.  This crackle candle contains air pockets in the outer layer of wax which allows the glow of the candle to show through.

recycling craft ideas

Puzzle Pin

If you have puzzles with missing pieces and don't like to waste anything, this craft project is for you.

how to make sand art

Sand Art

Here we will share how to color ordinary sand for your sand art projects.  It is an inexpensive fun way to keep kids entertained.

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