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Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

By Noreen Doll. A cardboard safety sheath for a knife is very handy, not only to protect the blade of the knife, but to protect your fingers from the blade. The first time I made one was when we were going on a trip and I wanted to make sure no one was cut with […]

Super Fast Folded 3 Pocket Page by Crafty Journal

Super Fast Folded 3 Pocket Page

By Noreen Doll. This super fast folded 3 pocket page really is speedy! You can make several of them in just a few minutes to add to an album or journal. Supplies. Scrap Booking Paper, 1 sheet 12 by 12 inches Scoring Tool Scissors Double Sided Tape How to Make a Super Fast Folded 3 […]

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole is gluten free. By Crafty Journal.

Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. This gluten free Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole is easy to make and delicious! It makes enough that we can freeze half of it for another meal, which is nice to have on hand when everyone is starved and you want to eat now. This is an excellent way to use up all […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

Simple Basket - Crafty Journal

Simple Basket

By Noreen Doll. This simple basket is easy to make, and has lots of uses. It can be used for any occasion simply by changing the color of paper used. The small baskets would be perfect favor baskets, or little nut or candy cups. The larger baskets could be filled with ornaments, a gift, or […]

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Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

By Noreen Doll. A cardboard safety sheath for a knife is very handy, not only to protect the blade of the knife, but to protect your fingers from the blade. The first time I made one was when we were going on a trip and I wanted to make sure no one was cut with […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

Crafty Journal - How to Remove a Sticky Tag

How to Remove a Sticky Tag

By Noreen Doll. I found this interesting old Wooden Nickel. A few decades ago this was a very popular way to commemorate an occasion with an inexpensive souvenir that would also raise a little money. Unfortunately, this wooden nickel had the residue of a sticky tag that had not been completely removed. And it had […]

Cheap Amateur Painting Tips - Crafty Journal

Cheap Amateur Painting Tips

By Noreen Doll. Periodically we need to repaint a room in our house, and in the process have found some ways to make painting cheaper and easier. Of course, we always buy good quality paint, but we’ve discovered some cheap tricks to help keep the costs down. Foam Brushes Get a couple of bags of […]

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Preserve Fall Leaves

By Noreen Doll. Did you ever wonder how to preserve fall leaves so you can enjoy their color much longer? Fall is such a lovely time of the year – my favorite season, really. And every year when I see the beautiful leaf colors I wish I could preserve that color. But I quickly discovered […]

Paper Plate Pop Up Turkey - by Crafty Journal

Paper Plate Pop Up Turkey

By Noreen Doll. This paper plate pop up turkey is so easy even a toddler could make it with a little help. Of course, their coloring won’t be perfect. It only requires one paper plate and a way to color it. You can use crayons, markers, paint, even colored stickers or torn pieces of colored […]

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More Pumpkin Crafts

Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns are the most used decorations for Halloween and more pumpkin crafts can be found here. Use the supplies you have on hand, along with a few unusual materials to make these unique projects. Some of these pumpkin crafts may be a little more difficult and require more unusual supplies. Kids and preschoolers […]

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Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

A Thanksgiving countdown calendar is a nice way to help kids count down the days until Thanksgiving arrives. It is nice to have a Thanksgiving craft to do each day and/or a story about the holiday to read to them. Look for lots of Thanksgiving crafts here. Here are some creative calendar ideas. Thanksgiving Advent […]

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Kids Pumpkin Crafts

Kids pumpkin crafts will be enjoyed by older children. They have more dexterity and can attempt more difficult projects. Look at preschool pumpkin crafts for ideas, also, as older youngsters will have ideas for making them their own. Other pumpkin crafts are more difficult, but many older kids will be able to complete them with […]

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

Turkey Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun turkey finger puppet for kids. They can put their fingers through the holes for the turkey’s legs and have fun making him dance around. Materials. Brown Craft Foam Silk Fall Leaves Wiggly Eyes Bit of Red and Orange Craft Foam Glue Pencil Scissors Paper for Pattern How to Make […]

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