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Dollar Bill Skull by Crafty Journal

Dollar Bill Skull

By Noreen Doll. Fold a Dollar Bill Skull for a fun Halloween treat. This would be cute to give your kids, or to use as prizes at a Halloween party. It would also be fun to scatter a few into a centerpiece on your table, or use at place settings. Materials. Dollar Bill Black Craft […]

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper. This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project. They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug. Other […]

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring by Crafty Journal

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring

By Noreen Doll. This easy Bone Appetit Napkin Ring is so quick it could be made at the last minute for a party or dinner. Kids could be a great help with it, or they could make them for a school party. Materials. White Craft Foam Sheet Pencil Paper Scissors How to Make a Bone […]

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free) - Crafty Journal

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. Now that apple season is here, this gluten free Apple Crisp is a delicious dish to make. We love it fresh out of the oven, and it also makes a great breakfast the next morning – if there’s any left! The secret to making really tasty Apple Crisp is to use at […]

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Bats are always popular with kids, so this vampire bat pencil topper will make a great project. Kids can create them, or you can make them as treats for a party or to hand out on Halloween. Because they are quick and easy, they would also be a great classroom project. Materials. […]

Apple Buying Tip - Crafty Journal

Apple Buying Tip

By Noreen Doll. Once you’ve found a bag of apples or other produce that is fairly unblemished, how do you get them home without major bruising? During the process of checking out, my apples frequently got banged around so much by the cashier that I expected to find rotten applesauce when I got the apples […]

Mini Halloween Pocket Book by Crafty Journal

Mini Halloween Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun Mini Halloween Pocket Book and fill it with insects, bats, ghosts, and more! This cute book only needs one sheet of double sided scrap booking paper to make. Or if you don’t have double sided paper, read on to see what I did. Wouldn’t these make great Halloween party […]

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Apple Buying Tip - Crafty Journal

Apple Buying Tip

By Noreen Doll. Once you’ve found a bag of apples or other produce that is fairly unblemished, how do you get them home without major bruising? During the process of checking out, my apples frequently got banged around so much by the cashier that I expected to find rotten applesauce when I got the apples […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Halloween Ideas

Scaredy Cat by Crafty Journal

Scaredy Cat

By Noreen Doll. Create a cute scaredy cat to sit on your Halloween table or mantel. A scraggly garland is perfect for the cat’s fur, and really helps give him personality. I went to the Dollar Store to get a black garland to make a Halloween cat. When I saw this black and silver garland, […]

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Toddler Halloween Crafts

Your young child will enjoy this opportunity to help get ready for Halloween with toddler Halloween crafts. Let your youngster help you decide what projects he/she would like to make, and have fun with these great holiday projects. You can find pumpkin crafts for toddlers here. Paper Plate Cat and Spider Craft this fun paper […]

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Homemade Halloween Treats

Homemade Halloween treats are easy to make and fun to eat. Use these ideas to wow your friends and family. Because some of these recipes use the basic Rice Krispie Treat recipe, I am putting it here for easy access. Buried Skeleton Cupcakes Bury stretchy skeleton parts in the chocolate frosting and sprinkle with oreo […]

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Halloween Countdown Calendar

Waiting for an anticipated holiday to arrive can be very difficult for small children. A Halloween countdown calendar is a perfect way to help your child see how many days are left until this spooky night. Here are some ideas for calendars you can make, but any advent calendar idea could be adapted to make […]

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Big Hairy Tarantula

By Noreen Doll. Craft a delightful big hairy tarantula.  He would love to sit in the center of your table. Kids will delight in making this fun and easy spider. Supplies 1 Small Paper Plate 1 Paper Bowl, the same size around as the plate 4 Black Bump Chenille Stems 2 Large Wiggly Eyes Paper […]

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DIY Adhesive Magnets

By Noreen Doll. DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use. They are great party favors, or a great party craft for kids to make at a Halloween gathering. They are so quick and cheap to make, that they would be perfect “trick or treat” hand outs. And […]

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