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Fun Easter Egg Games for Toddlers by Crafty Journal

Easter Egg Games for Toddlers

By Noreen Doll. Use these fun Easter egg games and activities to keep your toddler happily occupied. They would even be a great idea for a toddler’s Easter basket. Supplies. Colored Plastic Eggs Scraps of Colored Craft Foam Scissors Ruler Pencil How to Make the Parts for Easter Egg Games for Toddlers. 1. Make a […]

Hatching Chick by Crafty Journal

Hatching Chick

By Noreen Doll. Create a cute Hatching Chick to sit among the eggs on your table. This could be an easy project for kids to make at an Easter party. Adults need to supervise poking holes in the egg. Or make the holes ahead of time and eliminate that step when working with kids. Supplies. […]

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Bunny by Crafty Journal

Paper Plate Pop Up Bunny

By Noreen Doll. Create this fluffy paper plate pop up bunny with your kids. Get a bag of cotton puffs at the Dollar Store and cut them in half to make the bunny. Or use the puffs whole and make the bunny really fluffy! Toddlers would be able to help, as they can add the […]

Twinkle Egg Lights by Crafty Journal

Twinkle Egg Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create fun Twinkle Egg Lights quickly and easily. Inexpensive and fun for kids, you use plastic eggs and flameless tea lights to make them. You can find most of these items at the Dollar Store if you don’t already have them.   If you don’t want to decorate the eggs, you can […]

Rustic Basket from a Cardboard Box by Crafty Journal

Rustic Basket

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Big Bow Bunny by Crafty Journal

Big Bow Bunny

By Noreen Doll. This week I have a project being featured on the Bowdabra blog. I created the Big Bow Bunny with 2 large bows made on the Bowdabra bow making tool.   This bunny is quick and easy to craft. Check it out here. Noreen Doll Crafty Journal

Carrot Gift Box by Crafty Journal

Carrot Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. Craft an easy to make carrot gift box. It’s a fun way to wrap a few candies, or a bit of cash, or other small gift. Let your kids leave something in one for the Easter Bunny, and maybe he’ll leave a small gift or note for them. Carrot Gift Boxes are […]

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Warm Your Gloves in the Car on a Cold Winter Day by Crafty Journal

How to Warm Up Gloves in Your Car

By Noreen Doll. Even though I had lined gloves on when I needed to drive this morning, my fingers were icy cold. The temperature was 15 degrees. When I stopped for my first errand I didn’t need my gloves, so I decided to lay them in a patch of sunlight on the dashboard. After I […]

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately by Crafty Journal

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately

By Noreen Doll. I have a recipe for Gingersnaps that makes such a small amount of cookies, that I need to double or triple it most of the time when I make them. To make it easier to use the correct amount of each ingredient, I have color coded the quantities of ingredients. The single […]

How to Print a Sturdier Template - Crafty Journal

How to Print a Sturdier Template

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever tried to trace around a paper template? The edges are so flimsy your pencil slides under or over, and makes a mess. Here’s an easy way to print a sturdier template. Cut a manilla folder in half, and then cut one side to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, […]

Easy Way to Remove Burned-on Food from a Pan by Crafty Journal

Remove Burned-On Food from a Pan

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to remove burned on food from a pan. I had a non stick pan with severely burned on food that needed to be cleaned. The food was so welded to the pan I couldn’t even scrape it with a spoon edge. First I added water to it and […]

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat - Crafty Journal

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat

By Noreen Doll. Many recipes call for shredded meat. Here’s the quickest way I’ve found to shred meat. Before cooking, cube the meat into 2 inch cubes. Cook meat in your crock pot, oven, or stove top. When the meat is finished cooking and ready to shred, simply use a potato masher to shred it. […]

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Crafty Journal - Bunny Bagalope from an Envelope.

Bunny Bagalope

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun bunny bagalope with an envelope. It’s easy and quick to do and could be used as a gift bag, for favors, or even a small Easter basket. You can make different sizes depending on the size of the envelope you use. Materials. Envelope – Mine is 5 1/2 by […]

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Preschool Easter Crafts

Flowers, eggs, bunnies and chicks make great preschool Easter crafts. Here are lots of Easter craft ideas, many of which can use recycled cardboard, cups, and cans. Save your cereal and cracker boxes for making these crafts, and let your preschoolers paint them in the colors you need. Paper Plate Pop Up Bunny Glue cotton […]

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Bath Pouf Chick

by Noreen Doll. Create a sweet bath pouf chick for a quick and easy Easter decoration. This fat yellow bath pouf is perfect for making a soft, fluffy looking chick. And it is so easy to cut out a few parts to make his features. I had to look a couple of places to find […]

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Easter Egg Crafts

Many of these Easter egg crafts can be done by kids and preschoolers. It’s a good idea to be nearby while egg dyeing is being done to help prevent spills or consumption of the dye (by very young children). Save egg cartons to put dyed eggs in while they dry, and to store hollow decorated […]

Peek a Boo Peep - Crafty Journal

Peek a Boo Peep

By Noreen Doll. A Peek a Boo Peep would be a fun little non-candy gift to add to an Easter basket. It is especially entertaining for little ones who still love to play peek a boo. Older kids can make them for their younger siblings, or for fun Easter party give aways. Supplies. Craft Foam […]

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

Candy Carrots

By Noreen Doll. You can make fun candy carrots for favors on your Easter table. They are perfect for using with marshmallow bunnies, or dinner rolls in the shape of bunnies. Making them is like using play dough, so kids can help craft them. They would make a fun April Fool food, too. Supplies. Circus […]

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