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Create a cute Peep Pouch for Easter goodies. by Crafty Journal

Peep Pouch

By Noreen Doll. It’s always fun to have creative favor ideas for holidays. This cute Peep Pouch can be used for kids’ parties, as a classroom project, or just for kids to have fun making. It’s very simple to do and uses paper plates, tissue paper, and other things you probably already have. Supplies. 2 […]

Bunny Money Hugs by Crafty Journal

Bunny Money Hugs

By Noreen Doll. Bunny Money Hugs is a fun way to give a gift of cash. This bunny holds tight to the money! It really can by used any time, but would be especially fun at Easter. The bunny is cute and easy to make, and requires few supplies, especially if you decide to draw […]

St. Patrick's Day Ribbon Bouquet by Crafty Journal

St. Patrick’s Day Ribbon Bouquet

Today I have a tutorial for a St. Patrick’s Day Ribbon Bouquet on the Bowdabra website. It’s a fun idea for decorating for the holiday! Noreen Doll Crafty Journal

Shamrock Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Shamrock Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create shamrock soda can lights for an unusual way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. And you’ll be recycling, as well. Save your green soda cans for this quick and easy idea. Supplies. String of small, clear lights. Green Soda Cans, empty and clean Scissors Paper Punch Paper for Pattern Cardboard for […]

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 […]

Create a speedy One Sheet Diagonal Triple Pocket Page in just a few minutes.

One Sheet Diagonal Triple Pocket Page

By Noreen Doll. Create a speedy one sheet diagonal triple pocket page in just a few minutes. The third pocket is on the other side of this page. This would be a great addition for kids to make for their own journal. Double sided paper is nice for this, but if you don’t have it […]

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free

By Noreen Doll. Zesty Chicken Rice Soup is a flavorful soup that isn’t made with the usual mixed vegetables. This soup calls for bell peppers as an unusual ingredient. You can use more or less of the ingredients in this recipe, according to how you like it. We don’t make it exactly the same way […]

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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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Paper Egg Ornament

by Noreen Doll. Use your paper scraps to make this paper egg ornament for a fun Easter decoration. It can be made in any size. Tape or glue the egg shapes together and add a ribbon for hanging. You can make several eggs quickly and easily, and they can be folded flat and put in […]

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Pretty Paper Basket

By Noreen Doll. Create a pretty paper basket with a piece of paper and some ribbon or twine. I saw these baskets made with fabric, where you could untie the bow and store them flat, and I wondered how it would work with paper. These baskets can be made in multiple sizes, depending on the […]

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Preschool Easter Bunny Crafts

Fun preschool Easter bunny crafts will keep young children busy and creative. Have these Easter craft ideas handy for when your youngster has an urge to create. Bunny Hop Finger Puppet Preschoolers can create and play with this easy Bunny Hop Finger Puppet. Pom-Pom Easter Rabbit Preschoolers will have fun making this pom-pom Easter rabbit […]

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Easter Basket Crafts

If you want unusual Easter basket crafts, there are fabric baskets, buckets, terracotta pot baskets and many other kinds. It can be fun to use an unusual container for a basket. I have seen cowboy and straw hats turned upside down and filled with grass and Easter goodies. In stores you will see dump trucks, […]

Create a cute Peep Pouch for Easter goodies. by Crafty Journal

Peep Pouch

By Noreen Doll. It’s always fun to have creative favor ideas for holidays. This cute Peep Pouch can be used for kids’ parties, as a classroom project, or just for kids to have fun making. It’s very simple to do and uses paper plates, tissue paper, and other things you probably already have. Supplies. 2 […]

How to Blow an Egg - Crafty Journal

How to Blow an Egg

By Noreen Doll. There are lots of Easter crafts that need a blown egg shell. Try this easy way to blow an egg. Supplies. Eggs Fork or Pin Toothpick Bowl Egg Carton to Hold Blown Eggs How to Blow an Egg. 1. To prepare the eggs for blowing, first wash the egg in soapy water […]

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