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Easy Way to Remove Rust Stains from the Shower by Crafty Journal.

Remove Rust from the Shower

By Noreen Doll. This morning I noticed rust stains on a shelf in the shower, left by a metal can of shaving gel that had been sitting in water. I decided to try my usual cleaner, and it worked quickly and easily. I sprinkled some baking soda on the rust stain and then added a […]

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 […]

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Easy Way to Remove Rust Stains from the Shower by Crafty Journal.

Remove Rust from the Shower

By Noreen Doll. This morning I noticed rust stains on a shelf in the shower, left by a metal can of shaving gel that had been sitting in water. I decided to try my usual cleaner, and it worked quickly and easily. I sprinkled some baking soda on the rust stain and then added a […]

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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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Everyone will love making these easy Halloween crafts for kids. Kids love to craft, and they especially seem to love crafting for holidays. Halloween crafts for kids is designed to give kids lots of ideas for making their own fun easy Halloween crafts. Many of these are quick and easy and can be made from […]

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Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

Finding Halloween crafts for preschoolers that are fun, but not too challenging can be difficult. Young children love to do crafts, but frequently don’t have the small motor skills to do intricate projects. There are several Halloween crafts for preschoolers here that will produce great results without frustrating your young crafter. Preschool Pumpkin Crafts are […]

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Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers

Pumpkin crafts for toddlers are easy and fun to do. With just a few craft supplies and items you already have, your toddler can have fun getting ready for Halloween. Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern. To craft a paper plate Jack-O-Lantern, paint the bottom of a paper plate orange. Glue on black cut-outs for eyes and mouth, […]

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Date of the Dead

By Noreen Doll. Ethel and Harold Bone-Apart step out on a date of the dead. Both of them are wrapped in their best and ready for a good time! Ethel dressed up in her favorite color – blue, and Harold is trendy in woodsy camouflage. See how easy it is to make a quick, fun […]

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Halloween Crafts

Halloween crafts have become one of the most popular areas for crafting. Making your own homemade Halloween projects is fun and the results can be much nicer than what you find in a store. Free Halloween Crafts All of the crafts ideas on this site are free. You do, of course, have to provide the […]

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Preschool Pumpkin Crafts

Preschool pumpkin crafts are an especially fun activity for youngsters. Halloween is a favorite holiday for most kids, and it is much more fun for them when they are able to make their own crafts to celebrate it. These ideas are quick and easy and look great when finished. Enjoy helping your child make preschool […]

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