Money Gift in a Paper Frame

Money Gift in a Papercrafted Frame by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Frame your favorite president’s face to make a clever money gift in a paper frame. I presented this gift with a tag that said, “I thought you might like to have a photo of Ulysses S. Grant.” Of course, you would use the name of whatever president was on the money. The […]

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

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 […]

Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet

Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet - Crafty Journal

By Noeen Doll. This Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet would be perfect for a toddler to play with, or just to entertain one. The chick’s legs are created by the fingers the wearer sticks through the holes at the bottom of the puppet, and they are easy and fun for a small child to use. The […]

Poseable Gingerbread Man

Poseable Gingerbread Man by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create this delightful poseable gingerbread man to entertain little ones. It’s easy to make and fun to play with. It would be a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift at a party. Kids can even make them as a party activity. Supplies. Brown Craft Foam Buttons 4 Brads White Paint Pen (optional) […]

Christmas Money Tree

Christmas Money Tree by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas money tree makes a very fun gift, and it’s perfect for anyone. You can use any denomination of dollar bills to create it, so you can give whatever amount of money you want to. 7 bills were used to create this money tree. I found this great idea at Then […]

Matchbook Money Gift

Crafty Journal - Matchbook Money Gift

By Noreen Doll. For this matchbook money gift, you would want to use between 5 and 10 bills. Fewer than 5 makes the matchbook too thin, and more than 10 makes it too thick. You can vary the amount of money you’re giving just by using various denominations of bills. You could give $100 with […]

Index Card Mini Binder

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By Noreen Doll. My versatile index card mini binder is very handy. It’s small and compact, and I can change the cards around, or add or remove cards whenever I need to. Because it has covers, the index cards are protected. I like using index cards because they are sturdier than paper, are very inexpensive, […]

Milk Jug Toss Game

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Toss Game

By Noreen Doll. Create a simple milk jug toss game that will keep little ones happily occupied. Preschoolers can play by themselves to see how many pompoms they can throw in through the mouth. Or they can play with friends to see who can throw the most pompoms in. Older kids can use it, too.  […]

Beauty Shop Busy Board

Crafty Journal - Beauty Shop Busy Board

By Noreen Doll. A beauty shop busy board is perfect for every little girl who loves to play with hair and use pretend make-up. My daughter and I collaborated on this project and we kept coming up with fun ways to use it. This busy board is made from a recycled milk jug. Add shoe […]

Sewing Cards from Greeting Cards

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By Noreen Doll. Sewing cards from greeting cards are easy to make and fun for kids to use. To make these, you can use your old Christmas or birthday cards, and shoe laces you can find at the Dollar Store. Look for pictures that will interest and delight children, such as animals, snowmen, or Santa, […]

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