Bunny Money

Bunny Money - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Fold some delightful bunny money to give a gift of money in a creative way. Dollar bill origami is easy and fun! This is a wonderful idea for an Easter basket, or to give older kids who feel they are too old for Easter baskets. And it would make great Easter party […]

Camo Wrapping Paper

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By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to make your own camo wrapping paper – and recycle as well. Save the crumpled brown paper that is packed in boxes you’ve had shipped to you. Use green and black paints to create camouflage wrapping paper. Notice that you can barely see the twine bow. That’s because […]

Frugal Gifts for Kids

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You can make lots of frugal gifts for kids because it is so easy to find ideas for presents they like. You can make toys, games, clothes, and even books for them. Kids love to dress up, or pretend to be someone else. A great gift is a box full of dress-up items such as […]

Little Boys Toy Weapons

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Make little boys toy weapons that are fun to play with and won’t hurt too much if the kids are accidentally hit. No matter how hard you try, you can’t keep little boys from using guns and swords. If they don’t have toy ones, they use sticks or other items and pretend they’re guns and […]

Homemade Gifts for Kids

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Gift Ideas for Little Boys. These homemade gifts for kids are a treasure trove of gift ideas for little boys. Think of the things little boys love most: anything with wheels, super heroes, swords and guns, arts and crafts, and sticks… and you have the beginnings of some great gift ideas. These gifts also need […]

Puppet Theater

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With a puppet theater kids can do a lot of creative things. They can make puppets to use in the theater, write stories or plays for the puppets, and manipulate the puppets for an audience. Puppets can be made out of almost any kind of material, and your child can spend many happy hours making […]

Kids Play Kitchen

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Kids will love receiving this creative kids play kitchen. Buy a couple of baking and dishes sets, and some kids play utensils at the dollar store to use with the kitchen. I’ve also seen some nice ones at the $1 spot in Target. Many of the felt foods could be made with craft foam if […]

Playhouses for Kids

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Kids love to crawl into and hide in dark places. Use playhouses for kids ideas to create a special place for your child. Make an elaborate cardboard or styrofoam house or castle, or just throw a sheet over a card table to make a cave. Whatever you make, a young child will enjoy playing in […]

Dress Up Clothes Box

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A dress up clothes box is a great idea for stimulating a child’s imagination. Fill the box with finery: frothy, lacy dresses, hats, gloves, shoes, neckties and furs or boas. Don’t forget to add jewelry with lots of glitter. An old suitcase redecorated is a great storage place for a dress up clothes box. Here […]

Kids Art Sets

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Kids art sets give youngsters the opportunity to let their imaginations work. Using paints, crayons, chalk and colored pencils allows kids to try out all kinds of art ideas. Some of these kids art sets would be perfect for travel, or to use when visiting people who have nothing to occupy kids. Buy fat crayons […]

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