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 […]

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.  […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Toddler Games

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© by Noreen Doll. These free toddler games are inexpensive and easy to make, as well as fun and educational. Because they are made of craft foam and other durable materials, unless they are chewed on, toddlers can have fun with them without destroying them. These free toddler games would be great for travel, or […]

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