Small Gift Box

Crafty Journal - Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Bat on a Stick

Crafty Journal - Bat on a Stick

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun to fly bat on a stick. Recycle a black foam tray that once held vegetables (do not reuse one that has held raw meat) to make this easy bat. And, of course, kids with sticks need to be supervised. Supplies. Black Foam Tray 2 Red Buttons String – 15 […]

Ghost on a Stick

Crafty Journal - Ghost on a Stick

By Noreen Doll. A ghost on a stick is great fun for kids. A while back I made these very easy facial tissue ghosts with 2 little boys. After we finished making the ghosts, the younger one ran outside to get a small branch from the yard. He had me use a long string to […]

DIY Adhesive Magnets

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

By Noreen Doll. DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use. They are great party favors, or a great party craft for kids to make at a Halloween gathering. They are so quick and cheap to make, that they would be perfect “trick or treat” hand outs. And […]

Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Crafty Journal - Non-Candy Halloween Treats

By Noreen Doll. This Halloween offer non candy Halloween treats to the kids that come to your door. They will already be getting lots of candy, and your treat will last a little longer, as well as being healthier. Here are some ideas for non candy Halloween treats you can make yourself. Or have your […]

Peek A Boo Ghost

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

By Noreen Doll. Peek a boo ghosts are fun for older kids to make and younger kids to play with. They would be great Halloween party favors for kids. Use craft foam or card stock to make them. I made the ghost from a milk jug. See the templates as a guide to creating the […]

Peek A Boo Frankie

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Frankie

By Noreen Doll. Frankie is always a Halloween favorite, and a peek a boo Frankie is a fun idea for kids. He can be made with card stock or craft foam, but craft foam would be sturdier and take more of a beating. Materials. Paper for Pattern Craft Foam – Green, Black, and White White […]

Scaredy Cat

Crafty Journal - Scaredy Cat

By Noreen Doll. Create a cute scaredy cat to sit on your Halloween table or mantel. A scraggly garland is perfect for the cat’s fur, and really helps give him personality. I went to the Dollar Store to get a black garland to make a Halloween cat. When I saw this black and silver garland, […]

Ghost Favor Bagalope

Crafty Journal - Ghost Favor Bag

By Noreen Doll. A ghost favor bagalope can be easily made with a white envelope and a black marker. They’re great fun for kids to make, and inexpensive for a Halloween party. Materials. White Envelope Black Marker Ruler or Scoring Board Stylus or Other Tool for Scoring Scissors Double Sided Tape How to Make a […]

Jack O Lantern Finger Puppet

Crafty Journal - Jack O Lantern Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. Create an easy Jack O Lantern finger puppet that is quick to make and fun to use. This is great for young kids to play with as it is very durable. Materials. Craft Foam -  Orange, Green and Black Scrap Paper to make a pattern Scissors Foam Glue Sharpie How to Make […]

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