Placemats Are a Great Teaching Tool

Placemats Are a Great Teaching Tool - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. We’ve discovered that placemats are a great teaching tool. Kids love to use the colorful mats at mealtime, and they can’t help seeing and learning what’s on the mats. Our kids are voracious learners, and they’ve learned so much from place mats. We’ve had some really interesting ones, including a U.S.A. map […]

How to Prevent Cord Ends from Fraying While You Work

Crafty Journal - Twine End Glued

By Noreen Doll. Do you ever try to thread ribbon or twine through a punched hole only to have the end fray and spread in all directions? One clever remedy I’ve discovered is to put a drop or two of white glue on my finger tip and then stick the end of the twine in […]

Wax Paper Is Ideal for Crafting


By Noreen Doll. Wax paper can be found at the Dollar store or in the big box stores for a dollar or two. And it is extremely useful when you are crafting. I have always used Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper because it seems to be a better quality than any other kind. Last fall I […]

Kids Craft Tips

© by Noreen Doll. Using these great kids craft tips will help you and your kids have more fun crafting, with less clean up afterwards. Shower Curtain Idea. Use an old shower curtain – or buy one for $1 at the Dollar Store – for a crafting surface. Lay it on the table, the floor, […]

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