Twinkle Egg Lights

Twinkle Egg Lights by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create fun Twinkle Egg Lights quickly and easily. Inexpensive and fun for kids, you use plastic eggs and flameless tea lights to make them. You can find most of these items at the Dollar Store if you don’t already have them.   If you don’t want to decorate the eggs, you can […]

Bunny Money Hugs

Bunny Money Hugs by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Bunny Money Hugs is a fun way to give a gift of cash. This bunny holds tight to the money! It really can by used any time, but would be especially fun at Easter. The bunny is cute and easy to make, and requires few supplies, especially if you decide to draw […]

Shamrock Soda Can Lights

Shamrock Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create shamrock soda can lights for an unusual way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. And you’ll be recycling, as well. Save your green soda cans for this quick and easy idea. Supplies. String of small, clear lights. Green Soda Cans, empty and clean Scissors Paper Punch Paper for Pattern Cardboard for […]

One Sheet Diagonal Triple Pocket Page

Create a speedy One Sheet Diagonal Triple Pocket Page in just a few minutes.

By Noreen Doll. Create a speedy one sheet diagonal triple pocket page in just a few minutes. The third pocket is on the other side of this page. This would be a great addition for kids to make for their own journal. Double sided paper is nice for this, but if you don’t have it […]

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free

Zesty Chicken Rice Soup, Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Zesty Chicken Rice Soup is a flavorful soup that isn’t made with the usual mixed vegetables. This soup calls for bell peppers as an unusual ingredient. You can use more or less of the ingredients in this recipe, according to how you like it. We don’t make it exactly the same way […]

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I have a recipe for Gingersnaps that makes such a small amount of cookies, that I need to double or triple it most of the time when I make them. To make it easier to use the correct amount of each ingredient, I have color coded the quantities of ingredients. The single […]

Quick Heart Bookmark

Fold a Quick Heart Bookmark by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. It only takes a few folds to make a quick heart bookmark that slides onto a corner of the page you want to mark. Kids can learn to make them, too. They’re fun to give to friends for Valentine’s Day. In fact, these folds are almost the same as you use to […]

Lollipop Angel

Lollipop Angel by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This sweet lollipop angel is a great favor idea for kids. And it is also easy for kids to make, so it would be a great class or group project. Create it in pink or red for Valentine’s Day. Supplies. Double Sided Colorful Paper or Construction Paper Lollipop Scrap of Ribbon How […]

Paper Plate Pop Up Heart

Paper Plate Pop Up Heart by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A paper plate pop up heart is a very festive Valentine decoration. It is so easy to create that even a very young child can do it with assistance. This heart requires only a few supplies, most of which you probably already have. Supplies. Paper Plate Red Tissue Paper White School Glue […]

Gingersnaps – A Favorite Family Recipe

Gingersnaps - A Favorite Family Recipe by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. These gingersnaps are an old family favorite, although we like them soft and chewy rather than crisp. They have a wonderful spicy flavor and don’t last long when we make them. You can tell this recipe card is 4 or 5 decades old. I finally covered it on both sides with packing […]

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