Patriotic Star Wreath

By Noreen Doll. This patriotic star wreath is easy for kids and cheap to make. The lunch bags required for the basic wreath can be found for about 30 for $1 at the Dollar Store. Or you can recycle 2 lunch bags. And crepe paper ribbon rolls can be found at the Dollar Store, too. […]

Chickie Money Hugs

By Noreen Doll. For a cute fun way to give kids money at Easter, make Chickie Money Hugs to hold it. Chickie can be perched in an Easter basket, or used as favors for an Easter party, or added next to place settings on a Spring table. It’s easy to create, so kids can make […]

How to Make a Peep Stamp

By Noreen Doll. Peeps are so popular, and it’s fun to craft with them, too. Here’s an easy way to make your own Peep Stamp, which you can use over and over for many different projects. Supplies. 1 Candy Peep Cereal Cardboard or other Cardboard Craft Foam Tacky Glue Double Sided Tape or Aleene’s Tack-it […]

Uncle Carrie Casserole – Gluten Free

By Noreen Doll. Uncle Carrie’s favorite casserole is made with hamburger and brown rice. This easy casserole freezes well, and would make a great potluck dish, too. This recipe makes a large amount because we like to have enough to freeze some for future meals. But you can easily cut the recipe down to make […]

Secret Heart Money Holder

By Noreen Doll. This Secret Heart Money Holder is a fun way to give a little cash for a birthday, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day. Not only is the money hidden, you can’t tell it’s in a heart until you open it up. Supplies. Paper Pencil Pen Scissors Ruler Scoring Tool, optional How to Make a […]

Pocket Page in a Book – Idea #4

By Noreen Doll. A quick and easy way to make a pocket page in a book is to use an envelope. You can create a pocket with a new envelope, or one that has already been used. Supplies. Envelope Colorful Paper Glue or Double Sided Tape Ruler Pencil Scissors How to Make a Pocket Page […]

Snowman Gift Package

By Noreen Doll. This quick and easy Snowman Gift Package is perfect for favors or small gifts. I needed a quick, cute idea to wrap some money for a gift. This snowman is made from a sock and a styrofoam cup. Because it is so light weight, I added some candy with the money to […]

Rockin’ Cardinal

This easy rockin’ cardinal would be fun hanging from a tree branch – or stand him up and let him rock. It could also be used as a greeting card or note card. Or make several small ones to hang on a Christmas tree. If you are making it with kids, make cardboard patterns from […]

Turkey Money Hugs

By Noreen Doll. Turkey Money Hugs is a cute way to give a Thanksgiving gift to a grandchild, a hostess, or as favors. Your kids can make them for their friends and add a stick of chewing gum, or use them as classroom gifts or projects. The turkeys can be made of card stock or […]

Cell Phone Reminder

By Noreen Doll. Don’t forget your cell phone! How many times have you forgotten to tuck your cell phone into your bag, only to discover, when you’re well away from home, that you don’t have it? That isn’t going to happen to me again! I created a way to always remember to take my cell […]

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