Peep Pops

Peep Pops -Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Peep Pops are a great treat for Easter. What could be better than Peeps and chocolate? You can put them on a stick or straw for no mess eating or just arrange them on a plate. It’s a bit messy to do this with kids, but easy and great fun. Supplies. Peeps […]

Easter Egg Button Covers

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Easter egg button covers are a fun way to decorate a shirt or blouse. Kids can make them from felt or craft foam and decorate them with brightly colored markers. Supplies. Brightly Colored Craft Foam Pencil Scissors Craft Knife How to Make Easter Egg Button Covers. 1. Draw an Easter egg pattern. […]

Christmas Money Tree

Christmas Money Tree by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas money tree makes a very fun gift, and it’s perfect for anyone. You can use any denomination of dollar bills to create it, so you can give whatever amount of money you want to. 7 bills were used to create this money tree. I found this great idea at Then […]

Snowflake Candle

Crafty Journal - Snowflake Candle

By Noreen Doll. Because it’s made with a flameless candle, a snowflake candle could be an easy project for kids or preschoolers. It would be a great craft for a kids class party, and a nice take home gift. Or it could be a fun project to make for a nursing home resident. Here is […]

Turkey Finger Puppet

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun turkey finger puppet for kids. They can put their fingers through the holes for the turkey’s legs and have fun making him dance around. Materials. Brown Craft Foam Silk Fall Leaves Wiggly Eyes Bit of Red and Orange Craft Foam Glue Pencil Scissors Paper for Pattern How to Make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bat Finger Puppet

Crafty Journal - Bat Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. Bats are always popular for Halloween, and this cute bat finger puppet is easy and fun. I recycled a black foam tray that previously held vegetables (never reuse one that has held raw meat), that I had washed. It was long and narrow and pretty much bat -shaped. Materials. Black Styrofoam Tray […]

Milk Jug Toy Scoop

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Toy Scoop

By Noreen Doll. Think how much fun your kids will have picking up their toys with a  milk jug toy scoop! It’s great for Legos, little cars, and other small toys. Let your kids decorate it with Sharpies. Or Mod Podge colorful paper all over it. Using a milk jug toy scoop, your kids can […]

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