Basic Folded One Sheet Pocket Book

Basic Folded One Sheet Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A folded one sheet pocket book is easy to make and a fun little book to use. It has a little pocket on every page, and there are many things you can use them for. Make bookmarks to store in the pockets. Or create lots of tiny tags to keep in them. […]

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 […]

Quick Eyeglasses Holder

Quick Eyeglasses Case - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A quick eyeglasses holder is an easy gift to make for Mom or Grandma. You can find pretty pot holders inexpensively at the Dollar Store or Target. This would make an easy beginning sewing project for kids. Supplies. Pot Holder Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine How to Make a Quick Eyeglasses […]

Candy Carrots

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. You can make fun candy carrots for favors on your Easter table. They are perfect for using with marshmallow bunnies, or dinner rolls in the shape of bunnies. Making them is like using play dough, so kids can help craft them. They would make a fun April Fool food, too. Supplies. Circus […]

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 […]

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