Kiwi Crate Monthly Arts & Crafts Kits – First Month $7.95 Today!


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Kiwi Crate was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity in children.  For as little as $16.95 per month, Kiwi Crate members receive all the materials and inspiration needed for 2-3 arts, science or play activities-Plus FREE shipping and handling!  Give one as a gift or order a monthly box of fun and education for your child. Giving Kiwi Crate as a gift is even sweeter this Black Friday with the 60% off a first month coupon code JOLLY - using this coupon … [Read more...]

Kiwi Crate Monthly Arts & Crafts Subscription Kits for Kids!


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Kiwi Crate was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity in children.  For as little as $16.95 per month, Kiwi Crate members receive all the materials and inspiration needed for 2-3 arts, science or play activities-Plus FREE shipping and handling!  Give one as a gift or order a montly box of fun and education for your child. I love arts and crafts and I have plenty of ideas for crafts I would like to make with my kids, but I often spend more time trying … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Ideas PLUS Find Pumpkins Locally


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Halloween is creeping closer and it's if you haven't carved your pumpkins yet, it's time to start thinking about what design (s) you want to create. FREE Pumpkin Carving Templates If you are having creative block, need some ideas, or like me are not very good with just carving free hand, you can head over to Spoonful website. (by Disney)  You can check out a ton of FREE pumpkin carving templates! Choose from scary, not so scary and of course some really neat Disney Character … [Read more...]

Lowes Build And Grow Clinic 10/12 – Spooky Stacker Game


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Lowes Build And Grow Clinic 10/12 - Spooky Stacker Game Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. The kids will be picking out costumes and getting excited about going trick or treating! Looking for something else fun to do? Register now for the newest Lowes Build and Grow Clinic on October 12! The kids will get to build a FREE Spooky Stacker Game! Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics are FREE to kids, but you have to register to reserve a spot … [Read more...]

Home Depot Clinic For Kids-Make A Football Ring Toss Game Sept. 7


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Home Depot Clinics For Kids-Make A Football Ring Toss Game Sept. 7 Looking for something to do with the kids? Head up to the Home Depot for their kids' clinics on the first Saturday of each month. The next Home Depot Clinic is September 7 and they kids get to make a Football Ring Toss Game! All you have to do is go here to register and they are completely FREE for kids 5 - 12! Register early, these do fill up fast! How it works Get Ready for Game Day and Make a Football Ring Toss … [Read more...]

Lowes Build And Grow Clinic – Classic Fire Truck On September 14


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Lowes Build And Grow Clinic - Classic Fire Truck On September 14 Kids love fire trucks! I know when I was a kid, I loved fire trucks, even though I was a girl! lol I think that was because my dad was on the fire department and he would always take us to the fire station and let us get in and see the fire trucks all the time! Register you kids for the Lowes Build and Grow Clinic on September 14. They will get to build a classic fire truck! Each child gets an apron and a badge to put on … [Read more...]

FREE Lowes Build And Grow Clinics Featuring Planes


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FREE Lowes Build And Grow Clinics Featuring Planes In honor of the new Disney Movie, Planes, hitting theaters on August 9th, Lowes is featuring the Planes from their movie in their Build and Grow Clinics throughout the month of August! Be sure to register your kids in advance as these do fill up quickly! Go HERE to see locations, dates, times, and sign up your children! At each event, kids will receive a FREE apron, goggles, and patch to put on their apron! August Schedule For … [Read more...]

Fun and Frugal Thank You Cards From Kids


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    Looking for a new idea for doing thank you cards from your kids? I was bored with the bulk thank you cards from the store and wanted to do something creative with my daughter to thank friends and family for her 4th birthday gifts. She received an easel for her birthday, which gave me the idea to implement the easel into the making of the thank you card. Depending on what was given I asked my daughter to wear the outfit received, play with the toy, or hold the gift and stand … [Read more...]

Kids Craft-Patriotic Wreath


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My son and I wanted to make something patriotic for the house this year and were happy to find the supplies we needed for this kids craft at the dollar store! Kids Craft-Patriotic Theme   What you will need: White paper plates Crepe paper Ribbon/string Glue Scissors Red, & blue construction paper (white paper is optional) Star stencil or cookie cutter (Most dollar stores carry all of these items. I have a Dollar Tree here and that is where I purchased the … [Read more...]

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics Featuring Disney’s Toy Story!


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Be sure to register for the new Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics featuring Disney's Toy Story! Due to popularity, online registration is required. Toy Story Pizza Planet Truck Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM Sunday, July 14 at 02:00 PM The Pizza Planet Truck from Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story has arrived! Bring your child to Lowe's this weekend to build the iconic truck from the Toy Story films. Toy Story R.C. Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 AM Sunday, July 28 at 02:00 PM Our summer of Build … [Read more...]

DIY: Father’s Day Collage


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As a stay-at-home mom to 5 kids, the youngest being a set of 4 year old triplets, I'm always looking for frugal ways to make meaningful gifts for loved ones. With Father's Day less than a week away, I thought I would share with you my favorite Father's Day Gift! You don't have to be super crafty to make this picture collage and it makes for a nice keepsake for dad. We did this in one day, so you still have plenty of time before Sunday to make your own! I used 4 sheets of poster board to draw … [Read more...]

Monsters University at Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids


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Be sure to mark your calendars for the new Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics featuring Monsters University! These ones are sure to fill up quickly! Monsters University Scarers Registration will be open for enrollment on May 22nd. Saturday, June 08 at 10:00 AM Sunday, June 09 at 02:00 PM It’s going to be a MONSTER summer at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s where they can build these awesome Mike and Sulley Scarers inspired by Disney•Pixar’s upcoming release Monsters … [Read more...]

Child’s Handprint Art


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Looking to create a unique gift for Mom or Grandma this year? As a mom, there is nothing I enjoy more than to receive a handmade gift from my kids. I specially love it when the gift features their little hands or feet! Time goes by so fast and before you know it, they're off to college. Here is an easy DIY Child's Handprint Art idea. The Inspiration I saw a picture of a baby finger painting over a canvas that had the word LOVE on it with painters tape. I thought it would be a cute idea … [Read more...]

Rewards For Your Kids And Not Breaking The Bank


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Recently, our school district implemented a rewards program called PBS Awards; Positive Behavior Support. The kids are given "tickets" when they are "caught" doing something good. Any member of the staff can hand them out at any time. Teachers give them to students who's desk they found tidy. Bus drivers give them to kids who are non-disruptive. The cafeteria staff can give them out if they see a student cleaning up a mess left behind by someone else. At the end of the month, students who did … [Read more...]

Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe – Fun Activity for Kids!


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Make Your Own Bath Crayons – Fun Activity for Kids!


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Looking for something to add a little fun in the tub for the kids? How about making your own bath crayons? They are so fun to make and easy to clean up! Plus, you probably already have everything you need at home. Bath Crayons Bar of Soap (whatever brand you have on hand) Gel Food Color (works better than liquid) Water Silicone Molds or Ice Cube Trays Grate your bar of soap using a cheese grater. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of warm water to grated soap flakes. Mix together with your … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Disney Autograph Books


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It seems like every time that we go to Disneyland, we end up buying new autograph books for the kids. Not only do we end up spending a small fortune, they are pretty plain and boring. This time, I decided to make the kids their own personalized Disney autograph books! I wanted an autograph book that I could add pictures to and move pages around. That is why I chose to use binder rings instead of purchasing spiral notebooks. This way I could match the signatures with their character pictures. … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Icicles… Simple, Yet So “Cool”


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I invited my nieces, nephews, and my two younger cousins over to have some fun with my son and I over the weekend. I have them over often and love spending time with them and coming up with fun things for them to do. Here in northern Indiana it gets cold, and we get a decent amount of lake effect snow, so in the winter I try and think of things that we can do inside, and still have fun! If it doesn’t get very cold where you live then making this craft will have you feeling “cool” in no … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Playdough Recipe – Great Holiday Kids’ Craft


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I love making all sorts of crafts and activities with my kids! With Christmas decorations everywhere you turn and the smell of fresh pine in the air, what could be better than making some Gingerbread Playdough?  I have tried several different playdough recipes in the past and this is the only one that comes out perfect every single time. I like that I have most of the ingredients in my pantry and that it's safe to eat (although not very tasty). This was so easy to make, that  I am already … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Slime


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Provide your children with loads of fun when they help you make homemade slime. This recipe is small enough for each child to make their own batch. Since I make my own homemade laundry detergent and just finished Back to School shopping for the kids, I had all of the ingredients at home. You will need:  4 oz. Bottle of Liquid Glue 1 tbsp. 20 Mule Team Borax Food Coloring Warm Water 1. Empty 4 oz bottle of Liquid Glue into a bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle with warm water … [Read more...]