Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart


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Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart Making a handmade Valentine’s Day card for your Special Sweetheart is very easy.  I will show you step by step how I made this card.  The first thing you will need to do is gather your supplies. You can find these supplies at Craft Stores, and Scrapbooking stores. You will need: *2 different colored cardstocks (1 either white or a pale pink and the other one should be a red or maroon). *Ink- coordinting with you red/maroon … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Star-Belly Sneetch Cupcakes


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Dr Seuss Star-Belly Sneetch Cupcakes The Star-Belly Sneetches is one of my favorite Dr Seuss stories! When I was shopping for the ingredients for the Star-Belly Sneetch cupcakes for some reason I thought the stars were yellow, so I picked out a Star Fruit and thought I was ready to go. At the last minute when I was frosting the cupcakes I realized their bellies were yellow, but the stars were green. So what’s a Mom to do when I mess up? Improvise! I took a tiny dab of green food coloring a … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham


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Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham With Dr. Seuss’s 11th birthday coming up on Monday, my son and I, along with my nieces and nephews, got together and made some “Seuss inspired” party foods! These are pretty simple and don’t require a lot of work, but are fun and tasty too. Make Dr Seuss proud with party foods in his honor! Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Kabob Ingredients: Kabob Sticks (skewers) Cherry or Grape Tomatoes White Cheese (we used mozzarella) Directions: If you … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Cat In The Hat Plates Craft


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Dr Seuss Cat In The Hat Plates Craft These Dr Seuss Cat In The Hats plates look so cute when done! These are simple to make and you probably have everything you need already in your home. Grab the kiddos and have fun making this Cat In Hat Paper Plate Craft. Dr Seuss Plate Supplies Glue Scissors Red, and white, and black construction paper Basic white paper plate Dr Seuss Plate Directions: Turn paper plate upside down. Using a pencil, or a black/gray crayon, color … [Read more...]

Valentine Coasters


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Valentine Coasters Valentines Coasters are a great gift to give to Grandparents , teachers or even school friends for Valentine’s Day.  We are using a salt dough recipe to create the coasters.  This simple dough recipe is easy to prepare, frugal and the ingredients so common you’ll most likely have them all sitting in your pantry.  Make these a few days in advance of when you want to give them away so that they can dry properly and come out perfectly. Supplies: Heart Shaped Cookie … [Read more...]

Valentine Garland – Easy and Frugal


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Valentine Garland – Easy and Frugal Decorating your house for Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be costly. Make an inexpensive Valentine’s Garland reminiscent of those pastel heart candies . hang them on a wall, across a mantel or doorway or drape them on a banister. The delicate pastel doily hearts create a sweet, romantic effect. It’s also a great Valentine’s craft to do with kids, since it is relatively easy and the results are dramatic. Stop by the supermarket and pick up a dollar package … [Read more...]

Crayon Heart Valentines Craft


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Crayon Heart Valentines A simple and cute Valentine’s card idea is the heart shaped crayon. These simple Crayon Heart Valentines take some pre-planning because you need to gather the color crayons you want to use or you can simply keep all of your kids broken crayons to create your hearts in multi-colors. You will need a heart shaped mold and at least enough broken crayons that equal 2 packages or two packages of crayons if you are purchasing them new. These two packages of crayons will make … [Read more...]

Valentine Seed Packet Craft


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Valentine Seed Packet Craft Candy, Candy, Candy! It seems like candy is just about the only things kids bring home from school for Valentines day. If you would like a homemade valentine idea with a candy alternative, try our Valentine’s Seed Packet cards. These cute cards are relatively easy and definitely inexpensive to make. They also are calorie free and creative. Most kids really enjoy seeing something they’ve planted growing and your gift will last a lot longer than a box of candy! Be … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine Owls – Fun For Any Valentine’s Day Party


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DIY Valentine Owls Get your "Printer Friendly Version" INGREDIENTS Used Toilet Paper Rolls Construction Paper Googly Eyes if you have them (you can also make eyes from paper and markers) Scissors Glue, I used Modge Podge Ribbon if you would like to hang. DIRECTIONS Cut Paper to the width of your toilet paper roll. Wrap paper around toilet paper roll and adhere. Fold sides in to enclose top of toilet paper roll. Add Googly Eyes with Adhesive. Cut beak … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Homemade Chalk – How to Make It


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How to Make Homemade Chalk I have seen the recipes for homemade chalk and thought, that is too much work and chalk is so cheap. Well, here I am sharing with you our recipe for making chalk. Why? Because it makes for a fun activity with the kids. They learn how things are made and they will probably have a great time. Mine sure did and my oldest is already asking what our next activity will be. What you will need for homemade chalk: Plaster of Paris (can be found at hardware or craft … [Read more...]

Crayon Patties on DIY Wednesday


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Homemade Crayon Patties With all those RoseArt coupons floating around, you can make homemade crayon patties with all those free crayons when they start breaking in half or being worn down to nothing. Every couple of months I clean out the big crayon "bin" we have and make crayon patties out of the broken pieces. These are super easy to make and they're great for all ages - the younger ones have an easier time holding them than regular crayons, and the older ones like to mix the colors and … [Read more...]

Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop


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Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop Here's a great Earth Day craft that your pets will benefit from! You can get your kids to help with this easy laundry bottle craft. This would also make a cute gift, use the scoop as the gift bag and fill with toy's and treats. Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop Materials: Plastic laundry bottle Felt in your favorite shades White craft glue Scissors or a sharp knife Directions: Cut the top of the bottle off, leaving the handle in tact. … [Read more...]

Single Sock Bunnies for Easter


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Sock Bunnies Ever make sock bunnies? I'm a firm believer there is a gnome who lives in my house and survives on single socks (mostly children's) and binkies. Those are two items that seem to vanish, never to be seen or heard from again. This is a great way to use those single socks and have some fun with the kids at the same time. Plus, you'll get a decoration or two out of the deal. You can turn your single socks (which will be adorable using all different sizes) into little bunnies as … [Read more...]

Homemade Easter Egg Hunt Basket


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Homemade Easter Basket Earth Day and Easter are just two weeks apart this year. Combine them with your preschooler to really have some fun making crafts for Easter - and save some money while doing it. Like with this homemade Easter basket. There are tons of Easter baskets for sale each year - this year you can make one using a few household items. Keep it for use year after year or make a new one each year with your child as a special tradition. Items Needed for this Homemade Easter … [Read more...]

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