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...]

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...]

Ivory Soap Activity for Kids


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Ivory Soap Bubble Up Want to WOW your kids with a fun experiment using some of the free Ivory Soap many of us were able to score from this past summer? My kids went nuts watching this expand. Ivory Soap Bubble Up Directions: Cut a bar of Ivory Soap in quarters. Place a quarter piece on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. Microwave on high for 45 seconds - 2 minutes (Be sure the kids can see this) Next, try using a full bar of soap to see what happens. If you want to take … [Read more...]

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