Homemade Christmas Ornaments Ideas

 

Every year the boys give ornaments to Mommom but this year they decided everyone needed them!  That led me on a hunt for Homemade Christmas Ornaments Ideas!  If you’re looking for last minute diy gifts, these are it!

homemade ornaments

After searching the internet and Pinterest, we have managed to make the following ornaments-and they were easy and FUN to make! So, if you’re looking for Homemade Christmas Ornaments Ideas, here are some we made this year, and others we’ve made in the past!

These are very affordable-simple purchase a few paints for around 99 cents each and a package of Clear Plastic Ornaments!

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Ideas:

For the Beach lover:

beach ornament

Christmas Ornaments DIY :  Beach Ornament

For Christmas fans:

santa ornament

DIY Santa Ornament

candy cane ornament

Candy Cane Christmas Decoration (diy ornament)

thumb print

Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments

For Elf on the Shelf lovers:

batman elf

Elf on the Shelf Ideas:  Batman Elf

Elf on the Shelf Ideas:  Self Portrait Ornament

For Minion fans:

minion

Disney Frozen lovers:

olaf ornament

melted ornament

For LEGO lovers:

lego ornamanet

What are you homemade Christmas ornaments ideas?

Kids Frugal Fun: Weekend Edition!

kids

Looking for fun and frugal things to do this weekend? Check out this awesome list of local activities!

Sight Word Christmas Tree

sight word tree

If your child is having a problem remembering sight words, vocabulary words, or spelling words, this Sight Word Christmas Tree can help!

My son has been learning sight words since he was 4 and has mastered many of them. However, there are a few more he needs help with.  I try to invent new ways to review the words and when I saw this Sight Word Christmas Tree on my friend’s Facebook page, I just knew I had to share it with you!

 Sight Word Christmas Tree

Materials:
Construction Paper
Tinsel
Glue/Scissors/Tape
Sight Words

Directions:

1.  Cut circles out of red and blue construction paper and label them with sight words.  You can also use vocabulary words, spelling words, etc.

2.  Cut out a tree and star and attach to wall with tape.

3.   Add tinsel to the tree and then attach the “ornaments” to the tree!

4. Be sure to add a star to the top and a tree skirt to the bottom.

 

Thanks, Kelley!

Healthy Snacks For School

robot snack

My 4 year old is attending a new school this year and they really focus on Healthy Snacks for School.  They have a lot of allergies and are very anti-sugar!  They even ask that you don’t bring in cookies or cupcakes for birthdays due to the sugar! When I heard that I thought, “What in the world will I bring?!”.  So I went searching and found this little robot snack idea on Pinterest!  I would love to credit the source but when I clicked on the image, it didn’t take me to a site.

Healthy Snacks For School

Ingredients:

  • Small Boxes of raisins
  • 100% Pure Juice ( I chose Apple Juice)
  • Fruit Cups
  • Smarties (not very healthy but they have to have some fun)

Directions:

1.  Tape of glue the 2 raisin boxes together.

2. Tape or glue the juice box to the raisins.

3.  Tape (not glue) the fruit cup upside down on the juice box.

4. Tape (not glue) the smarties to the sides of the juice box for arms.

 

These little guys were a BIG hit at the school and my son really loved them too!  The kids immediately went for the “arms” which was no shock, but everyone enjoyed them.  You could also substitute applesauce for the fruit cups!  I will note that they did not travel well in the box I put them in so bring some tape with you to readjust lost body parts!

What are you favorite healthy snacks for kids?

Maybe you’re looking to have a movie night with your healthy snack? Check out my list of Good Movies For Kids!

Christmas Ornaments DIY

beach ornament

 

I love the beach and I love Christmas Ornaments so why not combine the both?  These Christmas Ornaments DIY are super easy and turned out GREAT!  I’ve had several people ask for one of these after they have seen it and I will be busy making them for the next week or so!

Christmas Ornaments DIY

Materials:

Clear Plastic Ornament
Beach Sand
Shells
Ribbon
Paint Marker

Directions:
1. Put a small amount of sand inside the ornament. Do not put too much as it will make the ornament heavy.

2. Add shells, but again, watch how many you add.

3.  Use the paint marker to add any words or letters in order to personalize the ornament.

4.  Add ribbon to complete the ornament.

Note: You may want to hot glue the top of the ornament to ensure it doesn’t come off from the weight of the sand and shells.

Candy Cane Decoration

candy cane decoration

I love candy canes and if you are looking for a candy cane decoration that is simple, frugal, but looks awesome, this is it!

Candy Cane Decoration:

Materials:
1.  White taper candle
2.  Pack of candy canes
3.  Hot Glue gun

Directions:
1.  Put one candy cane against the candle to make sure the bottoms are even.
2. Glue the candy canes in a circle around the candle ensuring they are all even and able to support the candle.

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

 

Easy Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Cookies

turkey cookies2

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies were super easy to make and the boys were able to help create (and eat) them!  They make perfect additions to a class party or your dessert table at Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

1.  Make cookies according to package directions.
2. Spread chocolate icing in an arc on top of cookie.
3.  Press candy corn into the chocolate icing to create tail.
4.  Using Wilton Candy Decorating Pencreate the face and feet of the turkey.

Kids Frugal Fun: Soda Bottle Halloween Ghosts

Halloween is quickly approaching so I thought why not recycle and make a cute craft?  Here is my Soda Bottle Halloween Ghosts Crafts!

Don’t miss the rest of the Halloween themed crafts!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. Just a side note, I laminateas much as I can when doing games such as this-it really helps preserve the pieces!

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Soda Bottle Halloween Ghosts

Materials:
Soda Bottles (2 liter)
Sharp Scissors
White Tissue Paper
Black Construction Paper
Mod Podge

Directions:
1.  Clean and dry a 2 liter soda bottle.
2.  Cut the top off with a sharp knife or scissors (obviously the adult does this part).

3.  Cover the bottom and part of the sides with Mod Podge. Try to not go past the half-way point because it will make the ghost look less “flowy”.


4.  Lay one sheet of white tissue paper on top of the covered bottle.

5.  Using the black construction paper, create ghost eyes and mouths and add to your ghost.

 

Educational Activities:

Spider Arts and Crafts

spider yes

Halloween is right around the corner and how fun are spider arts and crafts?!  Since we don’t have a front door decoration for Halloween that I really like, I thought this spider one would be perfect!  Plus, it’s a super easy craft that the kids can help with!  What kid doesn’t love working with pom poms and glitter glue?!

Halloween Spider Decoration

Materials:

spider mats

Canvas
2 Black Pom Poms
Silver Glitter Glue
2 Black Pipe Cleaners
Black Paint
Paint Brush
Glue Gun or Elmers Glue

Directions:

1.  Paint the entire front of the canvas black.  Allow to dry.

black canvas

2. Use glitter glue to create a spider web design.  Allow to dry (mine took over night).

3.  Glue 2 pom poms together to form spider’s body.

4.  Cut pipe cleaners to create the spider’s leg and glue to the canvas/body.

5. Use glitter glue to create the spider’s eyes.

If you like this craft, be sure to check out:

Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Halloween Treat Recipes

Halloween Kids Movies

Do you have any cute spider arts and crafts you’d like to share?

Kids Crafts For Fall

kids crafts for fall

Can you believe it’s September?  That means it’s time for Fall and I am busy looking for Kids Crafts For Fall!

 Here is a nice little roundup of fun and easy (and frugal) crafts for you and child to help celebrate this very fun season!

 10 Kids Crafts For Fall

Hand Print Apple Fun

Salt Dough Leaf

Pumpkin Word Families

Fall Frames

Paper Plate Owl

Fall Lacing Fun

Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Fall Hand Print Wreath

Gratitude Pumpkins

Paper Plate Racoon

Do you have any favorite Kids Crafts for Fall? I’d love for you to email them to me or leave them in the comments!

Toilet Paper Crafts For Kids

I love making crafts that also use recycling so coming up with toilet paper crafts for kids was a great way to do this!

Toilet Paper Crafts For Kids

minion collage

Dave the Minion

july napkin

4th of July Party Decorations

Toilet Paper Roll Napkin Rings (these are for Thanksgiving but you can make any theme)

toilet monsters

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Ring Toss

rockey penny bank

Toilet Paper Rocket Penny Bank

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

 

 

Dave the Minion

minion collage

 

If your kids like Despicable Me or Despicable Me2, chances are they are fans of Dave the Minion!  This easy craft is perfect for them on a rainy day!

Toilet Paper Minions/Dave The Minion

Materials:

Toilet Paper Rolls
Construction Paper
Paint
Tape
Googly Eyes

Directions:

1.  Clean toilet paper rolls completely.
2.  To create Dave the Minion, you’ll need to paint the top part of the toilet paper roll yellow and the bottom part blue.  Allow to dry.
3.  To create an “Evil Minion”, paint the entire roll purple and then the bottom half black.  Allow to dry.
4.  Using black paint, create the details of the faces and add googly eye, or you can paint them on.
5.  Cut out construction paper strips to create hair and tape them into the inside of the rolls.

If you don’t have paint, you can easily use construction paper and tape or glue the minion details to the toilet paper rolls.

If crafts aren’t your thing, you can find these Minion items on sale right now!

Despicable Me 3D Silicone Case Cover for iPhone 4 / 4S (2 eye blue) Only $6.99

or

Despicable Me Dancing Dave Action Figure$29.99!

Is the Dave the Minion your favorite minion, or do you like the “evil” ones better?

Kids Frugal Fun: How To Create A Cow Costume (For Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day)

Cow Appreciation Day is coming up (7/11) so I thought it would be fun to show you a super easy way to get some free food at Chick-fil-a.  If you don’t have a Chick-fil-a nearby, you can always use this idea for Halloween!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Materials:
White or light colored shirt and shorts
Yarn
Peel and Stick Foam (black)
Scissors
Construction Paper (white and brown)

Directions:
1.  Cut circles in the peel and stick foam and adhere them to the clothing.

2.  Cut small pieces of yarn to create a tail and hang that from the back of the shorts.

3.  Cut 1 sheet of paper in half (vertical) and then tape or staple the 2 halves together to form the headband.

4.  Cut 2 ears out of paper and attach them to the headband.

Educational Activities:
Math:  Cut small and large circles from the foam and have your child create patterns when adhering them to the clothing.
Language Arts:  Create a sign with a funny chicken or cow saying and attach that to the costume.  Make sure your child writes or traces the words to get in their writing practice!

Kids Frugal Fun: 4th of July Craft~Toilet Paper Fireworks

 

Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Happy 4th of July everyone!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Materials:

Paper
Paint
Toilet Paper Roll
Scissors

Directions:
1.  Clean the toilet paper roll, ensuring all the paper is gone.
2.  Cut slits in on end of the roll (all the way around).

3.  Fold up the slits so the roll resembles an octopus.
4.  Squirt red and blue paint onto work area and dip the roll into the paint and then create your fireworks!

Educational Activities:

    • Language Arts:  My son is working on his writing ability so I created a word bank of patriotic words and wrote them in dotted letters for him to practice writing.  There are also some wonderful books that are centered around 4th of July you can read with your child.  A couple I like are:

The Fourth of July Story
The Story of America’s Birthday

  • Social Studies/History:  Revisit the true meaning and history behind the 4th of July.  Discuss with your child what they think the word independence means.