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New Year’s Memory Jar/Canister

New Year’s Memory Jar/Canister

I’ve seen the New Year’s jar all over Pinterest and loved the idea behind it.  However, jars and my boys don’t mix…all I can see is broken glass everywhere!  So here is my tweak on this popular and awesome craft! New Year’s Memory Jar/Canister: Materials: Christmas Candy canister (or jar) Construction Paper Glue and Scissors Directions: 1.  Cut a piece of construction paper that is sized to go around your canister or jar and glue it on. 2.  Label it “New Year’s Eve … Read entire article »

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New Year’s Eve Activities & Crafts For Kids

New Year’s Eve Activities & Crafts For Kids

I love creating crafts with my sons and love making more traditions as well! Here is a great round up of  New Year’s Ever crafts and activities that can be done in under an hour (some just minutes) and are all frugal to help you bring in 2013!   New Year’s Eve Shakers New Year’s Eve Rocket Boosters-Blast into the new year! New Year’s Eve Bubbles New Year’s Hand Print Comparison-Simply have your children leave their hand prints on paper labeled … Read entire article »

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DIY Gift Idea: Christmas Tree Ornaments To Make

DIY Gift Idea:  Christmas Tree Ornaments To Make

    I love making Christmas Crafts with my children because not only do they help create new memories each holiday season, but they are FUN!  I also try to always pick pretty easy ones! Christmas Tree Ornaments to Make are always top on my list of Christmas crafts because we frequently give these ornaments as gifts!  Here are some of my favorite ornaments we’ve made! Batman DIY Christmas Ornament Candy Cane Christmas Decoration Santa Ornament Craft Elf on the Shelf Ornament Thumbprint … Read entire article »

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DIY Candy Cane Tapers

DIY Candy Cane Tapers

I love Christmas and decorating the house.  The kids love candy canes so I thought…”Why not create some candy cane tapers?” Candy Cane Tapers   Materials: 2 Taper Candles ($ store) 2 Candle holders ($ store) Red Tape, Ribbon, or Paint ($ store)   Directions: 1. Paint candle holders red.  Allow to dry.  You may need to paint several layers on the holders depending on the type of paint you use.  I used acrylic and one coat seemed fine. 2. Apply tape or ribbon to the … Read entire article »

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Candy Cane Christmas Decoration (DIY Ornament)

Candy Cane Christmas Decoration (DIY Ornament)

We love making and giving Christmas ornaments during the Holiday season!  Here is an easy Candy Cane Christmas Decoration that was super easy to make! Candy Cane Christmas Decoration (DIY Ornament) Materials: Round Clear Plastic Ball Ornament Green, Red, and White Paint Paint Brush Directions: 1.  Paint the entire ornament Green to provide a nice background. 2.  Have your child dip one finger in red paint and one finger in white paint. 3. Help your child create a pattern with the red and white … Read entire article »

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Easy Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Cookies

Easy Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Cookies

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: Pillsbury Refridgerated Cookie Dough (get $1/2 printable coupon here) Chocolate Icing Candy Corn Wilton Candy Decorating Pen   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 … Read entire article »

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Elf On The Shelf Ideas: How The Elf Returns!

Elf On The Shelf Ideas:  How The Elf Returns!

Do you have an Elf of the Shelf?  We purchased The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition last year and loved every second of it!  We are always looking for new Elf on the Shelf Ideas and when my friend told me about this one, I HAD to do it.  Don’t forget to check out all of our Elf on the Shelf Ideas! The boys and I have discussed the need to clean out the … Read entire article »

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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts-Thanksgiving Candles

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts-Thanksgiving Candles

Looking for an Easy Thanksgiving Craft?  These Thanksgiving Candles are super easy and make beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces! Thanksgiving Candles: Materials: Taper Candles Orange Ribbon Orange, Red, Brown Paint Masking Tape & Scotch Tape   Directions: For the ribbon candle, directions are very simple.  Wrap each candle with the ribbon and secure with scotch tape. For the painted candle, you’ll need to first cut and wrap thin pieces of masking tape around the candle. 3.  Using your 3 colors of paint, alternate painting the colors the entire … Read entire article »

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Kids Frugal Fun-DIY Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Kids Frugal Fun-DIY Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Halloween is quickly approaching so I will be sticking to this theme for a couple of weeks! 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 … Read entire article »

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Kids Frugal Fun: Soda Bottle Halloween Ghosts

Kids Frugal Fun: Soda Bottle Halloween Ghosts

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Halloween is quickly approaching so I will be sticking to this theme for a couple of weeks! 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 … Read entire article »

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Halloween Crafts For Everyone!

Halloween Crafts For Everyone!

I’ve teamed up with a group of lovely ladies called The Mavens of Money and we have brought you a round-up of our best Halloween Crafts.  These are all awesome and a great way to have fun with kids or by yourself! How to Make a Rag Wreath by A Frugal Chick Frankenstein Monster Box by Coupons are Great DIY Halloween Marquee Letters by Madame Deals Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor by Mom on Dealz Handprint Pumpkin Craft by Saving Toward … Read entire article »

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Kids Frugal Fun-Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor

Kids Frugal Fun-Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Halloween is quickly approaching so I will be sticking to this theme for a couple of weeks! 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 … Read entire article »

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Kids Frugal Fun-Sun Baked S’mores & Back To School Treat

Kids Frugal Fun-Sun Baked S’mores & Back To School Treat

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 10th is National S’mores Day and since I LOVE s’mores I thought this would be a cute activity-and a yummy one! Back To School S’more Treat:   Sun Baked S’mores Materials: Shoe Box Plastic Wrap Tin Foil 1 Sheet of Black Construction Paper Graham Crackers Hershey’s Chocolate Bars (save $1/2 with this coupon) Marshmallows Craft Knife (adult use only) Directions: … Read entire article »

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Father’s Day Cards To Make-Kids Frugal Fun

Father’s Day Cards To Make-Kids Frugal Fun

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun and frugal. Father’s Day is right around the corner so in the next month, I will be creating Homemade Father’s Day gifts for this very important holiday!  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 crafts…it really helps to preserve them. Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to … Read entire article »

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Kids Frugal Fun: Preschool Summer Activities

Kids Frugal Fun:  Preschool Summer Activities

It’s SUMMER!  I am so excited because this is my all time favorite season!  My kids and I always have so much fun because we have the beach close by and also Ocean Breeze Waterpark. But not everyone lives near a beach-so what you’re left wondering, “What are some preschool summer activities?”  Here is a little list of crafts and ideas you can do: Last year the boys and I made a Summer Bucket List and … Read entire article »

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