Kids Frugal Fun- Thankful Turkey Countdown

Every week  MomonDealz brings us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! I know making turkeys may seem “old school” but I really like this one because it can serve as a count down to this holiday! If you’ve missed past crafts, be sure to check them out. Remember to read all the way to the bottom to read the educational activities.

Thankful Turkey Countdown [click to continue…]

Kids Frugal Fun: Candy Corn People


October 30th is National Candy Corn Day and who doesn’t love that stuff?!? I know I sure love the it!

Every week Momondealz brings you a fun, educational, and frugal kids craft! This week’s is centered around cutting and pasting which is a huge skill for pre-K and Kindergarten children. [click to continue…]

National Geographic Big Book of Halloween Fun & Catzilla (Giveaway: 4 winners!)

National Geographic’s Big Book of Halloween Fun is a great book for kids ages 6-12 (although most of the content is easy to modify for younger kids) that is divided into 8 different categories with crafts, recipes, costumes and goodies galore to entertain your child with Halloween fun! 

This book has eight sections featuring picture games, What in the World activities, Funny Fill Ins, Laughs, Spooky Myths Busted, Bet You Didn’t Know, Do It Yourself, and More Trivia & Fun.   Tons of fun even for the adults in the house, if I do say so myself (which I do!!)  The pumpkin carving ideas are always welcome to those of us who find that task challenging each year in October.  Fans of the show “Mythbusters” like us will love the Spooky Myths Busted section!! [click to continue…]

Happy 85th Anniversary, Winnie the Pooh!! Available on Blu-ray & DVD 10/25!

Our copy of WINNIE THE POOH arrived yesterday and we will be enjoying family movie night tomorrow night watching it yet again- and I can’t wait!! Its such a wonderful film (and watch for a giveaway coming SOON, hint hint) that everyone can enjoy- my not-then 2 year old loved it and I know my dad will love it too. In celebration of the 85th anniversary and the upcoming release of the Blu-Ray & DVD, I thought I’d share some coloring pages, activities and games for you to enjoy!! [click to continue…]

Kids Frugal Fun: Egg Carton Pumpkins


Each week Mom on Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. This Friday is World Egg Day and since I love using recycled materials in crafts, I thought “Why not do some crafts with egg cartons?” Be sure to read to the bottom where there are egg related educational activities you can do with your child based on the standards of learning. Egg Carton Pumpkins [click to continue…]

*HOT* Michaels Halloween Savings

Time to get your Halloween crafting on, friends!!

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Educational Insights Playfoam® and Alpha Catch™ (Giveaway)

My 4 year old attends a Peer Model Preschool Program at our local elementary school.  One of the things I love the most about this program is that all of the children are treated equally, and the special needs of the children are incorporated into the entire classroom.  Some of the children have sensory issues, some are working on fine motor skills, and the sensory table is a key component of the classroom.  I asked Educational Insights if we could try out their Playfoam® Combo 20-Pack to send in  for the children to enjoy because I knew that this product would be wonderful for the children in the classroom- color recognition, fine motor skills, and sensory exploration.

  Preschoolers are free to express their creativity — with no mess to clean up afterward! Just squish up the Playfoam®, shape it however you like, squash it back down, and start all over again. Playfoam® never dries out so the creativity never ends — and the secret no-stick formula means you can take it anywhere for creative fun on the go!

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Free Weekend Activities

I love this list Coupons are Great compiles for us each week- lots of free or close to free activities all weekend long!! 

AC Moore: Sunday Saturday October 8th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Free Make & Take: Duck Tape Candy Corn Treat Cup

Disney Store: Saturday October 8th
Come dressed as your favorite Lion King character to take part in the store’s mane event – featuring The Lion King story time, sing-along, parade, and more!
Session time are 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store: Saturday October 8th
11:00 am until 1:00 pm Fiskars & Colorbox Papercrafting Demo
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Wilton Halloween Treats Demo
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Open House: Meet instructors & see projects!
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm 3M Wrights & Uchida Fabric-crafting Demo [click to continue…]

How to make Jake and the Neverland Pirates Costumes (on a budget!)

One of Disney’s costume designers Zachary Bilemdjian came up with quick, easy and affordable costumes you can make at home for Jake, Cubby and Izzy!!    If your little ones like (LOVE) Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior, you are going to want to save these instructions!! They look like even *I* could handle them!!

JAKE

Materials:

Red fabric 17” square or bandana

Grey fabric (long enough to wrap around your child’s waist)

Black yarn or ribbon

Yellow duct tape

4 large buttons

White T-shirt

Dark blue vest or jacket

Blue jeans or pants

Brown boots

Brown cardboard 

Instructions:

1. Cut out collar ribbing on white T-shirt and remove

2. Make a V shaped cut in center front of the collar

3. Make a few V shaped cuts in the sleeve

4. Using a needle with a big eye, thread the black yarn or ribbon. Stitch an X center front V at collar

5. If using a dark blue jacket, cut out the sleeves to turn it into a vest

6. Use the yellow duct tape to cover the buttons and attach to vest

7. Tape the outline of the vest using the yellow duct tape. Don’t forget the lapel

8. Cut out a “J” from the yellow duct tape, and attach to the boots.

9. Add a yellow strap on the boots using the yellow duct tape

10: Draw a sword shape on the cardboard and cut out 

Putting it all together:

1. Wrap the red fabric or bandana around forehead leaving the tails long

2. Tuck T-shirt in the blue pants or jeans

3. Wrap the grey fabric at waist and tuck the tails in the back

4. Add the vest and boots

5: Grab your sword and Go! [click to continue…]