DIY Advent Calendars

diy-advent-calendars

I purchased advent calendars for my older 2 kids- but I'm struggling for my 3 year old.  She's not old enough for the LEGO advent calendars, and I set out to poke around and find some DIY advent calendars that we can make this week for her.  I figured someone else might be looking too...so ...

Edible Pirate Ships & DIY Pirate Hooks for Talk Like a Pirate Day

edible pirate ship

Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19th and since Momondealz's sons are pirate fans, she decided to make some pirate crafts! Edible Pirate Ship Materials: Ice cream bowls Ice cream or sherbert 2 Toothpicks and 1 Straw Marshmellows Directions: 1. Fill the bowl with ice cream or sherbert. 2. Put one marshmellow on each toothpick. 3. Cut the straw so that it is longer ...

Kids Frugal Fun-Family Hand Print Art

family hand print art

Each week Momondealz bring us  a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. My boys are growing so quickly and I just love hand print art so this week I decided to make Family Hand Print Art using corkboard and the kids' hands. Just a side note, Momondealz said she laminates as much as she can when doing ...

Summer Road Trip!! – Rice Rattle for Infants

riceshaker

It's somewhat easy to occupy a toddler or older child in the car, but what in the world do you do with a 1 year old?  They certainly don't want to sit in a car all day long, especially after they have just discovered how to cruise along furniture!  I came up with the idea ...

Summer Road Trip – Paint Chip Color Match Activity

You may have seen his cute craft floating around pinterest. I saw this craft while searching for some busy bag activities for my 3 year old and HAD to try it. It's cute, educational, easy to make and free! Supplies: Paint Sticks Paint Chips from your local hardware store (I chose primary colors in bright shades) Clothespins (I ...

Sprucing up my bedroom with a little bit of my mom

new lamp

I had this ugly lamp in my bedroom, on my bedside table.  Given that the phone lives there, and a basket with my must-read books, and whatever assorted items kids bring in, I realized recently, the lamp has to go.  I wasn't turning it on, I hated it, it was too big for the space, ...

EASY Pennant Banner Craft & Tutorial !!

easy pennant banner tutorial

It seems like I see these adorable pennant banners everywhere I look lately. They can be made with crafting paper or fabric and are super easy to put together. There are so many uses for these banners: summer parties, birthday parties, photography, or simply used as a decoration in a child's room. I developed my own ...

Glad Black Bag Craft Blog Tour: turn trash to TREASURE!

glad black bag

The Glad Art Auction lasts from April 16th through April 26th, and there are some truly amazing works of art on there. I'm in love with the Chimpanzee art, perhaps inspired by my newfound love of chimpanzees!?  Be sure to check it out.  There are just a few days left.  Turning trash to treasure can ...

Kids Frugal Fun: Scrabble Crafts

MomonDealz brings us a post each week that is fun, educational, and frugal. April 13th is National Scrabble Day which is a fun game that can be used to enhance your child's vocabulary. When I googled Scrabble crafts I was amazed how how popular the ones below were-I had never seen them! If you’ve missed ...

Fun and Frugal Party Ideas – Reusable Snack Bags

What is your stance on party favor bags? As a general rule, I am against them. I like to send my party guests home with something memorable and useful. For my 3 year olds Busytown themed party I sewed up some reusable snack bags that turned out so cute! The kids loved taking home ...