Frugal Kid: How to Make a Sombrero

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Here's a fun Cinco de Mayo craft project that you and your kids can make for this fun holiday. How To Make a Sombrero Materials: Newspaper Masking Tape Paint String Pom Pom Balls (or other desired decor) Directions: 1. Stack 2 sheets of newspaper and lay them on your child's head or a small bowl. 2. Using masking tape, tape around to create the top of the hat. 3. Roll the edges to create a circle and the brim. 4. Paint your desired color. 5. Punch holes in the brim and … [Read more...]

Memories: Building a memory one bead at a time

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.   I am a firm believer that jewelry is memorable. I have my grandmother's wedding band. That is why I started a Chamilia bracelet for my daughter. I am going to give it to her on her 16th birthday. She is only three but she knows each story associated with each bead. I got the purse bead when I knew I was going to have a girl because daddy said … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: The Same Old Same Old

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Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! Check out all of Crafting with Kids article here! I know I posted a couple weeks ago about having your ‘go to’ projects…the easy ones like coloring or play dough but we all know that can … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid: Recycling Craft

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Arbor Day is April 27th, here's a fun frugal craft idea that will teach your kids about recycling and creating a beautiful piece of art featuring your child's precious handprint at the same time! Newspaper Art Materials: Cereal Box Newspaper Mod Podge Paint Directions: 1. Grab those leftover newspapers and allow your child to rip or cut it into pieces. 2. Cover the empty cereal box in Mod Podge. 3. Lay the pieces of torn newspaper to completely cover the Mod Podge. … [Read more...]

Memories

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. As a certified teacher and avid reader myself, I am always looking for a chance to have some fun reading with my kids. One type of reading material that many parents forget about is a magazine. Magazines can be used for crafts, reading, and kids LOVE them! My students always felt like reading magazine were a special treat and my own children … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Using Sensory to Maximize Experience

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Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! Check out all of Crafting with Kids article here! Sensory projects are a huge deal in our house. In fact, I try and incorporate some sort of sensory into each project we do. This can … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid: High Five Jars

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Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. April 19th is National High Five day so this week the crafts are centered around hands! Handprint Crafts High Five Jar Materials: Cleaning Wipe Canister Card Stock Mod Podge Directions: 1. Clean and dry the canister. 2. Create a label for the canister. Ours says "Will's High Five Jar". 3. Trace your child's hand and cut out several of them for your "high fives". 4. Write rewards on each hand. These can be … [Read more...]

Memories: A Recordable Book

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. When I think about all the miles between our family it reminds me that having things around that remind my children of family is important. The recordable storybooks from Hallmark allow use to bridge the gaps between our families. We love to read to our children and they love to read to themselves. I also like the messages in the book and … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Cheap Craft Supplies

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Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! I cannot believe the difference in weather lately. We can go from 70 degrees to below freezing in just a couple of days…but either way the nice weather we had left me inspired to do … [Read more...]

Memories: Cuddle time

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. I have a favorite time of the day and it is cuddle time. I am often woken up very early in the morning. There is a little person at my bed asking for cuddle time. Then comes another person and then the third. We read books and tell stories and usually watch cartoons. I tickle backs and make life all better each morning. I used to get upset that … [Read more...]