Frugal Kid: Edible Pirate Ship and DIY Pirate Hook

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Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19th and since my sons are pirate fans, I just had to do 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 than the toothpicks. Put 2 marshmellows on the straw. 4. Insert the toothpicks and straws into the ice cream or sherbert and ...

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Frugal Kid: Grandparents Day Hand and Finger Paint Cards

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Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Grandparents Day is this weekend and since I love personalized cards and the boys love finger and hand painting, I decided to combine these things and create hand and finger print cards! Grandparents Day Hand and Finger Paint Cards Materials: Finger Paint Construction Paper Directions: 1. Decide on your design. If you check out Pinterest, you can find a gazillion handprint art designs! We chose a heart shape ...

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Frugal Kid: Doggie, Doggie, Where’s My Word Family?

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Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 26th is National Dog day and Will and Zachary really love dogs so I decided to make a learning game with a dog theme. Will really enjoyed it, Zack just kept trying to eat and tear up the dog bones! Doggie, Doggie, Where's My Word Family? Materials: Dog and Dog Bowl Clip Art Dog Bone Cookie Cutter(or just do a google image search and trace that) Construction Paper Plain Folder With Pockets Directions: 1. ...

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Frugal Kid: Ice Cream in a Bag

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Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. National Ice Cream Day is always the 3rd Sunday of July so this year that will be 7/21! Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest! I used to make this with my students all the time and they always loved it! Materials: Rock Salt-6 tablespoons Vanilla-1/4 teaspoon (we also made some with lime juice and it was yummy) Ice Cubes Sugar-1/2 tablespoon Milk-1/2 cup Big Ziploc ...

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Memories: how to keep them

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 love my kids and I love to record them. The problem is I am so challenged with technology. I have tons of  videos and old movies. I had no idea how to make them into to DVDs. I searched on the internet and I found the Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect Compact Size DVD Burner with AVCHD Recording. The reason why this device is so important to me is having ...

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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. My son is really "into" rockets right now and my husband has really embraced this hobby. They have put together several rockets and seeing them work together, bonding over this shared interest is extremely touching. Rocket building and launching is magical time for my 3 year old and provides memories that I know he will keep forever. My ...

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Memories: Charity

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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 really working on teaching my children to be charitable. I have started scanning the papers for events in my area to attend and support. The power of social media and with the internet is very easy to find events that speak to your interests. It is also a great way to get you to try new things or to challenge yourself to do things you ...

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