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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Frugal Kid: Making a Cow Costume

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Cow Appreciation Day is 7/13 so I thought it would be fun to show you a super easy way to get some free food at Chick-fil-a. If you don't have a Chick-fil-a nearby, you can always use this idea for Halloween! Materials: White or light colored shirt and shorts Yarn Peel and Stick Foam (black) Scissors Construction Paper (white and brown) ...

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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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Frugal Kid: Father’s Day Apron

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June 17th is Father's Day and there are so many crafts and card ideas out there. My husband really enjoys grilling during the spring and summer but always makes a mess on his shirts~hopefully this apron will help with the problem and provide a gift he will treasure! Father's Day Grilling Apron Materials: Apron Felt (various colors) Hot Glue Gun Fabric Paint *To save money, we used this coupon from AC Moore* Directions: 1. Decide on a theme for your apron~there are many funny ...

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Memories: Taking a car trip

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.   Do you ever play memory games with your children? We play them in the car all the time. It is a great way to amuse them and increase their auditory memory. We play the alphabet game where you name items in ABC order. We make it harder by applying rules like you have to name animals. We also love to play the exhaust the alphabet game ...

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