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. ...

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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. 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 ...

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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 ...

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Memories: A Recordable Book

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 ...

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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 ...

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Frugal Kid: Scrabble Crafts

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Each week I bring you a kids craft 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! Scrabble Crafts: #1. Scrabble Coasters Materials: Scrabble Letters Cork Board Mod Podge Scissors Directions: 1. Decide how many scrabble pieces wide you would like your coasters. I chose ...

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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 husband and I are both avid runners. Although we enjoy our solo runs, we also like to include the boys in our exercise too. When the weather is fitting, we strap them in the double stroller and hit the pavement. They love it! Not only do they get to see all the many things around them, they also usually get a special snack for the ride! We ...

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Disney Live: Three Classic Fairy Tales

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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.   We recently went to Disney Live show called Three Classic Fairy Tales. It was a huge event since it was our first. It was just like you imagined a production only Disney could imagine. I decided to make it a real royal event. I went to Amazon and bought my daughter the dress of her favorite Disney Princess Ariel costume. I bought the tickets ...

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Spring Break: Day 1

  It is day one of spring break. What am I going to do with the kids. How will I balance work with fun this week? This should be fun. I have to say I had plans and then realized we were a week off. That means today we do not have any fans. I am hopeful the weather holds up. I have out my Fun with the Family Virginia, 8th: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids (Fun with the Family Series). I think having a book with all the items in your state helps when plans fall through. You ...

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Frugal Kid: Fun Easter Basket

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Easter is quickly approaching so the next couple of weeks will be Easter Crafts. Homemade Easter Basket Materials: Cardboard box Construction paper Paint Decor of your choice (depends on theme of your basket) Markers Glue or Mod Podge Googly eyes Directions: 1. Cut the lid of your box off. 2. Paint the box in the color you desire. You can also cover it in construction paper if you don't have paint (this would work better at covering any letters on the box). 3. Next we ...

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