DIY Cookie Sheet Recipe Holder and Chalk Board Menu Boards Craft

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Chalk Board Menu Boards Craft Whenever I cook, I'm always laying my recipe card down and it ends up lost amongst the flour, egg yolks and bowls. Or if I'm using my iPad, it ends up covered in in one of those things! After countless methods for keeping my recipe cards clean and where I can see them, I finally discovered the trick. They needed to be up, off the counter and have their own special place. So, using a cookie sheet, some chalkboard paint and some magnets, I created just … [Read more...]

Simple Easter Recipes for Kids: Parfait

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Simple Easter Recipes for Kids: Parfait I have three kids and I try my best to cook recipes that they can make. They are still little so the shorter the project the better. This Simple Easter Recipes for Kids was created by my children. They told me what they wanted to make for dessert and well we made it. I feel like cooking should be self directed and finding recipes that allow for creativity is key. This allows your child to problem solve and apply logical thinking strategies. This recipe is … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Water Bottle Craft

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Easter Bunny Water Bottle Craft Easter is a fun time to create some awesome recipes, crafts and decors, but don't forget that it is also a great time to for us to surprise friends and especially kids with a fun gift. Using simple materials, we can create a lovely Easter bunny gift out of water bottle. Materials: Clean and empty water bottle White and pink paper A pair of googly eyes Black button Black marker Alphabet scrapbook stickers Pink ribbon Glitters or … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly

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Frugal Kid Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly Butterflies are a sign that Spring is here. When you can't wait for the real ones to show up in your neighborhood create your own with this delicious looking Butterfly. This is a great Easter Craft but with Jelly Beans being available all year round now, this makes a great anytime craft.   Jelly Bean Butterfly Supply List Bag of Jelly Beans 1 - Snack Size Zip-top baggie Clothes Pin 1 Pipe Cleaner Markers Googly Eyes Jelly … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Recipe : Dunkaroo Dip with Animal Crackers

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Homemade Dunkaroo Dip so easy a Kid can make it. I remember Dunkaroos fondly and who can resist the taste of frosting and animal crackers. This recipe is even better than the Dunkaroos I remember. It is also not high in fat due to the non-fat yogurt and fat free cool whip. This recipe is a great wasy for kids to create their own snack. No knives, cooking, or other worrisome kitchen appliances to harm them. This Dunkaroo Dip Recipe also yields a decent amount and stores well in the … [Read more...]

Peeps Decorations You Can Make

Peeps: Crafts you can Make

Peeps Decorations You Can Make   We love our Peeps. The problem is my kids open them up and eat one. Then they get stale. I decided I would come up with  Peeps: Decorations You Can Make with your kids. I believe it is so important to spend time with your kids and creating projects that are self directed are an amazing way to make memories. I always take out a bunch of items and let them make choices and come up with projects to share with the family. They have a sense of accomplishment … [Read more...]

DIY Crafts: Make an Apron from a Pillowcase

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DIY Crafts: Make an Apron from a Pillowcase DIY Crafts Idea Are you feeling crafty but don’t have a lot of money? For those of us who live a frugal life and enjoy it, money is never really an object if you have a good imagination. In fact, the challenge of creating stuff without spending any money is a beautiful thing if you have the right attitude. Today I’d like to suggest a way to make a beautiful and fun apron from a pillowcase you already have. The only other thing you’re going to … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Compromising

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Crafting with Kids My daughter is 3 ½ and has recently started shall we say, inserting her independence. This as you can imagine is making doing art projects with her very difficult. We struggle with everything from her grabbing everything under the sun to ‘add to the project’ to her not wanting to do the project I chose for us to do. There are many ways to approach this and to be quite honest: I haven’t been approaching it in the best of ways lately. First of all, you could get fed up and … [Read more...]

Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day

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Bring some Irish to your front door with this Straw Hat Decoration . Everyone will be all smiles when they see your door decorated with this Cute Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick's Day. The best part is all items can be purchased at the dollar store and assembled in less than 15 minutes. It is so much better than window clings also because it is simple to store and reuse for next year. Straw Hat Decoration Supplies List: 9 inch straw hat St. Patrick's Day Headband Pipe Cleaner Googly … [Read more...]

How to Make a Boppy Slipcover

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How to make a Boppy Slipcover I found a really nice bobby that I fell in love with for my first two boys but by the time my little princess came along the blue with stars Boppy was just not going to cut it anymore. So I decided to make my own boppy slipcover. I am not the best at sewing but believe me this is pretty easy. It’s very easy if you already have a bobby, so all you need to work on is the slipcover. What you Need: - Material 2 – 26 in x 23 in (average bobby is 19.5 x 16.1 x … [Read more...]