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August 29

Fun & Frugal Butterfly Snack Bags

Posted by on August 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Fun & Frugal Butterfly Snack Bags

We are always looking for ways to make our kids’ lunches a little more exciting without spending a fortune, right? Well what if I told you that you could make their lunch more exciting and save money!? With back to school just around the corner, I know this little do it yourself project will have you all interested. Try out these Butterfly Snack Packs to add some spunk to a lunch box as well as save you some money. If you do a lot of crafts with your kids then you may even have all of the items needed in your home already. If not, a quick trip to the dollar store or craft store is sure to get your items needed. These adorable little Butterfly Snack Bags are going to be the talk of the entire classroom, and by the picture I am sure you can see why. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 25

DIY: 4 Ingredient Cheap Cleaning Slime

Posted by on August 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM

DIY: 4 Ingredient Cheap Cleaning Slime

Have you ever seen that cleaning slime that they sell in electronic stores for upwards of $20? When I was in college I bought some and it worked great, especially for cleaning crumbs out of my keyboard. Now that I am a mom, I have a hard time spending $20 on that cleaning slime. So I took to the internet to find a recipe to make it myself, since it worked so well. So keep reading if you have some hard to reach areas that need cleaning like keyboards, car vents, and more. Keep in mind that you have to be okay with handling goo to get the job done. This recipe takes 4 simple ingredients, so get started. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19

DIY: Coloured Shoe Soles

Posted by on August 19, 2015 at 8:33 PM

DIY: Coloured Shoe Soles

Let me guess, your black pumps that are your “go-to” shoes are slowly starting to wear out and get scuffed? Don’t worry! There is still a chance to upcycle those babies and get them looking brand new (or better) with a unique twist. Using this tutorial you can learn how to colour the sole of your shoes any colour you want. You may even have everything you need in your home already to do this fun do it yourself project. I can’t wait to try it out myself. I am head over heels for this little DIY idea! I think I would go with Tiffany Blue, what about you? Read the rest of this entry »

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August 15

Cheap Summer Ice Cube Sail Boats!

Posted by on August 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Cheap Summer Ice Cube Sail Boats!

My toddler hates having ice cubes in his drinks for some reason, but during this hot weather I just want to keep his beverages cold. I was on the hunt for a way to make ice cubes fun, and I think I found the perfect solution. You can make these adorable Ice Cream Sail Boats for incredibly cheap. Chances are that if you have kids, you probably have all of the items needed already. So what are you waiting for? Gather up the required things you will need and start making some super fun Ice Cube Sail Boats for the kids. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 4

DIY Masking Tape Roads!

Posted by on August 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Here’s a DIY idea that I’ve just came across online – masking tape roads! Using rolls of old tape and a sharpie, you can make elaborate traffic systems anywhere in your home – and the kids will LOVE it. And what’s even better about this idea is that you can just pull up the masking tape when you’re done.

There are a few different ways to do this, and you can make do with whatever type of tape you’ve got at home. Here are some ideas:

  1. Use thin tape for each side of the road like this:

DIY Masking Tape Roads!

  1. Use thick tape with lines drawn on it for the road, like this: Read the rest of this entry »
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August 3

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder!

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder!

My Facebook wall often pops up some interesting ideas and this morning, this craft was one of them. These are hand-made LEGO style pencil holders and they’re a very simple, frugal and easy craft to make – so they’re ideal for the Moosers!

All you need is a jar (any size would do), some yellow acrylic paint and a sharpie. As a crafty Mooser, these are all things I have in my house anyway. Quick instructions:

  1. Clean jar thoroughly
  2. Run some paint round the inside, put the lid on and shake
  3. Leave to dry
  4. Draw features on the outside

It’s quite similar to these minions jars that Brooke recently wrote about – similar style and method. Such an easy craft and it looks astounding.

(Thanks Charlotte)

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July 30

Do It Yourself: Fun & Frugal Wizard’s Brew

Posted by on July 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Do It Yourself: Fun & Frugal Wizards Brew

Time to make a fizzling, bubbling Wizard’s Brew potion! This neat little do it yourself task is fun & frugal, but not edible. The kids will love using science and household products to create their own magical potion. What I love about this recipe is that it uses items that you should already have around the house.

This project will take about 10 to 15 minutes of your time, but cleaning up the mess afterwards may take longer. I would suggest doing this project outdoors or somewhere easy to clean up. It does get rather messy, but that is all art of the fun isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25

How To Make Minion Jars On The Cheap

Posted by on July 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

How To Make Minion Jars On The Cheap

The Minions from Despicable Me have taken over the world it seems – they are so popular! I do a lot of crafts and I was looking for a way to have cute, decorative jars to store buttons, sewing needles and more. I found just the thing and had to share it with you. You can make your very own Minion Jars of any shape and size, without spending a fortune. The list of items needed for this craft is short and simple, and you can use any old jars that you were going to recycle. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9

Do It Yourself: Fun Family Portrait With LEGO Blocks

Posted by on July 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Do It Yourself: Fun Family Portrait With LEGO Blocks

With a toddler around, my picture frames have gotten knocked over and broken quite a number of times. I was looking for a cute and creative way to display our family photos without the use of picture frames, and I found the winner!

If you have LEGO Duplo Blocks or even Mega Bloks around the home, then this idea may be for you too. The steps are easy and you don’t need to be an artist to do it yourself. Here what you’ll need:

  • Epoxy Cement or a qualified glue
  • LEGO Duplo blocks or other larger building blocks
  • pictures of your choice
  • exacto blade

Step 1: Wash the LEGO bricks so that the glue and picture will stay on better. You can use a plastic cleaner, I just used mild soap and water. Some people say to sand the surface you are going to glue, but I wouldn’t bother too much.

Step 2: Stack your blocks together in the desired shape. Make sure your photo is wide enough for the LEGO blocks and then apply a small amount of glue to the LEGO blocks or the picture. You don’t want to put too much glue, it will cause the photo to look lumpy or it may even seep through the photo.

Step 3: Glue your photo onto the LEGO block structure. Make sure that the blocks don’t glue together by accident. Another reason not to put too much glue.

Step 4: Once the glue has dried, you can use an exacto knife to cut the picture around the blocks.Then you can separate the blocks, leave them together or even mix and match. This would be fun if you had a few different pictures of your family members standing in the same position. Your toddler can then wear gram-pa’s shoes.

Now if your toddler or family pet knocks these down, you won’t have to worry about shattered glass everywhere. If you do this little Do It Yourself project, please show us your end results!

(Thanks icanteachmychild)

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July 1

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Over on Instructables, I found this super-cute and budget-friendly idea for a kid’s room – the DIY Doodle Pillowcase! I’ve seen these items for retail online at various shops around the world, but in that post, it shows you how to make one for yourself, at a low cost.

All you need is a blank pillowcase, some fabric paint, and some washable markers. Here’s what it looks like:

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

It is a cute idea, but I was personally thinking of the risk of when you hand your kid a pack of washable markers. Because they are allowed to draw on this pillowcase, wouldn’t they perhaps think they’ve got the green light to draw on every other item in the house?

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

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December 13

DIY Frozen Christmas Ornaments!

Posted by on December 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

DIY Frozen Christmas Ornaments!

I’m a fan of Pinterest; the site that can make you both horribly excited about crafting and feel horribly inadequate at the same time when your projects FAIL. As I write this blog post, I’ve got some cakes in the oven in an attempt to make a rainbow cake, which has been splattered all over Pinterest for the last while.

While searching for some Christmas crafts, I spotted these DIY Frozen ornaments made by Nancy over on TwoSistersCrafting. She was on a mission to find some Frozen baubles at the store, but couldn’t find any. Nancy made her own from various empty baubles and craft supplies. They look really fabulous, as you can see in the pictures above and below.

Frozen is all the rage at the moment, it’s so popular! Just in case you missed it yesterday, I posted about this Disney Frozen MagiClip Flip ‘N Switch Castle and Anna Doll for $16 on Amazon.ca. The toy is still available, if you want to wrap it and put it under your Christmas Tree which is decorated in home-made Frozen baubles!

DIY Frozen Christmas Ornaments!

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April 24

StickerYou Canada Promo Code: Exclusive 20% Off Your Custom Order

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

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