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December 21

49% Off Rainbow Loom Was $19 | Now $10 @ Chapters.Indigo.ca

Posted by on December 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

49% Off Rainbow Loom Was $19 | Now $10 @ Chapters.Indigo.ca

*Bump! This is back again – and all kids love Rainbow Loom*

The Chapters Friends & Family Event is on, so I was having a little browse through their website to see what offers I could enjoy. I stumbled upon this Rainbow Loom Kit which is now 49% off and thought that it was definitely worth a mention to you Moosers. This kit would have originally sold for $18.95, but right now it is on sale for just $9.50. Sure you’ll have to spend $25 to get free shipping, but that won’t be hard.

When your little one receives this Rainbow Loom, they will be making bracelets and other items for everybody! My nieces made me an adorable little bracelet out of Rainbow Loom Bands and I still have it on the gear shifter of my truck. It has been about two years since they have made it for me, but it has become a sentimental item and I will cling to it for dear life. That being said, I think it is a fabulous idea for any little one to have the Rainbow Loom. They can make everything from bracelets to little figurines, and who knows… maybe that bracelet will become somebody’s priceless (and sentimental) item. This also makes a fab Christmas gift if nothing else. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 22

DIY: Money Saving Moon Sand!

Posted by on October 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

DIY: Money Saving Moon Sand!

As it gets cooler outside you probably find yourself looking for ways to occupy the kiddos indoors. If that is the case, then boy do I have a solution for you. Have you heard of Moon Sand, Cloud Dough or Kinetic Sand? Yes, it is that expensive “mess-free” sand that seems to be ever-so-popular all the toy stores. Guess what? You can make your very own Moon Sand and avoid the marked up prices. This recipe is quick and easy, and I think both you and the kiddos will enjoy the results. Moon Sand is silky and mold-able and only takes a few ingredients to make. You probably already have all the ingredients within your household. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14

DIY: Affordable Fairy Gardens!?

Posted by on October 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

DIY: Affordable Fairy Gardens!?

Fairy Gardens or “Miniature Gardens” seem to be a trend lately. While the kits to make your own can be uber expensive, there are plenty of ways to do it yourself and save some money – and in the end you may turn out with an even better Fairy Garden than you could have purchased! I love creative little ideas like this and I can’t wait to make my very own Fairy Garden.

DIY: Affordable Fairy Gardens!?

A fantastic idea that I saw on Pinterest required broken clay pots. How many of you have broken pots from the spring or summer? I know I do. You can even pick up a clay pot you already have and break it in the shape you desire. So with this particular idea they broke the side of the pot and used the little pieces to make stairs once they put some soil in. Oh my goodness it is going to be totally adorable. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 10

Frugal Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids!!

Posted by on October 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Frugal Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids!!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! If you are looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, why not try to make some of these adorable (and frugal) Thanksgiving crafts? Your kids will thoroughly enjoy these activities, and your home will have some adorable, unique Thanksgiving decor in no time. Most of these crafts will cost you next to nothing to make, especially if you already have craft paper and craft items around your home.

Frugal Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids!!

Thanksgiving Hats

This Thanksgiving Turkey Hat is a hit with all the kids! Gather a paper plate, scissors, assorted paints, cotton swabs, construction paper, a glue stick, brown craft foam and a stapler and let’s get started. Then you can cut your white paper plate in half. Each half will make one hat. Then you can paint each of the outside grooves with a different colour to look like the turkey’s tail feathers. You can use a Q-tip or cotton swab for this to make it easy and as little mess as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28

Chapters Indigo Canada: Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off ON Alex, Orb Factory & More

Posted by on September 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Chapters Indigo Canada: Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off ON Alex, Orb Factory & More

Start stocking up for Christmas now with this sale at Chapters Indigo. They’ve got a buy one, get one 50% off deal going on with name brand crafts sets like Alex, Orb Factory, and Creativity for Kids. I see some fantastic gifts from Santa on this list, so I’m going to take advantage now and sock these away in my closet until December.

My younger kids love doing crafts and my oldest pretends he doesn’t, but every time I buy a set like one of the ones at Chapters Indigo, he seems to dig right in and get busy. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 25

Frugal Ways To Upcycle Orphan Socks (Part 1)

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

Frugal Ways To Upcycle Orphan Socks (Part 1)

We all have the same problem. Every time we do laundry, the washer or the dryer eats one sock. How many odd socks do you have in your underwear drawer just waiting for their mate to come back? It is time to up cycle those orphan socks and make cool stuff that is usable, and won’t just sit in your drawer. This stuff would otherwise cost money, so not only are you recycling but you are also thinking with a frugal mind. There are so many things you can do with odd socks, so I am sure there will be a few parts to this money saving post. Nonetheless, here are some superb ways to upcycle old orphan socks. After all, it “socks” to be lonely. Frugal Ways To Upcycle Orphan Socks (Part 1) Read the rest of this entry »

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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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