Frugal Family Fun: Make Bookmarks from Old Jeans

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This morning my kids and I enjoyed a simple craft: making bookmarks from old jeans. All that’s required are some old jeans, pinking shears, felt, scissors, and craft/tacky glue. I’m sure this could be replicated with scrapbook paper or foam, too. Step One: Use the pinking shears to cut a rectangle from the old jeans. […]

Making Books with Kids

Making books with kids

My kids enjoy drawing and writing. I find that they learn very well while making books on different subjects or just free writing as they please. This is something we do a lot. Our house is over flowing with paper! But I’ll take it. The joy it brings my children and me (I love  reading […]

Crafts for Kids: Frilly & Frugal Flip Flops

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Hiccups In Time about using plants to clean the air in your home, and I’m excited to welcome Beth from In Good Cents to Delighting in the Days: God has a sense of humor. I’m fairly certain that’s why he gave […]

More ideas for card-making with kids (using recyled and re-purposed materials)

During our two-day card making fest, we came up with a few ideas for recycling odds and ends to make pretty cards to share. Here are some of them to get you going. I’d love to hear what ideas you have for making cards with recycled or re-purposed materials. Please share them in the comments […]

An "I'm Thankful for you because. . ." card

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A sweet (and earth-friendly way) the kids can show love and gratitude to special people in their life. How to make a Heart Tree, “I’m Thankful for you because. . .” card: First, make a card from a paper sack and cereal box (follow my instructions here) Paint or draw a tree trunk and branches […]