10 Frozen Crafts, Because You Know Your Kids are Obsessed

10 Frozen Crafts, Because You Know Your Kids are Obsessed

Humble brag: my kid is not yet two, so he hasn’t seen Frozen yet. But holy moly, you don’t need to have a kid with Frozen Fever to see that we are having an epidemic. If your kids are crazy for Frozen, you may as well harness that energy with some fun Frozen crafts. And don’t worry, I’ll get my comeuppance! By the time the next big Disney film is entrancing the toddler set, my son will be old enough to be swept right up.

Make a Valentine's Day T-Shirt

Make a Valentine’s Day T-Shirt

Turn an old tee from your kid’s closet into a Valentine’s Day top. I love the sweet simplicity of this tutorial from Roonie Ranching. Niki suggests that you could mix it up by using contrasting thread instead of a coordinating color, and I think that would look super rad!

10 Recycled Valentine's Day Cards

10 Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up! Whether you want to make a card for your sweetie or need a Valentine idea for your kid’s whole class, we’ve got you covered.

Conversation Heart Science Experiments

Conversation Heart Science Experiments

Valentine’s Day is coming! Have you received any of those super gross conversation hearts yet? Instead of choking down those chalky abominations, create a teachable moment with your kids! Coffee Cups and Crayons shares a simple, fun science experiment to put those conversation hearts to good use.

10 indoor winter activities

10 Indoor Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids

Happy almost new year! Winter weather starts getting serious in January. These are some fun indoor activities that your kids can do when they need a break from playing out in the freezing cold.

Make Homemade Tater Tots!

Make Baked Tater Tots

Does your kid love tots? My kid LOVES tots. But I don’t make them for him often, because I don’t like him eating too much deep fried food. Frozen tots were fried before they were frozen, so even if you bake them, they’re technically still fried. The point is, I didn’t know that you could make baked tater tots until I saw this recipe from Wishful Chef. Now I know, and my kid can have tots with his supper!

10 winter outdoor activities

Beyond Snowmen: 10 Outdoor Cold-Weather Crafts and Activities for Kids

It can be tough to motivate your kids for outdoor play when it’s freezing cold. Here are some super fun outdoor activities for kids that are worth bundling up for.

Make a Photo Snow Globe

Make a Photo Snow Globe

Glass jar snow globes are nothing new, but I love seeing all of the interesting spins that folks take on this classic winter craft. Sara at Our Best Bites turned a sometimes-cheesy craft into something whimsical and hilarious by adding laminated photos of her kids to the inside of her snow globes. The hilarity is all in the pose, so choose your photo with care!

Top 10 Dollar Store Mom Posts of 2014

Top 10 Dollar Store Mom Posts of 2014

Happy almost-New-Year’s-Eve, Dollar Store Moms! It has been so much fun sharing crafty, food, and parenting tips with you. We love reading your comments and seeing which tutorials and roundups speak to you. With 2014 wrapping up, we thought that it would be fun to share your favorite posts from this year. Was your favorite on the list? Tell us in the comments!

Make Gingerbread Puffy Paint with Your Kids

Make Gingerbread Puffy Paint with Your Kids

Merry Christmas! Now that gifts are open, and you looking for an activity to do with the kids? Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make your own gingerbread puffy paint. Your kids can help mix the paint, then use it to make all kinds of puffy art. I know, I know: nothing is open today. But this paint recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and your medicine cabinet.