10 DIY Toddler Halloween Costumes

I know: Halloween feels like it’s still pretty far off, but if you’re planning to make your kid a costume, it’s probably a good idea to at least get your idea together now. Planning a costume for a toddler is tricky, because you might have trouble explaining why he needs to wear a mask or keep a hat on. Keep your toddler’s personality in mind when you choose the DIY toddler costume you want to make. You’ll both have a happier Halloween!

Edible paint idea - use frozen berries! Fun kid idea

Edible Paint Idea: Berry Paintings

I am a huge fan of edible paint ideas (especially for small kids, under age 2 — they still put   Read More »

DIY Cute cardboard house

Make an Adorable Cardboard House

When is a box not just a box? When it’s an adorable box decorated to look like a house! Check   Read More »

DIY Toddler Swing

Make Your Own Toddler Swing

Is there anything a toddler loves more than swinging? Swings are such a fun way to entertain a busy toddler, and they’re great for child development, too. A swing helps your kid develop his core muscles, which helps him walk, crawl, and explore. Swinging also helps kids learn balance. If you don’t want to schlep all the way to the park but also don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a swing, you can make your own with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

Musical Massage T-shirt - fun gift to make for dad

Gift for Dad: DIY Musical Back Massage Shirt!

Here’s a fun idea to DIY for Dad’s day: a musical massage shirt! Kiddos can play the piano and the   Read More »

Valentine Heart Cut-Out Pancakes

Valentine Breakfast: Heart Cut-out Pancakes

Create a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetie or your kiddos with this simple and fun heart cut-out pancake   Read More »

Get Photobooth Props at the Dollar Store!

Get New Years’ Eve Photo Booth Props at the Dollar Store

Here at Dollar Store Mom, we are big fans of photobooth fun — kids get a kick out of taking   Read More »

Fun snack game: roll a snack!

Snack Game: Roll a Snack

Here’s a fun idea that combines two of my favorite things: games and snack! Over at jojoebi, Jo devised this   Read More »

DIY Scratch and Sniff Paint

Make DIY Scratch and Sniff Paint

Make painting an even more sensory activity with these DIY scratch and sniff paints! Pretty cool, right? Holly at Kids   Read More »

Kids Craft: Stuffed Animal Carrier

Here’s a fantastic use for those foam craft sheets I’m always seeing at the dollar store! Kids can create their   Read More »