Make a Pom-Pom Crown

Who doesn’t love pom-poms? And crowns? Even when I was in high school, I periodically made crowns to wear for   Read More »

Paint Plaster Frescoes

Teach your child about fresco painting (painting on fresh plaster with water-based pigments) with this cool project from laughpaintcreate. Pour   Read More »

Make Sand-Casted Fossil Sculptures

When I was a kid, we went to a local children’s fair where there were dozens of free art projects   Read More »

Have a Dollar Store Princess Party

There are all kinds of party and craft supplies available at the dollar store. Over at Helping Little Hands, Polly threw an adorable Princess-themed birthday party for her daughter, using stuff she found at the dollar store and other discount stores.

Make a Wooden Perpetual Calendar

This beautiful perpetual calendar was made by Amber Dusick of Homeschooling Voyage. She cleverly used chalkboard paint on the top   Read More »

wendolonia kids lunch - creative commons licensed from flickr

Welcome to DollarStoreMom!

Hi! Nice to meet you, I’m Heather Mann of and I started this site to focus specifically on stuff   Read More »