The 2011 Creative Christmas Countdown

Looking for some active and unique ways to celebrate Christmas with the kids this year?? I’m so excited to announce the start of the 2011 Creative Christmas Countdown!! Alissa from Creative with Kids is hosting this fun blog event to bring you and your family 24 days of holiday magic — with the help of […]

Advent Activity Calendar from an Egg Carton

We had an empty egg carton laying around, and when I opened it, I realized this one had 24 little compartments. Hmm… 24? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?? Hello, Advent Calendar!! Instead of gifts or candy, I thought it would be more fun (and meaningful) to fill each compartment with its own little holiday activity. I just love […]

Giveaway — 4 Tickets to Sesame Place

We’re continuing with our series of reader appreciation giveaways in celebration of our upcoming 1,000th post here on Frugal Family Fun Blog, and today I have a super-fun giveaway for you!! This one comes from my friends at Sesame Place! We attended Opening Day at Sesame Place this year and last, and had SO much […]

No Mess Sandpaper Snowflakes

  With a few sheets of sandpaper found in the garage and some leftover white yarn from my stash, the girls spent some quiet time together making snowflake pictures! In mind was this sandpaper craft from Polwig found via The Crafty Crow. The yarn clings onto the sandpaper all by itself, which the girls thought […]

Play Donuts from Dollar Store Socks

There has been a LOT of holiday-making at our house lately — very exciting!! Now that Emily has one of her surprise gifts ready for Clara, I thought it would be fun to help Clara create a fun surprise gift of her own to give to her big sister. We had lots of fun sneakily crafting […]

Pretend Sweets Made with Sponges!

Recently, Emily and I made a bunch of pretend play sweets from dollar store sponges for her little sister’s holiday gifts. They were great fun, super frugal, AND very easy to make!! Emily cannot wait to gift these to Clara as part of her Christmas gift, and I love how pretend play food can lead […]

Easy Icicle Craft

Emily thought this icicle craft was so neat, and it was super-easy to do. All you need is some paper, glue, and some salt! Invite your child to apply a thick line of glue to the top edge of the paper — go back and forth a bunch of times. Emily’s a big fan of […]

Ice Cream Shop!

What could possibly be more fun than playing with snow?? Playing with snow in your monkey pajamas!! Woo hoo!!! 1 Container of Clean Snow + plastic spoons + ice cream scoop + empty yogurt containers = 1 Happy Kiddo! Pajamas are not strictly required, though they are highly recommended — as is a towel to […]

Sunday Snapshot — Snowy Story Time

Emily’s new favorite reading spot… Nothing like some outdoor snow furniture! Wishing you and your family a fun weekend — stay warm!!

Easy Lacy Snowflakes!

These lacy snowflakes were perfect for adding some winter cheer to our house! It was a quick and easy project, plus it gave Emily lots of practice with the scissors! They turn out perfectly every time, giving the kiddos some early success using scissors! To make your own lacy snowflakes, you’ll need some paper doilies […]

Crafts for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Do your kids have off from school today? Looking for something creative to do?? In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few crafts to promote peace. Each one of these peace signs is unique, and it’s a very toddler-friendly art project!! Instructions can be found […]

5 Creative Ways to Beat Winter Blues

With more snow in the forecast, this time of year can cause “Winter Blues”. Here are some fun ways to cure those blues away! — Create an Indoor Snow Blizzard! — Go outside and paint the snow! — Make a Beautiful Snowflake Sun Catcher! — Have an Indoor Snow Picnic (and don’t forget the hot […]

Shiny Snowflake Mosaics

Clara loved how shiny these snowflakes turned out, plus it was a fun way to practice her developing fine-motor skills! This project kept her happily busy for a long time, and there was hardly any mess to clean up — Yay for no-mess (frugal) crafts!!! I gave Clara a piece of tin foil to tear […]

Sunday Snapshot — Sledding!

Nothing beats sledding with Grandma and Papock!! Wishing you and your family a FUN-filled weekend!

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #3

We’re almost done counting down the top 10 posts of 2010! This next post was one of the girls’ favorite Winter activities, and we received so many emails (with photos) of kiddos (and some moms and dads too!!) around the world enjoying some active indoor fun. Coming in at number 3…. Indoor Ice Skating!! Be […]

FFFB Projects by You — Winter Edition

I love seeing parents spend quality time with their kiddos! Here is just a small sampling of some of our projects our readers have made with their kids, and they didn’t have to spend a lot of money to do them. Seeing these makes me SO happy!!! Christy at Superheros and Princesses recently helped organize […]

Cheap Thrills — Indoor Blizzard!

For a fun time, create your own magical indoor blizzard!! ((Snowflakes cut from coffee filters.)) We had lots of FUN playing in the mountains of snow (pillows with a white comforter on top), and it was a great way for Clara to burn off some extra energy! Let it snow, let it snow, let it […]

Personalized Gifts Kids Can Make

Need a personalized, meaningful gift for that special someone on your holiday list? Here are some fun ideas for gifts the kiddos can make! These whimsical photo tea tags feature fun photos of the kids, and serve as a great reminder to “hang in there”. They make great gifts for any tea lover! (Mmmmm… tea!) […]