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Fun Valentine’s Day Gifts and Treats for Kids

Know what I love?? Surprising the kiddos with little gifts and treats for Valentine’s Day to let them know how special they are! And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. A BIG thank you to our lovely Pinterest contributor, Stacy from Kids Stuff World for pinning these inspiring ideas […]

5 Kid-Friendly Crafts & Activities for New Year’s

  Looking for some fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kiddos? Here are five of our favorite inspiring ideas from around the web that are frugal, simple, and festive!!  1. Make Confetti Eggs — RadMegan shows you how! 2. Celebrate New Year’s Eve “Around the Globe” — The trick is to pick […]

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 […]

10 MORE Cheap Boredom Busters for Kids

Here’s a look back at 10 MORE of our favorite (and very frugal) boredom busters… Build (and re-build) Newspaper Play Structures   Go on a Teddy Bear Picnic… you may even spot some magic!   Make a Window Display   Build a Flashlight   Pose with Plexiglass     Build a Marble Run   Download our free […]

Newspaper Play Structures

Know what I love to do on days when it’s too cold or wet to go outside? Build stuff!! This fun geodesic dome was built using rolled up newspaper to form rods — SO frugal! I basically followed the tutorial here, but made one important adjustment. Rather than using staples at the joints, I punched […]

Inspiring Fall Crafts for Kids

Autumn is filled with beautiful colors, making this the perfect time of year for lots of crafting fun! Here are some festive, frugal, and inspiring crafts for kids from around the web… Enjoy!! 1. Live in a climate with no colorful leaves available? Take matters into your own hands with these marbled painted Fall leaves using […]

Autumn Window Collage

Emily and I made a fun discovery this afternoon! Did you know that you can use washable glue stick to adhere tissue paper to glass??! When it’s time to change out the display, peel off the tissue paper and wipe the leftover glue stick clean with a damp sponge. (Try a small test area first, […]

I’m at Blick Art Materials!

Looking for something FUN & FREE to do with the kids?? I’ll be at Blick Art Materials in Allentown, PA Thursday, September 22nd 1-4pm for a Suminagashi paper marbling demo & the kiddos can bring their masterpieces home with them! ((Moms & Dads should give it a try too — it’s so much fun!)) There […]

10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy days in the forecast? Looking for a few fun ways to keep the kids entertained indoors without breaking the bank?? Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day… 1. Suminagashi Painting — Emily can spend hours doing this, and I love that each print is unique!   2. Find […]

Around the Web — School Lunches

Packing a school lunch can be a frugal (and many times more nutritious) alternative to bought school lunches. Here are some inspiring ideas that are sure to make your kid the envy of the lunch room!!   Learn How to Make a Kids Bento Box from AlphaMom — I love that these tips are simple […]

How to Make Sponge Bombs

Here is a quick and easy tutorial to show how to make sponge bombs! Sponge Bombs are a great alternative to water balloons. There are no messy balloon bits to clean up, and the sponge bombs can be used again and again. These sponge bombs are great for active playtime fun all Summer long! How […]

Our New Creative Space!!

Mark has been very hard at work recently — for our wedding anniversary, he transformed what used to be our dining room into a wonderful creative space for me and the girls. He installed all new flooring, lighting, and a pegboard wall — all budget-friendly!! This could win him Husband of the Year Award! I […]

Weekend Art — Suminagashi for Kids

It is very rare that we feature a project here on Inner Child Fun that requires a trip to the art store, however this is the MOST requested project Emily has asked to do during Clara’s nap time. Suminagashi has kept Emily happily creating beautiful prints for hours!! Here are some tips for trying Suminagashi […]

Let’s Build a Word!

A very warm welcome to our newest sponsor, WordWorld!! You may recognize WordWorld from the hit PBS Kids television show, but did you know that they also have several free printables and free eBooks available on their website that are designed to promote early literacy skills? They even have a WordWorld iPhone app available for […]

Colorful Spring Branch Craft

The girls have been busy crafting up lots of Spring decorations for our home! This Spring branch craft is so bright and cheerful — I cannot wait to put it up on display in our foyer to welcome guests!! I drew some branches on a sheet of paper with a brown marker, then showed Clara […]

These Crafts are for the Birds!

We are excited to be welcoming back the birds, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun crafts?? Here are a few of our favorites! Both Clara and Emily have gotten lots of use from these Field Guides for Tots. We found you can make Bird Feeders from just about any Recyclable! We […]

Money Saving Tips for Teachers

I was invited to give a hands-on workshop for teachers at the Educator’s Networking Conference held at Cedar Crest College last weekend, and we had LOTS of fun!! The topic was Creative Money Saving Tips for the Classroom, and we were busy, busy, busy with all sorts of super-frugal classroom activities! I felt so lucky […]