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Christmas Crafts for Kids: Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments

Christmas crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz are Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments. Add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree! This month is packed full of fun Christmas crafts for kids!

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Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments

Materials

  • Store Bought Ornaments (only 77c each at local craft store)
  • Various Colors of Paint

Directions

1. Have your child select the designs they’d like for the ornaments. Google is a great place to look!


2. Using your child’s thumb or index finger, have fun creating Christmas images!


3. You’ll need to use additional paint and tiny paintbrushes to embellish the images (I also added glitter glue for reindeer noses).

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Christmas Crafts for Kids: Footprint Reindeer

Christmas crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a Footprint Reindeer. It’s time to make your home a little more festive! This month is packed full of fun Christmas crafts for kids!

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Footprint Reindeer

Christmas-Crafts-for-Kids-Footprint-ReindeerMaterials

  • Brown paint
  • Red paint
  • Canvas
  • Black Sharpie

Directions

1. Paint the bottom of your child’s foot and have them “stamp” it on the canvas. Be sure to leave room for the other foot.

2. When the paint has dried take your child’s finger print to create the reindeer’s nose.

3. After that paint dries, add the eyes and antlers with black sharpie.

Educational Activities

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Christmas Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Santa and Reindeer

Christmas crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a Toilet Paper Santa and Reindeer. It’s time to make your home a little more festive! This month is packed full of fun Christmas crafts for kids!

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Toilet Paper Santa and Reindeer

Christmas-Crafts-for-Kids-Toilet-Paper-Santa-and-ReindeerMaterials

  • 2 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 Red sheet of tissue paper
  • 1 Brown sheet of tissue paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • 3 white cotton balls
  • 1 red cotton ball
  • 2 Popsicle sticks
  • Brown construction paper
  • 2 googly eyes (or black construction paper circles)
  • Glitter
  • Glue

Directions

1. Cover one roll of toilet paper with red tissue paper and the other one with brown tissue paper.

2. Cut a thin strip of black construction paper to create Santa’s belt and glue around the middle of the roll.

3. Cut out a small rectangle of paper and cover in glitter to create the belt buckle and glue that in the center of the belt.

4. Glue 3 cotton balls on top of the toilet paper hole to create Santa’s hat.

5. Trace your child’s hands on brown construction paper and cut them out.

6. Glue each hand on each Popsicle stick and stick them in the top hole of the toilet paper to create antlers.

7. Glue the googly eyes on the front with the red nose and you have your reindeer!

Great Books to go with this Project

Fun Laced Stocking Gifts

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Fun-Laced Stocking Gift

Fun Laced Stocking GiftsChristmas crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a Fun-Laced Stocking Gift. Christmas stockings originated with St. Nicholas, so this week’s craft is centered around these traditional items! This month is packed full of fun Christmas crafts for kids!

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Fun-Laced Stocking Gifts

Materials

  • Brown Paper Shopping Bag
  • Yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Desired Decorations
  • Desired Gift Contents

Directions

1. Cut a big stocking shape on both sides of the shopping bag and stack the 2 cutouts.

2. Using the hole puncher, punch holes outlining the stocking shapes.

3. Have your child decorate the stockings as they desire.
4. Have your child use the yarn to lace the stockings together.

5. Fill the stocking with little gift items such as candy canes, small books, small toys, travel sized items, depending on the recipient’s likes.

Educational Activities

  • Gross Motor Skills: The lacing of the stocking is perfect practice to improve your child’s gross motor skills!
  • Language Arts: Have your child write gift recipient’s name and their name as a gift tag on the stocking. Read the Legend of the Christmas Stocking and help your child make connections to the book. Use phrases such as “This reminds me of…”
  • Math: Count the hole punches in the stocking. Have your child estimate how long the yarn will need to be in order to lace all the holes.
  • Social Studies/History: Teach your child the history of St. Nicholas. Use the terms past, present, and future to help teach the story. These are important “content” words for your child.
  • Science: If you choose to fill your stocking with edible gifts such as hot chocolate mix, be sure to make some for your child and yourself. Discuss how the solid (powder) becomes a liquid when you add water.
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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Thankful Turkey Countdown

Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a Thankful Turkey Countdown as fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids! This month is packed full of kids Thanksgiving crafts.

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Thankful-Turkey-CountdownThanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Thankful Turkey Countdown

Materials

  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Googly eyes
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Pencil, crayons, markers

Directions

  • Cut a turkey beak and wattle out of orange paper. Glue about half way up the paper towel roll.
  • Add the googly eyes to create the turkey’s face.
  • Cut feather shapes out of yellow, orange, and red construction paper.
  • Have your child tell you things they are thankful for. I had Will tell me all of his things so we could have a picture of a completed craft, but this craft lends itself to be a countdown to Thanksgiving. You can have your child tell you one thing each day from now to Thanksgiving and then add a thankful feather each day until the holiday arrives. Then you will have a heartfelt and homemade centerpiece for your dinner!

Educational Activities

  • Language Arts: 1. Having your child write or draw things they are thankful for is a form of brainstorming which is the first step in the writing process. If you child is older, you can have them take their feathers and create a paragraph using the ideas. 2. Read a Thanksgiving themed book with your child and identify story elements with them (title, characters, problem, solution, setting). One of my favorite books for this holiday is The Littlest Pilgrim.
  • Math: Using this craft as a countdown helps your child become more aware of number sense and counting forward and backwards. You can also do addition and subtraction problems with the feather cut outs before you glue them on the turkey.
  • Science: Before attaching the feathers, you can have your child sort them by color. You can also ID the body parts of a turkey or discuss the habitats that turkeys live.
  • History/Social Studies: Discuss the history of Thanksgiving with your child. ID the participants at the “first” Thanksgiving dinner and why they were celebrating.
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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz are Thanksgiving Place Cards as fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids! This month is packed full of kids Thanksgiving crafts.

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thanksgiving-place-cardsThanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Materials

  • Baby Food Jars (or you can use yogurt containers)
  • Leftover Halloween Candy
  • Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue or Glue Gun
  • Pipe Cleaner or Popsicle Stick

Directions

  1. Wash, dry, and remove the label from the baby food car or container you are using.
  2. Cut out “feathers” from construction paper and glue them to the the back of the container.
  3. Cut out a turkey face and wattle. Glue onto the front of container and add eyes.
  4. Fill container with left over Halloween candy.
  5. Cut a small rectangle from the construction paper and write either a person’s name, funny quote, or inspirational saying on it.
  6. Glue the place card to a pipe cleaner or popsicle stick and put it in the container. The candy will hold it into place. Don’t forget to save the container’s lid and be sure to cover up the candy until Thanksgiving!

Educational Activities

  • Fine Motor Skills: Have your child cut out the shapes or rip up the paper to help with this craft. Also having them drop the candy in the jar can help with these skills as well.
  • Math: Use the candy as manipulatives to have your child estimate and count the pieces in the jars/containers. You can also create math problems with the candy using addition, subtraction, and sorting.
  • Language Arts: Your child can either dictate to you what to write on the cards or if they are able, they can write the names, sayings, or quotes themselves. Having your child list the attendees to your dinner or dishes served can help with their brainstorming skills. Remember that younger children can draw illustrate their thoughts, quotes, etc with pictures!

If you are looking for inspirational quotes, these are perfect!

 

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Napkin Rings

Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz are Toilet Paper Napkin Rings as fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids! This month is packed full of kids Thanksgiving crafts.

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Thanksgiving-Crafts-for-Kids-Toilet-Paper-Napkin-RingsThanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Napkin Rings

Materials:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls (2-3)
  • Glue
  • Thanksgiving Images
  • Construction Paper

Directions:
1. Cut the toilet paper rolls into sections about 2 inches wide.
2. Cut construction paper into 2 inch strips.
3. Glue the construction paper onto the rolls, covering them completely.
4. Google or use clip art to find Thanksgiving images and cut them to fit on the rolls.
5. Glue the images onto the rolls and insert them on your Thanksgiving napkins!

Educational Activities

Math: This activity lends itself to math practice. You can have your child measure the toilet paper rolls, the construction paper, and the Thanksgiving images.

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Crafts for Kids: Patriotic Eagle Craft for Veterans Day

Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. Since you may be home with your kids tomorrow for Veterans Day, how about a simple patriotic craft to get your day started off right. Thanks goes to Coupons are Great for this craft!

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Patriotic Eagle Craft

patriotic-eagle-craftMaterials:

  • Construction Paper (brown, white, yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Something to draw circles (like a cup from the kitchen)

Directions:
1. Trace both of your child’s hands onto brown paper. Create tail feathers for the eagle by tracing your ring, middle, and index finger together. Trace a circle onto the brown paper as well. Cut out these pieces.

2. Create a head for the eagle. We drew a circle then drew three triangles at the bottom. We drew spikey hair at the top. Cut out the head.

3. Cut two small ovals from yellow paper which will serve as the birds feet. Cut a pointy beak out of yellow paper.

4. Glue the hand prints to the paper. It is OK if they overlap. Glue the tailfeathers onto the handprints. Glue the brown circle onto the overlapped handprint/tail feather piece.

5. Glue the head, beak, and feet onto the eagle. Allow to dry.

6. Draw eyes onto the eagle. Outline the eagle with a brown or black marker. Add marks to the feet to show separate talons/toes.

Fun Facts about Bald Eagles

  • They subsist mainly of fish which it grabs with its talons.
  • It builds the largest nest of any bird in North America. The nest can be 13 feet deep and 8.2 feet wide and up to 2 ton in weight.
  • Bald Eagles are not bald, but instead have a white head.
  • Female eagles are larger than male eagles
  • The Bald Eagle is no longer on the list of endangered species!

Educational Activities

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Crafts for Kids: Voter Registration Card Kids Election Day Craft

Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. Since today is Election Day, this Voter Registration Card kids Election Day craft is perfect! This craft is an excellent way to teach your child about voting. This craft is from my wonderful friend over at Coupons Are Great.

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Voter Registration Card Kids Election Day Craft

Make a Ballot Box out of an empty food box (cereal, stuffing, you get the point). Use this Official Voter Registration for Kids pdf to register everyone in the family. Then tuck these id cards into a scrapbook or scan them and create a family yearbook to preserve them forever.

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To create a ballot box, cut a square out of one of the sides of your empty box.  Cover the box with paper (and decorations).  Cover the square that you cute from the box and tape it behind the box.  Write the word VOTE so it is clear that this box will collect voting ballots. Have fun teaching your children the value of voting!

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Kids Frugal Craft: Make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Bag

trick or treat bagCrafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. This week’s Kids Frugal Craft from Mom on Dealz is a fun cow costume! Whether your child likes to run around in costume on a daily basis, or if you’re looking for an inexpensive Halloween costume, this is the perfect craft for kids.

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Make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Bag

Materials

  • Paper Shopping Bag
  • Various Colors of Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Markers

Directions

  • I realize traditional Frankenstein is green but purple is the new green in my son’s book! LOL
  • If you don’t feel like cutting the shapes, you can just have your child draw the face. I had Will help me with the cutting since that is an important skill, as well as the gluing of the shapes.

Educational Activities

  • Language Arts: 1. Discuss the syllables in the word Frankenstein. Clap out the syllables with your child and then brainstorm other Halloween words and clap out the syllables for those words as well. 2. Make an acrostic poem with your child using the word Frankenstein and try to use Fall or Halloween words (F=fun, fright; R=running, rotten pumpkins; A=apples; N=night, etc). 3. Allow your child to tell or write a monster story.
  • Science: Discuss that by reusing the grocery bag you are recycling resources. Discuss the importance of taking care of resources around us and create a list of other household items you can reuse (toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, yogurt/butter/baby food containers, shoe boxes, etc).
  • Math: Have your child identify the shapes used in the craft (circles for eyes, triangles for hair, etc).